Full Calendar of iSeries Events

March 3 - Webinar - This online session explains how a Fibre Channel connection provides faster backups and eliminates the inconveniences of relying on physical tape for backups and disaster recovery. The presentation begins at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. LEARN MORE >


March 3 & 4 -- Des, Plaines, Illinois - An IBM i systems management conference featuring 12 sessions by IBM i experts Pete Massiello and Larry Bolhuis has been designed to enhance the skills of IT professionals with system administration responsibilities. Massiello and Bolhuis are widely respected as subject matter experts and advocates of the IBM i. The session agenda includes topics such as advanced IP networking and troubleshooting, managing PTFs, Power Systems virtualization, IBM i upgrades, and improving system performance. The entire agenda is available online. The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn O'Hare. Registration fee for the two-day conference is $599. This is a COMMON Focused Education event. LEARN MORE >


March 10 -- St. Louis, Missouri - Nick Lawrence, an IBM advisory software engineer working on DB2 for i, in Rochester, Minnesota is the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Gateway/400 Group, an IBM i user group serving the greater St. Louis area. Lawrence will be discussing Web services and SQL queries and how to use the built-in SQL/XML functionality in DB2 for i in conjunction with a Web service. Lunch begins at noon and the presentation begins at 1 p.m. The meeting location is Spazio Westport at 12031 Lackland Road. RSVP no later than Monday before the meeting date. LEARN MORE >


March 10 -- Milwaukie, Oregon - A presentation on disaster recovery and business continuity will be the highlight of this meeting of the Cascade User Group. Guest speaker Richard Dolewski will provide advice on preparing for the unexpected, including actual accounts of IBM i and data center failures, actions, and challenges faced by companies in real world situations. His discussion will include the internal and external influences (the human elements) that came into play. The meeting will begin at noon at the offices of Nordisk Systems located at 6400 Southeast Lake Road, Suite 450. LEARN MORE >


March 10-12 -- Delavan, Wisconsin - The 2015 Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA) Spring Conference will be held at the LakeLawn Resort. A preliminary session grid and session abstracts are available online. The event includes an experts roundtable discussion of IBM i topics and a Women in IT event. The speaker list includes Steve Will, Frank Soltis, Scott Klement, Jon Paris, Susan Gantner, Charles Guarino, Aaron Bartell, Robin Tatam, Allan Seiden, Larry Bolhuis, and many others. LEARN MORE >


March 17 -- Webinar - Managing development and deployment to IBM i and Windows environments in a single process is the focal point of this presentation hosted by Chrono-logic. Topics of discussion include managing source/object types in RPG, Java, PHP, .NET, LANSA, and Windows; validating deployments; creating impact analyses and auditor reports; and automatic deployments. The session begins at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time. LEARN MORE >


March 17 -- Costa Mesa, California - Diana Stater, a business intelligence and financial management software specialist with New Generation Software, will explain the goals of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, and the database management tasks and data visualization techniques that support them at the regular monthly meeting of the OCEAN User Group. The roles of roles of programmers, business analysts, executives, and customers/suppliers will be examined. Dinner and networking begins at 6 p.m. with the presentation at 7. The meeting location is National University located at 3390 Harbor Boulevard. LEARN MORE >


March 17 -- Manchester, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Midrange User Group (NHMUG) will be hosting a one-day educational workshop focused on IBM i systems management. Larry Bolhuis--an award winning speaker covering systems design and management, networking and connectivity, work management, PTF, and Hardware Management Console topics--will be the instructor. Bolhuis' session is based on IBM i 7.1, but at least 90 percent of the content is also applicable to IBM i 6.1 or 5.4. This presentation will take place at The Yard Restaurant located at 1211 South Mammoth Road. It begins at 8 a.m. LEARN MORE >


March 17-19 -- Dallas, Texas - The RPG & DB2 Summit includes sessions on modern IBM i code, UIs, Web and mobile apps, and new integrations--all using practical, use-it-today tips and techniques based on RPG IV, SQL, DB2 for i, RSE/RDi, Web Services, PHP, CL and more. Get one-on-one advice from top experts such as Jon Paris, Susan Gantner, Paul Tuohy, Scott Klement, Barbara Morris, and Ted Holt in a highly interactive, fun environment. An online agenda of seminars, workshops, and sessions is now available. LEARN MORE >


March 30 through April 1 -- Framingham, Massachusetts - The IBM i user groups from the northeastern United States will once again be combining efforts to host "The Power of i," their annual System i technical conference. The event includes more than 70 technical and professional development sessions. The conference also includes a vendor expo and specialized training in the areas of RPG and DB2 that require separate registration. LEARN MORE >


April 21 & 22 -- Rochester, Minnesota -The IBM-SAP Power Summit is a two-day conference for IBM i customers running SAP workloads or considering SAP workloads on IBM i. This event is designed to help businesses leverage IBM i and SAP technology, share best practices, and network with other businesses running SAP workloads on IBM i. Presenters include experts from both SAP and IBM, with many years of experience regarding SAP and IBM i technologies and solutions. A detailed list of the sessions is available online There is no cost for attending the event. LEARN MORE >


April 26-29 -- Anaheim, California - The COMMON 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition features four days of IBM i-, AIX-, and Linux-related education. More than 300 sessions and workshops will be available and more than 80 vendors will be on-site in the Power Systems Exposition. As always, there will be plenty of networking events taking place throughout the week. Register before the end of 2014 and there's a sizeable discount available. LEARN MORE >


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