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October Meeting

Topic: Improve Productivity and Address the Skills Gap with Open Source on IBM i

Date:Tuesday October 20th, 2020Jesse Gorzinski
Time:6:00 PM EDT
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Speaker:Jesse Gorzinski
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Presentation:Improve Productivity and Address the Skills Gap with Open Source on IBM i

For many IBM i companies, using open source is becoming a standard way of developing new applications. New open source capabilities are being added to (More...)

From the President

Dear Members:

Can you believe it is already October? Such a beautiful time of year when the trees are painted with vibrant palette of red, yellow and orange. Great time to get out and enjoy a fall drive..

We’re so pleased to be bringing a very exciting topic "Improve Productivity and Address the Skills Gap with Open Source" presented by Jesse Gorzinski. Today you can’t ignore Open Source. It is a hot topic and for good reason. It is Also, what a great way to fill the skills gap. Jesse is dedicated to IBM i and Open Source and is sure to provide valuable expertise and insight. Join us virtually on October 20th and you’re sure to have time well spent .

In November our topic is SQL. Stay tuned for details. We have SQL on the agenda for the 2020/2021 season because it is an important part of the technical too kit. It has been around a long time but is even more important than ever. SQL is used on every platform including IBM i and also used with most all modern applications.

MITEC 2020 virtual conference event worked out well. We were glad to have an education offering. COMMON was gracious to work with us in putting together the conference using the same virtual tool as used for COMMON activities. The event was well attended and provided an opportunity for anyone that attended 30 days to watch as many presentations as they liked from the over 70+ presentations provided by industry experts.

Thank you for those that stepped up to volunteer for SEMIUG board. Thanks to Jim Thompson, Amanda Smith, Charles Nalbandian, Joy Chen, Ed Berryhill and Richie Palma. SEMIUG strives to bring our local community educational opportunities, IBM i activity and opportunity to connect with IBM i colleagues. The SEMIUG board met over the summer and put together an exciting agenda for 2020/2021. We will offer meetings in a virtual format until further notice. We’re all getting comfortable with virtual. It’s not the same as face to face but gladly we have an alternative and allows for everyone to join in no matter where you may be located with the only requirement being an internet connection and device to play the presentation.

SEMIUG is looking for a group WebMaster. It is a great way to volunteer and support our local IBM i community and flaunt or grow your web skills. It doesn’t take much time and makes a significant difference. If you’re a community member wanting to help, a student or someone wanting to gain more web experience or anyone willing to step up to the call please contact Laura at

We look forward to an excellent 2020/2021 SEMIUG year and look forward to you’re joining in with group activities. We have faced many challenges this year and choose to look forward with hope and aspirations to much better days ahead full of great opportunity and technical advancements.


President, Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Phone: 248-701-7410

Previous Meetings:

October 2020 Improve Productivity and Address the Skills Gap with Open Source Jesse Gorzinski
September 2020 Practical Tools for Work from Home Richie Palma
June 2020 IBM i Administrative Security Risks Robert Andrews
May 2020 Darn... Cursored Again! - Using SQL & Cursors in Your Programs! Jim Buck
April 2020 How to Remain Relevant in a changing IT Environment Jim Buck
March 2020 What is next for Node.js Michael Dawson
February 2020 Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane Charles Guarino
January 2020 Cool Things in Navigator to be a Rockstar System Administrator Pete Massiello
November 2019 IBM i Meets IoT Jesse Gorzinski
October 2019 IBM i 7.4 and TR Announcements Scott Forstie
September 2019 SQLRPGLE The Better File Access Marina Schwenk
June 2019 Anatomy of a Security Failure Steve Pitcher

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