Loading…
COMMON Fall Conference & Expo | October 15-17 | Pittsburgh, PA | www.common.org/fall

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Students [clear filter]
Monday, October 15
 

8:00am

11AJ COMMON Opening Session
The Opening Session officially kicks off 2018 Fall Conference & Expo. Start your week off right by attending. Hear an update from COMMON's President, Larry Bolhuis, and business updates from IBM Executives. See you at 8:00 a.m. Monday.

Monday October 15, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Marquis Ballroom A-C

9:30am

12AB Basics of Testing for Programmers
Designed for programmers this session will help application developers deliver more reliable work product. While the need for testing and QA is widely accepted and embraced it can be difficult to achieve in smaller IT departments where one professional wears many hats. Whether you are your own QA or you want to bullet proof your unit testing before hand off this will help you improve your own work product.

Learning Objectives:
Explore the world of pragmatic testing. Understand the different stages of testing and what can be achieved in each. Identify what types of risk analysis to perform by project. Use varied testing processes to move applications through the development process efficiently.

This is Session ID:170032

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne Enselman

Yvonne Enselman

Director of Professional Services, iTech Solutions
Yvonne Enselman is the Director of Professional Services for iTech Solutions where she manages the technical team and coordinates customer work. Her background is in Quality Assurance and she is certified at the advanced level. She enjoys all aspects of software testing and implementing... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
City Center B
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

9:30am

12AC COMMON Certification Program — What You Need to Know
As technology professionals we have the responsibility to help the organizations we work for conduct business in a way that is efficient, timely, accurate, and compliant. Certification is a way for us to measure our ability and the abilities of those who work for us. The COMMON Certification Program does just that in the realm of Business Computing. The COMMON Business Computing Associate (CBCA), and its follow on the COMMON Certified BusinessComputing Professional (CCBCP), are the only credentials that measure our ability to effectively support our organizations. This session covers requirements for the certification program and walks through some of what you may find on the exams. Certification is important to your career and important to your employer. Getting started on the CCBCP now will give you the extra edge you need to get to and exceed your life goals.



This is Session ID:170123

Speakers
avatar for Randy Dufault

Randy Dufault

Genus Technologies LLC


Monday October 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom 1
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

9:30am

12AH The Ninja Guide to Building Teams and Creating Engagement
Sure, Ninjas are cool, and they're fun to talk about. And more importantly, there's a leadership lesson there... Ninjas are always 100% ENGAGED! They equate their personal success with the success of their team, and of their mission. How productive would your teams be if they were always completely engaged, like Ninjas? Whether you're a leader looking to learn the secrets behind building strong teams and keeping them engaged, or a team member who wants to better understand team dynamics, you'll find this session illuminating.

Learning Objectives:
During this session you'll learn: * Hiring tips to ensure you get the people you need on your team (and to communicate better with them) * Learn to interview candidates like a pro (or to ace your next interview) * Techniques to build your bench by creating a reserve of good will * How to keep your people motivated (and yourself!) * Methods to align your team's success (as well as your own) with that of your organization By the end of this session you'll have the tools you need to build a team of the best and brightest, and keep them as engaged as... Ninjas!

This is Session ID:180052

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the CTO for PC Richard & Son, a 110 year old family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance, electronics, and mattress superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Steve's deep background in retail began on the sales floor while in college, and he's applied those... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Marquis Ballroom C
  • Content Level All

9:30am

12AF iHeart Open Source
Ever wondered about open source and whether or not you should consider open source solutions in the IBM I environment – then this session is for you! We will start by taking a quick look at the Open Source ecosystem and then dive into some specific open source offerings including PHP and MySQL/MariaDB.


This is Session ID:180186

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Sr Solutions Consultant, Zend by Perforce
With over 20 years working in the IBM i community previously at IBM and now with Zend by Perforce I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC), Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP). I... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Marquis Ballroom A

10:45am

13AD POWER PICK: Watson and IBM i
Did you know that Watson and IBM i can work together ? This session will review what is Watson and its importance in your business. We will then dive into the technology that allows you to connect your IBM i data to Watson. There are a number of different options and we will be discussing each as we tour connecting IBM i and Watson.


This is Session ID:170659

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry... Read More →
avatar for Doug Mack

Doug Mack

Consultant LAB Services, IBM
Doug Mack is a DB2 for i Analytics Consultant in IBM’s Power Systems Lab Services organization, employed by IBM in the United States. Doug currently leads the Analytics team for the DB2 for i Lab Services team delivering Query/400 modernization, DB2 Web Query, Data Warehouse design... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 5

10:45am

13AF Tools for Getting Started with Open Source
A lot has been happening in the world of open source on IBM i! Are you ready to join this exciting adventure? This session will help you get started. We will go over some fundamental concepts and introduce you to some of the tools that can be used for editing files, debugging, doing version control, etc.


Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the various ways to edit open source code on IBM i
2. Learn what a shell is and how to access one
3. Tie these tools together to be a productive open source user and developer!


This is Session ID:170232

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hall

Joshua Hall

Owner, SoBored
Josh Hall is a passionate advocate of Open Source Software. He advocates for open source by providing education, training, and development through his business, SoBored. In addition, Josh spreads open source knowledge by giving labs and presentations at conferences and user groups.In... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Marquis Ballroom A

10:45am

13AC 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. This presentation is for beginner to novice web programmers, or those who would like to understand the technologies and languages involved in a typical web application. This session is a recommended (not mandatory) pre-requisite for John's labs on HTML, PHP, and JavaScript.


This is Session ID:170065

Speakers
avatar for John Valance

John Valance

Senior Consultant, Profound Logic
John Valance is a senior consultant and modernization strategist for Profound Logic Software. He has worked on the IBM midrange platform since the 1980s, and on web development since 1998. As a consultant and developer, John specializes in modernization and web application development... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 1

2:45pm

16AH SQL Writing Tips and Techniques
SQL is a very powerful language for processing data. There are many ways to write SQL statements to get the desired results. However, not all queries are created equal. This session will compare and contrast different ways to approach a problem from an SQL perspective. Whether it is writing queries or procedures, taking the right approach for writing SQL can help the database help you.

This is Session ID:180169

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bestgen

Rob Bestgen

IBM
Rob Bestgen is a Business Architect for IBM i, responsible for development strategy for systems management and external interfaces. He is also chief architect of the DB2 SQL Query Engine for DB2 i. Rob is also a member of the DB2 for i Center of Excellence team in lab services and... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Marquis Ballroom C

2:45pm

16AF Git Lost!
Educational Session: • Git Lost! – Everything you wanted to know about Git but were afraid to ask You've heard a lot about Git but don’t know where to start or don’t understand how all these Git things are related. GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab, Git Flow, Push, Pull, Rebase….. We help break it down in this session, about Git options, Git terminology, and Git usage for beginners and how you can consider Git to store your native source in a small shop or an enterprise setting. Welcome to the world of Git!


Learning Objectives:
1.Clarify Git
2. Explain how to incorporate in an i environment


This is Session ID:180130

Speakers
avatar for Floyd Del Muro

Floyd Del Muro

Director, Business Development, SenecaGlobal
With 31 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is Director, Business Development for the SenecaGlobal group. In his role at SenecaGlobal, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps , Enterprise Modernization and refactoring projects on IBM i... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Tickner

Jeffrey Tickner

ARCAD Software
Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Marquis Ballroom A
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

2:45pm

16AB Everything They Never Taught You!
Ok, maybe we're setting the bar a little high by saying EVERYTHING, but did you ever feel like all the people around you seem to just KNOW things, things you don't? Sure, you're a wiz with SQL, and no one codes RPG like you do, but when it comes to people skills, to working in teams, to communicating well, to building your career... Well, they never taught you THAT! Come to this session to learn everything you've been missing out on.


Learning Objectives:
Attend this session to learn to:
* Collaborate more effectively with other team members
* Resolve conflict with coworkers
* Improve your relationship with your boss
* Negotiate to get what you want
* Effectively market yourself in your current position
* Communicate better with everyone
 * Understand EVERYTHING THEY NEVER TAUGHT YOU!


This is Session ID:180262

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the CTO for PC Richard & Son, a 110 year old family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance, electronics, and mattress superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Steve's deep background in retail began on the sales floor while in college, and he's applied those... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
City Center B
  • Content Level All

4:00pm

17AB Practicalities and Realities of IBM i Modernization
In this session, Trevor will share some of the realities of application modernization, identifying the challenges you might face, solutions to get through modernization roadblocks, and many practical lessons learned. He will review a modern architecture that can be adapted to suit IT environments for companies as a direction for modernization. And, he’ll outline a transformation architecture to enable your existing applications to co-exist with your modernized applications and that can be used during and beyond your modernization project.


Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how modernization fits your company
2. Learn approaches to counter the walls of attempting modernization


This is Session ID:180289

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Perry

Trevor Perry

FrescheThinker, Fresche Solutions
Trevor Perry is a veteran of the IBM i community. He is a consultant to companies on their I.T. modernization efforts, and has been engaged in all phases of the IT development cycle. He is a popular speaker at industry events on technical, strategic, modernization and motivational... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
City Center B
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

4:00pm

17AF Introduction to Python on IBM i
Come get your first look at Python and learn some of the basics! Also, learn about the product offerings that enable you to do software development with the language on the platform. Upon completing this class, you will be able to acquire, install, and use the language on IBM i, as well as extend its power using contributions from the larger open source community. We will also explore DB2 Data Access and IFS file system access as primary use cases for Python on IBM i.


Learning Objectives:
1) Installation of Python.
2) Multiple methods of use and access
3) DB2 data access from Python


This is Session ID:170690

Speakers
avatar for Mike Pavlak

Mike Pavlak

IBM i Strategist, Fresche Solutions
Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite. Later Mike was instrumental in developing... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Marquis Ballroom A

5:15pm

18AD POWER PICK: JavaScript 101: First Look from an RPG Perspective
Since its introduction nearly 23 years ago, JavaScript has fast become the most prominent programming language on the Internet. You would be hard-pressed to find a single page on the web today that does not employ some amount of JavaScript code. Learning JavaScript, along with basic HTML and CSS concepts, should be at the top of the to-do list for every RPG developer looking to get started with serious web development. This session serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of the JavaScript language, drawing comparisons to coding concepts that should be familiar to all RPG programmers. No prior experience with web development is assumed. Topics to be covered include basic variable declaration, comparison & assignment operators, conditional statements, arrays, loops and functions -- all of which will be directly compared to their RPG equivalents. The instructor will demonstrate how you can practice these basic JavaScript concepts on your own using console tools inside the Google Chrome browser, and provide suggestions for further study of the language.


Learning Objectives:
1. Know how to code and test blocks of JavaScript inside their own browser (specifically, we'll look at the DevTools inside Google Chrome)
2. Understand the differences and similarities between JavaScript and RPG 3. Know where to go for further study of the language and what to focus on learning first


This is Session ID:170431

Speakers
avatar for Robert Swanson

Robert Swanson

Senior Partner, CNX
Robert Swanson has worked as an IBM i developer since 1992, the past 10 years focused on promoting modernization efforts for legacy systems written in RPG. Currently serving as Managing Partner for CNX Corporation in Chicago, Robert is a strong advocate of introducing "Web 2.0-style... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Grand Ballroom 5

5:15pm

18AA Dueling SQL
At this new session, Tim and Scott will enter into an SQL duel. Who will win? The attendees of the session will decide. They will take turns presenting their favorite approaches to using one or more of the IBM i Services. Come to this session to have some fun and see the best of the best SQL has to offer. Let the match begin.


This is Session ID:180297

Speakers
avatar for Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill

WW IBM i Offering Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing, and development teams as well as clients and partners to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Scott Forstie

Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
City Center A
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

5:15pm

18AF Node.JS Crash Course
In this session, you will get a breadth of information including language basics, installation, connecting to DB2, and getting started with web development. Learn about unique languages features with Node.JS Learn how to use Express.JS and jade to get to the web Discover how to connect to the IBM i within a Node.JS application

Learning Objectives:
Learn about unique languages features with Node.JS Learn how to use Express.JS and jade to get to the web Discover how to connect to the IBM i within a Node.JS application

This is Session ID:170674

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hall

Joshua Hall

Owner, SoBored
Josh Hall is a passionate advocate of Open Source Software. He advocates for open source by providing education, training, and development through his business, SoBored. In addition, Josh spreads open source knowledge by giving labs and presentations at conferences and user groups.In... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Marquis Ballroom A

5:15pm

18AB Give Me an Hour, and I'll Give You a Week!
"Hey, do you have a minute?" We're asked that question many times every day, and while we say yes, the sad answer is... NO! Our lives and our careers are busier than ever. Feel like you're barely keeping your head above water at work? You're not alone. We struggle to keep up with the demands of our careers while retaining some semblance of balance between work and personal time. If you had an extra week - or more - every year, how would you spend it? Come to this session and learn the life hacks you need to supercharge your productivity!


Learning Objectives:
You'll leave this session knowing how to:
* Focus on the right things at the right times
* Better manage the constant interruptions
* Always have the information you need at your fingertips
* Automate repetitive tasks
* Use technology to your advantage By the end of the session you'll have the tools to save over 168 hours - that's one full week - every year! What will you do with all that extra time?


This is Session ID:180051

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the CTO for PC Richard & Son, a 110 year old family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance, electronics, and mattress superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Steve's deep background in retail began on the sales floor while in college, and he's applied those... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
City Center B
  • Content Level All

5:15pm

18AG Anatomy of a Security Failure
After the dust settles after a security breach, the next logical questions are: “What happened and how can we prevent it from happening again?” We will deconstruct a number of security failures that will provide lessons that you can take home and put to use immediately.


Learning Objectives:
1. Learn from the mistakes of high profile security failures
2. Understand what you can do right now to prevent security failures in your environment


This is Session ID:170728

Speakers
avatar for Steve Pitcher

Steve Pitcher

IBM i Administration, iTech Solutions
Multi-industry IT professional with experience as a developer, systems administrator and IT Director.Skilled in security and collaborative solutions with a focus on IBM i (AS/400 or iSeries). 


Monday October 15, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Marquis Ballroom B
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi
 
Tuesday, October 16
 

8:00am

21AB Student Discussion Panel
If you are a student your are invited to participate in this disucssion.

This is Session ID:180325

Moderators
avatar for Steve Pitcher

Steve Pitcher

IBM i Administration, iTech Solutions
Multi-industry IT professional with experience as a developer, systems administrator and IT Director.Skilled in security and collaborative solutions with a focus on IBM i (AS/400 or iSeries). 

Speakers
avatar for Jim Buck

Jim Buck

Number ONE in IBM i Education! :), imPower Technologies
Jim Buck’s career in IT has spanned more than 35 years, primarily in college education, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Past president (13 years) of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (www.wmcpa.org) and has served on several teams developing IBM... Read More →
avatar for Richie Palma

Richie Palma

Tech Solutions Consultant, iTech Solutions
A Tech Solutions Consultant for iTech Solutions Group, IBM Champion for Power, IBM Fresh Face, founder of the “Midrange Meetup” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the steering committee for YIP’s (Young i Professionals), and on the board for SEMIUG (South East Michigan IBM i User... Read More →
avatar for Marina Schwenk

Marina Schwenk

Software Developer, Everbrite
Marina started her career in January 2015 at Everbrite LLC in Greenfield WI after graduating from Gateway Technical College in May of 2014 with an Associate’s degree in IT Software Development. Marina works as a developer in both RPG and Java and she also is one of two junior IBM... Read More →
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
City Center B
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

9:15am

22AH IBM i Security: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly
Don’t miss out on more than a decade’s worth of market research on the security configurations of IBM i servers and the successes and failures of organizations that run critical applications on them. HelpSystems has audited thousands of IBM i servers around the world, gaining extensive, real-world insight into the deployment state of IBM i security controls.


Learning Objectives:
Join the author of the wildly popular "State of IBM i Security" study for a recap of eye-opening statistics from the current report. Along with the results, this session provides review and tips in seven configuration categories:
• Network-initiated commands & data access
• Server-level security controls
• Profile and password settings
• Administrative capabilities
• Public accessibility to corporate data
• System event auditing
• Virus scanning Learn what steps your own organization must take to address these continually overlooked and dangerous security exposures—including some that are often missed by professional auditors!


This is Session ID:170209

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Marquis Ballroom C

1:30pm

25AA Clearing the Fog on SQL Joins
Clear up the confusion on how joins works. Pick the right join type for the job.


Learning Objectives:
1. Better understand how joins work
2. determining the right join for a given situation


This is Session ID:170259

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bestgen

Rob Bestgen

IBM
Rob Bestgen is a Business Architect for IBM i, responsible for development strategy for systems management and external interfaces. He is also chief architect of the DB2 SQL Query Engine for DB2 i. Rob is also a member of the DB2 for i Center of Excellence team in lab services and... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
City Center A

2:45pm

26AC Debugging in the Browser: Introduction to Chrome DevTools
Included in the popular (and free!) Google Chrome web browser are some of the most useful front-end development and debugging tools you'll ever need. Even IBM i programmers with little or no background in web development can find useful elements in these tools, as they provide a mechanism for understanding what's happening with any element on a web page communicating with their IBM i server. The tools also provide an effective playground for experimenting with HTML, CSS and JavaScript concepts. In this session Rob will demonstrate how Chrome's integrated DevTools can be used to interrogate data going between an IBM i and a front-end web application, view source code, analyze visual elements and dig into other common aspects of a typical web page. The discussion will also include an introduction to basic JavaScript debugging, JSON (Javascript Object Notation), and DOM (Document Object Model) concepts, which are key components to almost all modern web and mobile apps. Learn how to access Chome DevTools (from Windows or Mac)


Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to use the most common DevTools elements
2. Become familiar with basic concepts behind JSON and the DOM, all of which can be inspected in DevTools
3. See practical steps to apply when trying to understand where data in a business app is coming from (even if you didn't create the app to begin with!)


This is Session ID:170433

Speakers
avatar for Robert Swanson

Robert Swanson

Senior Partner, CNX
Robert Swanson has worked as an IBM i developer since 1992, the past 10 years focused on promoting modernization efforts for legacy systems written in RPG. Currently serving as Managing Partner for CNX Corporation in Chicago, Robert is a strong advocate of introducing "Web 2.0-style... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 1
 
Wednesday, October 17
 

8:00am

31AC Understanding PHP Frameworks
Frameworks are a great way to bring structure to your PHP development. When properly utilized frameworks can speed up the development effort by putting an end to the need to develop repetitive code. This session will explore the basic concepts of frameworks and highlight some of the more popular PHP frameworks including Zend Frameworks, Laravel, and Symfony.



This is Session ID:180190

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Sr Solutions Consultant, Zend by Perforce
With over 20 years working in the IBM i community previously at IBM and now with Zend by Perforce I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC), Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP). I... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom 1

8:00am

31AD POWER PICK: An Introduction to the Criticality of Cybersecurity
Few things strike fear in the hearts of business leaders more than the threat of a security breach. Exponential growth in electronic data, coupled with the explosion of interconnected devices, means data is now under constant attack. A new generation of cybersecurity experts has been tasked with defining new ways to secure it. Led by Power Systems security expert and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Robin Tatam, this session will discuss: • A (quick!) history lesson on the birth of cybersecurity • All Data Matters! • What the heck is SOX, PCI, and HIPAA? • Causes, costs, and effects of a data breaches on business • The future of data protection You may even discover whether or not Power Systems servers are secure!


Learning Objectives:
1. Learn history of cybersecurity
2. Understand basic cybersecurity terminology


This is Session ID:170736

Speakers
avatar for Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam

Director of Security Technologies, Helpsystems
Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom 5

9:15am

32AC Stupid Python Tricks
Python has many tools built in and many tools just a web request away. Learn how these tools can save you time and money. See examples parsing CSV files, sending emails, building Excel xlsx files, and more!



This is Session ID:170411

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hall

Joshua Hall

Owner, SoBored
Josh Hall is a passionate advocate of Open Source Software. He advocates for open source by providing education, training, and development through his business, SoBored. In addition, Josh spreads open source knowledge by giving labs and presentations at conferences and user groups.In... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom 1

10:30am

33AE Exploring NoSQL Databases
Open Source Databases are one of the fastest growing topics of interest today and NoSQL databases are no exception. NoSQL databases provide for storage and retrieval of data that is modeled in ways other than tabular relations used in relational databases. This session will explore why NoSQL databases are important as well as showing how to work with some of the more popular NoSQL databases such as MongoDB.


This is Session ID:180181

Speakers
avatar for Erwin Earley

Erwin Earley

Sr Solutions Consultant, Zend by Perforce
With over 20 years working in the IBM i community previously at IBM and now with Zend by Perforce I have worked with a number of technologies on the POWER platform including cloud (PowerVC), Dev/Ops solutions (Docker, Chef), Open Source technologies (Linux, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP). I... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Ballroom 6

11:45am

34AA How to Ensure the Success of Every Project You Work On
Successful projects are key to a successful business. How do you navigate the process and ensure your projects are a success? By attending this session of course! We will talk about and address: barriers and threats to success; key elements to forming teams and how to be a successful team player; leadership essentials; why communication is paramount to any successful project, what needs to be communicated at all times, how to have effective meetings, and how to excel at all forms of communication; managing relationships; essential elements of schedules; how to resolve problems; and the importance of customer involvement and high integrity communication.



This is Session ID:180199

Speakers
avatar for Kim Greene

Kim Greene

President, Kim Greene Consulting, Inc.
Kim Greene is president of Kim Greene Consulting, Inc. specializing in providing consulting services for the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio for IBM i (formerly AS/400, iSeries, System i), Windows, and Linux. Kim has over 15 years of experience with IBM Domino and 20 years of... Read More →
avatar for Richie Palma

Richie Palma

Tech Solutions Consultant, iTech Solutions
A Tech Solutions Consultant for iTech Solutions Group, IBM Champion for Power, IBM Fresh Face, founder of the “Midrange Meetup” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the steering committee for YIP’s (Young i Professionals), and on the board for SEMIUG (South East Michigan IBM i User... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
City Center A