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Meeting Date
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

at the Fox Hollow Inn and Conference Center, room
in Westbury, Long Island

The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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08:00pm: The State of IBM i - 2013 Edition

Alison Butterill

Presentation Description

The State of the IBM i - 2013 Edition

About Alison Butterill

Alison Butterill is the Worldwide IBM i Product Offering Manager working for IBM Power Systems. She works with the IBM i marketing and development teams to ensure that the IBM i Operating System reflects client requirements. Having worked in the mid-range area for more than 25 years, Alison has held a wide variety of positions at IBM, primarily with midrange servers and software. She has held a range of positions including field Systems Engineer, an instructor in Customer Technical Education, national support representative for IBM Canada, and Worldwide Technical Marketing support rep for the development tools and compilers from the IBM Toronto Laboratory. Alison is a regular speaker at user group events, technical conferences, COMMON events and IBM customers in many countries around the world.

5:00pm: Web Performance First Aid

Alan Seiden
Alan Seiden Consulting

Presentation Description

If your web application runs slowly, your reputation and business could suffer. You need Web Performance First Aid. Discussed are free tools that help diagnose performance bottlenecks, tips for configuring a speedy Apache web server, and how to make best use of the unique characteristics of IBM i.

About Alan Seiden

Alan Seiden founded Seiden Group to help IBM i shops design and implement high-performance web and mobile applications using PHP, DB2, RPG business logic and Zend Framework best practices. Alan and his team work closely with some of the best minds at both Zend and IBM on behalf of their clients. With a passion for open source and community, Alan co-developed the popular PHP Toolkit with IBM. He was one of the first Zend Framework certified engineers; co-founder of the NYC Zend Framework Meetup; charter member of IBM/COMMONs PHP Advisory Board; and a consultant for IBM's manual PHP: Zend Core for i5/OS. 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 COMMON, ZendCon, the RPG & DB2 Summit, OMNI, the Northeast Users Group Conference, OCEAN and WMCPA. He also mentors other developers within the Club Seiden forum. In his spare time, Alan plays the trombone and studies and teaches the Feldenkrais Method? of Somatic Education.