West Michigan IBM System i User Groups

The West Michigan groups present timely information to CIO’s, Directors, Managers, Analysts, and Programmers who utilize the IBM System i(AS400) platform in their business.

The groups typically meet the third Wednesday of September, November, February, and May in Grand Rapids – WMSUG, and the third Thursday of the month in Kalamazoo – I-94 Group.

The groups normally open doors at 8:00 am with coffee & rolls and kick off presentations at 8:30 am with presentations usually running until 11:30 (try to have a 20 minute peer network building break) at which time they transition into a general round table discussion on any related topic members may have. Don’t reinvent the wheel, somebody has probably already looked into, or implemented the project you’re about to start!

About this blog

I created this blog to share ideas on how to do things on the IBM i (formerly known as AS400, iSeries, and System i). Not everyone is an IBM i “black belt”, with many years of experience on the IBM i and who already knows all or most of the details in the posts of this blog. There are many “white”, “yellow”, and even “purple belts” who do not, and these need to be nurtured and encourage to become the “black belts” of the future.

I do not claim, or pretend, to be the person who knows the best way of doing everything. I hope that when I post on a subject if you know an alternative or better way of doing it you describe your method in the comments section for others to read.

Most of the ideas for these posts come from questions I have been asked by others.

Simon Hutchinson

Other Links

From across the Pond

We have some fascinating and compelling links forwarded to us from our IBM friends “across the Pond”. There are so many, they need a page of their own. Check them out.

Power 9 Links

Here are a number of Power 9 related links from Therese Eaton


Here’s a nice promotional video for COMMON featuring a whole bunch of great Omni friends! Watch closely and you can spot our intrepid president selling raffle tickets.
(stay to the end for the outtakes)

Walsh College Open Source Community

IBM i For Power Systems

Client Access Service Packs

IBM Employee Directory

IBM Photo Gallery

RPG Caf/a>


Link list courtesy of The Dallas/Fort Worth IBM Power Systems User Group

Other IBM Midrange
User Group Web Sites