AS/400 Education: COMMON POWERUp20 and Silveredge Consulting

February 25th, 2020

The spring thaw will be here before we know it, which means the COMMON POWERUp20 Conference is coming up soon! This year’s conference is in Atlanta, GA from April 20th through 23rd. Additionally, there will be preconference sessions on April 19th. This is a great opportunity for AS/400 education and networking!

Overview

Over 100 speakers will present over 350 sessions covering at least 20 areas to help your company leverage your investment in the AS/400 system and for you to advance your IT skills and career.  (Yes, we know that it is no longer the AS/400.  Problem is: search engines show everyone still searches on AS/400 rather than the re-names!)

There’ll be sessions covering areas to enhance your technical skills, such as: Application Development; Database;  Hardware; High Availability Resilience; IFS; IT Strategy; Java Language; Linux; Lotus Collaboration; Middleware; Mobile and Modernization; Open Source Languages; RPG; Security; Systems Management; Virtualization; and Web Applications.

Also, there will be courses to improve your “soft” skills, such as Client Connectivity, Developing Business Skills, IT Leadership and Management, Networking, and Personal Development. Focus on a single area or participate in sessions from multiple areas, whichever works best for you.

EXPO

All of this means this year’s EXPO will be more exciting than ever! EXPO is an incredible networking opportunity to meet with IBM i peers and vendors, including Silveredge. Stop by and say hi to Ambrose Marton, one of the owners of the firm.  It’s fun to pose tech questions to him!

Remember to stop by and register for our raffle, and let us know where we can help. Chances are – we’ve done that!

More Information

For more detailed information including registration info, please visit COMMON POWERUp20 Conference & Expo – IBM Power Systems Education.

We look forward to seeing you there!

RPG & DB2 Spring Summit 2020. Stop By and See Silveredge!

February 25th, 2020

OVERVIEW

We can’t wait for the RPG & DB2 Spring 2020 Summit in Dallas, TX from March 24th – 26th! Once again, a “headstart” day of several hands-on workshops will be offered on Monday, March 23rd.

DESCRIPTION

This Summit is a great way for developers to augment their IBM i skills and knowledge. Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, and Paul Tuohy will be joined by many additional industry renowned guest instructors who will present more than 60 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: RPG IV, ILE, and Free Form RPG; SQL; DB2 for i capabilities; Application Modernization; Leveraging RPG for Web & Mobile Apps; Open Source for IBMi; IBMi Data Analytics; Web Services; ACS, RDi, Git and other modern tools.

And as always, there will also be lots of networking opportunities! During this year’s summit, you’ll 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. We provide programming and analytical services to the IBMi community, driving value and quality to our customers and we’ve been doing that successfully since 1987.  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 Spring 2020 Summit

Don’t forget to use Silveredge’s custom promo code – SILVER. Using that code will give you a $200 discount off individual Summit registration starting on February 19th. For more detailed information and registration information on the Summit, please visit System i Developer – The RPG & DB2 Spring 2020 Summit. You will be glad you did!

AS/400 Education: COMMON Fall 2019 and Silveredge Consulting

July 23rd, 2019

We’re starting to get excited as we look forward to the COMMON Fall 2019 Conference! This year’s conference is in Indianapolis, IN from September 9th- 11th. Additionally, there will be preconference sessions on September 8th. If you’re involved in AS/400 in any way, this is the place to be!

 

Overview

The COMMON Fall 2019 Conference features nearly 40 speakers presenting over 125 sessions covering nearly 20 areas of focus to help your company get the most from your investment in the AS/400 system and for you to advance your IT skills and career.

In addition, there’ll be sessions to enhance your technical skills, such as: Application Development; Database; Hardware; High Availability Resilience; IT Strategy; Lotus Collaboration; Middleware; Mobile and Modernization; Open Source Languages; RPG; Security; Systems Management; Virtualization; and Web Applications.

As always, there will be courses to improve your some other less tactical skills, such as Client Connectivity, Developing Business Skills, Networking, and Personal Development. Participants can focus on a single area or participate in sessions from multiple areas, whichever option best fits your needs.

Think of all the networking opportunities! During this year’s conference, 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 personal and highly educational setting.

EXPO

This year’s EXPO is going to be even more exciting this year! At EXPO, you can meet with IBM i vendors including Silveredge. Our consultants would love it if you’d stop by and say hi! Register for our raffle and let us know where we can help! Chances are – we’ve done that!

For more detailed information including registration info, please visit COMMON Fall 2019 Conference & Expo – IBM Power Systems Education.

We can’t wait to see you there!

AS/400 Future: IBM i Strategy and Roadmap

April 15th, 2019

Need information from IBM regarding the IBM i Strategy?

Overview

Curious about the IBMi or the AS/400?  Are you an IT Executive planning for your critical business applications?

While this came out a while ago, it makes sense to read this if you missed it.

IBM published this in 2016 as a white paper for IT Execs to understand the IBM i and where it is headed.  It may not answer all of your questions for sure.  But is makes sense to keep an eye on their published information.  It does help strengthen low cost of ownership argument.  There’s good information on server consolidation and other movement happening in the IBMi world.

Regardless, read it and keep in in mind as you strategize your critical business applications.  You will find support  from IBM.

The link:  IBM i Strategy and Roadmap

AS/400 Education: COMMON POWERUp19 and Silveredge Consulting

March 4th, 2019

Spring is well on it’s way, which means the COMMON POWERUp19 Conference is fast approaching! This year’s conference is in Anaheim, CA from May 19th through 22nd. Additionally, there will be preconference sessions on May 18th. Take advantage of this great opportunity for AS/400 education!

Overview

This year’s conference features nearly 100 speakers presenting over 300 sessions covering at least 21 areas to help your company get the most from your investment in the AS/400 system and for you to advance your IT skills and career.

There’ll be sessions to enhance your technical skills, such as: Application Development; Database (DB2);  High Availability Resilience; IT Leadership and Management; IT Strategy; Linux; Lotus Collaboration; Mobile and Modernization; Open Source Languages; RPG; Security; Systems Management; Virtualization; and Web Applications.

Additionally, there are courses to improve your “soft” skills, such as Client Connectivity, Developing Business Skills, and Networking. Participants may focus on a single area or participate in sessions from multiple areas, whichever option best fits your needs.

EXPO

This year’s EXPO promises to be very busy this year as well! EXPO is an incredible networking opportunity to meet with IBM i vendors, including Silveredge. Stop by and say hi! 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 COMMON POWERUp19 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; Business Computing Associate; Business Computing Professional; Associate IBM i 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 POWERUp19 Conference & Expo – IBM Power Systems Education.

We look forward to seeing you there!