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Community PHP is Open for Business plus new and exciting open source developments on IBM i!


PHP and other open source tools are generating excitement on IBM i. Alan will speak about a subject near to his heart, the high quality, robust, fast “community" PHP options that are replacing withdrawn Zend Server Basic. This PHP installs in minutes using standard RPM technology, and is business-ready. Then he’ll brief the group on PHP 8, a release that promises to renew interest in this popular language.

Alan will also share ways to "Impress Your Boss with Open Source" and take a trip "Back to the Future with ODBC."

Mr. Seiden loves to answer questions, so bring your curiosity and interest to this exciting session.

Bio: Alan founded Seiden Group (https://seidengroup.com) to bring innovative web and API applications to IBM i using new and open source technologies such as PHP, Python, and Node.js, with DB2 for i and RPG business logic. He and his team provide hands-on development, objective advice, and support.

Alan has led the adoption of CommunityPlus+ RPM-based PHP (https://www.seidengroup.com/communityplus-php-for-ibm-i/) with value-added components and support for IBM i teams; co-developed the popular PHP Toolkit with IBM; and was one of the first Zend Framework certified engineers.

Recognized as an IBM Champion, Alan cultivates a strong, resilient IBM i community by hosting the CIO Summit (https://www.seidengroup.com/ibmi-cio-summit/) and fostering new talent.

An award-winning speaker, Alan has been called “the performance guru of PHP on IBM i.”

Members please RSVP to receive a link to the remote presentation on Thursday, January 14th 1PM CT.

Thanks, and stay healthy.

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