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IBM i breakfast briefing: DevOps with Git on IBM i

IBM, ARCAD Software and GitHub invite you to a breakfast briefing.

Gain 3 hours of valuable education with demo to better understand Git and the surrounding open source ecosystem plus what it can do for your business on IBM i.

During this event you will learn how to: “Lay the groundwork” to ensure your Software Innovation can flourish, bring your skills up to date with the latest Git and RPG development techniques, and attract top development talent through the use of Git on IBM i.

ARCAD and GitHub will demonstrate:

  • How to extend Git as common source code repository across your enterprise, including RPG and COBOL development.
  • Social coding techniques from GitHub to advance the agility and performance of application development on IBM i.
  • A complete CI/CD workflow using Jenkins, JIRA and Git, from a feature branch all the way to a production deployment.
  • Customer experiences and best practices in managing the transition to DevOps and Git on IBM i.

What will you gain from this briefing?

  • Understand the “business value” of DevOps and Collaborative Development with Git and GitHub
  • Learn how to implement your own DevOps strategy on IBM i based on open source (e.g. Git, Jenkins)
  • Explore how other IBM i customers have implemented Git, Jenkins and JIRA
  • Discover the latest offerings from GitHub since the Microsoft acquisition


  • Presentations from the experts on DevOps and open source for IBM i
  • Tips for moving from traditional tools to open source
  • LIVE DEMO: Developing on IBM i with Git, GitHub, Jenkins, JIRA

Who should attend ?

IT Managers, Application Development Managers, Project Leaders, Developers, Operations, Architects, etc.

And if you don’t have to rush back to work – book a slot with us after 11:45 for some one-to-one advice to jump-start your DevOps project!


8th March 9am-12pm


IBM Southbank (Client Centre)

76/78 Upper Ground, Lambeth,

London SE1 9PZ


  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am: Welcome Breakfast

  • 9:00 am – 9:20 am: Welcome Note and View of IBM i from a newcomer  Philippe Magne, CEO, ARCAD Software, Nick Blamey, ARCAD Software (UK)

  • 9:20 am – 9:30 am: Why OSS is a big deal to you and i  Therese Eaton, Client Technical Specialist at IBM

  • 9:30 am – 9:50 am: Introduction to DevOps, Git and open source solutions for IBM i  Philippe Magne, CEO, ARCAD Software

  • 9:50 am – 10:05 am: Tea and Coffee

  • 10:05 am – 11:00 am: DevOps on IBM i with GitHub, Jenkins, Jira and ARCAD – live demo Pierluigi Cau, EMEA Solutions Engineer at GitHub, Michel Mouchon, CTO, ARCAD Software

  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am: Question and Answer Session

  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Success Stories and Wrap-up plus “How to sell DevOps on the IBM i to your management”  (ROI, Process Optimisation and Continuous Improvement)

    Nick Blamey, ARCAD Software (UK), Philippe Magne, CEO, ARCAD Software

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: One-to-one sessions
    (Optional) And if you don’t have to rush back to work – book a slot with us for some one-to-one advice to jump-start your DevOps project