Four Hundred Monitor, February 23
February 23, 2022 Jenny Thomas
One of the things we like about Monitor, in addition to having the opportunity to share a selection of news items we think might be of interest or entertainment to our readers, is this weekly column gives us the opportunity to watch for trends in our ecosystem and the ones around us. Since the year began, and especially in the last few weeks, it has been exciting to watch our Calendar filling up with opportunities to learn and connect. There is something for everyone, with in-person and online events, and we like to think it’s an indication of the health of our industry. Be sure to take a look and see if there’s something you might want to attend.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(AXIOS) A look at IBM’s new climate change initiative.
(AdWeek) IBM begins to redefine itself post-Kyndryl with a new ad campaign.
(ZD Net) If your organization falls victim to ransomware, here are some considerations before paying up.
(CIO) Are full time CIOs necessary? There’s a new trend in contracting for this position.
(ComputerWeekly.com) A UK survey finds an uptick in the number of students chasing computer science degrees.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(All400S) Participate in the 2022 ALL400s IBM i Survey. While the annual IBM i Marketplace survey done by HelpSystems provides a lot of insight into the IBM midrange, the annual survey done by John Rockwell over at ALL400s looks at a bunch of different things and generally has a lot more participants. Rockwell has extended his survey to March 15 so that IT Jungle readers can participate, so go to this link to take part. And thanks from all of us at IT Jungle and from Rockwell for taking part. This information is very important to better understand the IBM i ecosystem.
(Micro Focus) A new eBook offers key findings from the Micro Focus COBOL survey and what they mean for owners of COBOL application assets.
(Seiden Group) An update on code for IBM i language tools from Liam Allan.
(Profound Logic) This white paper tackles legacy code and when it’s time to make some changes.
(PTC) A blog pondering the idea that digital technology can transform the physical world.
(COMMON) The latest episodes of The incredible i Show podcast are out if you’re looking for some industry related listening.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
March 22 – Online Event – Visual Studio Code for IBM i with Jon Paris and Susan Gantner AND Build Amazing Web App on IBM i in Minutes – No Coding Required! with Rob Swanson are featured in this Summit Lunch & Learn starting at 1 p.m. Eastern.
March 22 – Costa Mesa, California – The March monthly meeting of the OCEAN user group will feature IBM i security expert and IBM champion Carol Woodbury, who will present sessions on modernizing the way you manage IBM i and IFS security, and reducing the threat of malware, with dinner service in-between lectures.
March 23 – Mississauga, Ontario, Canada & Zoom– The March monthly meeting of the Toronto User Group (TUG) will feature a session on monitoring the IBM i with open source presented by Charley Hird, as well as a session featuring Partner/400’s Susan Gantner and Jon Paris.
March 23 – Online Event – RDi Features You May Have Missed with Susan Gantner AND Are You a REST API Ace? with Stuart Milligan are featured in this Summit Lunch & Learn starting at 1 p.m. Eastern.
March 24 – Online Event – Consuming JSON with RPG vs. SQL with Jon Paris and Paul Tuohy AND What Does a Next Generation Application Look Like? with Ray Everhart are featured in this Summit Lunch & Learn starting at 1 p.m. Eastern.
March 29 – Online Event – What’s New in RPG? with Jon Paris AND PHP Tips to Wow Your Users with Alan Seiden are featured in this Summit Lunch & Learn starting at 1 p.m. Eastern.
March 30 – Online Event – Paul’s Latest SQL Tips with Paul Tuohy AND De-silo Your IBM i with Profound API with Brian May are featured in this Summit Lunch & Learn starting at 1 p.m. Eastern.
March 31 – Online Event – Generating JSON: RPG vs. SQL with Jon Paris and Paul Tuohy AND Safely and Securely API Enabling Your IBM i with Dan Magid are featured in this Summit Lunch & Learn starting at 1 p.m. Eastern.
April 5 – Online Event – Latest ACS Tips and Enhancements with Paul Tuohy AND Open API on IBM i using API Studio with Wim Jongman are featured in this Summit Lunch & Learn starting at 1 p.m. Eastern.
April 5 – Webinar – Join iChime for a chat with Ted Holt on the what, why, and how of source code refactoring. More details are available through the iChime website.
April 6 – Online Event – ILE Myths and Misconceptions with Susan Gantner AND Painless RPG Modernization with Automatic Validation with Jeff Tickner & Ray Bernardi are featured in this Summit Lunch & Learn starting at 1 p.m. Eastern.
April 11-13 – Framingham, Massachusetts – Join the Northeast User Groups Conference (NEUGC) at its 30th annual technical conference. Please note that conference attendees, speakers, and exhibitors will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
April 14 – Webinar – The April monthly meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Group of IBM i Collaborators (MAGiC) will feature Jose Acosta, who will present a session on how to open doors with more secure data. This webinar is free to everyone.
April 19 – Webinar – The April monthly meeting of the OCEAN User Group will feature IBM i expert Ray Everhart of Fresche Solutions, who will give a talk on planning for the challenges of application modernization. This webinar is free to everyone.
May 10 – Webinar – Join iChime for a walk through VS code with Liam Allan. More details are available through the iChime website.
May 12 – Webinar – The May monthly meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Group of IBM i Collaborators (MAGiC) will feature a session on opening doors with APIs presented by Midrange Dynamics. This webinar is free to everyone.
May 23-26 – New Orleans, Louisiana – Mark your calendar for POWERUp 2022, which will take place in the heart of the French Quarter. This will be the first in-person POWERUp since 2019! Include this exciting conference in your budget planning and come join the community once again for the most extensive and comprehensive IBM i education and networking available.
October 3-5 – St. Louis, Missouri – NAViGATE is COMMON’s annual Fall Conference. This is an event offering unique in-person and virtual networking opportunities that will take place to allow attendees to interact and share knowledge. Details to come.