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POWERUp 2024

The COMMON community will gather again in-person to enjoy learning high quality IBM i education, networking with peers, industry experts, and solution providers, and growing together as a whole.

Session Schedule:

  • Monday, May 20 • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Using DevOps to Quickly React to Business Needs: DevOps ROI – by Andrew Clark
  • Monday, May 20 • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Git and IBM i – How to Build Your Source – by Jeff Tickner
  • Monday, May 20 • 2:45pm – 3:45pm: Git branch management for IBM i source; I want JUST the changes – by Jeff Tickner
  • Tuesday, May 21 • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: IBM i DevOps and Azure DevOps, Making It Work – by Jeff Tickner
  • Tuesday, May 21 • 5:15pm – 5:35pm: Use Value Stream Mapping to Improve Business Response – by Alan Ashley
  • Wednesday, May 22 • 10:30am – 11:30am: Test Data Management : Are You Compliant? – by Alan Ashley
  • Thursday, May 23 • 10:30am – 11:30am: Stop Reinventing the Wheel: Leveraging C/C++/Java Frameworks directly from RPGLE – by Andrew Clark

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Are you ready to POWERUp? Mark your calendars for May 20-23 to join ARCAD Software experts for education, networking and scenic views in Forth Worth, TX.

Our speakers :

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

DevOps Manager, ARCAD Software

Andrew Clark has been working on the IBM i platform for more than 30 years, beginning with the “secret Mankato Project” on a pre-release version of os/400, and an internship at IBM Rochester working on the Query team. He has development expertise in more than a dozen languages on multiple platforms, as well as a background in green-screen, Windows, mobile and web development. His major responsibilities included coordinating developers from four different offices in three different continents while still maintaining Architect responsibilities. He is proficient at everything DB/SQL on IBM i, and has extensive experience in the entire DevOps lifecycle.

Jeff Tickner

Jeff Tickner

CTO, ARCAD Software

Jeff Tickner is CTO, North America for ARCAD Software. He has worked in the Application Lifecyle Management sector on the IBM i for 22 years. He leads client engagements in product implementation and training, including ARCAD for DevOps, ARCAD Transformer for application modernization, and ARCAD Verifier test automation. Jeff lends his expertise in the DevTestOps field as frequent speaker at conferences around the world.

Alan Ashley

Alan Ashley

Solution Architect, ARCAD Software

Alan has been in support and promotion of the IBM i platform for over 30 years and is the Presales Consultant for DevOps on IBM i role with ARCAD Software. Prior to joining ARCAD Software, he spent many years in multiple roles within IBM from supporting customers through HA to DR to Application promotion to migrations of the IBM i to the cloud. In those roles, he saw first hand the pains many have with Application Lifecycle Management, modernization, and data protection. His passion in those areas fits right in with the ARCAD suite of products.