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    • 16 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • On line webinar

    How to Remain Relevant in a changing IT Environment.

    Education in today’s IT and Business Environment challenges both the Company and the employee. What skills are needed to provide for today’s (and tomorrow’s) business needs? How does the company and the employee deal with these challenges? How to decide; what to learn, how to learn and when to learn, when planning for future needs. These challenges differ depending on where a person is in their careers path.  Jim discusses these challenges and more in this presentation.  Great presentation for managers and employees!

    • The question of being relevant?
    • How to know… your relevancy
    • Uh Oh… I’m not relevant (what to do)
    • Business vs IT Skills – the Balance
    • The Specialist vs the generalist – Let’s hire a consultant.

    Presenter: Jim Buck

    Jim is the president and founder of imPower Technologies where he provides professional IBM i online/onsite training (imPowerTechnologies.com). He is active in the IBM i community working to help companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and helps companies develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.

    Jim Buck’s career in IT has spanned more than 35+ years, primarily in college education, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Past president (13 years) of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (wmcpa.org) and has served on several teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim has co-authored several IBM i books with Bryan Meyers that are used by many companies and in colleges worldwide, "Programming in ILE RPG" 5th Edition being the latest in 2015.

Past events

17 Nov 2020 Fall: RPG and a World of Open Source
18 Aug 2020 Summer: Modernization-Yes! Now how do I get started?
19 May 2020 Spring Meeting: The IBM i can (and should) be your platform for the future!
18 Feb 2020 Winter Meeting: The Most Common IBM i Security Exposures and How to Assess Your System
19 Nov 2019 Fall Meeting: How to Consume REST APIs from IBM i
24 Sep 2019 Special Emergency Meeting
16 Jul 2019 July/August Meeting: Canceled
18 Jun 2019 June Meeting: How to Handle Crucial Conversations
21 May 2019 May Meeting: Implementing Laravel on IBM i
23 Apr 2019 April Meeting: Get Started Using PHP Frameworks on IBM i
19 Mar 2019 March Meeting: Migrating to Git for RPG Apps
19 Feb 2019 February Meeting: More SQL Tips for Quicker Report Development
27 Nov 2018 November Meeting: An Unconventional Introduction To Git
16 Oct 2018 October Meeting: Diving a Little Deeper into RDi
18 Sep 2018 September Meeting: Working with JSON on IBM i
19 Jul 2018 July Meeting: Practicalities and Realities of IBM i Modernization
15 May 2018 May Meeting: An Administrators Guide to ACS
19 Apr 2018 April Meeting: Introduction to Python on IBM i
22 Mar 2018 March Meeting: Overcoming the Legacy Label
20 Feb 2018 February Meeting: Airplanes and Middle Seats (RPG Editors other than SEU and RDi)
16 Jan 2018 January Meeting: BI and Data Warehousing on a Budget
14 Nov 2017 November Meeting: Practical Ways to Use IBM i Security to Make Your Life Easier
6 Oct 2017 One-Day Seminar: Advanced SQL
19 Sep 2017 September Meeting: IBM i Trends and Directions
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