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December 2023: Monthly Dinner Meeting

Speaker: Scott Forstie & Tim Rowe 


Session 1: DB2 IBM i Tools in VS Code
(4:30pm - 5:30pm)

IBM is excited to share that we’re working on database functionality inside of Visual Studio Code. At this session, we’ll demonstrate and explain the new Database extension found within Code for IBM i. You will see the speed and simplicity of working with Db2 for i, alongside developing modern applications, all in one space.

Come to this session to meet your new best buddy… the Code for IBM i Database Extension!


Session 2: Navigator - As you've never seen it before
(7:30pm - 8:30pm)

In this new session, Scott & Tim will explore Navigator features and demonstrate how this feature rich GUI is built upon the shoulders of SQL.

We’ll cover some of the most recent enhancements!

We’ll explain some of the better and best practices!

Finally, Scott will show how users can start with Navigator, but finish with ACS, for those situations not handled by Navigator.


Scott Forstie 

Db2 for i Architect
US Rochester

Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.
Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at industry events around the globe and can be found @Forstie_IBMi and forstie@us.ibm.com. Scott is an avid runner, enjoys cooking and shooting pool.

Websites: http://ibm.biz/Db2foriServiceshttp://ibm.biz/IBMi_ACS, https://ibm.biz/Db2foriSQLTutor 

Tim Rowe 

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his time also helping customers understand what is possible on our platform when it comes to modernization.