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Virginia Beach IBM i Conference
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites at the Oceanfront

  • When:

    Sept 27-29, 2017
    Registration starts at 8:30 am on Sept 27th.
    Welcome session is at 9:00 am
    Sessions will conclude after lunch and Raffles around 2pm on Friday
  • Price:

    $225 for the first 25 people to Register (Update 10 Left at this price)
    $320 for MAGIC members
    $400 for Non-Members
    All prices include all meals and all sessions and labs.
    The hotel is the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach - North Beach at
    3900 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Va 23451
    $117/night + taxes. A link for reservations will be provided soon.
  • Keynote Speaker:

    Steve Will -
    Steve is the Chief Architect for IBM i, responsible for strategy and planning related to the operating system and its related products and solutions.

    We also have John Valance, Charlie Guarino presenting!

    New this year - We will be having hands on labs. The labs will include:
    - PHP
    - .NET
    - RDi
    - Introduction to Git
    - HTML,CSS and JavaScript

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Speakers

We are very excited to have Steve Will of IBM as our Keynote speaker!  Steve is the Chief Architect for IBM i, responsible for strategy and planning related to the operating system and its related products and solutions.

Charles Guarino

With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc.,
a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition to being a professional speaker across the United States
and Europe, he is a frequent contributor of technical and strategic articles and webcasts for the IBM i community. He is a member of COMMON’s Speaker Excellence Hall of
Fame and The Long Island Software and Technology Network’s Twenty Top Techies.

Wim Jongman

Wim Jongman has been working in open source since 2005. Wim is an occasional contributor to the open source Eclipse Git projects, committer for various other projects and the project lead for Eclipse Nebula which provide rich user interface elements.

Join me for this session where I will teach you the core concepts of Git. It will be just you, me and the command line to understand the fundamentals of Git and be in control of your precious software assets.

We will cover the following topics.

  1. What is a Git repository and how do we create one,
  2. What is the working directory, what is the index and what are their functions,
  3. What is a commit? Just a bunch of files checked in? NO!!,
  4. What is a parent commit and why is this important,
  5. Trunk or Master. What is it,
  6. Branches. Is Git a tree?,
  7. Merging and Rebasing,
  8. How do we get this on the master repository: Remotes,
  9. Merging my changes with changes from other peeps,
  10. Being able to read the history is an essential skill,
  11. Wrap up and further reading.

Derek Maciak

Derek Maciak is the Chief Technology Officer and partner at Surround Technologies and has over 15 years of experience in the software industry.  He is the lead Architect and Product Manager for the Accelerator Development Solution that is used within many different industries worldwide.  Derek has consulted on several large-scale enterprise level applications in the Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Publishing, and Transport industries just to name a few.  For the last several years he has focused on software modernization and accelerating agile development for windows, web and mobile using a Service Oriented Architecture.  

Whether you are just looking to get started or are looking for some advanced tips, this Lab will provide you with the tools, tips, and techniques to get you up and productive in developing with .NET and your IBM i. You will learn how to get started with .NET, connect .NET applications to the IBM i, and how you can continue to develop your next .NET application for your business. Learn how to deliver robust applications that will get your users, executives, and business partners in love with your IBM i software all over again.

In this Lab, attendees develop modern solutions for the IBM i in Visual Studio using .NET. You will build both Native Windows Desktop and Responsive Web .NET applications accessing data and programs on the IBM i. You will learn about tools, tips, and techniques to help you deliver software faster, with better quality, and more of the software functionality your business needs.

Join us for this inspiring hands-on look at how to be productive and successful when modernizing legacy and building modern new applications for your IBM i.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Download, install, and set up the development environment to work with the IBM i.
  2. Building your first application.
  3. Rapid development and software generation to Build Enterprise Line-of-Business Responsive Web and Native Windows Applications.
  4. Software User Experiences for Web, native Windows, and mobile applications.
  5. Future-proof Application Architecture for line-of-business and other enterprise applications.
  6. Building Native Mobile apps with .NET.                                                                                                                      

 

Lee Paul

Lee Paul is the CEO and founding member of Surround Technologies. With over 24 years in the industry Lee is a software innovator, visionary and strategist focused on helping and enabling companies use software to tactically and strategically solve their business challenges.

Lee’s primary role at Surround is in leadership of the company, executing on its mission and driving towards its vision. He also serves as both Accelerated Software Development Evangelist and Chief Modernization Strategist where he leverages his years of experience to educate and guide organizations and pursue the best strategies for Accelerating Software Modernization.

Patrick Behr

Lee Paul is the CEO and founding member of Surround Technologies. With over 24 years in the industry Lee is a software innovator, visionary and strategist focused on helping and enabling companies use software to tactically and strategically solve their business challenges.

Lee’s primary role at Surround is in leadership of the company, executing on its mission and driving towards its vision. He also serves as both Accelerated Software Development Evangelist and Chief Modernization Strategist where he leverages his years of experience to educate and guide organizations and pursue the best strategies for Accelerating Software Modernization.

John Valance

John Valance has worked on the IBM midrange platform since 1983 and on web development since 1998. As a consultant and developer, John specializes in database and web application development on the IBM i platform. He is also a trainer for Zend Technologies, teaching PHP Foundations for IBM i Programmers, and is a Zend Certified Engineer. He has extensive programming experience in RPG, Java, PHP, and JavaScript, and he enjoys explaining new programming concepts to RPG programmers. John is the president and founder of Division 1 Systems.

Connecting the Dots: Building Web Applications with PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

New to web development, or trying to get started? Have you taken a PHP course, but are having trouble understanding how to build complete applications for the web? Or maybe you're a manager trying to get an understanding of how web applications work at a high level. This presentation will provide an overview of how browser-based database applications work, with an IBM i / RPG audience in mind. It will demonstrate the client-side languages - HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and show how PHP scripts running on a server can dynamically build web pages including content from an IBM i DB2 database. We will discuss the HTTP protocol and how web servers work with HTML and PHP, look at some common formatting techniques in HTML and CSS, demonstrate how HTML forms interact with PHP scripts, and show what JavaScript is and how it makes the browser more functional. With these basics concepts in mind, you should be able to make better decisions about how to sort through the many options available for web-enabling your legacy databases.

LAB / Workshop: Build a PHP Application

This workshop will guide you through building all the components piece by piece, starting with basic database retrieval using PHP and SQL, then formatting the data in an HTML table, as well as adding search filters and CSS styling. You will then add pagination logic (to scroll through a large file), and we'll end with adding a CSV download option. The following topics will be covered:

 PHP and DB2 processing with SQL

 HTML including tables and form inputs

 Basic CSS  Pagination concepts and coding

 Adding search filters

 Handling downloads

 Application architecture

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