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Meeting Date
Wednesday, February 16, 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: Browser Tools that Make Web Development Easier

Alan Seiden
Alan Seiden Consulting

Presentation Description

No matter what type of server-side web technology you use, your content usually ends up displayed in a web browser. Far from being a passive recipient of data, browsers are capable of helping developers to improve the development process itself.

Browser-based capabilities, often available as free add-ons, include performance diagnostics, automated testing, page analysis, HTTP flow analysis, the ability to step through javascript, and much more. Learn how to become a better web developer with free downloadable browser tools.

About Alan Seiden

Alan 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.

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: Recent DB2 Web Query Enhancements

Jackie Jansen
Information Builders

Presentation Description

Did you know that IBM has recently released a new version of DB2 Web Query with significant enhancements for IBM i / AS/400 customers?A few of the major enhancements include a whole new WYSIWYG tool for reporting/graphing and creating dashboards all in one, an adapter to read and understand JD Edwards data and enhanced integration and manipulation of dates that are stored as numbers or characters in DB2. You already own the product, come and see what it can do for you today.

About Jackie Jansen

Jackie Jansen is the IBM i Solutions Manager for Information Builders specializing in DB2 Web Query. Jackie spent 30 years with IBM working with small and medium enterprises. For the last 15 years she specialized in database and Business Intelligence in the IBMi / AS/400 marketplace. Jackie is an author and a frequent speaker at Technical Conferences and User Group meetings around the world.