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July 17 & 18, 2015Annual OCEAN IBM i Tech Conference & Vendor Expo!

 World Class Training.  Presented by Leading Industry Experts.  In a Time Frame that Fits Your Demanding Schedule.

       

     

          

         

 Join Steve Will, Pete Massiello, Paul Tuohy, John Valance, Craig Pelkie, Mike Pavlak, Alan Seiden, Robin Tatam, Robert Swanson, Keith Zblewski, Dawn May, Tony Cairns, Vijai Garg, Stephen Boals, Alex Roytman, Eamon Musallam,  Floyd Del Muro, Jeff Olen, Jim Denton and more speakers at this year's conference. Over 35 educational sessions will take place on Friday, followed by an evening networking reception/dinner, and then hands-on labs and workshops on Saturday.  Registration is now open!

  Vendor exhibit space is sold out. Please contact Carole Comeau at email with any questions regarding other sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Margaret Matthews at email with any questions regarding speakers, sessions or volunteer opportunities.

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 Group Pricing for Friday is available for members* through June 5th.  Register on the same day as a colleague or friend and you can both attend for only $170 each!  Registration

Three outstanding options are available for Saturday, July 18: 

1. Build a PHP Application from Scratch - John Valance of Division 1 Systems - In this Hands-On Lab,  students will build a PHP database inquiry application from scratch, and at the end of the day have a working application similar to an RPG subfile, running in a web browser. 

2. DB2 & SQL Workshop - Jim Denton of IBM - This session will cover advanced features and techniques of SQL, including Advanced SQL Set Processing,  Demystifying SQL Joins, Accelerating your SQL with Advanced Features, and Using Index Advisor to Analyze & Tune Queries.

3. Workshop:  IBM i Systems Management Solutions - Dawn May of IBM This session will be a mixture of hands-on labs and workshops covering iAccess client solutions, iAccess Mobile, Navigator for i, and the Navigator for i Performance Tasks.   

Links

 

IBM i Local User Groups

Aaron Bartell (Litmis)

Alan Seiden

Code Project

COMMON. A Users Group

COMMON Blogs

Dawn May's Blog

developerWorks

IBM i Knowledge Center

IBM Systems Magazine

IBM i Web Page

i Pro Developer

iTalk with Tuohy

IT Jungle

Jon Paris & Susan Gantner

MC Press Online

Mike Pavlak

Scott Klement

Stack Overflow

Steve Will's Blog

Young i Professionals 

OCEAN Conference Spotlight

 Paul Tuohy who is presenting "Development Strategies on Power" and "Externalizing Database Processing" and "Embedded SQL in RPG - Beyond he Basics" and "Handling the Weird Stuff in RPG Programs" on July 17, has answered the five questions:

1. What is an essential skill that any IBM i Developer or Systems Admin or Manager should have? A willingness to learn. There is so much that is new and so much that is changing - the greatest challenge is to ensure you don’t get “stuck”.

2. What online publication(s) do you read? IBM Systems Magazine, IT Jungle, Sitepoint and… too many to list :-)

3. What is your favorite tech gadget? My iPad - I would now be lost without it.

4. What’s the most common question you’re asked at speaking engagements? Are you serious?

5. What’s the one session at the OCEAN Conference that no one should miss? Apart from my sessions - any of them - see answer 1 :-)

Thanks, Paul.   See you on July 17th!

  Tony Cairns, who is presenting "What is Node.js" and "Understand Shell Environments on IBM i" and "Practical Uses of Python" and "Access your i, any language, anywhere with XMLSERVICE' on July 17, has answered the five questions: 

1. What is an essential skill that any IBM i Developer (or Systems Admin or Manager) should have?
Skills are acquired through curiosity, everyone is able, simply try out new languages and techniques. To survive as programmers, we must force bosses to understand Friday afternoon is about me, my skill improvement, my experimentation, my personal growth, a company investment in people that pays back with innovation, savings, happy customers, and good old more money.  

2. What online publication(s) do you read?
Google. The programmer's guide to the universe is Google. Google can find you examples of nearly any programmer question, steal, modify, give back to community.  

3. What is your favorite tech gadget?
ipad is cool, smart phone is too small.


4. What’s the most common question you’re asked at speaking engagements?
HAL-9000 (IBM i): What is going to happen?
Dave (Tony): Something wonderful.
HAL-9000 (IBM i): I'm afraid.
Dave (Tony): Don't be. We'll be together.
HAL-9000 (IBM i): Where will we be?
Dave(Tony): Where I am now.

5. What’s the one session at the OCEAN Conference that no one should miss?
Impossible, unanswerable question, follow your dream.

Thanks, Tony.   See you on July 17th!

 Craig Pelkie, who is presenting "Use IBM i Access Client for Data Transfers" and "Mobile RPG Using CGIDEV2" on July 17, has answered the five questions:

1. What is an essential skill that any IBM i Developer should have?  Being able to code free-format RPG (if using RPG as the main development language), being able to work with ILE, subprocedures, service programs, binding. The way programs are put together these days is very different from the old-time RPG III / RPG/400 days.

2. What online publication(s) do you read?  Drudgereport, dailymail – Oh, you mean online technical pubs.  I get a daily email from codeproject.com, they are a great aggregator for development topics. Stack Overflow for specific questions. I am on Microsoft MSDN and Technet sites a lot, as well as IBM developerWorks.

3. What is your favorite tech gadget?  My iPad mini. It is an amazing device: a web browser, runs applications, a camera, an alarm clock, a communications device. I am really thankful to have Facetime, can easily talk with my parents on the other side of the country.  

4. What’s the most common question you’re asked at speaking engagements?  “What room is <insert another speaker’s name here> session in?”

5. What’s the one session at the OCEAN Conference that no one should miss?  Well, mine, but it looks like they are all going to be great sessions. Personally, I hope to get to Steve Will’s session, I want to find out where he sees things going.

Thanks, Craig. See you on July 17th!

News - The recording of Aaron Bartell's webinar on Node.js is now available:Node.js Webinar

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