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    IBM i Technical Conference

    July19–21, 2018 - Costa Mesa

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Technical Conference Overview

Three Days of Inspiration!

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2018, Costa Mesa, California

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

#OceanTechCon18

2018 Modernization and Professional Development

Thursday, July 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

National University

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

Technical Conference

Friday, July 20, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 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.

Labs & Workshops

Saturday, July 21, 2018
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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OCEAN TechCon18
IBM i Technical Conference

July 19–21, 2018 - Costa Mesa

Synchronous Multi-platform Deployment & Modernization at Hormel Foods and System U - Floyd Del Muro– Arcad Software

Create IBM i Web and Mobile Dashboard Apps with No Programming Robert Swanson - CNX

(unless you want to)

35 Hour Backups Done In 4 Hours Derek Henderson - Cybernetics

Fresche Strategies for IBM i Modernization Success Mike Pavlak & Eamon Musallam – Fresche Solutions

Lunch and Networking

Rapid Application Modernization Daniel Moriarty - LANSA

What’s New in Profound UI 6 and Profound.js Brian May Profound Logic

How to Build a Node.js and Angular Application on IBM i Dan Magid & Dave Romo Rocket Software

End of Sessions
 

Thursday Track 2

Professional Development

LinkedIn is NOT a Job Search Tool - Strategically Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn to become a more valuable asset to your organization Greg Johnson

Communicating Outside the Code Linda ONeil

Overcoming the Legacy Label Alan Seiden

Building the Next Generation of IBM i Professionals Brian May

Lunch and Networking

Flourish! Non-Technical Strategies to Maximize Your Success Eamon Musallam

Water Cooler Topics – I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours Charlie Guarino

Mindfulness at Work Alan Seiden

End of Sessions
 

Art of the Possible Tim Rowe

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Watson Case Studies Tim Rowe

REST Web Services Tim Rowe

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Plan your ROI Modernization Strategy Knowing Common Hurdles and Planning Practices Floyd Del Muro

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Lessons Learned from an AS400 Hack Carol Woodbury

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

Programming RPG with Style Paul Tuohy

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Organizing an ILE Application Brian May

DATA-INTO: Like XML-INTO but for JSON, CSV...You Name it! Barbara Morris

Lunch and Vendor Expo

What’s New for RPG in 7.3 and Later TRs Barbara Morris

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Controlling Tesla Model 3 from IBM i using Open Source and Node.js Alex Roytman

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

PHP & Database Access Erwin Earley

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Writing Better SQL Jim Denton

RPG Talks To Watson Paul Tuohy

Lunch and Vendor Expo

What is Wrong with My Database Jim Denton

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

SQL Programming: Procedures, Triggers, & Functions Jim Denton

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

CSS Patrick Behr

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Open Source with POWER 9 Alan Seiden

Turn on the LAMP - Please ! Erwin Earley

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Business Uses of Python Mike Pavlak

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

30 PHP Tips in 60 Minutes Mike Pavlak

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

Git for Open Source & Source Control Stephanie Rabbani

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Secure Your Web App Stephanie Rabbani

APIs & the Modern User Experience Dan Magid, Charles Jones

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Interactive JavaScript, CSS & HTML Patrick Behr

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Building Reusable APIs Stephanie Rabbani

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

Look What You Can Do with RDi Susan Gantner

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

RDI: Even Better with iSphere Susan Gantner

GUI Design Concepts for the 5250 Developer Brian May

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Access Client Solutions (ACS) Paul Tuohy

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

RPG: The Power of the Prototype Susan Gantner

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

Best Practices for the IBMi Security Administrator Carol Woodbury

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Applying IBM i Security Features Carol Woodbury

Latest News on POWER9 Announcements Charlie Berry

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Setting up Linux on Power Erwin Earley

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Backup IBM i Data to the Cloud Tim Rowe

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

Schedule for Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Workshops and Labs


  • IBM i Systems Management / Access Workshop

    Tim Rowe

    jQuery Master Class

    National University

    Lunch included !
    If you are a Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, or Manager, you will want to attend this workshop to become familiar with the modern IBM i Operating System. We will take a look at some of the key technologies that are considered modern, including diving into the POWER9 processor and how applications can take advantage of technologies today.

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  • DB2 and SQL
    Workshop


    Jim Denton

    SQL BootCamp

    National University

    Lunch included !
    Learn about the latest DB2 for i features directly from IBM. Discover indexing technology including features that are unique to Db2 for i, how the optimizer can take advantage of indexes to improve performance, and a simple roadmap for maximizing performance with minimal effort. Please see the session abstract for more details.

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  • Procedures and Service Programs - Hands-on Lab

    Susan Gantner

    security

    National University

    Lunch included !
    In this full-day hands-on workshop, Susan will explain the advantages of using procedures to modularize your code and show you just how to utilize them to best advantage. We will start with the details of coding procedures - the syntax as well as the best practices for using them as a means of structuring your code.

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  • Python
    Hands-on Lab


    Mike Pavlak

    security

    National University

    Lunch included !
    Python is a language that has been perceived as infrastructure or plumbing in the IT department, much like CL. While this is an excellent use for Python, it has emerged as a strategic language for application development, too. In this workshop we’ll explore the implementation, syntax and application use cases of Python on IBM i.

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  • Open i – Exploring Open Source Solutions on IBM i
    Workshop

    Erwin Earley

    security

    National University

    Lunch included !
    This workshop will explore a number of popular open source solutions available for IBM i including PHP, SAMBA, node.js, Ruby, and python.

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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, 2018. Please email OCEAN VP Conference Chair, Margaret Matthews, at margaret@OCEANUserGroup.org to request a refund. No refunds will be issued for requests made after July 5, 2018.

Hotels Nearby

Ayres Hotel & Suites
Costa Mesa

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

Double Tree by Hilton
Orange Country Airport

7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, California, 92707-5753
Phone: 714.751.2400

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