My colleague and friend Chuk Shirley’s employer, Sabel Steel, just won COMMON’s Innovation Award for an application created by Chuk. According to IBM’s Alex Gogh, Chuk’s application won because of its innovative business process improvement that saved money and prevented errors, while integrating Sabel’s core IBM i-based application, based on RPG and DB2, with traditional industry tools such as a scrap-metal weighing scale and newer technology such as an ID-card scanner, iPad, and PHP.
- 02/17/2016Ramada Inn, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771Charlie and I will show how we built a native mobile application on IBM i using PHP, RPG, DB2, and web services. This is a technical session with lots of tips and techniques.
- 03/15–17/2016Lake Lawn Resort, Delevan, Wisconsin, USAExcellent conference with opportunities to spend time with speakers. I'll be on the Tuesday night modernization panel and will present several talks, including new ones about DB2 and open source languages.
- 4/11–13/2016Framingham, Mass.I'll be presenting 6 talks at this conference. They have planned a wonderful lineup of speakers.
- 05/15–18/2016New OrleansThe largest Power Systems user group event. Learn what your system can really do. Meet peers. Get inspiration for your work and career. I'm presenting several talks.