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Strategic Modernization with PHP
|Date:||February 21, 2017|
|Time:||5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)|
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|Presentation:||Strategic Modernization file|
You know you need to modernize your IBM i applications, but where to start? In this talk, Alan will inspire you with creative examples of modernization on IBM i that provided a strong return on investment while controlling risk. More...
From the President
It's February already!
We're excited to have a great meeting planned. If you haven't already thought about modernization. Definitely you should. No doubt PHP plays an important role on the platform when it comes to modernization. Join us on site or remotely and you'll be sure to go away with information that can help within your environment. We are pleased to have leading global expert Alan Seiden present "Strategic Modernization with PHP". Alan has become a world renowned expert on PHP on IBM i. Much can be said about modernization. IT has one constant, it is always changing. PHP has proved to be a great tool for accomplishing modernization.
We're busily working on MITEC 2017. The event will be held at Schoolcraft Vistatech Center located in Livonia, Michigan. The event will be held on Tuesday June 6th. We will also offer workshops on Monday June 5th. There is still time to input your thoughts on speaker, topic and event ideas. Please reach out to any of the current SEMIUG board if you have input to share to help make MITEC 2017 a great event. We're rounding up a world class list of presenters providing current and valuable topics. Don't hesitate if there is something that you'd like to see included at the event. The event will again feature students for those wanting to connect with student resource and local colleges with the potential to provide future resource. We will also have a vendor expo and a power packed day of education.
If you haven't already done so please pay your membership dues. As a member of SEMIUG you are entitled to automatic membership to COMMON, access to the events and activities provided by SEMIUG, access to iDevcloud box, discount for MITEC conference and much more. Dues are still the same low rate of $50.00 for an individual or $100.00 per organization. You can find the membership renewal form at the bottom of the membership page.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming February meeting.
President Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Power Systems Initiative
Dear Power User Group:
Recently, I was given the opportunity to move from the field and join the Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) team. I thought I would take this opportunity to share with your User Group the latest happenings of the PSAI. As the Power Brand continues to it efforts to expand our ecosystem through OpenPower, ISV and MSP growth, and PowerLinux initiatives, we are similarly increasing our ongoing investment in the PSAI. Throughout PSAI's 17 year history, we have continued to focus on the following objectives:
- Increase the awareness and education of students about Power Systems to help drive new client pipeline
- Provide educators with the resources and tools they need to teach Power Systems technology
- Help establish connections for educators to their local Power Systems business community to encourage collaboration
- Facilitate linkage of graduates and our clients regarding internships and jobs
We currently have 67 schools teaching AIX, IBM i and Power Linux skills in North America (192 worldwide) and our goal is to double this number by 2015. These schools are very interested in partnering with our business community. We offer both entry level and professional level job boards for our clients and business partners to utilize - FREE of charge. These openings are publicized to our current member schools.
We need students to fill the pipeline of the next generation of Unix Administrators and RPG programmers. We get more students by partnering with the academic community and offering internships and jobs, serving on advisory committees helping guide curriculum and sometimes even teaching as adjunct professors.
Please share this message with your User Group. Ask them to share it with Clients, Business Partners and any Academic Institutions. Our clients and business partners need skilled individuals, our schools need students in their classes, and students need opportunities for internships and jobs. This is WIN, WIN, WIN for all involved.
You can find out more about the Power Systems Academic Initiative, including the list of participating schools and the job boards, at the link below. If anyone has any questions about the program, is interested in finding skilled talent or knows of any potential academic partners, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
(See attached file: Building Power Skills 2014)
Peter T. Glass
Program Manager, Power Systems Academic Initiative
IBM Corporation, North America
Find Us Here: www.ibm.com/university/power
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|February 2017||Strategic Modernization with PHP||Alan Seiden|
|January 2017||The State of ERP on IBM i||Mike Breitbach|
|November 2016||Node.js Crash Course||Tony Cairns|
|October 2016||Performance Data Investigator||Lora R. Powell|
|September 2016||Deep dive into free-form RPG||Barbara Morris|
|June 2016||Designing Responsive IBM i Web and Mobile Applications||Greg Patterson|
|May 2016||7-Minute Presentations||Members of SEMIUG|
|April 2016||RPG OA to PHP: IBM i Modernization and Mobile Approaches||Greg Patterson|
|March 2016||What's up with DB2 for i||Scott Forstie|
|February 2016||Putting the Pedal to the Metal for RDi||Charles Guarino|
Meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with iSeries Colleagues and are always a great learning experience. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings.