Returning to Milton Keynes on 11 & 12 June this year, International iPower 2019 promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The event brings together the best and brightest of the IBM i world for two days of lectures, sessions and workshops.

Following on from the success of previous events, iPower 2019 includes opportunities for learning, training and networking, with:

  • Deep dive hands-on workshops
  • A broad, multi-stream conference program
  • User experience panels
  • Executive round table sessions
  • Vendor solution sessions
  • An extensive expo hall
  • An exclusive gala dinner

Day one of the conference is broken down into three broad streams:

  • A lecture series curated by System i-Developers (SiD), aimed at the people currently developing on IBM i & POWER systems, in two concurrent streams
  • Educational workshops with some of the foremost IBM i experts, in three concurrent streams
  • an all-day security lab with Carol Woodbury

Day two is a fast-paced series of 45-minute sessions, with something for everyone throughout the day.

After delivering our own sessions back in 2017 & 2018, we’re looking forward to the 2019 event. Here are some of the sessions we’re particularly looking forward to:

The best IBM i speakers & sessions at International iPower 2019

Day One

Jon’s Favourite RPG Tips

09:30-10:45 | Jon Paris | SiD Lectures S2 (Room 6)

Jon is delivering a number of his ‘handy dandy’ tips & techniques gathered over an extensive career in the IBM i sector. Topics include using compiler directives, searching & sorting arrays, and using dynamic memory

Handling the Weird Stuff in RPG Programs

11:00-12:15 | Paul Tuohy | SiD Lectures S1 (Room 5)

Whether you’re using native I/O or Embedded SQL, this session from Paul gives you practical tips for handling some of the more esoteric problems in RPG programs. These issues could include things like trigger failures, nulls or commitment control, amongst others.

Zero to Production with Node on i

13:15-14:30 & 14:45-16:00 | Andy Youens | iUG Classroom Workshops W2 (Room 2)

In this two-part session, Andy Youens with walk you through the end-to-end process of getting a full blown Open Source application up and running on an IBM i with Node on i. He’ll show you how to install open source software, how to use GIT on the i to provide software source control, and how to develop a multi-page website to call open source applications.

Day Two

Backup Solutions for IBM i

08:00-08:45 | Chris Bremer | Classroom Sessions C2 (Room 2)

Chris discusses the pros and cons of various backup options for IBM i systems, so you can work out which one is right for you.

The Best of IBM i Security 

10:50-11:35 | Carol Woodbury | Classroom Sessions C2 (Room 2)

Carol’s session takes a look at the latest trends and features of IBM i security. Discover the most useful features for administering and managing IBM i security.

Using Apache Cordova for mobile app development on the  IBM i

14:15-15:00 | Pete Samways & Shahid Latif | Classroom Sessions C3 (Room 3)

Of course, we couldn’t talk about the best IBM i sessions at ipower 2019 without a mention of our own Pete Samways & Shahid Latif. In this joint session, they’ll combine their knowledge to show you what Cordova is, how it can be used, and the exact approach Pete and Shahid took to develop our Stream mobile app for Google Play and the Apple Store.

5 Reasons RPG Developers are switching to RDi

15:05-15:50 | Susan Gantner | Classroom Sessions C4 (Room 4)

In this session, Susan shows you why more and more developers are making the switch to RDi (IBM Rational Developer for i).


Can’t wait to get started? International iPower 2019 is being held at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Milton Keynes on Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th June 2019. You can get your tickets to International iPower 2019 here

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