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January Presentation

Welcome Mike Pavlak
Python All Day Hands-on Workshop

Python is a language that has been perceived as infrastructure or plumbing in the IT department, much like CL. While this is an excellent use for Python, it has emerged as a strategic language for application development, too. In this workshop we’ll explore the implementation, syntax and application use cases of Python on IBM i. From a fundamentals perspective you will get hands on experience using the command line, shell environment, script creation, storage and execution. As we progress through the workshop we will delve into Db2 data access and program calls using XML Service as well as a brief tour of frameworks. Then we’ll wrap things up with how open source applications built in Python can add value to your IT environment. built in Python can add value to your IT environment.

Python Workshop
9:00 - 4:00

Lunch 12:00 - 1:00


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. Later Mike was instrumental in developing the adoption of PHP as a primary solution for web development on IBM i working with Zend Technologies. Today, as an IT Strategist with Fresche Solutions, Mike helps companies around the world approach the challenges of modernization and open source technologies. In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON the premier IBM midrange user group, Mike also teaches PHP & Python classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.

Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, a dog, a cat, a leopard spotted gecko, two tortoises, and a half dozen fish.

Please join us at Spazio's for our January meeting.  To register for the event RSVP by noon on January 6th.  Free to members and $25 for extra attendees from member companies and $40 for non-members.   

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