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Meeting Date
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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

The Presession starts at 5pm
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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Payment can be made at the door (cash or check only)!

5:00pm: Getting started with PHP!

Gary Lavery
G.A.F. Selig

Presentation Description

How do you do the simple stuff in PHP, such as just setting up a menu for a user? Have you ever tried to get started in PHP only to give up because setting up a working test environment is too much bother? Setting up a simple edit/change/test environment is actually fairly simple; and it's all on a PC. This session discusses XAMPP, a free and open source cross-platform web server package, which consists of an Apache HTTP server, MySQL database and a PHP interpreter. Using XAMMP we will provide step by step instructions on using XAMPP and how to create your first PHP database program and a separate HTML user menu.

As a bonus, Gary will show how to set up a straightforward, enumerated menu in HTML. Everything should relate well to your green screen environment (your browser is your CRT), and hopefully get you energized to really start digging in. Gary will also distribute CDs with XAMMP and demo source code.

PHP is an immensely powerful language!

About Gary Lavery

Gary Lavery is a long-time LISUG Member and frequent contributor to the Q&A session. Since 1996, Gary has been with the G.A.F. Seelig company,a major food distribution company. As Executive Vice President, he is responsible for coordination of all departments including Telemarketing, Customer Service, Sales, Purchasing, Billing, Warehouse, Distribution, Accounting, and IT. Previously, Gary was an Executive Vice President with the Ross Company that specialized in the design and implementation of packaged software for food distribution companies.

7:00pm: Q&A

Charles Guarino
Central Park Data Systems

Presentation Description


About Charles Guarino

With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. Since 1995 he has been founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a New York area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition to being a professional speaker, he is a frequent contributor of technical and strategic articles and webcasts for the IT community. He is a proud member of COMMON?s Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame and also Long Island Software and Technology Network?s Twenty Top Techies of 2009. Charles currently serves as a member of COMMON?s Strategic Education Team (SET) and is also Immediate Past President and monthly Q&A host of LISUG, a Long Island IBM i User?s Group

8:00pm: Assessing your IBM i (AS/400) server security in 15 minutes

Robin Tatam

Presentation Description

For the past seven years, PowerTech has compiled audit data trends from over 1,500 servers into the annual "State of IBMi Security" study. Each year, the study identifies many of the same vulnerabilities, suggesting that IBM i shops are still not where they need to be in terms of security and auditing.

Join us for this session where you'll learn how to get started auditing your IBM i server, and how PowerTech's free compliance assessment tool can perform a personalized review of your environment-in under 15 minutes!

You'll learn about auditing these critical areas:

  • System Values
  • Network Access, such as FTP and ODBC
  • User Profiles
  • Special Authorities
  • Event Auditing

About Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam joined PowerTech’s Eden Prairie, Minnesota office in 2009, bringing with him more than two decades of AS/400 and IBM i consulting experience. He has a strong background in midrange application development (RPG, CL, CGI) as well as systems administration. Since 2003, Mr. Tatam has consulted with domestic and international clients on security and compliance issues, rising rapidly to the top tier of IBM i security experts. Mr. Tatam’s skills provide an invaluable contribution to the PowerTech team and the global clients it serves. Recent projects include teaching classes in security and system administration, as well as numerous compliance-oriented engagements. Prior to joining PowerTech, Mr. Tatam co-authored the IBM Redbook on System i data encryption and had a seat on the “Panel of Experts” at the iNSIGHT Security Conference in Las Vegas. Robin is an award-winning presenter of IBM i security content, a subject-matter-expert (SME) and inductee in COMMON's "Speaker Hall of Fame", and a popular guest presenter at user group events around the country. Published in numerous magazines—including full-feature technical articles in Midrange Computing and MC Press Online—he's the author of dozens of IBM i security articles and white papers. As a prominent thought-leader on IBM i security, Robin has been interviewed on IBM i security trends by ComputerWorld and DV Dialog magazine, and recognized on IT Jungle's list of "Top 10 Best IBM i Blogs."