Education Schedule

November 18, 20, & 22:
Webinar – Open Source on IBM i

January 16:
MEMBERcast – IBM i Security for Programmers

Webinar

Webinars are more in-depth; they can span several hours over the course of a few days or a few weeks. These special sessions are available for a minimal admission charge, with a discount offered to Members.

Open Source on IBM i

Speaker: Erwin Earley
Dates and Time: November 18, 20, & 22 at 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST

Open Source Solutions have been an ever-increasing force for productivity and cutting-edge solutions within the overall IT community.  IBM i has supported open source solutions for better than 15 years with solutions such as PHP, MySQL, and Apache along with open standards such as OpenSSH and OpenSSL.  In May of 2018 IBM expanded the shear breath of Open Source Solutions on the platform as well as changed delivery and management of those solutions with the adoption of the RPM (RedHat Package Manager) approach to packing solutions.  This has greatly expanded both the availability and use of open source on the platform.   This webinar series provides the opportunity explore open source through both lecture as well as hands-on exercises.  Topics in the workshop include:

  • Introduction to Open Source on IBM i
  • Why is Open Source on IBM i important?
  • Understanding the PASE environment as the enabler of Open Source on IBM i
  • Managing Open Source on IBM i
  • Getting familiar with the PASE environment
  • Exploring Open Source Programming Languages
  • How Open Source Programming languages integrate with Db2 and ILE
  • Looking at the IBM i variant of the LAMP stack
  • Deploying LAMP-based solutions

Now is the time to learn about Open Source and the benefits it can bring to your business/organization.

Day 1:  Monday 18-November 2019

  • Introduction to Open Source on IBM I
  • Why is Open Source on IBM i Important
  • Understanding the PASE environment as the enabler of Open Source on IBM I
  • Getting Familiar with the PASE environment
  • After-Hours Lab:  Getting Familiar with PASE

Day 2:  Wednesday 20-November-2019

  • Exploring containers on IBM i
  • Managing Open Source on IBM i
  • Exploring Open Source Programming Languages
  • After-Hours Lab:  Containers & Setting up Development Environment

Day 3:  Friday 22-November-2019

  • Open Source Programming Languages Integration with Db2 and ILE
  • Looking at the IBM i variant of the LAMP stack
  • Deploying LAMP-based solutions
  • After-Hours Lab:  Open Source Programming Languages
  • After-Hours Lab:  Deploying LAMP applications

Additionally, the exercises are designed in such a way that if the attendee can also run through them on their own systems.

Hands-On:  There is no better way to learn then by hands-on and with that in mind the series has been designed with hands-on exercises to augment the lecture portion of the series.  The hands-on exercises are facilitated via a public-facing IBM i instance that each attendee will have a sign-on to.  File-system containers (topic 4) will be used so that each attendee will be able to install and manage their own set of open source packages.  Additionally, multiple virtual-hosts will be used so that each attendee will have their own web-presence for the exercises.  It is expected that attendees will run through the exercises outside of the webinar series delivery.  The webinar instructor will be available to answer questions concerning the exercises via e-mail outside of the webinar series delivery.  The exercise environment will be available for a period of 30 days following conclusion of the series.

MEMBERcast

MEMBERcasts are hour-long sessions presented by a field expert that provide pure education. These are always available to COMMON members for free. Nonmembers can register to attend for a registration fee of $99.

IBM i Security for Programmers

Speaker: Robin Tatam
Dates and Time: January 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. CST

Although IBM i is one of the most secure-able platforms available, the protection of critical data is often undermined by weak security design at the application level. This session covers the main considerations that a programmer should be aware of as they design and code their applications:

Learning Objectives
Attend this session to learn about:
• Object ownership
• Adopted authority
• Public and private authorities
• Command line permission
• Client-server considerations

About the Speaker

Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive Power Server experience has resulted in more than 20 IBM certifications and the highly sought after designation of ISACA-certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and PCI-Professional (PCI-P). He is also co-author of IBM’s Redbook publication on IBM i Data Encryption.