Exploring Open Source Solutions on IBM i

Erwin Earley

October 15, 2019 FASUG Meeting

Open Source solutions continue to be in vogue for businesses large and small and you might be surprised at the wealth of open source solutions that are available for you to leverage directly on the IBM I platform. This session will explore IBMs adoption of open source packages and repositories as well as open source solutions available on IBM I including PHP, SAMBA, node.js, Python, and Ruby. Along the way we will also explore how to install/enable tools such as git, zip, perl, and others in the PASE environment. This session will open your eyes to what is possible on your IBM i.


Our Speaker: Erwin Earley is currently a Senior Solutions Consultant at Rogue Wave Software working with the Zend line of products (Zend Server, Zend Studio) primarily with IBM i customers. Prior to starting with Rogue Wave Erwin was a managing consultant in IBMs Lab-Based Services organization responsible for the implementation of cloud-based solutions leveraging IBM's PowerVC solution as well as Dev/Ops solutions centered around Chef and Docker. Also played a key role in the propagation of open source technologies in IBMs Power community. Erwin was involved in the initial enablement and rollout of Linux on the Power platform as well as PHP support on IBM i. Erwin has expertise in a variety of technologies including virtualization, storage, networking, and operating systems including AIX, IBM i, and several distributions of Linux including RedHat, SuSE and Ubuntu. Erwin is a frequent speaker at various user groups and technical conferences and has authored numerous articles on Linux, PHP, virtualization, and systems management.cott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM. He is the DB2 for i Business Architect, working on all things related to the database on IBM i.

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