1) The Open i; Latest 7.3 news & NY Reception 2) COMMON Europe Congress 18-21/6 Brussels



Het Anker brewery, 14/3 Mechelen
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COMMON Europe Congress 18-21 June
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Het Anker (Guido Gezellelaan 49, 2800 Mechelen)

This "Open i & 7.3 news" community building event is FREE for all Power Systems and IBM i fans.

Dear colleagues,

Common Belgium is happy to invite you on the first Common event of 2017. It will be a day of innovation and tradition.
First we have innovation: you will see how new technologies, open source tools and Linux are implemented on IBM i and IBM Power.
Then we have tradition: is anything  more part of our culture and heritage than a visit to a brewery followed by a beer dinner?

The agenda for this event is build around the increasing possibilities of Open Source tools,  applications and linux on IBM i.

This New Year reception is wholly free for members and non-members.
Fill in the evaluation form before dinner and qualify to win a prize* - a free registration to COMMON Europe Congress, 18-21 June, Brussels, Belgium.

The COMMON Belgium Board

* Free CEC registration prize only for COMMON Belgium paid members of 2016 or 2017, before 31st March.
See speaker details and abstracts here.

Tuesday 14 March 2017, 13:30 to 20:00 hours

Location - Het Anker (Guido Gezellelaan 49, 2800 Mechelen)


• 13:30 Welcome coffee
 14.00: Event opening - Philippe Vanden Bussche, President COMMON Belgium
 14.10: State of the Business - Eddy Nijs, IBM Server Systems Manager Belux
14.30: Current status of Open Source and Linux on IBM Power Systems and  IBM i
   What about the new languages on Power Systems : GIT , Orion, Python,..
   and to get started with - Franz Bourlet, IBM Belgium
 15.15: IBM i and i7.3 in 2017: what can you expect ? - Fabian Michel, IBM Belgium
 16.00 Coffee break
 16.15: COMMON Europe Congress, Brussels, 18-21 June 2017 - Ranga Deshpande, President COMMON Europe
 16.25: From legacy AS400 applications to renewed IBM i applications with new functions and possibilities:
    a practical approach with live examples - Koen Decorte, CD Invest and Philippe Vanden Bussche, e5 mode.


Het Anker visit
 17:15 Guided visit
 18:15 Beer tasting
 18:45 Dinner

Venue: Het Anker (Guido Gezellelaan 49, 2800 Mechelen)

Registration: http://www.common.be/Registration_Open_Source_14_March