Session Recommendations

NAViGATE 2022 offers over a 100 sessions to choose from, and over 30 industry speakers will be presenting at the conference. Sometimes, it can seem overwhelming for attendees to decide which sessions to attend or who to talk to while at the conference.

We have curated and recommended a set of sessions and experts based on what problem you are trying to solve, or what question you're trying to get answered. Browse below by topic area, and see the sample questions that may meet your needs.

You can see the full list of sessions available at NAViGATE 2022 here.

SQL

SQL-related session recommendations:



I am just starting to learn SQL, are there sessions that would help me with that?

  • Thirty SQL Tips in Sixty Minutes
  • Thirty More SQL Tips in Sixty Minutes
  • SQL 101

I am using 3rd party libraries to do webservices in RPG, I want use SQL to call webservices is that even possible?

  • Db2 for i Web-Services ? Yes i can!

My Beginning SQL skills are good, I want to do more analytical/advanced querying, How would I go about doing that?

  • Group By, Having and multi-dimensional Grouping
  • OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) Functions – much more than running numbers!
  • Getting Started with SQL Functions and Procedures
  • Data-Centric Thinking: Moving Business Logic into the Database
  • String Manipulation and Regular Expressions with SQL
  • Visualizing Data With SQL and Web Query

I need to protect my data, can I do that at the database layer?
  • RCAC – Row and Column Access Control – Secure your Data!
  • Protecting your Data in Non-Production Environments

What about performance? My queries are running too long!
  • SQL Plan Cache Uncovered
  • Work Management, The basics
  • Performance Tuning, Tips and Techniques
  • SQL & Temp Tables - Good or Bad Combination?

Speakers you should talk to:

  • Ted Holt
  • Birgitta Hauser
  • Scott Forstie
  • Doug Mack
  • Alan Ashley
  • Tom Davidson
  • Doug Mack

Tools

Tools-related session recommendations:


I am trying to get my developers to use RDI, Do you have any recommendations on how I would do that?
  • Configuring RDi for RPG Development
  • One Order of Code Factoring With a Side of RDi
  • What's Going on with My Code: Debugging 101 with Rdi

I need to deploy ACS to my users, I also need to lock it down, how would I do that?

  • Getting to Know IBM i Access Client Solutions
  • IBM i ACS Advanced Usage, Administration and Security
  • IBM i Access Client Solutions Deployment Guide

What is ACS? I am use to the old access client solutions.

  • Getting to Know IBM i Access Client Solutions

What is Merlin?

  • Merlin Administration
  • Merlin IDE
  • Merlin CI/CD
  • The Magic of Rest APIs on IBM i
  • Merlin and Application Development - A Technical Deep Dive

How do I get started with moving my RPG over to GIT?

  • Git…its all the rage, but how do I actually move my RPG project ?
  • Git and IBM i - How to Build your Source

What is VSCode?

  • Developing with VSCode

I want to start integrating Open source and RPG, how would I do that?

  • UNIXCMD: Integrating RPG with Open Source
  • Open Source Tech IBM i Shops Need to Know
  • Node-RED: Visually Develop Node.js Applications

Speakers you should talk to:

  • Wayne Bowers
  • Charles Guarino
  • Mark Irish
  • Scott Klement
  • Jack Woehr
  • Tim Rowe
  • Liam Allan

Personal Development

Personal development-related session recommendations:


I have a few new developers starting out, is there anywhere I could send them to get started?
  • Your first 5 years are you ready? Career Prep
  • Your first 5 years are you ready? Your next 5 years
  • N2i Roundtable
  • Give me an Hour and I'll Give you a Week

I could use some help feeling productive, got any tips?

  • Give me an Hour and I'll Give you a Week
  • Everything they never taught you!

I am just starting to look for a job, do you have any tips?

  •  Your first 5 years are you ready? Career Prep

I just started a new job and I am just out of school, do you have any tips?

  • Your first 5 years are you ready? Your next 5 years

I am new to the platform, and I don’t know what to expect, do you have any tips?

  • Your first 5 years are you ready? Your next 5 years
  • N2i Roundtable

IT is always changing; how do you keep up with that?

  • How to Remain Relevant in a changing IT Environment

Speakers you should talk to:

  • Steven Wolk
  • Marina Schwenk
  • Rochelle Petty
  • Charles Guarino

Systems Management / Hardware / DevOps / HA

Systems Management/Hardware/DevOps/HA-related session recommendations:


The admin retired and I inherited his job along side mine. How to I keep my IBM i afloat?
  • Managing IBM i PTFs
  • Daily Care and Feeding of IBM i
  • Managing Startup and Shutdown of your IBM i
  • Modernize your Storage for IBM i
  • Understand your IBM i Performance Signature
  • Monitor and Manage IBM i with SQL Services
  • Live Demo of the New IBM Navigator for i
  • Building an IBM i partition, from scratch, Live and in Color!
  • Make your IBM i OS 7.5 (or 7.4) Upgrade Smooth

I am planning on a V7r4 upgrade, what are some of the things I should be aware of?

  • Make your IBM i OS 7.5 (or 7.4) Upgrade Smooth

I need to build a new partition, how would I do that?

  • Building an IBM i partition, from scratch, Live and in Color!

I am looking at a DR solution, what should I consider?

  • Choosing the right HA/DR solution
  • HA/DR and Hybrid Cloud: A Perfect Match

My Dasd has been out of control, got any tips?

  • Clean Up Your IBM i Disk
  • Modernize your Storage for IBM i
  • Monitor and Manage IBM i with SQL Services

Speakers you should talk to:

  • Steven Wolk
  • Larry Bolhuis
  • Dan Sundt
  • Wayne Bowers
  • Dawn May
  • Scott Forstie
  • Tim Rowe
  • Jeffrey Tickner
  • Doug Mack
  • Tom Davidson
  • Andrew Clark
  • Jeffrey Carey
  • Brian Nordland
  • Puneet Kohli

Programming Open Source / General / IFS

Programming Open Source/General/IFS-related session recommendations:


I am looking into adding Node.js on IBM i, how would I do that?
  • The World of Node.js On IBM i
  • Node-RED: Visually Develop Node.js Applications
  • UNIXCMD: Integrating RPG with Open Source
  • Hybrid Applications what are they and steps to get there
  • Open Source Tech IBM i Shops Need to Know

I am looking into adding python on IBM i, how would I do that?
  • UNIXCMD: Integrating RPG with Open Source
  • Hybrid Applications what are they and steps to get there
  • Introduction to Python on IBM i
  • Python APIs aka: REST with Flask
  • Open Source Tech IBM i Shops Need to Know

Our PHP is kind of a mess, do you have an modernization tips?
  • Spring cleaning your PHP code
  • Separate HTML from PHP

Webservices and open source is the direction we want to go, do you have any tips?
  • Strategies for Integrating Open-Source Software with your Core Business Applications
  • Web Services: The basics of pulling external data into your IBM i applications
  • Hybrid Applications what are they and steps to get there
  • Open Source Tech IBM i Shops Need to Know

Speakers you should talk to:

  • Scott Klement
  • Mike Pavlak
  • Ted Holt
  • Mark Irish
  • Robert Swanson
  • Tim Rowe
  • Liam Allan
  • Guido Faecke
  • Ted Holt
  • Scott Forstie

RPG / IFS

RPG/IFS-related session recommendations:


We our modernizing our RPG, do you have any tips?
  • What's New and Exciting in RPG
  • Powerful RPG Programming with Assertions
  • SQLRPGLE the Better File Access
  • RPG Programing Tips and Tricks
  • Refactoring RPG: What, Why and How
  • Fun!(damental) and Fun!(ctional) Table-driven Programming

Is there any easy way to have an overview of the IFS?
  • Tame the IFS with SQL Services

Speakers you should talk to:

  • Scott Klement
  • Ted Holt
  • Marina Schwenk
  • Liam Allan
  • Scott Forstie