There are two things we look forward to in Minnesota every spring:

  1.  Melting snow.
  2.  IBM i conference season!

Spring brings our busiest travel schedule.  With it comes the opportunity to rub shoulders with all kinds of passionate IBM i developers and technical leaders.

Here’s where we’ll be as we hit the road this spring.  Make plans to join us!

Stop 1:  WMCPA Spring Technical Conference – March 15-17, Delavan, WI


Sessions presented by Aaron Bartell:

“Intro to Git” – March 16th at 10:15am.

“Intro to Node.js” – March 16th at 2:30pm

“Building your first App with Express.js” – March 17th at 10:15am

“My first Node.js App” – March 17th at 2:30pm

See a complete list of sessions and speakers here.


Stop 2:  RPG & DB2 Summit Conference – March 22-24, Dallas, TX


Session presented by Aaron Bartell:

“Node.js: Building your first App with Express.js” – March 23rd at 11:00am.

Join us before and after in the exhibitor hall to chat about everything you’d like to accomplish with open source AND hear what’s new with RPG-XML Suite!  Find registration info here.


Stop 3:  NEUGC – April 11-13, Framingham, MA


Individual sessions presented by Aaron Bartell:

Specific times and dates of individual session to be determined.

Also, Aaron will be providing an in-depth seminar which will present a deep-dive of open source utilizing Litmis Spaces.  Receive hands-on learning and instruction that will make all the difference in your pursuit of open source on IBM i!

Seminar date/time:  April 11th from 4:00pm-8:30pm

Title: “The Why and How: Open Source on IBM i”

Get more details on the Monday seminar here.

Continue to visit for updates on specific dates/times of individual sessions.


Stop 4:  Ocean400 User Group – April 19-23, Costa Mesa, CA


April 19th Webinar: “WebSockets, IBM i and Watson” 

Did you know you can easily access Watson from IBM i for your own business purposes?  

Attend this webinar to learn how you can call on Watson from IBM i using Node.js.  You will learn what Watson is and about the available APIs.  Learn how WebSockets work to communicate from browser to IBM i and from IBM i to Watson.  And finally, learn how the Node.js library makes it dead simple to do WebSockets.  Find more information here.

April 26th on-site Agenda (all sessions facilitated by Aaron Bartell):

– 7am – 8am Coffee!

8am – 9:15  Node.js Intro

9:15 – 10:30 Node.js talks to RPG and DB2

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12pm Node.js – my first App

12pm – 1pm Lunch

1pm – 4pm Hands on Lab

4pm – 6pm Pizza with local Node.js group

Watch for more details at


Stop 5:  Common Annual Meeting & Expo – May 15-18, New Orleans, LA


Sessions presented by Aaron Bartell (All times to be determined):

Lab (available at three different times)

Get details on all the sessions here.


Stop 6:  Common Europe Congress – June 12-14, Stockholm, Sweden


Sessions still being defined…Stay tuned to for more details!





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