UIIPA – Our 34th Year!

UIIPA – Our 34th Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

Archive for September 2018

Activation Groups

Date: Thursday, September 27th, 2018

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

Location: Dealertrack – South Jordan campus – 10757 River Front Parkway, South Jordan, UT 84095, 2nd Floor, Superior Peak

Topic: Activation Groups

Speaker: Charles Wilt, Sr. Software Engineer – Dealertrack (Cox Automotive)

Session Abstract:  *NEW, *CALLER, ‘QILE’, and ‘MYACTGRP’…oh my!  It’s not quite October yet, but we’re getting there; so how about a topic that’s scary for too many RPGLE developers…ILE activation groups!  Activation groups are an important feature of ILE and using them properly is a key to getting the most out of ILE development.  Please see the following link for more information:


Who Should Attend: This session will appeal to Developers and anyone wanting to learn more about Activation Groups on the IBM i.

Charles Wilt recently relocated to Utah from southwestern Ohio to join Dealertrack, Inc. as a Sr. Software Engineer.   He has a BS in Computer Science and started his programming career in COBOL on Honeywell  DPS 6 systems in 1991.  In 1996, he started working with his first AS/400, a RISC box running v3r6 running an application written in RPGIII; but it didn’t take him long to find out about RPGIV and SQL. Charles has never written a cycle program, though he’s sure he must have maintained one somewhere.   Today, Charles’ expertise includes  fully-free RPG, modular coding, web services using RPG, and advanced SQL .



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.