UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

IBM i Open Source Solutions

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Time: 11:00am – 12:30 pm (Free parking, Raffle, Lunch, & Networking)

Location: ADP Salt Lake City – 2835 Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 [Directions/Parking Info]

Topic: IBM i Open Source Solutions – 5733 OPS Options 1-15

Speaker: Joe Wood, Engineer – ADP, LLC

Session Abstract:  This month’s session will focus solely on the Open Source offerings from IBM that are available for 7.1/7.2/7.3 running on Power 5/6 and above.  These are No charge, No license key, No hassle License Program items.  We’ll give an overview of what they are and make a case as to why you should have these readily available on your system(s) for developer use.  We’ll walk through HOW to obtain & install helpful hints on supporting items, prerequisites, and share some paths traveled.

QSH, Python, Bash, Orion, PHP, Ruby, Zip/Unzip, XML, Node.js, GIT, GCC / chroot – WHY you might want one or more of these, HOW to get them, and HOW to start using them.

Who Should Attend: This session will appeal to Power System Administrators, Developers of all languages, including those who are looking to expand a skill set.  Developers on “other” platforms will find these offerings extremely useful as well.

Joe Wood is currently an Engineer in the Global Enterprise Technology Group @ ADP, LLC where he shares responsibility for the company’s IBM Power Platform which complements a larger group of zSeries Mainframes, Windows servers, and Open System platforms serving 620,000 customers spanning 125 countries with 55,000+ Associates.  Joe has 34 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform serving in capacities from Operator/Admin to top level IT leadership.  His experiences in small, medium, and large businesses (Including consulting) have contributed to his ability to be everything from “hands on jack of all trades” to developing and implementing IT/Business strategic directions.

He has participated in and presented at the U of U IT round table series, a Westminster MBA Knowledge management session, and numerous IFDA (International Foodservice Distribution Association) events around the U.S.  Joe has a passion for process improvement, behavior changing software/technologies, and thoroughly enjoys competing at any level and activity. He has served in various volunteer capacities including School Community Council chairperson, UIIPA User Group leadership, and IFDA’s IT Committee Chair. He regularly joins networking and share groups when and where relevant.

His life is centered around his wife & two daughters who brought gender balance into the mix with “Duke”, a toy poodle in 2010 !

 

Special thanks to Maxava (Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, & High Availability Software for the IBM i) for their generous contributions and support of the UIIPA membership.