Four Hundred Monitor, July 22
July 22, 2019 Jenny Thomas
Sometimes it’s a good idea to toot your own horn. But before you dust off your passé paper resume to add to your latest accomplishments, you might want to take a look at the new rage: digital badges. You may have noticed these badges popping up on your Twitter feed if you follow and of our 2019 IBM i champions, but there are many more badges available for all sorts of IBM-related skills. In our Top Story below you can find a link to Acclaim, a site that works with vendors, including IBM, to verify talent through digital credentials representing skill, achievement, and contribution. You’ve worked hard for your skills,
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Acclaim) If you qualify for badges on this digital site, you can use its resources to search for jobs by job title, location, employer, and salary range. Plus you get a cool badge to help show off your skills.
(IBM) 50 years ago this month, man walked on the moon. IBM played a role then and continues to participate in the space program today. This site tells about IBM’s role in space exploration and lets you send a postcard from the moon.
(CNET) We talk about security a lot at IT Jungle. So we can only imagine the reaction of our readers to the news that 150 million people uploaded their face to a viral app. This column looks at the struggle with managing personal data.
(CNBC) Profit reports can be open to interpretation. IBM’s most recent quarterly report had CNBC’s Jim Cramer praising IBM’s buy of Red Hat.
(Yahoo Finance) On the other side of the IBM profit argument, one analyst looks at IBM’s profit report and declares it a “zombie company.”
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(Profound Logic) Share your Node.js development spaces with others or get inspired by searching other’s completed applications in this free workspace offered by Profound Logic.
(Connectria) A new blog gives three examples of the high cost of poor cloud management.
(Manta Technologies) In celebration of its 25th birthday, Manta is offering any course, series, or combination pack, including the complete IBM i Training Library, at 25 percent off. But hurry because this sale ends July 31.
(Fresche Solutions) A short video technical tip about Row Column Access Control.
(Syncsort) This blog offers some best practices for mainframe optimization that can help get more out of your big iron without significantly increasing your costs.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
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
July 30 – Webinar – Pete Massiello from iTech Solutions and Becky Hjellming from Syncsort answer your high availability and security questions in this webinar: “Combining HA and Security to Keep Data Safe and Operations Running Smoothly.”
August 25-29 – San Francisco, California – VMworld 2019 is aimed at helping attendees accelerate their cloud journey. Topic include transforming networking and security for speed and flexibility, and delivering digital workspaces for mobile experiences.
August 28 – Webinar – This on-demand webinar will explains the ecosystem surrounding Node.js on IBM i.
September 9 – 11 – COMMON’s 2019 Fall Conference & Expo is two days is two days of education featuring 120 sessions presented by industry experts, and networking with vendors showcasing products and solutions in Expo.
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!
October 14-15 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Join IT executive peers and host Alan Seiden for the next IBM i CIO Summit. Participants exchange tips and brainstorm ideas for addressing common challenges faced by IBM i CIOs and IT Directors—managing new technology; hiring the right skills; delivering enhancements and new applications faster; getting started with modernization; evaluating cloud options; managing expectations; and many other topics. Seating is limited and reserved for CIOs or IT Directors who have responsibility for application development. Request an invitation here.
October 15-17 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – The RPG & DB2 Summit returns to Minneapolis with new sessions, new workshops, new ideas, and new tools. Paul Tuohy, Susan Gantner and Jon Paris lead a team of 13 top experts teaching the critical skills you need to excel with modern IBM i development. SQL, RPG, Db2, ILE, open source, ACS, RDi, data analytics, web services, web and mobile apps—it’s all packed into a highly-concentrated 3-day learning experience.
November 12-14 – Orlando, Florida – The Profound Logic User Seminar (PLUS) is three days of intense, product-focused learning with workshops, labs, and educational sessions. Get in-depth, hands-on instruction from Profound Logic experts for a fraction of the cost of on-site training. Learn at your pace with multiple session tracks. Attend a day dedicated to hands-on product workshops. Network with fellow Profound Logic customers and partners.