Full Calendar of iSeries Events

August 30 -- Webinar - One of the biggest concerns of IBM i shops is the struggle to find experienced IBM i professionals and get them up to speed on their applications and system quickly. Skill shortages and a shrinking labor pool may be putting your company at risk or hindering its growth. This session, hosted by the IBM I modernization vendor Fresche, will discuss IT backlogs and new development, developer productivity, application maintenance, and staffing options. The session begins at 11 a.m. PDT. LEARN MORE >


September 8 -- St. Louis, Missouri - IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will is scheduled to discuss the enhancements built into the 7.3 release of the operating system. The list of topics includes DB2, security, open source, storage, and SQL analytics. This will be a remote presentation. The meeting begins with lunch at noon and the presentation at 1 p.m. The meeting location is Spazio's restaurant at 12031 Lackland Road. RSVP no later than Monday before the meeting date. LEARN MORE >


September 13 -- Atlanta, Georgia - A one-day PHP hands-on training event with Mike Pavlak, solutions consultant with Zend Technologies, is being presented by the IBMiTech local user group for the greater Atlanta area. Attendees need to bring their own laptop for the session and will be guided through many hands-on exercises throughout the day. The sessions will cover the fundamentals of PHP like variable use, arrays, function declarations and calls. LEARN MORE >


September 14 -- Manchester, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Midrange User Group (NHMUG) meeting will feature IBM i subject matter expert Paul Tuohy as a guest speaker. Tuohy is one of the founders of System iDeveloper (SiD), a consortium of top experts and educators on i technology. SiD is the organization behind the twice annual RPG & DB2 Summit technical conferences. He's a highly regarded author, educator, and speaker. LEARN MORE >


September 19-22 -- Las Vegas, Nevada - IBM's Edge 2016 conference is placing an emphasis on cognitive computing, open source, cloud, analytics, and infrastructure. The session lineup takes into account new technologies that deliver business value as well as deep-dive technical education. It includes breakout sessions, hands-on labs, demonstrations, expert panels, and networking opportunities with industry experts and IT professionals. The speaker list includes top IBM executives as well as IBM clients sharing their strategies and best practices. LEARN MORE >


September 20 -- Auburn Hills, Michigan - A deep dive into free-form RPG will be presented at the regularly scheduled local user group meeting of the Southeast Michigan IBM i User Group. Guest speaker is Barbara Morris, the lead developer for the RPG compiler in the IBM Toronto Lab. Her presentation will explain how to code free-form H, F, D and P specs, with special attention to the things that trip many people when they first try coding free-form D specs. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the offices of Copper Standard located at 2110 Executive Hills Court. This meeting can be attended remotely. Details will be posted prior to the meeting day. LEARN MORE >


September 20 -- Costa Mesa, California - Mobile The annual report of the state of the IT job market, presented by OCEAN member Bob Langieri, will be featured at this meeting of the OCEAN User Group. The presentation includes the latest trends for maintaining and enhancing IT careers. Skill set requirements have changed radically during the past five years and Langieri will discuss the changes and what actions to take to prevent an early end of your IT Career. Dinner and networking begins at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation at 6:30. The meeting location is National University located at 3390 Harbor Boulevard. LEARN MORE >


September 20 -- Schaumburg, Illinois - The 2016 Omni Technical Conference and Expo is a one-day conference featuring 16 educational sessions, including a briefing by IBM Chief Architect Steve Will, RPG sessions by Scott Klement, and RDi presentations by Charles Guarino. The annual conference will take place at IBM's offices located at 10 North Martingale Road. LEARN MORE >


September 21 -- Westbury, New York - The Long Island Systems Users Group monthly meeting will feature a Q & A session. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with networking, cocktails, and dinner. LISUG meetings are held at the Westbury Manor located at 1100 Jericho Turnpike. LEARN MORE >


September 22 -- South Burlington, Vermont - The 12th annual Vermont Midrange User Group Technical Conference features three educational tracks: RPG, Web programming, and DB2/SQL. There are four sessions in each track. A session agenda can be found online. The event will be held at the DoubleTree Burlington is located at I-89 Exit 14 and Williston Road. LEARN MORE >


October 4 - 6 -- Lombard, Illinois - The RPG & DB2 Summit is a semi-annual technical conference that focuses exclusively on training IBM i developers and database engineers. It's hosted by the highly regarded subject matter experts Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, and Paul Tuohy and includes a lineup of impressive speakers and sessions. The upcoming Summit will feature in-depth coverage of the top IBM i 7.3 enhancements for DB2 for i, as well as a new hands-on workshop focused on using RPG procedures and service programs to modularize code. The 8-hour workshop is scheduled as an optional pre-conference day, Monday, October 3, and requires a separate registration. A list of conference sessions is available online. LEARN MORE >


October 6-7 -- Virginia Beach, Virginia - This two-day educational conference is being planned as the starting point for a new IBM i local user group in the area of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The session topics list includes RDi, .NET, cloud services and strategies for the IBM i, with more to be added. There will also be a modernization show down featuring several vendors solving a business problem. Each will have a 30-minute limit to explain their methodologies. A partial list of speakers and sessions is available online. Three companies form the nucleus of the organizational effort for this event: Hamway Software Solutions, Surround Technologies, and Secure Infrastructure & Services. Additional vendors will be participating in vendor expo. The event is taking place at the Wyndham Hotel. LEARN MORE >


October 18-21 -- Las Vegas, Nevada - This year ZendCon, a conference for PHP developers, has more IBM i speakers than ever. This year the list includes: Tony Cairns (IBM), Massimiliano Cavicchioli (Zend), Jim Oberholtzer (Agile Technology Architects), Mike Pavlak (Zend), Stephanie Rabbani (BCD), Chuk Shirley (Sabel Steel), Shlomo Vanunu (Zend), and Alan Seiden (Alan Seiden Consulting). On October 19, Seiden will present a three-hour tutorial on DB2 for i and PHP. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will host the event. LEARN MORE >


October 24 - 26 -- Columbus, Ohio - The COMMON Fall Conference & Expo is set up for three days of education and networking. The majority of sessions will be aimed at the traditional IBM i professionals, but sessions on AIX and Linux will also be on the agenda. In addition to approximately 100 traditional education sessions, there are typically a few one-day workshops offered in advance of the conference and requiring a separate fee. The session agenda has not been finalized at this time. COMMON certification exams are also part of the overall training and education package. LEARN MORE >


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