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Meeting Date
Wednesday, October 18, 2017




at the The Westbury Manor, room
in Westbury, Long Island


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

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5:00pm: How does an open IBM i platform enable success for my business

Trevor Perry
Fresche Legacy

Presentation Description

For several years, IBM i has offered more Open Source languages, tools, databases, and technologies to be integrated with existing IBM i applications. PHP, MySQL, Ruby, Rails, Python, node.js, MariaDB are some of the Open functionality that literally opens the door to modern application development, tight integration into existing applications, and an ability to attract and retain new development talent to your shop. Because the world of Open technologies is new to many IBM i shops, this session will introduce the concepts, much of the new technologies, identify where the value might be for your own business, and how to obtain the right talent and tools to leverage Open Source technologies.

About Trevor Perry

Trevor Perry is a veteran of the IBM i community. He is a consultant to companies on their I.T. modernization efforts, and has been engaged in all phases of the IT development cycle. He is a popular speaker at industry events on technical, strategic, modernization and motivational topics and is a regular keynote at conferences around the world. Trevor won an IBM/COMMON innovation award for his community efforts, occasionally blogs at angustheitchap.com, was the creator of the only ever cartoon for IBM i, and provides marketing encouragement for the community everywhere. His passion for changing the world for the better has not been tamed and his storytelling skills can be found in his first book Never Iron When You Are Naked?. Trevor is working on his next book You Are Extraordinary?, while he continues to find new ways to stir the passion of the IBM i community.



8:00pm: What will you do with your IBM i in 2017?

Trevor Perry
Fresche Legacy

Presentation Description

Over the last year, Trevor, in his role as FrescheThinker has been gathering answers to the question - What are your top initiatives for your IBM i applications this year?. Detail of the responses will be reviewed in this session, along with roadmap suggestions from the FrescheThinking team, using their years of strategy, development, modernization, and transformation experience. Bring your own answer to what you will do with your IBM i - along with your questions, and Trevor will lead this interactive session in uncovering some direction and strategy for your business and I.T. challenges.

About Trevor Perry

Trevor Perry is a veteran of the IBM i community. He is a consultant to companies on their I.T. modernization efforts, and has been engaged in all phases of the IT development cycle. He is a popular speaker at industry events on technical, strategic, modernization and motivational topics and is a regular keynote at conferences around the world. Trevor won an IBM/COMMON innovation award for his community efforts, occasionally blogs at angustheitchap.com, was the creator of the only ever cartoon for IBM i, and provides marketing encouragement for the community everywhere. His passion for changing the world for the better has not been tamed and his storytelling skills can be found in his first book Never Iron When You Are Naked?. Trevor is working on his next book You Are Extraordinary?, while he continues to find new ways to stir the passion of the IBM i community.