Lunch & Learn Series

Technical tips and demos for IBM i developers from May 2024.

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Virtual RPG & DB2 Summit

Discover the true power of IBM i at the Virtual RPG & DB2 Summit, October 20 – 26, 2021!

Join the top IBM i development experts to learn how to wow your users with innovative applications built with IBM i data and business logic.

Upgrade your skills with the latest on modernization, web services, APIs, and open source. Find out how to architect IBM i applications for future flexibility. Work magic with your data.

You'll walk away with loads of practical, detailed information to help you deliver amazing IBM i applications faster than ever.

RPG & DB2 Summit

  • Practical skills that you can use immediately
  • Tips and techniques for faster coding
  • The best way to architect applications for the future
  • Open source technologies for IBM i
  • How to improve your productivity

Mentoring from Top Experts

Learn from the industry's premier experts — Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, and Paul Tuohy — along with their own personal gurus Liam Allan, Ted Holt, Scott Forstie and other trusted friends. Attendees find Summit speakers uniquely approachable because each of them thrives on meeting other IBM i enthusiasts and brainstorming ways to solve sticky problems.

"The interaction with the IBM i rock stars is incredible!"


What You Will Learn

The Summit focuses on the critical skills you need to excel with today's IBM i development — SQL, open source, RPG, Free Form, DB2, ILE, RSE/RDi, web services, and leveraging your IBM i data and business logic for web and mobile apps. Whether you're new to RPG or a seasoned pro, you'll go deep into tips and techniques that help you work smarter and faster.

"I wish I had attended years ago. The amount of good
technical information was astounding."


Knowledge Sharing with New Staff

Escape day-to-day distractions to focus on merging the skills and knowledge of senior and newer staff. It's the perfect environment to share expertise and build exceptionally productive relationships. Include your entire team to spark new energy and inspire collaboration.

"This is exactly what I needed to start working in an RPG world."


The Buzz from the Summit

These Summit attendees are real people doing real IBM i development on a daily basis, just like you. They'll tell it to you straight!

"The RPG & DB2 Summit was awesome!
I'm already using some of the things I learned."


Past Events

Take a photographic tour of RPG & DB2 Summit events from March 2007 to the present.

"Every time I attend I find more and better ways to perform my job."



Single Group (3+)
Standard $595 $545
Super Saver
(before Sept. 24)
$495 $445

ALUMNI RATES (with Summit ID)

Single Group (3+)
Standard $495 $445
Super Saver
(before Sept. 24)
$395 $375

Group Discounts: Create your own group! Contact us for a group discount code and special rates for 6+ people.

See rate details, including cancellation policy.


SiD Services & Events

Custom Training

As the SiD team or as individuals, Susan Gantner and Jon Paris offer a wide range of custom services to help you leverage key IBM i technologies in your unique environment.

Deep Dive Workshops

Take a giant leap forward in one of today's critical IBM i development skills. These live workshops offer a half day of in-depth learning with practical code examples and handouts to continue using as a reference.

Summit Lunch & Learn

Available free through April 30, 2024, these 75-minute sessions cover technical tips and IBM i development tool demos. Featuring Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, and their ISV guests.