Notice of change of date:
The date of the i-UG education event i-POWER Midlands
scheduled for 10 November has been changed to
Thursday 10 December.
i-UG apologises for any inconvenience caused but due to recent lockdown restrictions introduced by the UK Government we have been forced to reschedule the date of
i-POWER Midlands 2020 Education Day
from 10 November to
Thursday 10 December.
If you have already registered, your registration will automatically be carried forward to the new date.
Details of the AGENDA can be found further down this page.
The Education Show Must Go On!..... to paraphrase the old saying (and Freddie Mercury) and i-UG has announced the schedule for its next 4 events to the end of June 2021.
Our next education day is on Thursday 10 December (previously 10 November).
You can register for your FREE place here and the latest details on the conference can be found below.
Calendar of i-UG Events announced
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 Education Day -
rescheduled for Thursday 10 December
Our next event will now take place on 10 December & will be FREE to all attendees.
We have reserved facilities at the Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton.
Delegates will have the option to choose to attend:
The choice is entirely up to you but in-person places will obviously be limited.
Speakers and topics confirmed for December are:
- The current IBM i Roadmap
(including the latest news on the POWER9 G models and the up-coming POWER10 servers)
The POWER10 processors were announced to the world in August, and the new versions of the IBM POWER9 Scale Out servers were announced the month before. What can these announcements tell us about the strong roadmap for IBM Power Systems and IBM i?
The future is bright, so come and hear from David Spurway, as he shares what we know now, what we can expect in the coming year, and beyond!"
- Managing Security using SQL Services
IBM has provided many SQL Services specifically for security...
as well as some that are not-so-obvious but greatly assist the security administrator or compliance officer.
During this session Carol will provide practical ways of using these Services to manage/administer security.
- 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.
Rudi van Helvoirt (van Helvoirt Automatisering)
- IBM i Services Practical Examples
Since the introduction of IBM i services every new TR increases the number of IBM i services. With every new TR there are several new enhancements too. When to use them? How to use them? Which do I use. All this makes you dazzle leaving you behind with the main question: "Where do I start?" In this deep dive we will get you started with entering the world of IBM i Services. By showing examples of what can be used to make your life as a system manager easier.
- 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?
- 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.
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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