Topic: Overview of Open Source on IBM i

Date:Thursday May 30th
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-2410
S.E. corner of Lone Pine and Telegraph Road (map)
Speaker:Jesse Gorzinski
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Are you interested in running Open Source on IBM i? This could mean compiling your own utilities, trying a new open-source language, or using some of the other tools that were shipped in the 5733OPS offering. If so, come to this session and hear the latest updates on the IBM deliveries. Also, learn about the IBM i open source community and how you can participate in this exciting frontier!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the latest 5733OPS offerings
  2. Learn about the IBM i open source community
  3. Discover ways to actively participate in open source!

About the Presenter

Jesse Gorzinski

Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. His hobbies include playing with his dog, replacing complex applications with 5-line Python programs, and advocating for the use of new technologies on IBM i! Prior to his 2006 employment at IBM, Jesse worked with the AS/400 as an I/T administrator for an IBM customer in the finance/mortgage industry, where he specialized in data backup/recovery, process optimization, and information integrity. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science as well as a Master of Business Administration degree.