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March 24-26, 2020 in Dallas

Session Grid

This Session Grid presents the entire RPG & DB2 Summit line-up. The first day consists solely of optional Headstart Workshops. Next comes the 3-day Conference, with each conference day offering four tracks of interactive sessions plus plenty of opportunities to network with speakers, other attendees, and the vendors whose products make your jobs easier.

Click on the and next to a day to view or hide the schedule. You can also view a list of sessions, sessions by speaker or have a look at the Session Roadmap.

  Monday, March 23, 2020 - Headstart Seminar Day

Headstart Track 1 Headstart Track 2 Headstart Track 3
7:30 - 8:30 Hands-On Workshop Registration / Breakfast
8:30 - 5:30 Hands On: Getting Started with Open Source
Mike Pavlak & Friends
Hands On: Intermediate SQL for RPG Developers
Paul Tuohy
Hands On: Procedures & Service Programs
Susan Gantner
- Lunch for Workshop Participants served 12:30 to 1:30
3:00 - 6:00 Conference Registration

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - Conference Day 1

RPG Track 1 RPG Track 2 RPG Track 3 DB2 Track
7:30 - 9:00 Late Registration
7:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
8:30 - 8:50 Opening Session
9:00 - 10:15 21st-century CL
Ted Holt
Business Uses of Python
Mike Pavlak
RPG Free Form in a Nutshell
Susan Gantner
Db2 for i - Strategy, Enhancements & more
Scott Forstie
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 - 12:00 Understanding Git
Stephanie Rabbani
What is a Modern RPG Application?
Paul Tuohy
21st Century RPG Data Structures
Jon Paris
Securing Critical Db2 Data
Scott Forstie
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch & Expo Kick-Off Entertainment begins at 12:30
1:30 - 2:45 Consuming Web Services from RPG with HTTPAPI
Scott Klement
Extending RPG with Db2 for i Functions
Liam Allan
What's new in RPG for 7.4
Barbara Morris
Advanced SQL Coding
Robert Bestgen
3:00 - 4:15 Configuring RDi for RPG Development
Charles Guarino
TBD - Check Back Later
Speaker TBD
RPG's XML-INTO, DATA-INTO & DATA-GEN
Barbara Morris
Best Practices for File Design
Robert Bestgen
4:15 - 4:45 Afternoon Break and Exhibitor Showcase
4:45 - 6:00 A Nerd's Guide to DATA-INTO in RPG
Scott Klement
Show the i in your ROI
Alan Seiden
Refactoring RPG: What, Why & How
Ted Holt
Best practices for the SQL developer
Scott Forstie & Rob Bestgen
6:00 - 7:15 Welcome Reception and Exhibitor Showcase
7:15 - 9:00 RPG & DB2 Summit Dinner

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


  Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - Conference Day 2

RPG Track 1 RPG Track 2 RPG Track 3 DB2 Track
7:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50 ISV Demo Session
Profound
Build an IBM i Web App
in Under 10 Minutes

CNX
Rob Swanson
The DevOps toolstack on the i - Modern tools
Arcad
ISV Demo Session
Midrange Dynamics
9:00 - 10:15 Processing XML with RPG
Jon Paris
Impress Your Boss with Open Source
Alan Seiden
Programming RPG With Style
Paul Tuohy
Hidden Gems in Db2 for i
Scott Forstie
10:15 - 10:45 Exhibitor Showcase and Morning Break
10:45 - 12:00 Take Advantage of RPG's DATA-GEN
Scott Klement
Building a Web App in One Hour
Liam Allan
ILE: Procedures, Modules & SRVPGMs by Example
Susan Gantner
Quick Wins on Improving SQL Performance
Robert Bestgen
12:00 - 1:15 Exhibitor Showcase and Lunch
1:15 - 2:30 Jon's Favorite RPG Tips
Jon Paris
Intro to Python for RPGers
Mike Pavlak
What's New in RDi?
Susan Gantner
Database Engineering 101
Scott Forstie
2:30 - 3:30 Exhibitor Showcase, Prize Drawing, Summit Photo & Break
3:30 - 4:45 Access Client Solutions (ACS) for Pgmrs
Paul Tuohy
Free PHP in 2020
Alan Seiden
Best Practices for Modern RPG Coding
Barbara Morris
Accessing 'Out There' Data with SQL
Scott Forstie & Rob Bestgen
5:00 - 6:15 Open Source Q&A and Roundtable Discussion

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


  Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Conference Day 3

RPG Track 1 RPG Track 2 RPG Track 3 DB2 Track
7:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 Creating Web Services With IBM's IWS
Jon Paris
Late Bird Sleep-in

(C D I R)? Intro to Error Trapping & Recovery
Charles Guarino
Analyze your Data Using DB2 SQL OLAP Support
Robert Bestgen
9:00 - 10:15 Building Reusable APIs
Stephanie Rabbani
SQL Procedure Language for RPGers
Ted Holt
RPG Does Dropbox and Texting
Charles Guarino & Mike Larsen
Getting the Most Out of SQL Joins
Robert Bestgen
10:15 - 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 - 12:00 Calling Watson's AI APIs from RPG
Scott Klement
Embedded SQL - Beyond the Basics
Paul Tuohy
Debugging with RDi
Susan Gantner
IBM i (SQL) Services for the Developer
Sue Romano
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 Working with JSON in RPG
Scott Klement
Node.js & Db2 for i - Best friends
Liam Allan
ILE Activation Groups
Susan Gantner
Db2 Web Query EZ-Install
Robert Bestgen
2:30 - 3:45 RPG Open Access - By Example
Jon Paris
Handling the Weird Stuff in RPG Programs
Paul Tuohy
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All New: 30 MORE SQL Tips in 60 Minutes
Ted Holt
3:45 - 4:15 RPG & DB2 Summit Wrap-Up and Feedback

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


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