July 17 & 18, 2015 - Annual 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, Karen Linden, Joan McKittrick 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 emailwith any questions regarding other sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Margaret Matthews at emailwith any questions regarding speakers, sessions or volunteer opportunities.
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.
Dawn May who is presenting "Navigating the World of Performance" and "Art of Performance Diagnostics with IBM i Performance Data Investigator" on July 17 and "Workshop: IBM i Systems Management Solutions" on July 18 has answered the five questions:
1. What is an essential skill that any IBM i Developer (or Systems Admin or Manager) should have? Flexibility and the willingness to change. No matter what your area of expertise, things move quickly in the world of technology. Everyone needs to be able to adapt to change and be flexible. 2. What online publication(s) do you read? For IBM i reference information there are two critical resources - the Knowledge Center and the IBM i developerWorks site, although these really aren't online publications. For general information, I tend to read a little bit of everything and I frequent many online sites. Twitter has been a source of many interesting articles.
3. What is your favorite tech gadget? My iPhone 6+! I love it! It's big enough to be very usable for reading and email. I have a small addiction to games (1010 is the worst), and it has liberated me from lugging around my big DSLR. I do a lot of walking and have an app that tracks my route and distance so I can remember where I went and see how far I walked.
4. What’s the most common question you’re asked at speaking engagements? "Is that function available on 6.1?" IBM has PTFed many enhancements back to 7.1 and there's always someone who also wants it on 6.1. We have taken much function back to 6.1, but there's less and less of that happening now. 5. What’s the one session at the OCEAN Conference that no one should miss? I took a look at the agenda and there's no way to pick one session. Although, if you haven't heard Steve Will speak, you will want to go to hear him. He's very passionate about IBM i. I work on administrative topics, so I think the systems management track is the best!
Thanks, Dawn. See you on July 17th!
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!
News -The recording of Aaron Bartell's webinar on Node.js is now available:Node.js Webinar
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