Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
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3041 N Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53222

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Chandra Krieg 
Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association 

October 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting 

Our October meeting will feature Jim Buck and Michelle Lyons from imPower Technologies!

Session I - How to remain Relevant in a changing IT Environment

Education in today's IT and Business Environment challenges both the Company and the employee.  What skills are needed to provide for today's (and tomorrow's) business needs?  How does the company and the employee deal with these challenges? How to decide; what to learn, how to learn and when to learn, when planning for future needs.  These challenges differ depending on where a person is in their careers path.  Jim discusses these challenges and more in this presentation.  Great presentation for managers and employees!

  • The question of being relevant?
  • How to know...your relevancy
  • Uh Oh.... I'm not relevant (what to do)
  • Business vs. IT Skills - the Balance
  • The Specialist vs. the generalist - Let's hire a consultant


Session II - Getting Started with consuming web services on an IWS Server.

Consuming web services is an important skill for today's IBM i Developer.  This session will give some examples of how a developer can easily consume a web service installed on an IWS server with a back-end RPG program performain all CRUD (Create/Read/Update/Delete) functionality.

Topics covered in this session will include -

  1. Downloading and getting started with Bootstrap
  2. Coding the call to the web service
  3. Understanding the JSON returned from the service.
  4. Useful websites for getting started.

Takeaways -

  1. Articulate the process of installing and using Bootstrap
  2. Understanding the connection to the IWS server
  3. Answers to common problems when working with web services and service programs