[Webinar] 3-part webinar series: Git on IBM i

Thanks to open source technologies, IBM i systems can do more than ever! What does it mean to you? In this webinar, we’ll explore git and the surrounding open source ecosystem, and what it can do for your business.

“Git Going: Social Coding on GitHub Enterprise”

In today’s competitive world, software developers and organizations are being increasingly challenged to deliver innovative solutions, or be left behind by their competitors. Developers have defined software development as one that is a collaborative practice, in which developers from all over can contribute to code. GitHub helps developers collaborate on projects, as well as providing tooling automation to allow Developers to decrease the amount of context switching when delivering innovation. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the value proposition of GitHub, the changing notion of the software developer, and considerations around building a modern software practice, to not only attract top talent, but to also lay the groundwork for innovation to flourish!

“Git Ahead: IBM i DevOps cycle with Git”

Git is an integral piece to a complete DevOps cycle, a cycle you can easily tie together with tools aware of the intricacies of the IBM i platform. You may like the collaboration git provides on its own, and also want the social features GitHub brings, but how can all that be integrated on a platform which, to be frank, wasn’t built with agile in mind? It is possible to have the best of both worlds – an agile workflow which greatly increases productivity, and the stability that the IBM i platform brings. This session will show you things you may not have thought possible, such as taking IBM i native code from a GitHub repository, building it directly on an IBM i, and deploying the objects to an automated test environment. But it doesn’t stop there! We will examine a complete CI/CD workflow, from a feature branch all the way to a production deployment. All of this and more is possible with a tightly integrated toolset.

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The Presenters

Jesse Gorzinski

Senior Architect at IBM

Jesse works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. His hobbies include playing with his dog, replacing complex applications with 5-line Python programs, and advocating for the use of new technologies on IBM i!Prior to his 2006 employment at IBM, Jesse worked with the AS/400 as an I/T administrator for an IBM customer in the finance/mortgage industry, where he specialized in data backup/recovery, process optimization, and information integrity. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science as well as a Master of Business Administration degree.

Christian Weber

Senior Solutions Engineer at GitHub

Christian is a Remote-First, Solutions Engineer at GitHub. After spending the first chapters of his career in Financial Technology, Christian now focuses on assisting both cultural and digital transformation in large, medium and small software organizations. In his spare time, Christian enjoys playing guitar, listening to loud music, and zoom-zooming in his Miata!

Ray Bernardi

Ray Bernardi

Senior Solution Architect, ARCAD Software

Ray Bernardi is a 30-year veteran involved in the System 38/AS/400/iSeries/IBM i development and currently is a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner.  Ray has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps.  In addition, Ray is a frequent speaker at COMMON and many other technical conferences around the world and has authored articles in several IBM i publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, SQL, and business intelligence.