IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - Fresh Faces - October 2017 - FF10
| FRESH FACES |
work with organizations that run their critical IT infrastructure
on IBM i to develop innovative web applications that help evolve
business practices. I'm part of a team that develops applications
written in PHP and RPG for businesses of all sizes. I've worked
on many projects including e-commerce applications, warehouse
management systems and mobile enablement. My favorite part of my
job is watching projects progress from beginning to end.
I love the stability and reliability of the IBM Power Systems*
platform. When I've had issues with an application, the cause is
rarely the box itself. It just works.
I started with BCD (now Fresche Solutions) in 2006. I was about a
year out of university, and I'd never heard of IBM i. It was a learning
curve at first, but now most things are second nature.
As I work with clients, I see they want to simplify their IT
processes. For instance, they want to reuse data and business rules
without duplicating logic and programs. This insight is helping
me develop applications that are simpler and deliver more value to
clients. Seeing organizations benefit from the solutions we've built
is very gratifying.
SE NIOR W EB DEVEL OPER
've been working on IBM Power* for about 10 months. Before I took my
present job, I had never even heard of IBM i. The thing I appreciate most
about the Power platform is that it's very easy to pick up. Once you learn
some of the techniques, everything just builds from there.
Currently I'm using IBM i to offer a managed service solution to our
clients. Clients want to know their system is faster, safer and always
being monitored 24-7-365. They also want their solutions to have
worry-free management. They love that we can walk them through any
issues they're facing.
The IBM i is a fun platform to work on. The community is very
helpful and welcoming. Being part of the community has helped
a great deal with my work. I attended the Spring IBM Technical
University in Orlando, Florida, and discovered some of the common
solutions that other IBM i users have employed. Many opportunities
exist for young IT workers who have IBM i and Power skills.
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BECOME A FRESH FACE
Interested in becoming a Fresh Face or know someone who
would be a great candidate? Reach out to Elizabeth Hudson or
Brandon Pederson to learn more.
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