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February 2024: Monthly Dinner Meeting

Speaker: Charlie Guarino


Session 1:
Unleash the Power of RDi and VS Code for IBM i 
(4:30pm - 5:30pm)

This session is designed for both seasoned developers and newcomers eager to enhance their productivity and coding experience on the IBM i platform.

We will discuss practical tips, live demonstrations, and insights into how these tools can transform your IBM i development process, making it more efficient, enjoyable, and aligned with the evolving demands of the tech world.

Session 2: IBM i Modernization – The Key to a Brighter Future
(7:30pm - 8:30pm)
This presentation aims to unravel the importance of modernizing IBM i systems and how it paves the way for a more innovative and efficient future in technology. We will explore the latest trends, tools, and strategies essential for modernizing applications, infrastructure, and development practices on the IBM i platform. Learn how embracing modernization can enhance performance, increase competitiveness, and ensure the longevity of your IT investments.

Charles Guarino

Central Park Data Systems
CEO & IBM Champion
Charles Guarino believes in the “power” of IBM Power Systems. His career reflects his dedication and interest in bringing the platform and its solutions to others and as a result has been recognized as an IBM Champion.

He is a member of COMMON’s Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame and a proud recipient of the Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship Award. Additionally, he participates on COMMON’s Strategic Education Team. Other professional endeavors have included the roles of President and monthly Q&A host for many years of the Long Island System User’s Group LISUG (www.lisug.org)
In the spring of 2020 Charles created the monthly virtual IBMi iChime community. Each meeting features a “No PowerPoint” discussion with an industry expert. To learn more visit https://www.centralparkdata.com/ichime-dates.html

Today, along with the team at Central Park Data Systems, he is serving individuals and companies on a worldwide basis though his consulting work and award-winning speaking engagements. Charles is a true people person and can often be found at conferences sharing his expertise on RDi and other IBM i topics.
Charles can be reached at cguarino@centralparkdata.com.
LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/guarinocharles
Twitter - @charlieguarino