RPG DB2 Fall Summit 2018. Come and Meet Silveredge.

August 29th, 2018

OVERVIEW

IBM i developers take note…Fall is on its way and football has begun! We’re all thinking about the Fall RPG DB2 Summit in Lombard, IL from October 2nd – October 4th. In addition, a “headstart” day of several hands-on workshops will be offered on October 1st.

DESCRIPTION

This summit is a tremendous chance for developers to augment their IBM i skills and knowledge. Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, and Paul Tuohy will be joined by many industry renowned guest instructors who will present more than 50 sessions over the three days in a vast array of pertinent IBM i subjects. These will include the latest methods and best practices for immediate use in IBM i application innovation, web development, and mobile apps. More precisely, the topics will include: Python; RDi; ILE; Free Form RPG; DB2 for i strategies; Application Modernization; Leveraging RPG for Web and Mobile Apps; Modern database techniques; and other modern tools.

We’ve also very recently learned that SQL has become a rather hot topic at this year’s summit, and the community helped ensure there would be plenty of new sessions dedicated to it. More specifically, sessions are offered on SQLRPGLE, SQL Writing Tips and Techniques, SQL Stored Procedures and Application Modernization, Dueling SQL, and many, many more. Seats are filling up fast!

And as always, there will also be plenty of networking opportunities! During this year’s summit, you have lots of chances during breaks, lunches, dinners, and the expo segments to talk with the guest instructors, vendors, and your peers in a slightly more casual and highly educational setting.

THE EXPO

In addition to all of the informative sessions, the EXPO is the place to be! Please join us at the Silveredge booth to chat with Sue Boers, President, Ambrose Marton, Executive VP, and Lou Boers, VP-Technical Services. We always look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Sign up 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

Early registration discounts have just ended – so please use Silveredge’s custom promo code – SILVER. Using that code will give you a $200 discount off individual Summit registration starting on August the 18th.

For more detailed information and registration information on the Summit, please visit System i Developer – The RPG & DB2 2018 Summit. You will be glad you did!

AS/400 Education: Fall COMMON Conference 2018 and Silveredge Consulting

August 29th, 2018

Summer’s coming to an end and fall is on it’s way! Football will be in full swing before we know it, and that means the 2018 Fall COMMON Conference is fast approaching! This year’s conference is in Pittsburgh, PA from October 15th through 17th. Additionally, there will be preconference sessions that are available on October 14th. Take advantage of this great opportunity for AS/400 education!

Overview

This year’s conference features nearly 40 speakers presenting over 100 sessions covering 15 courses of study to help your company get the most from your investment in the system and for you to advance your IT skills and 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 to improve your “soft” skills, such as Client Connectivity, Developing Business Skills, and Networking. Participants may focus on a single course of study or participate in sessions from multiple areas, whichever option best fits your needs.

EXPO

COMMON is predicting a very busy EXPO as well! This will give you an outstanding networking opportunity to meet with IBM i vendors, including Silveredge. Stop by and say hi to Lou Boers, VP-Technical Services and at least one of our consultants. Don’t forget to register for our raffle, and let us know where we can help. Chances are – we’ve done that!

Certifications

Furthermore, 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 including registration info, please visit COMMON 2018 Fall Conference & Expo – IBM Power Systems Education.

We look forward to seeing you there!

RPG DB2 Summit. Get ready to see Silveredge

August 29th, 2017

OVERVIEW

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.

DESCRIPTION

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.

THE EXPO

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!

AS/400 Education: Fall COMMON Conference 2017 and Silveredge Consulting

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!

Overview

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.

EXPO

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!

Certifications

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!

WMCPA Spring Technical Conference 2017 and Silveredge Consulting

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.