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April Meeting: Introduction to Python on IBM i

  • 19 Apr 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • IBM Global Solution Center, 1177 S Belt Line Rd, Coppell, TX 75019


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Come get your first look at Python and learn some of the basics! Also, learn about the product offerings that enable you to do software development with the language on the platform. Upon completing this class, you will be able to acquire, install, and use the language on IBM i, as well as extend its power using contributions from the larger open source community. We will also explore DB2 Data Access and IFS file system access as primary use cases for Python on IBM i.


Learning Objectives:

  • Installation of Python on IBM i.
  • Multiple methods of use and access
  • DB2 data access from Python
  • RPG program calls from Python
  • More goodies as time permits


We'll need to start earlier than usual this month: 6:30pm. We've got a lot to cover.

SPECIAL DOOR PRIZE this month: "Open Source Starter Guide for IBM i Developers," Pete Helgren. This book is just the right resources to take with you down the IBM i open source path!


Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that.  After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite.  Mike joined Zend Technologies as a Solutions Consultant working with the IBM sales team in 2008 and enjoys helping IBM i customers explore PHP as a state of the art solution for application modernization.  In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON the premier IBM midrange user group, Mike also teaches PHP classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.


Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, two dogs, two cats, a leopard spotted gecko, Russian tortoise, and a half dozen fish.

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