iChime’s community spirit recognized by IBM Systems Magazine

So many thanks to IBM Systems Magazine for their recent review of iChime.  You can read the article by clicking on this link – https://ibmsystemsmag.com/Power-Systems/07/2020/Find-Community-at-iChime.  When senior editor Claire O’Leary attended our last meeting, she was impressed by the participation and candor of the attendees. This is completely unsurprising to those in the IBM i …

Another successful iChime meeting!

The group discussion circled around continuing employment in the IBM i marketplace, and how to be best prepared.  How business in general is being affected by the pandemic brought a lively conversation.  One idea was how this recession is different than others, in that it is more industry specific vs across the board.  For example, …

Open Source integration focus at recent iChime meeting

Alan Seiden was our June 24th meeting’s special guest. He started our discussion on the world of open source.  A big take away, though no surprise, is the world of ILE is far more than just RPG.   He then went on to describe the many other ways developers can adopt open source technologies to quickly …

iChime reaches new members with each meeting

There were some new faces at our June 9th, 2020 meeting, and we are very happy there were.  Being involved with a global community brings insight you would not normally learn. The word is getting out! Our featured guest for this meeting was communication expert, author, and professional speaker Jayne Latz.  Thank you so much …

LinkedIn Chimes in on iChime’s May 26th, 2020 meeting

Another sixty minutes planned, another thirty minutes over.  Hmm, really need to investigate this… In this meeting we welcomed special guest Beth Granger, a trainer, consultant, and professional speaker on LinkedIn.  Beth described LinkedIn as an “always on networking event” and went on to answer some of the most frequently asked questions and demonstrate some …

iChime continues community connection with meeting number 5!

Another successful iChime meeting!  Meeting number 5, which was held on May 14th went thirty minutes over our scheduled one hour, an event that is becoming a bit of a habit. To kick off our meeting, we welcomed special guest Jean Marie DiGiovanna. Jean Marie is an international keynote speaker and leadership trainer.  She is …

IBM User Group Days – well rounded education and community support

IBM Virtual User Group Days is arriving May 19th and 20th! What is it, you say? A consortium of over a dozen user groups, which runs each day from 08:00AM (0800) to 04:30PM (1630) Eastern Time.  This two-day FREE virtual event is branded with “This time, users take the stage.”  A review of the agenda …

iChime meeting connects with the IBM i community.

Here is a recap of our May 4th, 2020 meeting. I am proud that after just four meetings, our attendance has grown to 30 attendees. To kickoff our meeting, we welcomed a special guest, professional speaker and leadership coach Nora Burns. Nora shared important and helpful tips on how to use Zoom for your business …

iChime! Fostering community and sharing industry know-how across the globe

While many people have been working from home for quite some time, a traditional office was the norm for so many others.  Indeed, it is the camaraderie with talented and caring people that makes our workplaces as special as they are.  When we were all obliged to stop meeting in the office, lots of us …

Why I am attending IBM’s Think 2020

In early 2019 I had the good fortune to be selected for the IBM Champions for Power Systems program (https://developer.ibm.com/champions).   My good fortune continued when I was able to attend Think 2019, held in February in San Francisco.   And I will attend again this year, and you can too, visit https://www.ibm.com/events/think for details. As someone …