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Alan Seiden, Consultant

BioAlan founded Seiden Group to enrich IBM i applications with open source technologies such as PHP, Python, Node.js, as well as DB2 for i and RPG business logic. He and his team provide large and small organizations with objective advice, hands-on development, and support. Recognized as an IBM Champion, Alan cultivates a strong, resilient IBM i community by hosting the CIO Summit and fostering new talent. He encourages the next generation to extend the capabilities of the IBM i platform with their open source skills. Alan has led the adoption of open RPM-based PHP with value-added components and support for IBM i teams; co-developed the popular PHP Toolkit with IBM; and was one of the first Zend Framework certified engineers. An award-winning speaker, Alan has been called "the performance guru of PHP on IBM i." He shares his expertise regularly at conferences and user groups such as COMMON, ZendCon, the RPG & DB2 Summit, MAGiC, the Northeast User Groups Conference, OCEAN and WMCPA. In his spare time, Alan plays the trombone and studies and teaches the Feldenkrais Method? of Somatic Education.
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January 18, 2023 - Web and API Language Shootout
January 18, 2023 - What's new and exciting in PHP for 2023
February 16, 2021 - Impress Your Boss with Open Source
November 15, 2017 - Using DB2 and SQL with Open Source Languages on IBM i
November 15, 2017 - Bring RPG/COBOL Business Logic to the Web with the PHP Toolkit
November 19, 2014 - PHP Tricks for the RPG Programmer: graphics, Excel, PDFs, E-Mail and More.
November 19, 2014 - Modernization myths: DDS, DDL and IBM i
March 20, 2013 - Web Performance First Aid
April 18, 2012 - New PHP Toolkit from Zend and IBM
February 16, 2011 - Browser Tools that Make Web Development Easier