• OCEAN Tech Con 2017
    IBM i Technical Conference

    July20–22, 2017 - Costa Mesa

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  • OCEAN Tech Con 2017
    IBM i Technical Conference

    Over 45 Sessions

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    IBM i Technical Conference

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Technical Conference Overview

Three Days of Inspiration!

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2017, Costa Mesa, California

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

#OceanTech17

2017 Tech Trends and Professional Development

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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 21, 2017
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 22, 2017
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 Tech Con 2017
IBM i Technical Conference

July 20–22, 2017 - Costa Mesa

Schedule for Thursday, July 20, 2017 - updated as of June 19, 2017

DevOps on the IBM i - Continuous Integration (CI) Floyd Del Muro– Arcad Software

Building a strategy for IBM i using Arcad Software, Git, Jenkins and JIRA

On the Road to IBM i Modernization SuccessFresche Solutions - Eamon Musallam

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

(unless you want to)

The Role of APIs and Web Services in the Era of Digital Business Transformation Robert Young, Dan Magid - Rocket Software

Lunch and Networking

Low Code Web Development Grant Smith - LANSA

e Mobile Applications, Empowering Field Personnel David Engberg - Vanguard Systems

Profound.js: The Future of Open Source Development on IBM i Alex Roytman - Profound Logic

End of Sessions
 

Thursday Track 2

Professional Development

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

Moving from Developer to Manager Ron Anderson

How to Give an Effective (Great) Presentation AND How NOT to Write an Email Curt Schwinck

Agile Development Alex Shojaei

Lunch and Networking

Using DB2 and SQL with Open Source Languages on IBM i Alan Seiden

Making the Most of Your Career: A Roadmap to Success Bob Langieri

At Ease! Relax your Neck-Back-Shoulders at the Keyboard Alan Seiden

End of Sessions
 

Schedule for Friday, July 21, 2017- updated as of June 19, 2017

DB2 & PHP Essentials Alan Seiden

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

What’s New in DB2 for i Scott Forstie

Modernize Application Development with SQL Services Scott Forstie

Lunch and Vendor Expo

My Database Tools are Better than Your Database Tools Scott Forstie& Jesse Gorzinski

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

REST Web Services for Everyday RPG and SQL Consumption i Charles Guarino

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

RPG! It’s Alive with New Treasures! Charles Guarino

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

The ABC’s of RDi Shortcuts Charles Guarino

Say Yes To Change Ted Holt

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Fun!(damental) & Fun!(ctional) Table-driven Programming Ted Holt

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

The SQL Procedures Language in a Nutshell Ted Holt

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

Overview of Open Source on IBM i Jesse Gorzinski

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Constellations on IBM i – Orion, Git and RPG Jesse Gorzinski

PHP & RPG Integration Examples Mike Pavlak

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Intro to Python Mike Pavlak

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Mobile First With PHP & IBM i Mike Pavlak

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

Node.js transacts with DB2 & RPG Aaron Bartell

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

WebSockets Node.js IBM i & Watson Aaron Bartell

The World of Node.js on IBM i Scott Klement

Lunch and Vendor Expo

Working with JSON in RPG with YAJL Scott Klement

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Intro to Git Aaron Bartell

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

IBM i Security for Programmers Robin Tatum

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

Apache Web Server Magic on IBM i Alan Seiden

Connecting Your IBM i to the Cloud Dave Romo

Lunch and Vendor Expo

JavaScript For Beginners Greg Patterson

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Designing Responsive IBM i Mobile Web Applications Greg Patterson

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

IBM i Services – Systems Admin and App Dev Top Use Cases Scott Forstie

Vendor Expo and Coffee Break

High Availability & Disaster Recovery Trends & Technology John Dunn

How to Deploy Security Profiles Properly Robin Tatum

Lunch and Vendor Expo

IBM i Security: The Good, the Bad & The Downright Ugly Robin Tatum

Vendor Expo and Refreshment Break

Manage PTF’s and monitor Systems with Administration Runtime Expert Jesse Gorzinski

End of Sessions
 

Evening Reception and Casual Buffet Dinner

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa

Schedule for Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Workshops and Labs


  • IBM i Systems Management / Access Workshop

    Jesse Gorzinski

    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 IBM i Access Client Solutions, which is the future. Participate in an interactive demo of the IBM i Mobile Access Solution, and also discover how to simplify your IBM i access, management, and applications development.

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  • DB2 and SQL
    Workshop

    Scott Forstie

    SQL BootCamp

    National University

    Lunch included !
    Learn about the latest DB2 for i features directly from the DB2 for i Business Architect. Discover how time-based business requirements can be solved with data-centric technology, how to satisfy the important mandates for securing data, get details on what’s possible in DB2 for i, plus leave with working examples of RCAC that will make this workshop a valuable investment.

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  • HTML/CSS
    JavaScript
    Hands-on Lab

    Patrick Behr

    security

    National University

    Lunch included !
    In this lab you will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We will cover the basic structure of a web page using HTML, and discuss some of the functionality and semantics provided in HTML5. We'll learn how to make our web pages look stunning using CSS, and how to make it easy to make application-wide changes with modular CSS using SASS, SMACSS, and BEM. Then we make our web page interactive (and reactive) using JavaScript.

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  • PHP
    Hands-on Lab

    Mike Pavlak

    security

    National University

    Lunch included !
    Attend this lab and learn the PHP Skills every developer needs for open source web development. This workshop includes 4 presentations with 4 corresponding lab sections covering all the fundamentals of PHP including variable use, arrays, function declarations, calls and more. As the IBM i is a significant part of our goals in these discussions we will explore the use of the new Open Source toolkit for calling RPG programs and CL Commands as well as database access using DB2 and MySQL.

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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, 2017. 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, 2017.

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