• EPiC OCEAN 2016 IBM i
    Technical Conference

    July21–23, 2016 - Costa Mesa

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    Technical Conference

    Over 50 Sessions

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    Technical Conference

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EPIC Technical Conference Overview

Three Days of Inspiration!

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2016, Costa Mesa, California

Technically, We’re passionate about continuing education on the IBM Power Systems platform !

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Professional Development and Modernization

Thursday, July 21, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

National University

Showcasing the lastest IBM i technical products focusing on IBM i and IBM Power Systems platform

Technical Conference

Friday, July 22, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

National University

Full day of technical presentations focusing on all aspects of IT from strategic directions to drilling down into today’s latest technologies plus the Vendor Solutions Expo. Keynote presentation by IBM executive Alison Butterill

Labs & Workshops

Saturday, July 23, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

National University

Hands-on learning labs to tune up your skill sets.
Lunch is included !

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EPiC OCEAN 2016 IBM i
Technical Conference

July 21–23, 2016 - Costa Mesa

Schedule for Thursday, July 21, 2016 - updated as of June 23, 2016

Build RESTful API's From Your Existing IBM i Assets Gus Delgado

Modernizing IBMi Documents with TLAForms Keith Suedkamp

Introducing Valence 5 Robert Swanson - CNX

a Modern Web & Mobile Framework for RPGers

Your Modernization Project Isn't Complete Diana Stater

Without Graphical, Web and Mobile Reporting and Business Intelligence

Lunch and Networking

OpenLayer – Your bridge between IBM-I and Cloud Vijai Garg

Fresche - IBM i Modernization Success Eamon Musallam

Modernizing IBM i Operations Chris Bremer - Dynamic Solutions

Profound UI Alex Roytman - Profound Logic

The Key to Unlocking True IBM i Enterprise Modernization

End of Sessions
 

Thursday Track 2

Professional Development

Management by the Movies Steven Wolk

Accelerate Your Excel! Steven Wolk

Glossophobia or Fear of Public Speaking Charles Guarino

Importance of Modernizing Your IT SKills Bob Langieri

Lunch and Networking

Application Developer Modernization Jump Start Charles Guarino

Hiring and Retaining Development Talent Brian May

Social Media Skills Orlando Ferrer

Programmer Productivity Philip Yurchuk

End of Sessions
 

Schedule for Friday, July 22, 2016- updated as of June 23, 2016

Keynote Presentation Alison Butterill

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

What's Happening in the world of Application Development on the IBM i Alison Butterill

Mobile To Go Alison Butterill

Lunch and Vendor Expo

The Power Grid: Where will we be without it? Paul Forney

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

BiModel-IT & Citizen Integration with IBM i Vijai Garg

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Buffet Dinner

Avenue of the Arts Hotel

Shallow Dive into Database Modernization Patrick Behr

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

SQL Routines - Developing Flexible & Reusable SQL Procedures Dan Cruikshank

SQL Easy as Magic! Steven Wolk

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Modernizing IBM i Apps - Moving from RPG to SQL Using Open Access Dan Cruikshank

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Modernizing IBM i Apps - Database Reengineering Dan Cruikshank

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Buffet Dinner

Avenue of the Arts Hotel

Organizing an ILE Application Brian May

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Getting a Handle on RPG Open Access Alex Roytman

Data Structures & Arrays: Brian May

Making them work for you

Lunch and Vendor Expo

The "Best Stuff" of Advanced RDi Topics Charles Guarino

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

PHP Web Security in an Insecure World Mike Pavlak

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Buffet Dinner

Avenue of the Arts Hotel

Free Open Source PHP Utilities Mike Pavlak

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

30 PHP Tips in 60 Minutes. Mike Pavlak

A SMART Approach to Web and Mobile on IBM i Eamon Musallam

Lunch and Vendor Expo

From Node.JS to Angular.JS and Everything in Between David Aktary

Navigating Frameworks, Libraries, and Design Patterns in JavaScript

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Moving to HTML5 Brian May

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Buffet Dinner

Avenue of the Arts Hotel

Putting the Pedal to the Metal for Web Services on IBM i Charles Guarino

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

From Modernization to DevOps: Floyd Del Muro

Faster Value at Minimum Risk

JavaScript & JSON a Match Made in the Browser Pete Helgren

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Developing Defensible Web Applications on IBM i Pete Helgren

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Ruby on Rails on IBM i Pete Helgren

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Buffet Dinner

Avenue of the Arts Hotel

Replacing Humans with Machines: IBM i in the Era of Cloud Clayton Weise

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

When Management Turns its Back on Security Carol Woodbury

Guidelines for the IBM i Security Administrator Carol Woodbury

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Command Jeopardy Steven Wolk

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Mission: Possible! Journaling Forensics 101 Steven Wolk

(with Free Tools)

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Buffet Dinner

Avenue of the Arts Hotel

Daily Care & Feeding of IBM i Larry Bolhuis

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Rapid Fire Administration Larry Bolhuis

Systems Administration

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Power Systems Virtualization, the Nuts and the Bolts Larry Bolhuis

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

IBM i Advanced IP Networking & Troubleshooting Larry Bolhuis

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Buffet Dinner

Avenue of the Arts Hotel

Dynamic Solutions Chris Bremer

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Building No Code Apps for the DB2 and AS400: The Four Pillars of the Modern App Stephen Boals

Perform Modernization Magic with Profound UI and RPG Open Access Alex Roytman

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Proplus Vijai Garg

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

No Session

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Buffet Dinner

Avenue of the Arts Hotel

Schedule for Saturday, July 23, 2016 - Workshops and Labs


  • DB2 and SQL
    Boot Camp

    Dan Cruikshank of IBM

    SQL BootCamp

    National University

    Lunch included ! Topics to be covered include a Data Modeling Overview, Data Centric Development, IBM Data Studio (IDS) for the IBM i Database Analyst role, DB2 for i SQL indexing Technology and Management and Row Column Access Control (RCAC). See registration for software prerequisites.

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  • IBM i Security Essentials
    Boot Camp

    Carol Woodbury of Help Systems

    security

    National University

    Lunch included ! Attendees will gain a good fundamental understanding of security essentials, including IBM i Security from the Ground Up, Getting the Most out of the Audit Journal, a Step by Step Approach to Implementing Object Level Security, and What’s New in IBM i Security in V7R2 and V7R3.

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  • IBM i Systems Management Boot Camp

    Larry Bolhuis

    jQuery Master Class

    National University

    Lunch included ! Attend this boot camp to discuss keeping things current, along with best practices on your HMC, your System, and the IBM i Operating system. Day-to-day systems management tasks including monitoring, some system tuning, system clean-up, and spooled file handling will also be discussed.

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Venue

OCEAN Technical Conference Will Be Held At

National University

Costa Mesa Campus

3390 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Cancellation Policy: Conference fees, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be refunded if a cancellation request is received prior to July 6, 2016. Please email OCEAN President, Margaret Matthews, at margaret@OCEANUserGroup.org to request a refund. No refunds will be issued for requests made after July 6, 2016.

Hotels Nearby

Ayres Hotel & Suites
Costa Mesa

325 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714.549.0300

Avenue of the Arts
Hotel

3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714.751.5100

Courtyard by Marriott
South Coast Metro

3002 S Harbor Blvd,Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (714) 545-1001

Sponsors

Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of our event.

Please visit these sponsors in the Vendor Expo

Vendor Expo

Additional Sponsorship Provided by

Membership

Benefits of Membership

Benefits of being a member of the OCEAN User Group

As we move into a new era of technology, it is critical that we are aware of how and when to implement technology at our companies. At OCEAN, we hope to provide a venue so that you can get an overview and education in many of these new technologies that will enable you to be an informed professional.

OCEAN Members get a discount off the registration price for our annual Technical Conference, which helps to justify the cost of membership. Being a member of OCEAN automatically makes you a member of COMMON and saves you the membership fee portion of COMMON.

Types of Membership

Individual Membership – $80 - This is a membership for one person. (Please note that companies with two or three employees can save money by purchasing multiple individual memberships rather than a Corporate Membership.) Allows full access to the OCEAN website, free access to OCEAN’s monthly meetings (including food & refreshments), a discount on the OCEAN Technical Conference and eligibility for OCEAN special members only education events, and membership in COMMON.

Corporate Membership – $250 – This membership is for companies that want to sign up four or more employees as OCEAN Members. Up to five persons may attend each monthly meeting, and an unlimited number can attend the annual technical conference at the member rate. Allows full access to the OCEAN website, free access to OCEAN’s monthly meetings (including food & refreshments), a discount on the OCEAN Technical Conference and eligibility for OCEAN special members only education events, and membership in COMMON.


Non-members – Your first meeting is FREE! The monthly meeting fee is $20 (dinner & parking included), except for special meetings at a hotel for which the fee is $40 (dinner & validated self-parking included). Sign up for our mailing list to receive notice of OCEAN meetings and special events.

Dress Code - The dress code for all OCEAN events is business casual, except for Saturday labs which are casual.

Get in touch

Contact info

We would love to hear from you. Please contact us.

OCEAN Board of Directors: Email: oceanboard@oceanusergroup.org