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I’m pleased to announce that we met all the goals set for the 2011 Al Barsa Challenge! We received $2330 in contributions and had $4050 in matching donations for a total of $6380. Thanks to … Amanda Shaw, Leo Whitakar, Laura Ubelhor, Jon Anglis, David Willenborg, John Voris, Sharon Bodine, Guy Vig, Jenniefer Halverson, Marty […]

Last year, I challenged the IBM i community to raise funds for the Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship. Thanks to your contributions and some generous matching grantors, we raised $2,860. I think we can exceed that excellent figure. This time, we have even more matching grantors on board, each one contributing a dollar for dollar match. […]

As many of you know, the COMMON Education Foundation’s Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship is very important to me. A discussion thread on MIDRANGE-L was the impetus for the scholarship and midrange.com has made a yearly contribution. This year, however, I want to try something different. I’m going to borrow something from public broadcasting … and […]

The year end is approaching fast … and now is the time to get those pesky charitable contributions sent in in order to be considered for 2009. The COMMON Education Foundation’s Al Barsa scholarship is a charity I consider well worth an investment … and I encourage you to send what you can. midrange.com has […]

The annual COMMON conference is just around the corner … this time in Reno Nevada.

Three significant things of note for this conference …

Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship
Board of Directors Elections
Presenting Sessions

Al Barsa

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This morning, on my way back from COMMON, I received email from a friend informing me that Al Barsa had passed away last night. This news hit me very hard … Al has been a pillar of the AS/400 (yes, I use that name deliberately) community for many years and a friend. His passion and […]

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