March 16, 2017

MAGIC Update
   
Thank you to everyone that attended our Session on Cloud Services, by Secure Infrastructure and Services (SIAS) and Broadband by Paul Robert.  If you are a member the sessions are available for  
download.

We have been working on some exciting additions to MAGIC!   SIAS will be providing a partition for MAGIC for us to test out the skills we learn during the meetings.  As soon as the partition is up we will contact members with login credentials.   

Remain Software has also donated their software Gravity for our use.  This will greatly help with the management of our email list and member list.  This will also help us all collaborate on the projects we do on the partition and on-going MAGIC events and happenings.  

Annual MAGIC Conference
Where: Virginia Beach Oceanfront
When: Sept 27-29, 2017

We have started planning for our Annual Conference! We have a great new location!

Our keynote speaker will be Steve Will - Chief Architect for IBM i  
We also have John Valance who is speaking at a couple of our monthly sessions and is going to be here for the conference!

Here is a great deal - the first 25 people to RSVP and pay will be able to attend for $225! This is for the entire conference and meals!  Just RSVP for the Annual Conference and we will email you an invoice! 

We will be posting updates on the website as we put the agenda together!  Hope to see everyone there. 

Copyright 123rf.com siuwing Modernization Seminar
March 30th Free 1 day seminar 

Location: If local Dominion Enterprises, Norfolk
Also available online

Time: 12:00 - 6:00 pm 

Topics of discussion will be:
  • What is Modernization?
  • Is it right for my organization?
  • How do I get started?
  • How do I decide on methodology? PHP, .Net, RPG, java script
  • Examples of customers that have done a modernization project
  • How this affects the talent pool for the IBM i (why it broadens it)
We will have representatives from Surround Technologies, CNX and Division 1 Solutions.
Come and join us - and see what is possible on the IBM i.
   Learn More and RSVP


Copyright 123rf.com siuwing
Web Development
With John Valance of Division 1 Systems

When: June 15th 3:30-6:30
Where: On-line

John Valance has worked on the IBM midrange platform since 1983 and on web development since 1998. As a consultant and developer, John specializes in database and web application development on the IBM i platform. He is also a trainer for Zend Technologies, teaching PHP Foundations for IBM i Programmers, and is a Zend Certified Engineer. He has extensive programming experience in RPG, Java, PHP, and JavaScript, and he enjoys explaining new programming concepts to RPG programmers.

Topics:
  • Easy Web Reports and Documents with JODReports
  • SQL Stored Procedures and Application Modernization