iCAthlon Sessions

Session Schedule
TRACK ONE
Day One

AM – Theory & Discussions

8:30  Kickoff – What is Modernization?

9:30  The Modern IBM i Developmeny Stack

11  API Design

AFTERNOON – Interactive Training

12pm  Lunch w/ Gary Hoover and The Future of Software Based on Past History

Green Screen to API

1:30 – API Design

3:30-5 Build RESTful APIs from IBM i Assets

AFTER HOURS

6-8 – Top Golf Social

 

Day Two

AM

8 – Breakfast Taco Fiesta With the Experts

9 – UX Design Theory & The Modern Browser App

10 – Process of Building Responsive UX from 5250

11 – IBM i/DB2 Modernization to SQL

AFTERNOON

12 – Lunch Lightning Talks

1:30 – Build a Modern UX Design

3:30 – Intelligent Process Orchestration: RESTful, Responsive, and Offline

5-5:45 – Wrap Up & Awards

AFTER HOURS

7-8 – Meet up at Capital Factory for Brews-n-chat

Day Three
Grease the Wheels During Small Group Projects

9am – 12pm

Capital Factory
701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

Options Include

Workflow/BPM

CA 2E Modernization

APIs

CA Plex from C++ to C#/.NET

TRACK TWO
Day One

AM – Theory & Discussions

8:30  Kickoff – What is Modernization?

9:30  The Modern IBM i Development Stack

11 – CA Plex CA 2E Road Maps

AFTERNOON – Interactive Training

12 – Lunch w/ Gary Hoover and The Future of Software Based on History

1:30 – API Design with CA Plex

3 – Build a CA Plex Offline Mobile App

AFTER HOURS

6-8 – Top Golf Social

 

Day Two

AM

8 – Breakfast Taco Fiesta With the Experts

9 – UX Design Theory & The Modern Browser App

10 – RESTful APIs & Automated Workflow

11  DevOps Automation Best Practices

AFTERNOON

12 – Lunch Lightning Talks

1:30 – Build Plex  XAML UI – Advanced Training

3:30 – Test What You’ve Built

5-5:45 – Wrap Up & Awards

AFTER HOURS

7-8 – Meet up at Capital Factory for Brews-n-chat

Day Three
Grease the Wheels During Small Group Projects

9am – 12pm

Capital Factory
701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

Options Include

Workflow/BPM

CA 2E Modernization

APIs

CA Plex from C++ to C#/.net

Time Session Name Session Abstract Speaker/Company
WED 8:30am What is Modernization?

Track 1&2

We will kick off the conference with a preview of what we will cover, and discuss which trends are becoming increasingly important to know and understand. CM First and Sponsors
WED 9:30am The Modern IBM i Development Stack

Track 1&2

IBM will discuss the latest trends and technologies available on the IBM i computing platform. Alison Butterill, IBM i Senior Offering Manager, IBM
WED 11am API Design

Track 1

Corey Butler will discuss how APIs should be designed to solve problems based on the workflows of the industry while providing a great developer experience. Corey Butler, Industry Expert & Bleeding Edge Meetup Founder
WED 11am CA Plex CA 2E Road Maps

Track 2

The new CA Product Manager will discuss the status and plans of CA’s IBM i-enabled code generators, CA 2E (Synon) and CA Plex. Steve Solomon,
Sr. Product Owner,
CA Technologies
Lunch 12pm Gary Hoover will speak for an hour during lunch: From Punch Cards to PCs: The Human Story. Gary Hoover, UT School of Information & CEO, Spark Factory
WED 1:30pm API Design

Track 1

In this hands-on session you will learn about the principles of API design, and how to put these principles into practice. Learn from the API experts and implement an actual RESTful API to a business application. James Higginbotham, Industry Expert
WED 1:30pm API Design with CA Plex

Track 2

This is an interactive session where participants will develop APIs using CA Plex-based techniques and other tools. Rob Layzell, Sofware Architect, CA & Kiyoshi Terasawa, Senior Software Consultant, CM First Group
WED 3:30pm Build RESTful APIs from IBM i Assets

Track 1

Participants in this hands-on workshop will implement a RESTful API into a 5250 RPG/COBOL application, and automate the application from a responsive UX web app. Gus Delgado, Solutions Architect, OpenLegacy & Mark Schroeder, Senior 2E Consultant, CM First Group.
WED 3:30pm Build CA Plex Offline Mobile App

Track 2

Participants will build an offline mobile capability using RESTful web services and CM WebClient Hsync. Andrew Leggett & Abram Darnutzer, Senior App Consultants, CM First Group
THUR 8am Breakfast Taco Fiesta with the Experts Bring your thorniest app dev problem to our experts and enjoy some excellent breakfast tacos at the same time. Panel of Experts
THUR 9am UX Design Theory & the Modern Browser App

Track 1&2

The principles behind building browser-based applications have changed significantly over the last ten years. Today’s modern app is not only functional and browser independent, it is highly responsive and easy to learn. A leading industry expert will review the current state of the art and app design principles that you need to know now. Corey Butler
THUR 10am Process of Building Responsive UX from 5250

Track 1

In this technically focused session, sponsor OpenLegacy will take you through the latest developments on how to develop responsive web apps linked to legacy assets, and will also discuss the future roadmap for their technology. Gus Delgado & Mark Schroeder
THUR 10am RESTful APIs and Automated Workflow
Track 2
Automation of business processes increases efficiency and encourages savings across organizations, and has become a critically important area of focus for all organizations. This session will explore how to implement APIs and WorkFlow Software using best practice techniques. Marcel Prügel, Solutions Engineer, AXON IVY & Matt Fleming, Senior App Consultant, CM First Group
THUR 11am IBM i/DB2 Modernization to SQL

Track 1

We will take a deep dive into using SQL on the IBM i. Jason Olson, Senior App Consultant, CM First Group
THUR 11am DevOps Automation Best Practices

Track 2

In this session, learn about the state of the art of automating all aspects of DevOps and implementing continuous delivery. Techniques for release automation, functional testing, database update testing, and load testing will be discussed. John Rhodes, CTO/Managing Director, CM First Group Americas & Christoph Heinrich, President, CM First Group
Lunch 12pm During lunch we will have several five minute “Lightning Talks” on technology topics and customer experiences. Please contact us if you are interested in sharing! Industry Experts and Attendees
THUR 1:30pm Build a Modern UX Design

Track 1

In this workshop session, we will look at legacy screen designs and demonstrate different techniques for developing modern, responsive, web based user experiences. Corey Butler
THUR 1:30pm Build Plex XAML UI – Advanced Training

Track 2

This interactive session is for developers using CA Plex and C# to develop .NET XAML applications. We will explore several advanced techniques for developing modern .NET front ends. Kiyoshi Terasawa & Rob Layzell
THUR 3:30pm Intelligent Process Orchestration: RESTful, Responsive, and Offline

Track 1

In this hands-on session, we will take a look under the hood of the Axon Ivy Workflow Engine. Attendees will be able to install the AXON.ivy tool and start developing a workflow app. Together, we will build a process within the AXON.ivy Designer, create user-dialogs in the new Dialog Editor, connect to a database, and include other systems like an AS/400 into our workflow. Marcel Prügel & Matt Fleming
THUR 3:30pm Test What You’ve Built

Track 2

In this hands-on session you will build functional tests for IBM i back end applications, and then load test your application using a free tool. Jason Olson
THUR 5pm Wrap up Join your fellow attendees to wrap up the main conference.
FRI 9am Grease the Wheels – Small Group Projects
Workflow/BPM
Build your own automated workflows
In this session, we will take a look at the possibilities of automating Workflows in your own organization. We will work to put the AXON.ivy software into action, either using one of our commonly used app scenarios or one of your own. You will be able to take the AXON.ivy Suite, test and explore what is possible. Experimenting is goal! Marcel Prügel
CA 2E Modernization This session is for attendees who are interested in using CM M3 to replatform their applications for 5250 RPG/COBOL to Java/Web/Mobile. We will walk through an actual green screen/RPG app that has been replatformed to a modern web and mobile app running on Linux. Bring your thorniest replatforming challenges! John Rhodes, Christopher Smith, & Jason Olson
APIs Do you have a green screen app that you would like to develop into a small application using RESTFul mobile/responsive UX to show management? We will help you install the Open Legacy software on your laptop and run the dev software against a green screen application of your choosing at your shop. Gus Delgado & Mark Schroeder
CA Plex from C++ to C#/.Net Get the best that Microsoft C#/.Net has to offer for your existing CA Plex models. The instructor has deep experience not only architecting but also implementing the C# stack in a variety of CA Plex installations. Kiyoshi Terasawa & Arun Painuly, Principal Software Engineer, CA Technologies

DAY 1: BACK END FOUNDATION TRANSFORMATION

The iCAthlon begins with a full-day  focus on the actionable side of transforming Legacy Assets into Modern Marvels. As pressure to deploy in mobile, cloud and digital content continues to surge, new approaches are needed throughout the business. The iCAthlon will probe the necessary conversations for success across the application: be it back and front end Architecture, APIs, MicroServices, DevOps, User Experience, and platforms that put skills to productive use.

DAY 2: SUPERIOR BUSINESS APPS & DELIVERING OPTIMAL USER EXPERIENCE

Our second day takes a technical turn to focus on Getting Things Done. From Web App Creation to UX/UI and Workflow/iBPM workshops and keynote addresses, attendees and teams will together build and collaboratively shape their individual goals for the future of Legacy Assets.

DAY 3: SMALL GROUP TECHNICAL PROJECTS

On the third day we’ll get down and dirty in three hands on tracks: Workflow/iBPM, Modernization, or RESTful APIs.  At noon we’ll feed you with some of Austin’s innovative food fare, and then let you return to your organizations to put your new found knowledge, momentum, energy, and skills to productive use.