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|Presentation:||Fundamentals of Python on IBM i|
Come get your first look at Python use and coding. In addition to learning the basics, we'll explore the power of Python modules and solid business value. Even if you focus on another language like RPG, PHP, Node.js, etc. you'll want to understand how Python WILL influence your development life! 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 more!
Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. After years of developing applications using RPG & CL he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite. Later Mike was instrumental in developing the adoption of PHP as the first open source language on IBM i joined Zend Technologies. Today, as a Solution Architect with Profound Logic, Mike helps companies approach the challenges of modernization, transformation and open source technologies. In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON Mike also teaches PHP & Python classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago. Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, a dog, a cat, two tortoises, and a half dozen fish.