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July 17, 2021 - OCEAN In-Person Special Event
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Category: Events


Saturday, July 17, 2021 - OCEAN In-Person Special Event..

Have Fun, Re-Connect with Your Peers, and Increase Your IT Skills!



Liam Allan, Charles Guarino, Alex Roytman, and more IBM i Innovators & Experts to be announced very soon.


Registration Fee: OCEAN Members $20, Non-Members $50 (includes free validated self-parking)

If the registration fee is an issue, please let us know because scholarships are available.

A 12-Month OCEAN membership is $80 for Individuals and $250 for Corporations. A Corporate Membership would allow your entire staff to attend at the member rate.

Event Location: Avenue of the Arts Hotel - Costa Mesa, CA

Advance registration by Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm PT is required. 





8:00 am - Check-In - Coffee/Tea, Pastries
8:30 am - Water Cooler Topics - Charles Guarino
9:30 am - Full Breakfast/Social Time
10:00 am - The Low-code / No-code Movement - Alex Roytman
Visual Studio Code & IBM i – Liam Allan

What is in your toolbox? – Jorge Sanguinetti

11:45 am - Wrap-Up/Door Prizes

Water Cooler Topics – Charlie GuarinoWith our industry changing so fast you never know what’s current and what’s not. This session will discuss a variety of topics, all relevant to our community as IT professionals. But you won’t just sit there passively. Like any water cooler discussion, you’ll be asked to participate with your own opinions on current topics. You can expect the actual topics to be very timely and career-worthy, so the next time you’re at your own water cooler you’ll sound like a pro! 

The Low-code / No-code Movement – Alex Roytman - It used to be that we measured programmers’ productivity by counting lines of code. Yet, in a recent interview, Elon Musk declared that the best developers accomplish their goals with as little code as possible. Having less code certainly does increase flexibility and reduces technical debt! But how do you get things done by writing less code rather than more? In this session, we’ll explore the new Low-code / No-code movement and why the idea of writing less code might just make sense for your IT environment. 

Visual Studio Code and IBM i – Liam Allan 

What is in your toolbox? – Jorge SanguinettiJorge will share his experience learning other technologies (Node.js, Javascript, TypeScript, Angular, React, MongoDB, Laravel, Lumen, Adonis, Express.. etc) and trying to relate them into his daily work on IBM i. Jorge believes these technologies bring a different mindset to face your work. 

 Liam Allan, IBM Champion and consultant with Seiden Group, helps IBM i development teams transform their applications and bridge the gap between traditional and modern development practices. He specializes in DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PHP, PASE and open source.  Founder of Works of Barry, he also supports the community by creating open source tools—such as the ILEditor and NetRPG—that make IBM i development more intuitive for the next generation. He also co-hosts the IBM Bi-Weekly technical podcast. 

Liam’s passion for bringing IBM i and the world of open source closer together has earned him two COMMON Innovation Awards. After joining the Club Seiden open source community in 2015, he quickly earned high standing among the IBM i development community. In early 2016, COMMON named him recipient of the Student Innovation Award, and he found himself on the speaking circuit teaching audiences his techniques for integrating open source with RPG. IBM further honored his work by naming him a “Fresh Face of IBM i” and, soon after, an IBM Champion. Most recently, COMMON presented him with the 2019 Innovation Award for his work on barryCI.  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/worksofbarry  Twitter: @notesofbarry


With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. Since 1995 he has been founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition to being a professional speaker across the United States and Europe, he is a frequent contributor of technical and strategic articles and webcasts for the IT community. He is a member of COMMON’s Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame and The Long Island Software and Technology Network’s Twenty Top Techies. In 2015 Charles became the proud recipient of the Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship Award. Additionally, he currently serves as a member of COMMON’s Strategic Education Team (SET) and is also the monthly Q&A host and chairman of the speaker committee for LISUG, a Long Island IBM i User’s Group www.lisug.org. Charles can be reached at [email protected].
LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/guarinocharles  Twitter - @charlieguarino


 Alex Roytman is the founder and CEO of Profound Logic. He is a Node.js and RPG educator who shares his knowledge at user groups and events around the world. His decades of experience and passion in the field of Web and Mobile development have led his company to create many popular modernization tools, win multiple awards for innovation, earn a patent for modernization technology, and gain over a thousand loyal customers in more than 50 countries.









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