Full Calendar of iSeries Events

April 17 -- Webinar - Programmers and IT decision makers needing to create mobile applications (targeting smartphones and tablets) for their IBM i will appreciate this session as it covers the skills required to create mobile applications that use IBM i enterprise data. In 60 minutes, this presentation will explain how ASNA's Mobile RPG tool helps ILE RPG programmers create great mobile apps with the language they already know. It includes a hands-on demonstration that creates a working Mobile RPG application. The session begins at 1 p.m. CT. LEARN MORE >


April 22 -- Westmont, Illinois - The monthly meeting of the OMNI User Group will include expert advice on ILE Service Programs. Guest speaker Charles Guarino, one of the top speakers in the IBM i community, will be presenting two sessions. The first, at 4:30 p.m., will focus on the RDi Debugger and the decision to move from green-screen development. The similarities, differences, and productivity improvements of RDi and STRDBG will be demonstrated. At 7 p.m., the second session will concentrate on service programs implementation and making them a regularly used asset during application development. Topics will include service programs, program signatures, and using binder language source. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. with registration and networking, followed by dinner at 6, and the business meeting and presentation at 7. It will take place at Pappa Passero's restaurant, which is located at 6326 South Cass Avenue. LEARN MORE >


April 22 -- Webinar - Managing the software development process should not be left to "throw it into production and see if it works" experiment. Even small development teams can do better, and any size company that is spending too much time and money on application maintenance should be looking at options for getting that monkey off their backs. This presentation will explain how to better manage the software development process without putting too much effort in implementation, maintenance, learning the new software, without spending too much money. It begins at 10 a.m. EST. LEARN MORE >


April 23 -- Woodbury, New York - The Long Island Systems Users Group monthly meeting will feature two presentations by security expert Carol Woodbury. At 5 p.m., Woodbury will discuss IFS security. At 8 p.m., she'll confabulate on defending data and the risks that exist when doing nothing. In between the two presentations is time for dinner and networking. LISUG meetings are held at the Fox Hollow Inn located at 7725 Jericho Turnpike. LEARN MORE >


April 24 -- Webinar - Creating Web-based reports over DB2, MySQL, and MS SQL that show an accurate picture of your organization's performance will be covered in this online session featuring BCD's Clover Query. Also on the agenda are topics such as creating dashboards with drill-downs into other reports, exporting data to Excel and importing Query/400 definitions, and securely accessing reports from a portal. This presentation begins at 2 p.m. ET. LEARN MORE >


April 24 & 25 - Toronto, Canada -- The Toronto User Group's annual two-day technical conference will once again deliver a unique educational opportunity for IBM i professionals in southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States. The session agenda for TEC 2014 includes topics such as performance management, Web and mobile development on IBM i, RPG application development and application modernization, accessing and optimizing IBM i data, and IBM i system management. The instructor lineup includes Jon Paris, Susan Gantner, Scott Klement, Charles Guarino, Aaron Bartell, Barbara Morris, and others. A preliminary list of speakers and sessions can be found online. The event is being held at Seneca College at York University. Registration fee for TUG members is $695 and the fee for non-members is $795. An early registration discount worth $100 is available until March 1. LEARN MORE >


April 27-May 1 -- Las Vegas, Nevada - IBM is expecting more than 9,000 developers, business executives, and IT leaders to attend Impact 2014, where 600-plus sessions will be presented on business and technology strategies for modern IT topics including integration within the enterprise and with outside targets such as customers and suppliers; application infrastructure for flexibility and scale; cloud computing for open architectures; core business processes and decision making; business strategies and enterprise-wide IT deployments; and transitioning to the mobile enterprise. This conference was designed to showcase forward-thinking enterprises that are embracing an integrated technology transformation, creating new business models, revenue streams, products and services. LEARN MORE >


April 28 -- Webcast - IBM is hosting a Power Systems webcast featuring Watson, big data and analytics. Although Big Blue is not saying this is a launch for Power8-based systems, the probability of that is very high, with all the top level Power Systems execs lined up and ready to talk about data-hungry applications, cloud, and community-created innovation. LEARN MORE >


April 29-May 2 -- Orlando, Florida - The lookahead 14 Conference, the annual looksoftware user conference focuses on key principles and topics of significance to the IBM i platform including, RPG Open Access, Open Display Files, .NET integration, mobile solutions development, HTML 5 applications, and the future of IBM i applications. It is predominately a looksoftware customer and partner conference; however, it is free of charge and the company encourages IBM i users to attend. LEARN MORE >


April 30 -- Webinar - Replacing outdated fax servers with a hosted virtual machine that offers automatic sending, receiving and managing faxes without on-premise fax hardware is the point of this IBM i document output modernization presentation. Topics of discussion include cost reduction, capacity scaling to size, regulatory compliance, fax security, and centralized management. This session begins at 2 p.m. ET. LEARN MORE >


May 1 -- Webinar - Managing the software development process should not be left to "throw it into production and see if it works" experiment. Even small development teams can do better, and any size company that is spending too much time and money on application maintenance should be looking at options for getting that monkey off their backs. This presentation will explain how to better manage the software development process without putting too much effort in implementation, maintenance, learning the new software, without spending too much money. It begins at 11 a.m. EST. LEARN MORE >


May 4-7 -- Orlando, Florida - The COMMON 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition features four days of IBM i-, AIX-, and Linux-related education. The preliminary session agenda (more than 300 sessions and workshops available) is available online 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. LEARN MORE >


May 8 -- Wauwatosa, Wisconsin - Free-form RPG expert Brian Myers will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association. Myers is a well-known speaker, trainer, and author. He has presented his classes to thousands of executives and programmers in AS/400 and IBM i installations. This meeting will take place at Alito's Restaurant located at 3041 North Mayfair Road. LEARN MORE >


May 15 & 16 -- Rochester, Minnesota - The SAP on IBM i Summit for customers, business partners, and IBMers focused on SAP on IBM i solutions will take place at the IBM Executive Briefing Center. This conference is a showcase of best practices and advise on deployment of latest technologies. Presenters will include experts with extensive experience in SAP solutions and optimization from IBM's SAP on IBM i Center of Excellence and SAP on IBM i development teams. LEARN MORE >


May 21 -- Webinar - Jon Paris, one of the authors of the IBM i modernization Redbook, discusses mobile trends and development options during this online session, which also includes insights into leveraging existing RPG and COBOL programming skills to build native mobile apps for Apple and Android--integrated with IBM i--explained by David Brault, LANSA's product manager and a mobile development expert in his own right. This session begins at 11 a.m. CT. LEARN MORE >


May 21 -- Woodbury, New York - The Long Island System User Group is hosting its annual May Education Day. The main speaker is Rob Bestgen, a lead architect for IBM i development at the lab in Rochester, Minnesota. His topics will include DB2 for i, SQL, and database security. Also on the agenda is a panel discussion featuring security experts Pat Botz and Mark Weiner. The event is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. and continue until 9:30 p.m. at the Fox Hollow Inn and Conference Center located at 7725 Jericho Turnpike. LEARN MORE >


June 1-5 -- Orlando, Florida - Innovate 2014 is the annual IBM technical conference with a focus on DevOps, product development, cloud computing, mobile development, analytics, and social business. Industry experts, IBM thought leaders, and global business partners will be discussing the critical aspects of communication, collaboration, and integration that play a role in software and systems innovation. IBM estimates attendance to exceed 4,000. LEARN MORE >


June 3 -- Livonia, Michigan - The Michigan IBM i and AIX Technical Education Conference is one of the top regional conferences in the United States. IT draws most of its participants from Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, but attendees from throughout the Midwest and also Canada make the most of this opportunity to listen and speak with industry thought leaders and subject matter experts on topics that have technical depth and business process vision. The list of session speakers include : Scott Klement, Steve Will, Ted Holt, Paul Tuohy, Aaron Bartell, Larry Bolhuis, Charles Guarino, Pete Massiello, Mike Pavlak, Tim Rowe, Debbie Saugen, Robin Tatam, Richard Schoen, Laura Ubelhor, and Jackie Jansen. There will also be a vendor expo area and great opportunities to network with peers. A session agenda is available online. LEARN MORE >


June 18 & 19 - Windsor, England -- COMMON Europe in cooperation with The National iSystems User Group (COMMON Great Britain) is presenting the International i-Power 2014 conference and exposition. This conference is designed to deliver in-depth, up-to-date sessions and educational workshops focused on the IBM i operating system running on Power Systems. Day one features in-depth educational workshops followed by an evening social dinner. The second day features more than 30 sessions on a wide variety of topics. Included are the insights from IBM and key industry experts on the current state and future direction of the Power platform and its operating systems. Topics on the agenda will include installation of VIOS, low-cost workloads for the spare Power cores, the new i 7.2 operating system, database modernization featuring SQL, RPG development, cloud computing, mobile applications, and big data. The conference takes place in the Balmoral Conference Centre, which is part of Beaumont House estate near Windsor. LEARN MORE >


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