GA 2022, DevOps and latest and greatest of IBM i 17 May

17/05/2022

 

DevOps, Latest and greatest of IB i and New Navigator for i 

 

Location - Hotel The New Fox, Brusselbaan 182, 1790 Affligem
Venue contact and directions 

Register at: https://www.common.be/Registration_17_May

Dear colleagues,

See the speakers and what are they speaking about -

Koen Decorte, CD-Invest, 10:30-12:30

DevOps, the Modern Way of Application Development

Abstract - DevOps, the combination of Development and Operations, is a new way of thinking in the software engineering domain that recently received much attention. See how you can put Git, Jenkins, Make, ...  in action on IBM i using open source tooling. Prepare for the future: increase your producitivity - both speed and quality - by adopting the available tools  and educting yourself on it.

Bio - Koen Decorte is owner of CD Invest, an international IBM business partner with offices in Belgium and Spain. CD-Invest is specialized in innovating and modernizing IBM i applications.

Koen started his career in computer linguistics and in 1994 changed his focus to open source applications. He donated his own POP3 client written in RPG to the open source EASY400 community. Today CD Invest is proud of its state of the art applications and innovation projects. Koen and his team recently developed a web based 3D furniture configurator on IBM i for JORI, a high-end furniture manufacturer. This application won the BeNeLux Power 2016 Excellence Award. Another of his clients, Deknudt Frames, won the 2017 BeNeLux Power Excellence Award with their webshop application.
Koen is recognised IBM Champion since 2018, the 5th year in a row. He is also member of CEAC (common europe advisory council) that discusses future strategy of the platform with IBM.

You can also follow Koen on Twitter (@koen_decorte) and LinkedIn.

Fabian Michel, IBM Belgium, 14:00-15:30

Latest and Greatest of IBM i 

Abstract - Big Things Coming for IBM i in 2022 – come to this session to have a closer look at the latest major announcements on the horizon for IBM i.

Bio - Fabian is a Senior Power & Storage Technical Specialist at IBM Belgium. He holds a M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. His area of expertise is infrastructure solutions design. He has 25 years of experience in Power Systems. Fabian wrote the first paper about Flash Systems & IBM i and developed the FLiP tool to predict Flash impact on IBM i. Both earned him worldwide recognition. Often sought by clients as a trusted advisor, he is also a frequent speaker at customer events.

Rudi van Helvoirt, Easi, 15:50-16:50

The New Navigator for i for System Management and improving your SQL skills

Abstract - By now you must have heard about Db2 for i Services. Using SQL to manage IBM i can be done using those services, The living proof is the New Navigator for i, they are everywhere. In this session you will learn how to use the New Navigator for i. On top of that you will also improve your SQL skills.

Bio - After having started as a System/38 programmer in 1986. In 1989 the switch was made to system programming and systems management. Being passionate about systems management he founded van Helvoirt Automatisering in 1993. Rudi enjoys helping IBM i customers ever since for running their business applications. He is an early adopter of the IBM i GUI’s, System Object Access that later evolved into System i Navigator and recently Navigator for i. He has been involved in IBM i BRMS for the past 15 years, helping to improve the backup strategy of IBM i data. Rudi is member of the COMMON Europe Advisory Council, an IBM and End User Experts strategy think tank for the IBM i. On top of that IBM made him an IBM Champion again in 2022, for the third year in row. Also in 2020 van Helvoirt Automatisering was acquired by EASI in the Netherlands.

 

 

 

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  • Looking forward to seeing you in great numbers,

COMMON Belgium Board

Register at: https://www.common.be/Registration_17_May

Agenda:

Tuesday 17 May 2022, 10:00 to 18:00 hours
Location - Hotel The New Fox, Brusselbaan 182, 1790 Affligem
Venue contact and directions 

 

(Subject to change)

10:00 Welcome coffee
10:30 Application Development topic
12:30 Lunch
13.30 GA (30 minutes or shorter)
14.00 Announcements IBM
15:30 Coffee break
15.50 New Navigator for i
16:50 Common Europe Congress reminder
17.00  Drinks

Register at: https://www.common.be/Registration_17_May

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