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Session Grid

This Session Grid presents the entire RPG & DB2 Summit line-up. The first day consists solely of optional Headstart Workshops. Next comes the 3-day Conference, with each conference day offering four tracks of interactive sessions plus plenty of opportunities to network with speakers, other attendees, and the vendors whose products make your jobs easier.

Click on the and next to a day to view or hide the schedule. You can also view a list of sessions, sessions by speaker or have a look at the Session Roadmap.

*** ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (EDT) ***


  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Pre-Conference Day

EDT RPG Track 1
11:00 - 1:00 Zoom Technology Testing
Jon Paris, Paul Tuohy & Susan Gantner
2:00 - 3:15 RPG Free Form in a Nutshell
Susan Gantner

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


  Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - Conference Day 1

EDT RPG Track 1 RPG Track 2
8:30 - 9:15 Opening Session
Paul Tuohy
9:30 - 10:45 Configuring RDi for RPG Development
Charles Guarino
What's new in RPG for 7.4
Barbara Morris
11:00 - 12:15 Impress Your Boss with Open Source
Alan Seiden
What's New in RDi?
Susan Gantner
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch Break
1:15 - 2:30 Modern Approach to Exception/Error Handling
Paul Tuohy
Db2 for i - Strategy, Enhancements & more
Scott Forstie
2:45 - 4:00 Understanding Git
Stephanie Rabbani
21st Century RPG Data Structures
Jon Paris

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


  Thursday, April 2, 2020 - Conference Day 2

EDT RPG Track 1 RPG Track 2
8:30 - 9:15 Build an IBM i Web App in Under 10 Minutes
CNX
Rob Swanson
9:30 - 10:45 What is a Modern RPG Application?
Paul Tuohy
Advanced SQL Coding
Robert Bestgen
11:00 - 12:15 Consuming Web Services with RPG
Charles Guarino
Quick Wins on Improving SQL Performance
Robert Bestgen
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch Break
1:15 - 2:30 Access Client Solutions (ACS) for Pgmrs
Paul Tuohy
SQL Procedure Language for RPGers
Ted Holt
2:45 - 4:00 Node.js & Db2 for i - Best friends
Liam Allan
All New: 30 MORE SQL Tips in 60 Minutes
Ted Holt

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


  Friday, April 3, 2020 - Conference Day 3

EDT RPG Track 1 RPG Track 2
8:30 - 9:15 Profound Logic: Agile Modernization for IBM i
Profound
Ted Holt
9:30 - 10:45 Refactoring RPG: What, Why & How
Ted Holt
Best Practices for File Design
Robert Bestgen
11:00 - 12:15 Creating & processing JSON with RPG
Jon Paris
Best Practices for Modern RPG Coding
Barbara Morris
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch Break
1:15 - 2:30 Programming RPG With Style
Paul Tuohy
IBM i (SQL) Services for the Developer
Sue Romano
2:45 - 4:00 Debugging with RDi
Susan Gantner
RPG Does Dropbox and Texting
Charles Guarino & Mike Larsen

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


  Monday, April 6, 2020 - Conference Day 4

EDT RPG Track 1 RPG Track 2
8:30 - 9:15 DevOps toolstack on the i - Modern tools
Arcad
9:30 - 10:45 Extending RPG with Db2 for i Functions
Liam Allan
Embedded SQL - Beyond the Basics
Paul Tuohy
11:00 - 12:15 Jon's Favorite RPG Tips
Jon Paris
Database Engineering 101
Scott Forstie
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch Break
1:15 - 2:30 Creating Web Services With IBM's IWS
Jon Paris
Hidden Gems in Db2 for i
Scott Forstie
2:45 - 4:00 Business Uses of Python
Mike Pavlak
ILE: Procedures, Modules & SRVPGMs by Example
Susan Gantner

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - Conference Day 5

EDT RPG Track 1 RPG Track 2
8:30 - 9:15 DevOps and CI/CD Pipelines in the IBM i World
Midrange Dynamics
Donna Westmoreland
9:30 - 10:45 ILE Activation Groups
Susan Gantner
Analyze your Data Using DB2 SQL OLAP Support
Robert Bestgen
11:00 - 12:15 RPG's XML-INTO, DATA-INTO & DATA-GEN
Barbara Morris
Building a Web App in One Hour
Liam Allan
12:15 - 1:10 Lunch Break
1:10 - 1:15 Group Photo
Jon Paris, Paul Tuohy & Susan Gantner
1:15 - 2:30 Handling the Weird Stuff in RPG Programs
Paul Tuohy
Getting the Most Out of SQL Joins
Robert Bestgen
2:45 - 4:00 XML-INTO and DATA-INTO
Jon Paris
Best practices for the SQL developer
Scott Forstie & Rob Bestgen
4:00 - 4:!5 RPG & DB2 Summit Wrap-Up and Feedback
Jon Paris, Paul Tuohy & Susan Gantner

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


  Thursday, April 9, 2020 - Workshop Day

EDT Headstart Track 1 Headstart Track 2
8:30 - 5:30 Hands On: Procedures & Service Programs
Susan Gantner
Hands On: Intermediate SQL for RPG Developers
Paul Tuohy

Schedule of sessions and/or speakers are subject to change


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