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Next IMUG meeting:
Oct 11th, 2018  5:30pm

Date:         Thursday, Oct 11th, 2018
Speaker:   Mike Pavlak  / Senior IT Strategist IBM i - Fresche Solutions


Topic:  "Practical IBM i Modernization"


Presentation Outline:      
Practical IBM i Modernization
Modernization is a very overused word in the IBM i lexicon.  In this session we decompose the word and the many approaches with practical results on what is working and what isn’t.  We’ll look at tools, techniques, the latest buzzwords in the industry and how they stack up against our precious IBM i.  Is there any hope for our platform past 2020?  Come find out…  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore types of tools leverages in the Modernization space. (not vendor specific, this is NOT a Fresche sales pitch)
  2. Review techniques for modernization such as database, code and open source
  3. Develop skills at building a roadmap toward modernization

Speaker Bio:  Mike Pavlak - Senior IBM i Strategist Fresche Solutions 
Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that.  After 
years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite.  Later Mike was instrumental in developing the adoption of PHP as a primary solution for web development on IBM i working with Zend Technologies.  Today, as an IT Strategist, Mike helps companies around the
world approach the challenges of modernization and open source technologies.
  In addition to several roles as
a volunteer with COMMON the premier IBM midrange user group, Mike also teaches PHP & Python classes part time
at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.

Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, dog, cat, a leopard spotted gecko, Russian tortoise and 
a half dozen fish.



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IMUG membership entitles you to:

--Networking and Support with Industry Leaders
--Full Access to iMUG website
--COMMON membership and discounts
--Superior Professional Development
--Contact with Vendors specializing in IBM Midrange Computing 





Corporate Memberships $ 120.00 
    Includes all interested employees of member
or wholly owned subsidiaries


Individual Membership:  $65.00 

 Regular Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month as follows:

Sept thru May:

Location: Shoney's 
2645 McGavock Pike

Nashville, TN   37214


Registration/Meet & Greet: 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:00pm
Presentation: 6:45 - 8:00pm 

($20.00 members / $25.00 non-members)

(+ $5.00 for late registrations)



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