MAY EDUCATION DAY TOPIC INFORMATION
Externalizing DataWHAT'S THE FUSS? - USING PROCEDURES AND SERVICE PROGRAMS

This session discusses the advantages of using modern techniques in your RPG programs. After a short introduction to Modularity in programming; we go step-by-step through the process of replacing called programs with sub-procedure modules and then converting these modules to procedures in a called service program

 
     
DARN... CURSORED AGAIN! - USING SQL & CURSORS IN YOUR PROGRAMS

This session demonstrates the use of SQL in your programs. After a short discussion of the differences between Dynamic and Static SQL in your programs; we demonstrate the important concepts in creating a robust SQL program. Topics include host variables data-structures, error trapping and using tables with SQL

 
     
FAILURE TO MODERNIZE – THE REAL COST!

In 2008; Jim wrote an article for COMMON called the “A Perfect Storm” This article discussed the low enrollment rates for Information Technologies classes in the United States. Fast forward to 2016, Information Technology education in colleges has made a comeback. Now there is a shortage of qualified young IT professionals with enterprise skills.
The shortage of young IBM i Professionals will be a significant challenge to you and your company. Learn what your company needs to do assure access to the next generation of IBM i Professionals. Jim will discuss what will attract young IT professionals to your company and how your company can be assured that there are young people trained in the technologies needed for the future of your company. This shortage will affect careers and bottom lines companies.