Thursday, January 13, 2022 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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Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association

January 2022: Monthly Dinner Meeting

Speaker: Scott Klement (Profound Logic Software) 

Scott Klement has worked in the IBM i industry for more than 30 years.  He is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software, Inc. but is also very well known for his personal involvement within the IBM i Community. He is an award-winning author who has published more than 1000 articles in trade publications. Also an award-winning speaker, he has multiple gold, silver and bronze medals in  COMMON's Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame and volunteers on COMMON's Board of Directors and Strategic Education Team. He is involved in around a dozen open source projects aimed at IBM i developers. Scott lives in the Milwaukee, WI area with his family.  


Take Advantage of RPGs DATA-GEN
(4:30pm - 5:30pm)

DATA-GEN is an RPG feature that lets you build structured documents. These documents (such as XML and JSON) have become crucial to business applications. They are used with web services, APIs, microservices, and cloud computing among other things. In this session you'll learn how the DATA-GEN feature makes it easier than ever to generate structured documents.This session introduces the DATA-GEN opcode, its concept and philosphy. It teaches how to use DATA-GEN, with examples of creating JSON and CSV documents. It gives the gist of how to create your own DATA-GEN generator program as well.

IoT: Open My Garage Door with RPG
(7:30pm - 8:30pm)

Maybe you've heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) - where programs interact with things in the physical world - even RPG Programs. In this session, Scott shows some simple examples of controlling physical devices with a Raspberry Pi communicating to an IBM i program (RPG or Node.js) so that it can be integrated into a business application.Maybe you don't really want to open or close a garage door with RPG, but there may be other things in your business that you could control from RPG with IoT. This will help you get started.

Learning Objectives:
1. What is Raspberry Pi?
2. Communicating from an RPG Program
3. Use OPEN/CLOSE opcodes to open and close a Garage Door