Common Belgium does an IBM i Hackathon

01/04/2019

 

 

IBM Client Center, Avenue du Bourget/Bourgetlaan 42, Evere 

Register at: http://www.common.be/Hackathon_1_April
 

 

Dear IBM i and Power Systems colleagues,
 
Common Belgium does an IBM i Hackathon
 
What is it all about?
Hacking is creative problem solving. A hackathon is an event where people come together to solve problems. Our goal is to do a one day event to learn how to tackle problems in daily IBM i programming and administration by integrating and using open source tools.
 
The application we will try to build is a “company visitor registration” application. We will try to integrate the following features:
    - Visitor registration
    - Car number plate registration with visual recognition of the number from a picture
    - What about GDPR and security of the application?
    - What about performance tuning?
    - How to install the application?
    - Linking to the visited person with automatic SMS "the visitor has arrived"
    - Dashboard/overview of the visitors
    - Printing of a visitor badge
    - Printing of an evacuation list
    - Everything needs to have a modern browser GUI interface
    - Registration by using Belgian eid instead of typing
 
The participants will take out their laptops and dive into these problems. Training will be provided for all participants. Think of the hackathon as training session to prepare participants for solving problems by thinking outside the box. At the end of the event, will do a wrap-up session and hopefully we will be able to demonstrate some accomplishments.
 
Subject matter experts Mark Irish from Rochester IBM and Koen Decorte from Common Belgium will be present to assist and guide the event. They will work together with the participants.
 
A successful hackathon is a combination of both hacking and training. Our goal is to make it as interactive as possible and have some fun along the way.
 
Hope to see many of you at our event!
 
Best regards,
COMMON Belgium Board
 
The event is free for members of Common Be and Eu user group members or first timers dipping their toe in the water.
Register here
 
 
Date - 1 April 2019
Location - IBM Client Center, Avenue du Bourget/Bourgetlaan 42, 1140 Brussels (Evere) 
Agenda -
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome coffee
11:00 – 11:10 Welcome by Common Belgium, Philippe Vanden Bussche, President, Common Belgium
11:10 – 11:40 Hackathon challenge explanation and teams’ formation
11:30 – 12:30 Hackathon part 1
12:30 – 13:10 Networking lunch
13:10 – 14:30 Hackathon part 2
14:30 – 14:50 Networking Coffee
14:50 – 15:20 Hackathon part 3
15:20 – 16:20 Teams’ solution demos and Wrap-up
16:20 – 16:30 Common Europe Congress highlights, Ranga Deshpande, President, Common Europe
16:30 - … Relaxing networking drink 
 
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     16-19 June, Radisson Blu, Berlin, Germany
      Exceptional quality 7 workshops / deep dives, Certifications,
      93 presentations, 20+ vendor Expo, Congress dinner at surprise venue
      More information and registration: www.comeur.org

 

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JORI & New Year Reception 2019

26/02/2019

JORI, the 3D configurator fully on IBM i and New year reception

 

 

Location - JORI (Hoogweg 52, 8940 Wervik)

Register at: http://www.common.be/JORI_and_NY_Reception_2019
 

JORI, the 3D configurator fully on IBM i and New year reception

Dear colleagues,

Have an exclusivebehind the scene look of JORI, a Belgian company that creates perfect seating comfort. JORI has designed contemporary sofas, lounge & reclining chairs, chairs, tables and interior accessories since 1963. JORI stands for 100% Belgian craftsmanship. 

Find out howthis IBM Case study client and winner of the first Common Benelux Excellence Award has a full 3D configurator on IBM i. JORI fully relies on IBM i for all its operations. Did you know that JORI already had a website on IBM i in 1995?

Discover the useof open source logon clients to replace active directory, linking of production machines, 3D R&D programs, CRM application using a web interface, use of iPads / iPods in production... Learn how you can implement some of these features at your company.

This education richevent and New Year Reception is free for members or first event participants putting their toes to COMMON Belgium water.

Fill in theevaluation form before dinner to receive a prize and qualify to win a free registration*to COMMON Europe Congress, 16-19 June, Berlin, Germany.
* Free CEC registration prize (€ 625) only for COMMON Belgium paid members of 2018 or 2019 by 28th February.

Looking forward to seeing you in great numbers,
COMMON Belgium Board

Agenda:

Tuesday 26 February 2019, 15:30 to 21:00 hours
Location - JORI (Hoogweg 52, 8940 Wervik)
Nearby hotel list in compilation

• 14:30: Welcome coffee

• 15.00: The year behind, the year ahead - Philippe Vanden Bussche,
President COMMON Belgium

• 15.10: Company presentation
• 15.40: Factory visit

• 16.40: Coffee break
• 17.00: Presentation on the IT infrastructure and IBM i use at JORI.
• 18.00: COMMON Europe Congress, Berlin 16-19 June 2018 - Ranga Deshpande, President COMMON Europe

• 18:10: Reception with a free Common Europe Congress 2019 registration prize drawin the end
• 19:00: Walking dinner

Registration: http://www.common.be/JORI_and_NY_Reception_2019

 

     16-19 June, Radisson Blu, Berlin, Germany
      Exceptional quality 7 workshops / deep dives, Certifications,
      93 presentations, 20+ vendor Expo, Congress dinner at surprise venue
      More information and registration: www.comeur.org

 

                     *************************

Warmest season's greetings 2019

2019 will be yet another exciting year. Stay tuned!

Digital Transformation IBM i - 6 December

06/12/2018
Common Europe iTour in Belgium and Luxembourg
 
                     Offered by Common Europe
                  Sponsored by Fresche Solutions
 
Registe here
 
 

A joint event by Common Belgium and Common Luxembourg 
6 December 2018
 

Dear IBM i and Power Systems colleagues,

The Digital Transformation journey for IBM i focuses on educating attendees on how to align IT initiatives with key business objectives, how to lead their organizations into a digital era and why so many companies are focused on digital transformation. The event targets senior executives as well as developers and managers. It is a unique approach focused on educating all levels of the organization.

Best regards,
COMMON Belgium and Common Luxembourg Boards

Registe here
Communicate you challenges, questions, pain points: fill the anonymous questionnaire here.
 
Agenda
 
12:00 - 12:50 Registration and networking Lunch
 
12:50 - 13:05 Introduction and Welcome by COMMON Europe and Fresche
 
13:05 - 13:50 Innovating for the Future with Digital Transformation by IBM CIO Advisory (Country Representative)
This session will highlight how to align IT initiatives with key business objectives, how 
IT leadership can lead their organization into a digital era and why so many companies 
are focused on digital transformation.
 
13:50 - 14:35 Design Thinking and the importance of User Experience
by Nick Hampson 
This session will discuss the value derived from taking a solution-based approach to solving problems, as well as the key advantages of developing solutions that are based on real understanding of the people they are being built for.
 
14:35 - 15:00 Networking and coffee
 
15:00 - 15:45 AI and Watson in the Real-World by Brendan Kay
This session, which is focused on real-world examples, emphasizes on the business 
value derived from AI. After attending this session, IBM i clients will better understand 
where and how Watson AI can be used in their organization.
 
15:45 - 16:30 Digital Transformation journey for IBM i by Nick Hampson
A forward-looking presentation that explains Digital Transformation, various 
approaches, shows examples of various IBM i environments applying different 
strategies.
 
16:30 - 17:30 Networking cocktail
Opportunity to liaise with speakers and between attendees 

 
           

Registe here

The speakers as well we organizers, Common Belgium, very much wish to know
your challenges, questions or pain points of Digitalization to make the event
more productive. Please communicate them thru this anonymous questionnaire
here.
     
     
     
 
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