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  • 18 Apr 2019 12:07 PM | Michael Daly (Administrator)

    May 19-22, 2019

    Disneyland® Resort  | Anaheim, CA

    Join us in May for POWERUp™ – the largest Power Systems-focused educational event of the year. Get ready to take your skills to the next level by choosing from over 300 sessions to create your personalized learning plan.


  • 5 Mar 2019 7:29 AM | Michael Daly (Administrator)

    When was the last time you got excited about programming?

    YOUR HOSTSRediscover the joy of using new techniques to boost the quality of your applications and your personal productivity when you join us at the RPG & DB2 Summit, March 26-28.

    In just 3 days we'll help guide you into a new, highly-productive groove that will literally make programming more fun.

    Focus on your top priorities with a solid base of sessions that will help you envision new solutions and transform aging business logic into sleek, use-anywhere, IBM i applications.

    Get inspired with new ideas for using RPG, SQL, DB2 for i, web services, RDi, Access Client Solutions, ILE and IBM i open source technologies such as Node.js, Python, XML, JSON, Yum and Git. 

    Then bask in the Summit’s secret sauce — a relaxed, welcoming environment where even the quietest of us feel part of the Summitfamily. Check out the Summit vibe from our 2018 events:

    RELAXED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTWith a relaxed mind and a smile on your face, you’ll soak up the best ways to accomplish your projects from mentors who will focus on practical tips that you can use immediately — the What, Why, When, Where, plus the elusive HOW.

    Get to know 13 renowned IBM i development experts, both in the classroom and 1-on-1 during meals and social events — including Paul Tuohy, Jon Paris, Susan Gantner, Scott Klement, Ted Holt, and open source prodigy Liam Allan.

    You’ll find yourself with unprecedented access to the brain power of some of the smartest people we know.

    Compare training options and you'll find that the Summit is the best value for IBM i developers and database engineers, especially when you add an optional full-day of Hands-on Workshop on SQL, service programs, RDi or Python for just $295!

    Check out the details and register today! Let us help you take your applications to the next level.

    See you in Charlotte!

    The System i Developer team
    Susan Gantner, Jon Paris and Paul Tuohy

  • 27 Nov 2018 12:29 PM | Michael Daly (Administrator)

    Join Fresche at IBM Global Solution Center - Dallas on December 4, 2018, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, where thought leaders, including special guest Arnab Bag from IBM and Jim Duggan, former Gartner Research VP, will discuss:

    • Innovating through digitization to increase competitive advantage
    • Developing IT strategies that align with business and add value
    • Designing modern applications and processes that leverage your investment in IBM i

  • 18 Oct 2018 10:59 AM | Michael Daly (Administrator)

    Save the dates! COMMON's next virtual conference will take place December 4 and 5 on a computer near you. Click here for more.

  • 14 Feb 2018 10:23 AM | Deleted user

        Free forum includes open discussion with Steve Will —


    CIO and IT Director “friends of MMSA” are invited to the next IBM i CIO Summit, March 19-20, 2018, right here in Dallas.


    Organized by IBM Champions Alan Seiden, Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, and Paul Tuohy, this complimentary, non-commercial event provides a confidential forum for executive-level IT professionals to meet each other and explore ways to leverage their IBM i applications, improve job satisfaction, and achieve greater professional success.


    Special guest Steve Will, IBM i Chief Architect, will join the group on March 19 for lunch and a private discussion on the direction of IBM i. On March 20, he will present Game On!  IBM i — From Strategy to Reality and converse with attendees at meals and an evening reception.


    To date, just over half of the available seats have been reserved by IT executives from industries such as insurance, finance, food and manufacturing.


    The first day of the CIO Summit, held in the executive boardroom at the Tower Club in Dallas, will feature open discussions—facilitated by Alan Seiden—on topics of interest to the group. Conversation will be supplemented by brief talks on select topics such as staffing, how to attract young RPG developers, and IBM i direction.


    On the optional second day, CIO guests can join their developers at the RPG & DB2 Summit. The March 20 agenda includes sessions on such topics as IBM i development strategies and direction; a roundtable discussion on Future-Proofing Your IBM i Investment with Jon Paris, Susan Gantner, Paul Tuohy, and Alan Seiden; time to network with other CIOs and Steve Will; and opportunities to socialize and brainstorm with developers in an environment where leading development experts can answer questions on the spot.


    The CIO Summit is a free, by-invitation-only event open to a limited number of CIOs or IT Directors whose IT staff includes developers.


    For additional information and to request an invitation or nominate your CIO for the event, visit http://www.seidengroup.com/ibmi-cio-summit, or email Seiden Group.


  • 24 Jan 2018 1:22 PM | Deleted user

    The RPG & DB2 Summit returns to Grapevine the week of March 19 and MMSA members are eligible for a special discount. Since the last time it was in our area, the Summit has some new and exciting things in store, including: 

         New speakers: Alan Seiden, Scott Forstie, Hernando Bedoya and 21-year-old RPG phenom Liam Allan

         New topics such as using Git with RPG, DevOps, MVC, iSphere, Talking to Watson from RPG and Hidden Gems in Db2 for i

         2 new hands-on workshops: Python and RDi Beyond the Basics

         A peek into the next IBM i technology release with Steve Will

         An exhibitor "gong show" - an entertaining way to quickly meet the exhibitors

    Those new offerings join plenty of always popular topics related to developing IBM i applications. The Summit specializes in practical, use-it-today tips and techniques presented by approachable speakers in a relaxed and fun environment. Just a few of the topics include:

         Free form RPG

         Embedded SQL

         ILE, service programs & modular coding

         Web services & RPG

         RDi & other modern development tools

         New DB2 for i capabilities

         RPG, the Web, and mobile apps

         Application & database modernization

         Python, PHP and node.js

         XML, JSON & much more! 

    You can add on one out of 4 optional full-day hands-on workshops on Monday before the main conference begins. Topics include RPG Procedures & Service Programs, SQL for RPGers, Python and RDi Beyond the Basics.

    Discounts are available to MMSA members to attend the RPG & DB2 Summit. Use the promotion code MMSA2018 to unlock these special registration rates.

      Thru Feb 16: $100 off early registration rate = $1195 for non-alumni; $1095 for Summit alumni***

      After Feb 16: $200 off standard registration = $1295 for non-alumni; $1195 for Summit alumni*** 

    ***Summit Alumni (and colleagues at their company) should register using their Summit ID to get the alumni rate.

    Can't get away for the full conference? Choose any single day (including workshops) - $495 for MMSA members. Email terry@SystemiDeveloper.com for single-day registration details.

    Check out systemideveloper.com/Summit/conferences.html for more information. Email info@SystemiDeveloper.com with any questions. 

  • 8 Dec 2017 4:13 PM | Deleted user


    Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Marriott Rivercenter , San Antonio, TX

    Get ready for an exciting new experience this May. Extra education. Panel discussions. Mid-morning keynotes. You’ll want to experience the POWER of this conference.

    Join the POWERUp18 email list to receive updates regarding the event as they become available.


  • 8 Dec 2017 4:10 PM | Deleted user

    SAVE THE DATE! Join us in Dallas, March 20-22, 2018 for the next Summit! 

    Twice per year, System i Developer brings you an intimate, highly interactive conference focused on the top skills that forward-thinking RPGers need for their daily work - practical knowledge that you can apply as soon as you return to the office. This highly-acclaimed curriculum is condensed into an intensive, affordable three day learning experience. Don't miss it!

  • 10 Nov 2017 11:03 AM | Deleted user

    You Read that Right - FREE Registration

    Michael: You are entitled to free education on December 12 and 13. The COMMON Virtual Conference is back, and there's nothing to buy.


    Yes, nothing...Zero. Nil. Zilch. Nada.


    However, the education you'll pay nothing for is priceless. The knowledge and skills you gain from attending will pay dividends, both professionally and personally. Session topics include Watson, IBM i and Db2 - just to name a few. Click here for full session descriptions. Additional sessions are coming, so keep checking the page after you register.


    Make a zero cost investment in yourself. Register now.


    P.S. Share this email with your colleagues and friends. There's no cost to them as well.

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