Thank you to everyone who attended i-UG's
final Education Day of the year,
i-POWER Midlands 2020(Hy)
We had a great day and a big thank you to all the presenters, the i-UG Committee & the technicians who helped to put it together.
Presentations from the day are now available here for i-UG members to access .
Calendar of i-UG Events announced
i-UG has announced the schedule for its next events to the end of June 2021.
Following on from our hugely successful first virtual conference in June it is very likely that all these will incorporate some virtual elements and if we are forced to cancel any of them then the events will go ahead as pure virtual events.
So book all these dates in your diary now and let’s all hope that we will be able to meet up in person very soon.
i-POWER Midlands FREE Education Day - Thursday 10 December
"We had another really great day"
Speakers and topics that were covered:
- Real Life Artificial Intelligence Use Cases Running on IBM POWER Systems
For some while now you have been surrounded by stories of Artificial Intelligence and
promises of Next Generation Applications that are based upon them.
But when it comes to real-life use cases, especially those that would apply to a typical Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) they have been thin on the ground.
In this session, we will take you on the journey of creating some of these applications and share some of the challenges and advantages we have found along the way.
- Generating and Consuming IFS Files and Web-Services with embedded SQL
SQL has become the standard for accessing data in relational databases.
However, today it becomes more and more important to also access data located in the IFS and
write data into the IFS.
And even more important is to exchange data over the Web.
But how to integrate these techniques into RPG? Short answer is, in composition with embedded SQL !
With LOB (Large Object) reference files, it is easy to access data located in the IFS and also to write to the IFS. SQL provides functions for all http methods for accessing web services and creating and consuming JSON and/or XML data.
And the best is … we can embed exploit all these techniques from within RPG.
- What are Containers on IBM i
In this session, Andy will address all these questions....
- What are containers?
- What are containers on IBM i, and how different are they.
- How do we create containers
- How do we install software into containers
- Using containers
- How do we manage containers, save & restore, use utilities within a container
- What are the Pro’s & Con’s of containers – should I use them?
- What about support?
Thank you to everyone who attended International i-Power (v) 2020 in June, all the presenters, fantastic sponsors & the volunteers who helped in the background make it run seamlessly.
It was a great conference and thank you to everyone who helped the IBM i Community to raise an amazing £20,430 + gift aid for NHS Charities Together.
If you are an i-UG Member, the presentations from the conference are available here but you will need a password. If you don't have it, please contact us.
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