Full Calendar of iSeries Events

September 8 -- Milwaukie, Oregon - The Cascade User Group will be meeting from noon until 3:30 p.m. for lunch and networking. This group is focused on the IBM Power systems in the midrange sector specifically the IBM i (AS/400, iSeries). Remote options are available if registered for in advance. Remote registration closes12 hours before the meeting. Onsite registration closes day of meeting to provide time to place food orders. Onsite registration after meal orders are placed will not include the meal. LEARN MORE >


September 10 -- St. Louis, Missouri - IBM's Jay Deterding will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Gateway/400 Group, a System i user group serving the greater St. Louis area. Deterding works in the service field on IBM Power Systems, which includes System i and System p, network attached storage, fiber attached storage, Storwize disk systems, SVC, SAN volume controllers, and OEM equipment, such as NetApp and Cisco. The meeting begins with lunch at noon and the presentation following lunch. The meeting location is Spazio Westport at 12031 Lackland Road. RSVP no later than Monday before the meeting date. LEARN MORE >


September 15 -- Sacramento, California - The IBM i integrated file system (IFS) security will be the featured topic of discussion at the next meeting of the Sacramento area local user group. IBM i security expert Robin Tatam will provide IFS security advice and explain topics such as permissions versus authority, root folder access, read/write versus ALLOBJ, and IFS auditing activities. The presentation, which begins at 6 p.m. will be a combination webinar/live discussion. The Sacramento local user group is getting reorganized and is hoping to attract IBM i and Power Systems professionals interested in educational and networking opportunities. The meeting location is the IBM Offices located at 2710-S Gateway Oaks Drive. LEARN MORE >


September 15 -- Costa Mesa, California - The OCEAN User Group meeting this month will include the annual open house, a report on the IT job market, and COMMON certification testing. The certification testing includes the COMMON Business Computing Associate (CBCA), COMMON Certified Business Computing Professional (CCBCP), and COMMON Certified Application Developer - ILE RPG on IBM i on Power. Each certification exam will be offered at a discounted fee of $100 each. The exams are timed and applicants are allowed up to two hours to complete each exam. The meeting location is the National University located at 3390 Harbor Blvd. LEARN MORE >


September 16 -- Jericho, New York - The Long Island Systems Users Group monthly meeting will feature two presentations. At 5 p.m. Trevor Seeney will present a session on cascading style sheets (CSS3). At 8 p.m. Seeney will lead a session on jQuery mobile. Seeney is a software developer and technology consultant with Sentinex. In between the two presentations is time for dinner and networking. LISUG meetings are held at the Milleridge Inn located at 385 North Broadway in Jericho. LEARN MORE >


September 23 -- Markham, Ontario, Canada - Retired IBM i Chief Scientist Frank Soltis will be the guest speaker at the next Toronto User Group meeting of the members. Soltis played a starring role in the development of the AS/400; he retired in 2008 but is not shy about forecasting the future of the platform. Meeting Soltis and hearing him discuss the history and future of IBM i is a rare treat. You can count on him explaining how the platform is well equipped for what's ahead because of a combination of business-first architecture and ongoing technological enhancements. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. with Soltis' presentation, which is followed by a buffet dinner. TUG will be celebrating its 30th anniversary during this meeting, which will be held at the Monte Carlo Inn located at 7255 Warden Avenue. LEARN MORE >


October 1 -- Manchester, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Midrange User Group (NHMUG) will be hosting a one-day educational seminar focused on Node.js, DB2, and RPG. The agenda includes four sessions: Intro to Node.js; Node.js, DB2 and RPG--Talking together at last; Building Your First App with ExpressJs; and Git on IBM i. Application development expert Aaron Bartell will provide the instruction. This educational opportunity will take place at The Yard Restaurant located at 1211 South Mammoth Road. It begins at 8:30 a.m. LEARN MORE >


October 5-7 -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida - The COMMON 2015 Fall Conference & Expo features two and one-half days of in-depth education on a broad range of relevant IBM i, Linux, and AIX topics. The agenda includes more than 100 sessions including vendor-led sessions on products. Pre-conference workshops are also available. Compared to COMMON's Annual Meeting each spring, this conference is shorter and less expensive. LEARN MORE >


October 5-9 -- Orlando, Florida - The 2015 IBM Systems Technical University event features IBM Power Systems and z Systems. The IBM Power Systems sessions focus on Power8 processor-based systems, software and solutions for IBM i, AIX, and Linux. Technical content, skill-building sessions, and hands-on labs are led by product experts. Topics include: Power8 scale-out and enterprise servers; analytics, cloud and hybrid cloud deployments; NoSQL, CAPI technology, and flash storage; mobile infrastructure; and Linux on Power/KVM implementation and best practices. LEARN MORE >


October 19-22 -- Las Vegas, Nevada - ZendCon 2015 is expanding its IBM i content with more solutions, more sessions, and more tutorials. The session agenda includes Zend Framework ZF2, DB2 Security on IBM i, and a new track designed to help developers and administrators manage PHP and IBM i development. In addition to PHP on IBM i topics, subject matter experts Mike Pavlak, Alan Seiden, Tony Cairns, and Jim Oberholtzer will provide insights into Apache, DB2 and Zend Server. A tutorial day featuring a deep dive of dependency management using Composer and DB2 and SQL for PHP on IBM i will be held on Monday--the day before the conference begins. The event location is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. LEARN MORE >


October 20 -- Costa Mesa, California - Database re-engineering and SQL will be the featured topics at the regular monthly meeting of the OCEAN User Group. There will be two presentations by IBM DB2 for i expert Dan Cruikshank--one at 5 p.m. and one at 7:15. In between is time for dinner and networking. The database re-engineering discussion will include an overview of the IBM re-engineering strategy, reverse engineering an existing database, refactoring data access, and restructuring the tables. The SQL discussion will focus on moving OPNQRYF to SQL using RPG Open Access. The meeting will be held at National University, which is located at 3390 Harbor Boulevard. LEARN MORE >


October 20-22 -- Chicago, Illinois -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 >


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