Conference Tracks and Sessions

View our 2017 Session Schedule to see the conference session grid. Please note that it's subject to change.


70 Sessions in Seven Skills Categories

 

Because NEUGC offers so many sessions and labs, it’s easy to get lost in our schedule. To help you get the most out of your days, we’ve indicated six skills categories to keep you on track. Of course, you are welcome to choose sessions from any track at any time based on your interests. 

Programming Tools    View Sessions 

If you write new software or maintain existing RPG applications, you’ll learn about the latest techniques for RPG IV and ILE. Plus, no matter what language you use, you will want experience with the Rational Development Tools that will make you more productive. 


RPG

  • Easily Modify Report Programs (Because You Have Better Things to Do)
  • RPG your XML
  • Introduction to Processing XML in RPG and SQL Too!

  • Application Developer Modernization Jumpstart

  • RPG Tools to Make Your Life Easier

  • What's New in RPG

  • Advanced Data Structures ( *Now with Free-Form! )

  • RPG Open Access - By Example

  • ILE Activation Groups and Binder Language


Open Source

  • First Step Into Cloud
  • IBM i IFS Containers
  • The Why and How: Open Source on IBM i
  • Node.js transacts with DB2 and RPG


Ruby on Rails 

  • Intro to Ruby
  • Intro to Rails


RDi/RSE

  • The ABC's of RDi Shortcuts
  • The Less Frequent RDi FAQ's - More stuff to know!

  • Look What You Can Do with RDi

  • Debugging with RDi

  • Designing DDS Screens & Reports with RDi 


PHP

  • My Favorite Zend Studio Tips & Techniques

  • 30 PHP Tips on IBM i in 60 Minutes (All Levels)

  • PHP and RPG Integration Examples

  • Exploring DB2 Data Access in PHP (Beginner)

  • What's New with Zend Server for IBM i (Beginner)

  • PHP Standard Error Processing (Beginner)

  • PHP 101 for IBM i (Beginner)


SQL and Database    View Sessions 

Learn the latest techniques for using SQL (Structured Query Language), the modern way to manage your data. 


SQL

  • The SQL Procedures Language in a Nutshell
  • Thirty SQL Tips in Sixty Minutes
  • Achieving Good Performance with SQL on DB2 i
  • Moving from DDS to SQL
  • Writing SQL Stored Procedures and Functions
  • SQL Writing Tips and Techniques
  • SQL Stored Procedures and Application Modernization
  • Advanced SQL Topics
  • SQL (Some quick Lessons) in SQL
  • The Why and How of the iModernize(d) Application Architecture


DB2

  • What's New in DB2 for i


Systems Management and Performance    View Sessions

This track includes sessions on upgrade planning, performance tuning, high availability, Logical Partition (LPAR) considerations and sessions on the Hardware Management Console (HMC), Navigator for i, and other systems management tools provided with the IBM i operating system.


  • Why Move to IBM i 7.3
  • What you need to know when upgrading IBM i to 7.3
  • Tips and Tricks to improve system performance and save disk space
  • Water Cooler Topics – I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours
  • GOLF (Get Off Laggard Files) on IBM i
  • Art of the Possible - IBM i in the Modern World
  • Avoid the Green Screen of Death
  • HMC, IBM i, FSP, and Firmware
  • No i Access for Windows 10?   No worries - Access Client Solutions is ready to meet the challenge 
  • Cool Things in Navigator to be a Rock Star Administrator


* GOLF (Get Off Laggard Files) on IBM i
* What you need to know when upgrading IBM i to 7.3
* Tips and Tricks to improve system performance and save disk space
* HMC, IBM i, FSP, and Firmware
* Cool things in Navigator to be a Rock Star Superstar
* Avoid the Green Screen of Death
* Water Cooler Topics – I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours

Security   View Sessions

From the beginning, security was designed as an integral part of the IBM i operating system. These sessions will help you take the best advantage of the platform’s inherent security features.


  • IFS Security: Don't Leave Your Server Vulnerable
  • Data Breaches: Is IBM i Really at Risk?
  • Configuring and Using IBM i Auditing Features
  • 7 Habits of Highly Secure Organizations


Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity  View Sessions

Be a DR hero! Plan now for maximum uptime and availability for your IT infrastructure no matter what comes your way


  • Disasters - Top of Mind thinking for your Family
  • Breaking Bad DR Habits
  • Building a DR Plan for Today’s Business
  • HA Business Resiliency - Driving the Value


6 IBM
* IBM i Trends & Directions 
* IBM i 7.3 Overview
* Bringing Sexy to IBM i
* Mobile and Accessing your IBM i 
* No i Access for Windows 10?   No worries - Access Client Solutions is ready to meet the challenge 
IBM
* IBM i Trends & Directions 
* IBM i 7.3 Overview
* Bringing Sexy to IBM i
* Mobile and Accessing your IBM i 
* No i Access for Windows 10?   No worries - Access Client Solutions is ready to meet the challenge 

Mobile / Web Enablement   View Sessions

  • Real-world IBM i Companies Using Mobile to Improve Business
  • Designing Responsive IBM i Web and Mobile Applications

  • Trends / Approaches / Solutions Regarding Modernization

  • Web Mastery with Java Script

  • Easy Web Reports and Documents with JODReports

  • Mobile and Accessing your IBM i

Leadership    View Sessions

  • What’s Your Communication Style? – Minimize Confusion & Conflict
  • Being a Leader of Character
  • Getting a Seat at the Table
  • Building an Impactful Team Takes Everyone