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April Presentation
Welcome Mike Pavlak
 to Gateway/400

PHP All Day Hands-on Workshop

This is a full day session where the students bring their own laptops and connect to an IBM i LPAR running PHP in the cloud.   The workshop includes 4 presentation with 4 corresponding lab sections covering all of the fundamentals of PHP like variable use, arrays, function declarations and calls and more. 

As IBM is a significant part of our goals in these discussions, we will explore the use of the new Open Source toolkit for calling RPG programs and CL Commands as well as database access using DB2 and MySQL.  We will also explore the Object Oriented model of PHP.
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Anyone attending this session should install Zend Studio with the following instructions prior to the workshop:
Zend Studio

Session presentation and labs can be found below:
Workshop Presentation
Workshop Labs

Registration begins at 8:00
Presentation begins at 8:30
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00
Presentation ends at 4:00
Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that.  After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite.  Mike joined Zend Technologies as a Solutions Consultant working with the IBM sales team in 2008 and enjoys helping IBM i customers explore PHP as a state of the art solution for application modernization.  In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON the premier IBM midrange user group, Mike also teaches PHP classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.

Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, two dogs, two cats, a leopard spotted gecko, Russian tortoise, two rabbits, and a half-dozen fish.

Please join us at Spazio's for our April meeting.  To register for the event RSVP by noon on April 6th.  Free to members and $25 for extra attendees from member companies and $40 for non-members.

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