Speaking Schedule

Jim is available to speak at your conference or user group meeting.  See our sessions page for available topics.

SEMIUG May 2020 Meeting

Darn… Cursored Again! – Using SQL & Cursors in Your Programs!” by Jim Buck, CEO – imPower Technologies, LLC.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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This session demonstrates the use of SQL in your programs. After a short discussion of the differences between Dynamic and Static SQL in your programs; we demonstrate the important concepts in creating a robust SQL program. Topics include host variables, data-structures, error trapping and using tables with SQL.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Internalize the benefits of using SQL in your programs.
  2. Correct use of SQL and CURSORS in your RPG Programs
  3. Understand error handling in SQL subprocedures and service programs

WMSUG May 2020 Meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
*** Note – available exclusively via the web *** 
** Web Connect information will be provided via Email before the meeting starts **
“Darn… Cursored Again! – Using SQL & Cursors in Your Programs” 
by Jim Buck, CEO – imPower Technologies, LLC. 
Learning Objectives:
– Internalize the benefits of using SQL in your programs.
– Correct use of SQL and CURSORS in your RPG Programs.
– Understand error handling in SQL subprocedures and service programs

This month’s meeting is being held exclusively via the web!
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COMMON PowerUP 2020

Join Jim at POWERUp 2020 on August 31st – September 3rd in Tampa, FL where he will be doing speaking sessions on:

  • Processing JSON with DB2 and RPG
  • How to Remain Relevant in a Changing IT Environment

Be sure to stop by our Booth and introduce yourself!

Past Sessions

COMMON iNSIGHT

Join Jim at COMMON iNSIGHT on May 5th – 7th where he will be doing speaking sessions on:

  • Processing JSON with DB2 and RPG
  • Using Procedures and Service Programs

WMSUG April 2020 Meeting

*** Note – Special Date – available exclusively via the web *** 

“Education – How to Remain Relevant in a changing IT Environment” by Jim Buck, CEO – imPower Technologies, LLC. 
 
Education in today’s IT and Business Environment challenges both the Company and the employee. What skills are needed to provide for today’s (and tomorrow’s) business needs? How does the company and the employee deal with these challenges? How to decide; what to learn, how to learn and when to learn, when planning for future needs. These challenges differ depending on where a person is in their career path. Jim discusses these challenges and more in this presentation. A great presentation for managers and employees!
 
– The question of being relevant?
– How to know… your relevancy
– Uh Oh… I’m not relevant (what to do)
– Business vs IT Skills – the Balance
– The Specialist vs the generalist – Let’s hire a consultant

SEMIUG April 2020 Meeting

“Education – How to Remain Relevant in a changing IT Environment” by Jim Buck, CEO – imPower Technologies, LLC.
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Education in today’s IT and Business Environment challenges both the Company and the employee. What skills are needed to provide for today’s (and tomorrow’s) business needs? How does the company and the employee deal with these challenges? How to decide; what to learn, how to learn and when to learn, when planning for future needs. These challenges differ depending on where a person is in their career path. Jim discusses these challenges and more in this presentation. A great presentation for managers and employees!
 
– The question of being relevant?
– How to know… your relevancy
– Uh Oh… I’m not relevant (what to do)
– Business vs IT Skills – the Balance
– The Specialist vs the generalist – Let’s hire a consultant

WMCPA SPRING TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

Join Jim at the WMCPA Spring Technical Conference in Delavan Wisconsin where  Jim will be doing a half day workshop on –

 Consuming API’s with JSON and RPG.

  • Understand how using API’s can help in your System Modernization efforts
  • Improve your RDi, Module and Service programming Skills
  • Learn how to send and consume API’s using JSON, SQL and RPG
  • Impress upper management with your new skills!

Be sure to stop by our Booth and introduce yourself!

COMMON 2019 SPRING CONFERENCE & EXPO

Join Jim at PowerUp 2019 in sunny Anaheim, CA where he will be having sessions on “How to Remain Relevant in a Changing IT Environment”, What’s the Fuss ? – Using Procedures & Service Programs” and this year, Jim will also be apart of the POWER panel: Attracting the Next Generation.

MITEC

Join Jim at MITEC on June 24th & 25th in Livonia, MI where he will be doing speaking sessions on “What’s the Fuss? – Using procedures & service programs”, “Darn…Cursored Again! – Using SQL & Cursors in Your Programs”, “What can IBM’s Data Studio 4.1.x Do for you”, and “So now What? – Using Integrated Web – Services Server and Service Programs”. Jim will also be hosting a RDI/RPG bootcamp Workshop.

COMMON 2018 Fall Conference & Expo

Join Jim at Common’s 2018 Fall Conference in Pittsburgh, PA where he will be having sessions on Procedures and Service Programs, SQL & Cursors in Your Programs and Using Integrated Web-Services Server and Service Programs.  Learn how from start to finish how to write programs that can be used by both the green screen and the web browser.

How to remain Relevant in a changing IT Environment

Education in today’s IT and Business Environment challenges both the Company and the employee. What skills are needed to provide for today’s (and tomorrow’s) business needs? How does the company and the employee deal with these challenges? How to decide; what to learn, how to learn and when to learn, when planning for future needs. These challenges differ depending on where a person is in their careers path. Jim discusses these challenges and more in this presentation. Great presentation for managers and employees!

• The question of being relevant?
• How to know… your relevancy
• Uh Oh… I’m not relevant (what to do)
• Business vs IT Skills – the Balance
• The Specialist vs the generalist – Let’s hire a consultant

OMNI DAY OF EDUCATION 2018

Join Jim for an All Day Hands on Lab on RDi and RPG.

Profound Logic User Seminar (Plus) 2017

Jim will be giving a keynote session ….. Register today for the ultimate opportunity to add value to your Profound Logic development! PLUS brings together customers, partners, and Profound experts.

QUSER All Day Hands-on Lab: RPG Free and RDI

This combined lecture and lab will show the attendee how to take a traditional subfile program and convert the disk I/O to SQL then move this database I/O to a service program. This decoupling of the UI (5250 Subfile) allows the service program to be used as a web service. The session will take the attendee through the process of developing a SQL/Service program based CRUD application using Free Form RPG and RDi’s (Remote Systems Explorer and Screen Designer).

common 2017 fall conference & expo - ibm power systems education

OMni user technical conference 2017

ocean tech con 2017

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