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PHP 7 - benefits of upgrading
Erwin Earley

Tuesday February 20th 2018

Erwin Earley

Fox and Turtle Restaurant
Itasca Country Club
400 East Orchard Street
Itasca IL

5:00 Registration
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Presentation

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While version 7 of PHP has been available since late 2015, many companies are just now looking at moving to the current version. This session will explore various features of PHP 7, as well as highlight those features/functions from earlier versions of PHP that are deprecated in the latest version. Additionally, the session will take a look at migration strategies for moving from version 5 to version 7 of PHP and highlight how separate subsystems for version 7 and version 5 of the PHP engine on IBM i can be leveraged to perform a step-wise migration of your PHP application(s).

Erwin Earley

Erwin was managing consultant in IBM's Lab-Based Services organization responsible for the implementation of cloud-based solutions leveraging IBM's PowerVC solution as well as Dev/Ops solutions centered around Chef and Docker. Also play a key role in the propagation of open source technologies in IBMs Power community. These responsibilities require significant face-to-face communication with the customer community and excellent communication skills is critical to job success. This role has required a level of expertise in a variety of technologies including virtualization, storage, networking, and operating systems including AIX, IBM I, and several distributions of Linux including RedHat, SuSE and Ubuntu. Additionally, in-depth skills with multiple hypervisors including PowerVM and KVM has been critical to job success.

As an Open Source advocate for IBM I have also been instrumental in the leveraging of technologies such as Linux, and PHP on the IBM I platform

Previously assigned as the test team lead for the enablement of Linux on the IBM Power systems. Responsibilities included managing a team of four technical resources, development of automated test scripts, definition of test cases, monitoring of test progress, reporting of test progress and results. This role required interfacing both with internal management as well as external distribution partners.

Erwin is now Senior Solutions Consultant for Rogue Wave Software and is having a great time in this new endeavor!

Dinner Options
Food and drink are ala carte at Fox And Turtle Restaurant in the Itasca Country Club

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Dinner Meeting Cancellation Policy
Full credit will be issued for cancellations made before 9:00 am Monday February 19th 2018.
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Dinner Meeting Directions

The event will be held at Fox and Turtle Restaurant
Itasca Country Club at 400 East Orchard Street in Itasca, IL

The Dinner Meeting will be held in the Member's Lounge at Fox and Turtle Restaurant in Itasca Country Club, a short walk from the Itasca Metra Station

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