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Jon Paris

Thursday October 15th 2015

Jon Paris

Casey's Restaurant and Bar
415 E. North Avenue (IL-64), East of I-355
Lombard IL

5:00 Registration
6:00 Dinner and Business Meeting
7:00 Presentation

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Are you tired of constantly exporting and importing data for "foreign" applications running on Windows or Unix/Linux servers? Do you wish there was an easy way to keep more applications on IBM i?

This session shows you some approaches that will help you to ensure that modern applications can be deployed on IBM i easily and without breaking the budget.

  * Exploit the huge world of open source applications and tools that you can easily implement on your IBM i. And what's more, you can easily integrate these applications into your DB2/RPG universe.

  * Create powerful browser-based database applications in minutes using readily available application frameworks - writing almost no code yourself. And all the data can be stored in DB2 so you can easily integrate these applications into your existing inventory.

Can it really be that cheap and easy to do? Jon believes so and on this session will discuss and demonstrate a number of open source applications to show just how quickly and easily new web-based applications can be deployed.

Keep your IBM i alive and vibrant and be a hero to your end users by responding quickly to requests for new web based applications.

Jon Paris

Jon Paris
Jon's IBM midrange career started when he fell in love with the System/38 while working as a consultant. This love affair ultimately led him to joining IBM. In 1987, Jon was hired by the IBM Toronto Laboratory to work on the S/36 and S/38 COBOL compilers. Subsequently Jon became involved with the AS/400 and in particular COBOL/400. In early 1989, Jon was transferred to the Languages Architecture and Planning Group, with particular responsibility for the COBOL and RPG languages. There he played a major role in the definition of the new RPG IV language and in promoting its use with IBM Business Partners and Users. He was also heavily involved in producing educational and other support materials and services related to other AS/400 programming languages and development tools, such as CODE/400 and VisualAge for RPG. Jon left IBM in 1998 to focus on developing and delivering education focused on enhancing AS/400 and iSeries application development skills. Jon is a frequent speaker at User Groups meetings and conferences around the world, and holds a number of speaker excellence awards from COMMON. Jon is a Technical Editor with IBM Systems Magazine.

Dinner Options
Food and Drink are ala carte from

October Dinner Meeting Registration
Please make your reservations by Wednesday October 14th, 2015.

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Dinner Meeting Cancellation Policy
Full credit will be issued for cancellations made before 9:00 am Wednesday October 14th, 2015.
After 9:00 am Wednesday October 14th, 2015, cancellation credit depends on meeting attendance.
All cancellations must be made by using the web cancellation feature below (the preferred method) or, if you must, by calling (630) 953-6312 and leaving the name(s) of those unable to attend.


Dinner Meeting Directions

The event will be held at Casey's Restaurant and Bar at 415 E. North Avenue (IL-64), East of I-355 in Lombard, IL

Casey's Restaurant and Bar in Lombard is located on the South side of North Avenue (IL-64) east of I-355.

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