Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM CST
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Meyer's Restaurant 
4260 S 76th Street
Greenfield, WI 53220

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Chandra Krieg 
Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association 

November 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting 

Help us welcome Mike Pavlak to the group. Mike has spoken at many user group meetings and conferences including the WMCPA Spring Technical Conference.

Session I 

Business Uses for Python and IBM i (Beginner/Executive)

Does Python on IBM i have a practical use or is this just a solution looking for a problem? In this session we will explore the typical use cases for Python in the open source community and apply some to IBM i. In addition, specific IBM i centric use cases will be explored to give the attendee the opportunity to judge for themselves how to best leverage Python in the combined open source and IBM i space.Learning


  1. Learn how Python is used in Open Source environments.
  2. Explore how Python can be exploited in IBM i centric environments
See several examples of open source Python applications in action

Session II 

Practical Modernization (Beginner/Executive)

Modernization is a very overused word in the IBM i lexicon.  In this session we decompose the word and the many approaches with practical results on what is working and what isn’t.  We’ll look at tools, techniques, the latest buzzwords in the industry and how they stack up against our precious IBM i.  Is there any hope for our platform past 2020?  Come find out…


  1. Explore types of tools leveraged in the Modernization space. (not vendor specific, this is NOT a Fresche sales pitch)
  2. Review techniques for modernization such as database, code and open source
  3. Develop skills at building a roadmap toward modernization