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October 15-17, 2019 in Minneapolis

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, October 14, 2019 - 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: Intermediate SQL for RPG Developers
Paul Tuohy
Hands On: Procedures & Service Programs
Susan Gantner
Hands-on: Python Workshop
Mike Pavlak
- 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, October 15, 2019 - 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
Extending RPG with Db2 for i Functions
Liam Allan
21st Century RPG Data Structures
Jon Paris
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
Make your Code Testable
Barbara Morris
SQL Set Based Processing
Robert Bestgen
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch & Expo Kick-Off Entertainment begins at 12:30
1:30 - 2:45 Migrating to Git for RPG Apps
Liam Allan
SQL Procedure Language for RPGers
Ted Holt
Configuring RDi for RPG Development
Charles Guarino
Advanced SQL Coding
Robert Bestgen
3:00 - 4:15 A Nerd's Guide to DATA-INTO in RPG
Scott Klement
IBM i Batch Processing Alternatives
Mike Pavlak
RDi: Even Better with iSphere
Susan Gantner
Best Practices for File Design
Robert Bestgen
4:15 - 4:45 Afternoon Break and Exhibitor Showcase
4:45 - 6:00 Consuming Web Services from RPG with HTTPAPI
Scott Klement
Impress Your Boss with Open Source
Alan Seiden
What's new in RPG for 7.4
Barbara Morris
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, October 16, 2019 - Conference Day 2

RPG Track 1 RPG Track 2 RPG Track 3 DB2 Track
7:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
7:30 - 8:10 ISV Demo Session
Speaker TBD
ISV Demo Session
Speaker TBD
ISV Demo Session
Speaker TBD


8:20 - 9:00 Build an IBM i Web App
in Under 10 Minutes

CNX
Rob Swanson
Profound Logic: Agile Modernization for IBM i
Profound
Ted Holt
Be an API Superhero
Midrange Dynamics
Donna Westmoreland & Stuart Milligan


9:15 - 10:30 Accessing RPG and i from Other Systems
Mike Pavlak
SQL Aggregation without Aggravation
Ted Holt
Programming RPG With Style
Paul Tuohy
Hidden Gems in Db2 for i
Scott Forstie
10:30 - 11:00 Exhibitor Showcase and Morning Break
11:00 - 12:15 RPG Free Form in a Nutshell
Jon Paris
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
12:15 - 1:30 Exhibitor Showcase and Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 Providing RPG Web Services on IBM i
Scott Klement
Jon's Favorite RPG Tips
Jon Paris
What's New in RDi?
Susan Gantner
Database Engineering 101
Scott Forstie
2:45 - 3:45 Exhibitor Showcase, Prize Drawing, Summit Photo & Break
3:45 - 5:00 Access Client Solutions (ACS) for Pgmrs
Paul Tuohy
Processing XML with RPG
Jon Paris
Best Practices for Modern RPG Coding
Barbara Morris
Accessing 'Out There' Data with SQL
Scott Forstie & Rob Bestgen
5:15 - 6:30 Open Source Q&A and Roundtable Discussion

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


  Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 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
Speaker TBD
RDi and Git - The Easy Way
Charles Guarino
Analyze your Data Using DB2 SQL OLAP Support
Robert Bestgen
9:00 - 10:15 Refactoring RPG: What, Why & How
Ted Holt
Building Reusable APIs
Stephanie Rabbani
Debugging with RDi
Susan Gantner
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
(C D I R)? Intro to Error Trapping & Recovery
Charles Guarino
Embedded SQL - Beyond the Basics
Paul Tuohy
Securing Critical Db2 Data
Scott Forstie
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
OLTP vs. OLAP - Untangling Data is Important
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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30 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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