Francis’ goal when hired was to complete the on-line class within his first 90-days. It was amazing to see his progress. Not only was he learning RPG, but he was fully embracing the entire language and the IBM i. The progress and feedback from you was also very helpful. Once he completed the course he was ready for real world programming.
I read so much about how IBM / RPG is dead and out dated. This experience proves how wrong that is. With a solid logical background and the ability of taking your
comprehensive on-line class, RPG is alive and well here at Banyan.” Laurence Curcio
Although I took this class online, Jim was heavily engaged in my learning of the language and always reached out to see what more could be done to not only improve my ability to learn, but what could be done to improve the class for others as well. Jim was always eager to help in any way possible and pushes you to put yourself in a position to exceed. In a matter of 3 months, I went from not knowing what RPG stood for to being able to build full-on ILE RPG programs. Within 2 days after completing the course, I was able to get down to business and begin helping my current employer with building and maintaining company programs. All of this could not have been possible without Jim and his classes, and I will be forever grateful for the experience. “ Francis Calizo
“I had never heard of IBM i or RPG before meeting, Jim at MITEC. I took his RDi course, and soon will be getting certified for it. I am so fortunate to learn from Jim. He did a lot of one on one with me and helped me understand RDi to further my education goals. I now work for a company that does consulting on the IBM i platform, all due to his lessons. The RDi course will open your horizons, and Jim will bring you to it. I strongly recommend this course and instructor to those who wish to further their career. “David Cary
When I was in school, Jim pushed us all to be better. He didn’t accept excuses because we were better than that. He knew we could work through the issues that we came across, and helped us get to those solutions rather than providing them for us. It was tough – He was tough. And he’s been the most influential person in my life because of his dedication and passion to the students he’s helped.
I will forever be grateful to Jim Buck for the support, motivation, and confidence that he has given me over the last six years. Annie Fahy
Jim’s knowledge in IBM languages such as CL, RPG, COBOL, and DB2 make the interaction of these programs with one another almost seamless in the programs I’ve built. Without his instructions and carefulness to make you adhere to properly constructing you program this would not be possible.
The way he instructs you to write programs with the new modernization techniques will have your programs running faster and more efficiently saving your company processor time. Jeff (Red) Koon
He taught us not to simply copy other developer’s code, but to think about the best way to use RPG to write well-constructed, lasting and maintainable programs. He ushered students like me into the community by taking us to WMCPA meetings and introducing us to big names in the IBM i industry, like Scott Klement, John and Susan Paris and Mike Pavlak. Most of all, he posted job openings weekly and made it a priority to bring software company recruiters to us. If it were not for Jim, I would not have landed a job at Master’s Gallery in June of 2010.
Since my school years I have kept in contact with Jim attending WMCPA conferences, meetings and working on IBM i projects like the standardized certification for RPGLE that is now distributed at COMMON. I have never seen anyone in the industry more dedicated to the advancement and preservation of the IBM i platform. Brian Lannoye
Over the years he has taught and helped students to become programmers where some go on to succeed to become business leaders. Benjamin Leon