WMSUG February 2017 Meeting

Announcement for WMSUG & i-94 User Group meeting - Feb 22nd
*** Note - Special 4th Wednesday Date *** 


"Strategic Modernization with PHP" by Alan Seiden, Seiden Group 
You know you need to modernize your IBM i applications, but where to start? In this talk, Alan will inspire you with creative examples of modernization on IBM i that provide a strong return on investment while controlling risk. Learn how to choose projects with the best return on investment, and then complete them with confidence. We will lead an honest discussion of the most effective strategies. Can RPG programmers learn PHP? Yes. Can new PHP developers be integrated into an existing IT department? Yes. Both approaches have merit. See creative ways to use PHP, not only to create new GUI front-ends, but to add jazzy features to existing interactive RPG programs. Please your users and business people by incorporating PHP into your shop. 

During a recent broadcast of this talk to COMMON Europe, one attendee said: "Great intro for how to do modernization! Thank you!" 

Learning objectives: 
 - See how PHP and other open-source languages can satisfy business needs and today's users. 
 - How to get started with PHP 
 - How PHP integrates with RPG and traditional resources 

If you are not available to join the meeting in person, consider a visit via the web! 
- Go to https://hthackney.webex.com/hthackney/j.php?MTID=m3beb388700152247862aeaa77750fd8f 
- If prompted to Log in, click: join as a participant 
- Click "Join". 

You can use your telephone to listen to the audio portion of the webinar if it is not available through your computer. Long distance charges may apply.  
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 807 422 964 

About the Presenter: 
Alan Seiden founded Seiden Group to help the IBM i community create web and mobile applications by combining PHP, RPG, DB2, and Zend Framework. He does this while teaching people how to become experts themselves. Alan co-develops the open-source PHP Toolkit with IBM and was one of the first Zend Framework certified engineers, later cofounding the NYC Zend Framework Meetup. Alan was a charter member of IBM/COMMON's PHP Advisory Board and a consultant for IBM's manual PHP: Zend Core for i5/OS. An award winning speaker, Alan has been called "the performance guru of PHP on IBM i" and is a Zend Reseller Partner. 

Contact him at Seiden Group, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., http://www.SeidenGroup.com | alan@SeidenGroup.com | @alanseiden | 201-447-2437. Alan's free monthly PHP on IBM i newsletter: http://SeidenGroup.com/tips 


Meeting ends at Noon. 

Date:  Feb 22nd, 2017, Wednesday 
Time:  8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation
Place: The H.T. Hackney Co., 1180 58th Street SW,  Wyoming  MI,  49509.  
             Ph: 616-261-6656  (MAP)

Directions coming from the South: Take US-131 to EXIT 76 (68th street).  Turn Left (West) onto 68th street (up and over the 68th Street hill.) Go 0.3 miles to Clyde Park Ave.  Turn Right (North) onto Clyde Park.  Go 1.1 miles to 58th Street and turn Left (West).  Go 0.5 miles.  Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left. 

Directions coming from the North: Take US-131 to EXIT 78, (54th street), choose the center turn lane.  Turn wide Right (West) on 54th street.  Go 0.1 miles to Clyde Park Ave, moving into the left turn lane.  Turn Left (South) onto Clyde Park.  Go 0.6 miles to 58th Street and turn Right (West).  Go 0.5 miles.  Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left.

Parking is available in front of the building. Enter at the center doors. Members will be directed to the Multi-Purpose Conference Room. 

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