Four Hundred Monitor, May 1
May 1, 2019 Jenny Thomas
Unless you are living under a rock (ha, ha), you probably have some concern about the planet and preserving it for future generations. Maybe you have a composter, or drive an electric car, or you recycle. Whatever your contribution might be, I like to think it helps. And it is nice to see that the planet is also on the radar of tech giants like IBM and Dell Computers, both of which have recently joined a challenge to make a commitment to sustainability. Find out more in our top stories below, and don’t forget to visit our calendar at the bottom for new upcoming webinars and events.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(IBM) IBM CEO Ginni Rometty steps up to a challenge from Michael Dell of Dell Computers and outlines IBM’s commitment to sustainability. And then she challenges AT&T to follow suit.
(TNW) Those of us living on the West Coast know the dangers of fire season (especially scary this year considering all the rain we’ve had so far in 2019). IBM is looking to help find solutions with this year’s Call for Code hackathon, which will focus on “projects around Natural Disaster Preparedness and Relief during wildfires with a focus on community health and well-being.”
(BBC News) Using AI to track air pollution has the potential to save lives, and the planet. IBM is studying pollution around the globe and soon may be able to predict pollution levels over a seven-day period.
(IBM) The release of IBM i 7.4 also brought a refreshed look to the home page of IBM i on the IBM website.
(SC Magazine) Most of us realize the chances of being caught on video while out in public are high, but how much privacy does your own home provide? You might not be on tape, but this article looks at an unidentified open database containing 24GB of records detailing information on 80 million American households.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(IBM Bi-Weekly) Podcast co-hosts Liam Allan and Josh Hall chat with IBM i specialist at iTech Solutions Group Steve Pitcher about discuss IBM i infrastructure in Episode 5.
(Seiden Group) Got interest in Git? This blog from Alan Seiden examines the Git trend.
(Fox Business) Dr. John Kelly III, IBM executive vice president, talks about the future of AI in health care.
(OpenLegacy) Don’t forget about security when planning your organization’s digital transformation. This article looks at how to keep your IBM i safe.
(Profound Logic) More than 800 IBM i professionals weighed in on the future of our platform. Sign up to access the 2019 State of IBM i Modernization report.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
May 8 – Webinar – OpenLegacy’s Zeev Avidan and Martin Bakal use real-world case studies in this webinar to show how your peers automatically generate REST APIs and modern HTML for any IBM i applications, while still retaining the system’s speed. Register now for How to Leverage Your IBM i (AS/400) Applications in New Channels.
May 9 – Webinar – Pete Massiello, of iTech Solutions, presents 7.4 Things You Need to Know About IBM i 7.4.
May 19-22 – Anaheim, California – POWERUp19 is heading to the Disneyland® Resort. With over 300 sessions for Power Systems and IBM i education, you can keep your skills up-to-date by creating a custom schedule based on your specific needs.
June 12-19 – Berlin, Germany – The Common Europe Congress brings together Power System experts, users, vendors and like-minded professionals to network, learn, and share best practices. Education is delivered by industry experts, IBM developers, and like-minded peers. The Congress is designed to welcome networking and conversations to seeking solutions to your IT issues by conversing one-on-one with vendors in the exhibit hall or learning new ideas from casual conversation with your peers.
June 24-25 – Livonia, Michigan – MiTEC 2019, the Michigan IBM Power Systems Technical Education Conference, will power you into the future. June 24 features four workshops: RDI/RPG Bootcamp. Systems Management, Python, PHP. June 25 offers over 45 sessions covering topics including system architecture, application development, mobile applications, RPG, Python, business intelligence, disaster recovery, and performance monitoring. Lots of opportunities to learn and share with peers, renowned speakers, IBM developers, executives, and fellow members. Plus a Vendor Expo!
July 25-27 – Costa Mesa, California – Build on your IBM i talent at the OCEAN TechCon 2019. Expert topic speakers will include: Patrick Behr, Charles Guarino, Birgitta Hauser, Simon Hutchinson, Pete Massiello, Linda O’Neil, Richie Palma, Mike Pavlak, and Robin Tatam. Three Days of Inspiration will include: Day 1 – Professional Development and Modernization; Day 2 – 5 Tracks of Technical How-To’s from Advanced RPG, Open Tools, Systems Management, Virtualization, IOT, plus a free Vendor Expo; Day 3 – Optional Jump-Start Labs. Registration opens May 1. Early Registration is $175. Questions? Contact Bob Langieri – firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: TechCon 2019
October 3 – South Burlington, Vermont – Save this date for the 2019 VTMUG Technical Conference & Expo. Already scheduled speakers include Charlie Guarino, Ted Holt, and Scott Forstie. More details to come!