Four Hundred Monitor, September 18
September 18, 2019 Jenny Thomas
This week, Steve Will, Chief Architect of the IBM i, tweeted out the link this week for new followers. It’s interesting to think there are still new followers popping up, but if you’re one of the Twitter holdout, you might want to consider giving it a try. The Twitter-verse gives us direct access to the movers and shakers of our ecosystem (not to mention the writers of IT Jungle), and it’s a great place to see the chatter around our little ecosystem. Of course, if you still don’t think Twitter is for you, you can always count on Four Hundred Monitor to give you a taste of what’s happening in IT. Read on for the news – and links – of the week.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(IBM i) In case you missed it, here’s the link to the home page of the IBM i, for those who need it and those who haven’t visited in a while.
(IBM Power Systems) The IBM i strategy and roadmap is here are ready for download. This is an executive guide for the integrated operating environment for Power Systems.
(Tech Crunch) Vote for the people’s choice winner from IBM’s 2019 Call For Code. The top five finalists were chosen as offering the most innovative ways technology can support disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
(Forbes) IBM has completed the Red Hat acquisition, but we will be talking about it for a long time to come. This article look at some of the tech that’s already happening.
(Bloomberg) IBM CEO Ginni Rometty talks hybrid cloud, and reveals some surprising allies in the move to cloud computing.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(IBM Developer) Do you know an IBM professional who demonstrates expertise in and extraordinary support and advocacy for IBM technology, communities, and solutions? Then you may know an IBM Champion! The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community and rewards these contributions by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. Make a nomination now through November 4.
(HelpSystems) How will you use the IBM i in 2020? The 2020 Marketplace Survey is underway. Help our community develop a better understanding of the state of the IBM i by sharing your insight.
(COMMON) COMMON president Larry Bolhuis reflects on COMMON Europe in his latest blog post.
(Dawn May Consulting) IBM i expert Dawn May gives a complete round up of IBM i resources.
(Connectria) In this blog, Connectria’s VP of Solutions Architecture, Dave Wiseman, talks about how organizations using the IBM Power Systems platform can overcome their unique challenges when moving to the cloud.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
September 19 – Webinar – Talk smartphone and table apps using RPG for the IBM i with ASNA at this free Webinar.
September 26 – Webinar – See how NGS-IQ enable non-programmers to transform even IBM Query/400 queries originally designed for 5250 green screens into graphic Excel sheets, Web reports, and Adobe PDF files in this free Webinar.
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 3 – Las Vegas, Nevada – IBM TechU features skill-building sessions that are in demand and appeal to attendees who share a technical vision and curiosity. IBM TechU offers technical breakout sessions, roundtables, demos, and more. Join us for the most comprehensive technical training event on IBM Systems, products and solutions.
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.
October 25 – Washington, D.C. – Join Erwin Earley, Senior Solutions Consultant at Zend by Perforce, Clark Everetts, Senior Professional Services Consultant at Zend by Perforce, and Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect of open source at the IBM i development lab for a full day dedicated to exploring PHP on IBM i. This post-con day at php[world] is a single-track event and requires a separate ticket, which can be purchased independently or alongside a conference ticket. Session topics include: An overview of the capabilities of PHP on IBM i; building web applications that use your IBM i data; leveraging existing business logic from your ILE programs and artifacts; the three pillars of modernization; what you need to know about IBM’s increasing use of open source with the IBM i platform; how you can use the features in Zend Server to rapidly build and manage applications on the IBM i platform.
November 11-13 – Virginia Beach, Virginia – Do you run IBM i? Network with fellow peers at the annual MAGiC conference. IBM i Chief Architect Charlie Guarino will keynote and featured speakers include: Charlie Guarino of Central Park Data Systems; Mike Pavlak of Fresche Solutions; Larry Bolhuis of Frankeni Technology Consulting; and Erwin Earley of Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
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.