August 29th, 2017
For all IBM i Developers…Now that fall is here and you’re well on your way to leading your fantasy league, it’s time to start thinking about the Fall RPG DB2 Summit in Minneapolis from October 17th – October 19th.
The summit provides excellent opportunities for developers to enhance their IBM i knowledge and skills. Susan Gantner, John Paris, and Paul Tuohy will be joined by industry recognized guest instructors to present more than 50 sessions over the three days in a wide range of relevant IBM i topics. These include the latest tips, techniques, and best practices for immediate use in IBM i application modernization, web development and mobile apps. More specifically, these topics include: RPG IV, ILE, Free Form RPG; Embedded SQL; DB2 for i capabilities; Application Modernization; Leveraging for RPG for Web and Mobile Apps; PHP for RPG people; SQL Tuning; Modern database techniques; Navigator and other modern tools. If so inclined, there are also hands-on preconference workshops available on October 16th.
And don’t forget the networking opportunities! At the summit, you will have a ton of opportunities during lunches, breaks, dinners and cocktails, and the expo portion to interact with the speakers, vendors, and your peers in an informal, and very informative, setting.
In addition to the sessions, the EXPO is always of interest. Don’t forget to stop by the Silveredge booth to say hello to Lou Boers, VP – Technical Services, and at least one of our consultants. We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces, as well as meeting new ones. While there, take the time to register for our raffle and let us know how we can help you. Chances are – we’ve done that!
WHERE TO REGISTER for the RPG DB2 Summit
For more detailed information and registration information on the Summit, please visit System i Developer – The RPG & DB2 2017 Summit. You will be glad you did!
August 18th, 2017
It’s hard to believe that fall is almost here. In addition to your fantasy team, there is also the 2017 Fall COMMON Conference to look forward to in St. Louis from October 2nd through October 4th (plus the preconference sessions that are available on October 1st). This is an incredible opportunity for AS/400 education!
This year, the conference has 39 speakers presenting 100 sessions covering 15 courses of study to help your company leverage the investment in the system and for you to advance your IT career. The courses of study include sessions to enhance your technical skills, such as Application Development, Database (DB2), IT Open Source Languages, IT Strategy, Mobile and Modernization, Security, Systems Management, Web Applications, and RPG IV. Additionally, there are courses of study to improve your “soft” skills, such as Client Relations, Developing Business Skills, and Networking. Participants are welcome to focus on one course of study or to participate in sessions from multiple areas, whichever options fit your needs best.
COMMON is expecting another sold-out expo as well! This will give you an outstanding networking opportunity to meet with IBM i vendors, including Silveredge. The Silveredge Executive Committee will be there, including Sue Boers, President; Ambrose Marton, Vice President; and Lou Boers, VP – Technical Services. Don’t forget to stop by our booth to say hello, register for our raffle, and let us know where we can help. Chances are – we’ve done that!
The fall COMMON conference will also be offering participants the chance to take COMMON certification exams that will allow you to demonstrate to others your commitment to your IT development. These exams include: Associate AIX 7 Administrator, Business Computing Associate, Business Computing Professional, Associate IBM1 7.1 Administrator, Certified Associate Application Developer – ILE RPG Programmer; and COMMON Certified Application Developer – ILE RPG on IBMi.
For more detailed information and registration information, please visit COMMON 2017 Fall Conference & Expo – IBM Power Systems Education.
We can’t wait to see you!
March 7th, 2017
The WMCPA (Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association) is holding their annual Spring technical conference Tuesday March 14 through Thursday March 16 at Lake Lawn Lodge in Delavan, Wisconsin. The conference is held over a 3 day period with over 50 sessions of technical training, including some with hands on labs and supplied devices. The group typically attracts IBM i customers from surrounding states and provides great educational opportunities, and opportunities to network and meet with vendors in the IBM i space.
Silveredge has been a long sponsor of the conference and will be attending as well. Ambrose will be there; stop by and see us!
More information can be obtained at www.wmcpa.org.
February 23rd, 2017
Many in the IBMi world look forward to the RPG & DB2 Summit events from our friends at System i Developer. Although the early registration discounts have passed, using the code “Silver” should still yield a discount for you. Lou and Sue will be there, so stop by! We love hearing about what you have been up to! The dates are March 21-23 in Orlando, so get on it! http://www.systemideveloper.com/Summit/conferences.html
August 1st, 2016
The COMMON Fall Conference will be held October 24th – 26th in Columbus, OH. The conference features over 100 sessions and almost 40 speakers with expertise on IBM Power Systems, leadership skill building, and career enhancement. The conference also presents a great chance to network with IBMI i vendors, including Silveredge. Silveredge is both sponsoring and exhibiting at the conference. Please stop by the booth to say hello to our VP of Technical Services, Lou Boers, and one of our talented Staff Consultants. Both will be happy to meet with you to see how Silveredge can help your company achieve its IT goals and objectives in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and give your AS/400 new user successes. While there, don’t forget to enter our raffle and pick up a promotional item. For more information on the conference, you can visit their website at http://www.common.org/events/fall-conference/.