Getting Started Series

The Getting Started series is a series of monthly conversations, each focusing on the very basics of different areas of IT on IBM i.  These meetings will serve to help professionals who are new to the platform build a firm foundation for the best utilization of IBM i. The group will be joined by a leading industry expert at each meeting who will answer questions and give tips.

Attend to get to build a strong base of knowledge to use as a springboard to propel your career forward on the IBM i platform. 


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Upcoming Schedule

N2i Networking Happy Hour: Year End Send Off!

December 12, 2022 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Come join the last "Networking Happy Hour" of 2022. Join us to get your burning IBM i-related questions answered and meet new people!

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Getting Started with IoT

January 9, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: TBD

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N2i Networking Happy Hour!

January 23, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Come join the "Networking Happy Hour!". Join us to get your burning IBM i-related questions answered and meet new people!

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Getting Started with Understanding IBM i Security

Date: February 13, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Speaker: TBD

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N2i Networking Happy Hour!

February 27, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Come join the "Networking Happy Hour!". Join us to get your burning IBM i-related questions answered and meet new people!

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Getting Started with IFS

March 6, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: TBD


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N2i Networking Happy Hour!

March 20, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Come join the "Networking Happy Hour!". Join us to get your burning IBM i-related questions answered and meet new people!

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Getting Started with Program Design and Development

April 3, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Speaker: Marina Schwenk


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N2i Networking Happy Hour!

April 17, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Come join the "Networking Happy Hour!". Join us to get your burning IBM i-related questions answered and meet new people!

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Getting Started with your Career on IBM i

May 8, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Speaker: TBD

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N2i Networking Happy Hour!

May 22, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Come join the "Networking Happy Hour!". Join us to get your burning IBM i-related questions answered and meet new people!

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Getting Started with RPG

June 5, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Speaker: TBD

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N2i Networking Happy Hour!

June 19, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Come join the "Networking Happy Hour!". Join us to get your burning IBM i-related questions answered and meet new people!

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Getting Started with SQL

July 10, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Speaker: TBD


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N2i Networking Happy Hour!

July 24, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Come join the "Networking Happy Hour!". Join us to get your burning IBM i-related questions answered and meet new people!

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Getting Started with Web Design

August 14, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Speaker: TBD

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N2i Networking Happy Hour!

August 28, 2023 |  4:30 p.m. CT

Come join the "Networking Happy Hour!". Join us to get your burning IBM i-related questions answered and meet new people!

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Past Meetings

Getting Started with Python

November 7, 2022 |  4:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: Mike Pavlak

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Getting Started with SQL

August 8, 2022 |  4:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: Sven Jansson

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Getting Started with GIT

July 11, 2022 |  4:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: Jesse Gorzinski, IBM

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Getting Started with Standards

June 6, 2022 |  4:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: Marina Schwenk

Getting started with programming standards is an important part of your career. We will accomplish the following:

  • We will look over various different recommended programming standards and guidelines.
  • We will look at bad code vs new code and make recommendations that you can take back and implement in your shop.
  • We will learn why it's important to have standards and guidelines and how you can start the standards discussions at your shop.


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Getting Started with RDi

April 4, 2022 |  4:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: Jim Buck, imPOWER Technologies

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Getting Started with Security

March 7, 2022 |  4:30 p.m. CT
Speaker: Robin Tatam

The IBM i operating system is lauded as one of the most secure available. But reaching this state requires many changes to system settings, and the ugly truth is that most configurations remain wide open, resulting in shocking server vulnerabilities.

Join this session, hosted by certified auditor and renowned IBM i expert Robin Tatam. You’ll find out how organizations can achieve better security through increased awareness of important configuration considerations, including:

  • What controls IBM i security
  • What is legacy debt
  • What’s included for free
  • Where does IBM i suffer  
  • How users do scary things


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Getting Started with the Basics of RPG

February 7, 2022 |  4:30 p.m. CT 
Speaker: Barbara Morris, IBM

Join Barbara Morris as she explains the basics of RPG! She will teach you the following:

  • The syntax is easy to learn
  • How the syntax is different from other languages
  • What makes RPG a great business language
  • A few powerful features of RPG

Join us to learn some basics of RPG, get your questions answered, and meet new people!

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Getting Started with Access Client Solutions (ACS)

January 10, 2022 |  4:30 p.m. CT 
Speaker: Nathan Williams

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