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Full Calendar of iSeries Events

May 26 -- Parsippany, New Jersey - Guest speaker Jim Buck will discuss creating robust SQL programs. Topics include host variables data-structures, error trapping, and using tables with SQL. Buck is the president of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (www.wmcpa.org) and has served on a number of teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. He's also the co-author of "Programming in RPG IV," a book recently updated to its fifth edition, and a programming instructor at Gateway Technical College. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Spice Grill located at 111 Route 46 East. LEARN MORE >


 

June 1-3 -- Austin, Texas A new IBM i-centric event called i Cathalon will take a modernization focus for organizations planning on transforming legacy assets into web, mobile, cloud, and digital content. Backend and front-end architecture, APIs, services, DevOps, and workflow topics are all on the agenda. The event is hosted by CM First Group. An early registration fee discount for one attendee is $149. The discounted fee for a four-person team is $399. LEARN MORE >


 

June 7 -- Livonia, Michigan - The Michigan IBM i and Power Systems Technical Education Conference offers more than 40 sessions covering topics such as system architecture, application development, mobile applications, SQL, business intelligence, system upgrades, and performance monitoring. It will be held at the technology-rich VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. As a bonus to the educational opportunities, Schoolcraft's highly acclaimed culinary arts program will be providing breakfast, lunch, and snacks. The session agenda, speaker lineup and registration details can be found online. LEARN MORE >


 

June 7 -- Livonia, Michigan - The Michigan IBM i and Power Systems Technical Education Conference offers more than 40 sessions covering topics such as system architecture, application development, mobile applications, SQL, business intelligence, system upgrades, and performance monitoring. It will be held at the technology-rich VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. As a bonus to the educational opportunities, Schoolcraft's highly acclaimed culinary arts program will be providing breakfast, lunch, and snacks. The session agenda, speaker lineup and registration details can be found online. LEARN MORE >


 

June 7 -- St. Louis Park, Minnesota - IBM i access and management is the focal topic at the monthly meeting of QUSER, the local user group for IBM midrange professionals in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Jesse Gorzinski, team leader of the IBM i Emerging Solutions team, will discuss system management using Application Runtime Expert (ARE), Navigator for i, and IBM i Mobile Access. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at Meridian IT located at 775 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 850. LEARN MORE >


 

June 8 -- Webcast - Six sessions and two educational tracks are included in this three-hour educational event billed as the i On the Enterprise Virtual Event co-hosted by Profound Logic and ARCAD Software. The guest speaker lineup includes Tim Rowe, Brian May, Floyd Del Muro, Charles Guarino, Alex Roytman, Ray Bernardi. All sessions will focus on sharing knowledge and learning skills to optimize, innovate, and transform IBM i-based enterprises. Topics include: IBM i solutions for enterprise modernization, application user interfaces, modern RPG development, database modernization, DevOps, and strategies for hiring and retaining development talent. LEARN MORE >


 

June 8 -- West Lebanon, New Hampshire - A one-day educational event co-hosted by the New Hampshire and Vermont local user groups has an agenda that includes sessions on the latest IBM i announcements, upgrading to IBM i 7.3, database modernization, and embedding SQL in high level language programs. Guest speakers include IBMers Steve Fier and Dan Cruikshank, and Pete Massiello, president of iTech Solutions. The event location is the Fireside Inn & Suites located at 25 Airport Road. LEARN MORE >


 

June 21 -- Costa Mesa, California - Mark Ruberry, an IBM Client Technical Specialist, will be reviewing the most recent IBM I announcements at the OCEAN User Group meeting this month. Topics of discussion include hardware updates, database enhancements, the new security software known as authority collection, systems management improvements, and licensing changes. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and the location is National University located at 3390 Harbor Boulevard. Please register by noon June 20. LEARN MORE >


 

June 21 -- Lombard, Illinois - Scott Forstie, the DB2 for i business architect at IBM, will be discussing temporal support for DB2 on i during the monthly meeting of the OMNI User Group. This session will describe the capabilities for comparing current data with data chosen from selected points in the past. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. with registration and networking, followed by dinner at 6, and the business meeting and presentation at 6:45. It will take place at Casey's, which is located at 415 East North Avenue. LEARN MORE >


 

June 28 -- Virtual Conference - First of all, this all-day, online event is free. It includes seven educational sessions on topics such as RPG Web services, open source development environments, application modernization and system administration. It even includes a vendor expo. This is a COMMON user group event, but membership is not required to attend. LEARN MORE >


 

July 13 & 14 -- Chicago, Illinois - A two-day technical conference highlighting open source and systems management education is being hosted by the COMMON user group. The sessions schedule and speaker's biographies are available online. LEARN MORE >


 

July 21 - 23 -- Costa Mesa, California - The annual IBM i Technical Conference hosted by the Ocean User Group of Southern California will be held at National University. This three-day training event includes approximately 40 technical presentations. Thursday is devoted to modernization and personal development sessions and Friday features a variety of session topics including open source development strategies, upgrading to RDi technologies, Web services, mobile development, security, and plenty more. The impressive list of speakers includes Alison Butterill, Carol Woodbury, Dan Cruikshank, Larry Bolhuis, Charles Guarino, Mike Pavlak, Alex Roytman, Brian May, and others. Friday's agenda also includes a vendor expo. The Saturday agenda features four boot camp sessions: DB2 & SQL, security, systems management, and a topic yet to be determined. National University is located at 3390 Harbor Boulevard. 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 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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