September 2014 Update

Pipestem Interest Survey

Hello AITP Region 18 members. We are trying to gauge interest in a future conference at Pipestem Resort State Park in southern West Virginia. Instead of the usual conference where typically all day Saturday and Sunday morning are spent in conference rooms listening to technical presentations, this would have just a half-day of technical sessions and the rest of the day would be free time for you to enjoy the many activities at the resort or surrounding area.

To get an idea of the number and types of activities, please visit This is a very family-oriented resort so please feel free to bring your family. It is also a pet-friendly resort.

The plan would be to arrive Friday afternoon or evening, register and make arrangements to have dinner with some long-lost friends (or make new ones) and visit the Region 18 Hospitality Room in the evening. Saturday morning would  include breakfast, a welcome address and presentations lasting to about 11:30-12:00. You would then be free to engage in some of the many activities until dinner time. For dinner we would have the Region 18 hosted banquet followed by some group fun activity, maybe dancing. Sunday morning you could leave early for the drive home or stay and enjoy more resort activities before leaving to go home.

I also want to see if there would be interest in an 18-hole golf outing. One option would be to play Saturday afternoon. Another option would be to arrive at Pipestem by noon Friday and play golf Friday Afternoon. Or both days.

If you indicate interest it certainly would not be taken as a commitment, just that it is something you would seriously consider.

Please take this very quick 5 question survey at The survey is anonymous but if you would like to be contacted, please include your name and email address in the comment box. This survey expires on September 23rd, 2014, so please complete before then.

Harvey Schoenman
Region 18 President

AITP Holds Its Annual Membership Meeting… And It’s a Webinar!!

If you have never attended an annual membership meeting due to the expense or time involved, now is your chance. This year’s annual membership meeting is a webinar so you can attend from the comfort of your home.


Notice of the

AITP Annual Meeting of the Members

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting of the Members on Thursday, October 30th at 2:00 pm CT / 3:00 pm ET via webinar.

To register for the AITP Annual Meeting of the Members, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The meeting agenda will be emailed to members prior to the webinar.

We hope you can attend this year’s AITP Annual Meeting of the Members!


Apple Unveils iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch

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On September 9th, Apple announced the addition of the Apple Watch to their product line. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were showcased too. To read a review of the unveiling see:

Raspberry Pi

If you have not had a chance to work with a Raspberry Pi computer, don’t be afraid to take the leap to buy one. Released in 2012, this computer is slightly bigger than a credit card and can be configured in several different ways. Available in prices ranging from $150 to $215. More information is available here: