IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - July 2017 - 32
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NAME: Lynell Cabilangan Constantine TITLE: Applications developer COMPANY NAME: Credentials Solutions COMPANY'S FUNCTION:
Higher education transcript processing and degree verification HEADQUARTERS: Northfield, Illinois YEARS IN IT: Three
The biggest challenge our
data center is facing today
is migrating to a newer and more
powerful server and moving from
IBM i 7.1 to 7.3 because our
company is constantly taking
on new customers.
My favorite activity outside of
work is to tinker with my built
desktop and play video games.
My favorite musical artist
is either Future or Tame Impala.
It's impossible for me to choose
one genre over the other.
The next big thing for our
business will be degree and
enrollment verification for schools
The best movie I've seen
recently is "Get Out." The social
commentary was excellent.
If I weren't in IT, I'd most likely
have majored in psychology or
philosophy to become a teacher.
My favorite or most
impacting book is "Blink"
by Malcom Gladwell.
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My favorite IBM product is
Rational* Application Developer.
If money were no object, the
one thing I'd purchase is a
Koenigsegg Regera as I'm a bit
of a car buff. If we're not talking
about material objects, buying
time is on the top of the list.
The geekiest thing I've ever
owned is probably my custom-built
desktop and my collection of parts.
If I were stuck on a desert
island, the one item I'd want
is a fishing pole.
The trend affecting my
work is the modernization of
fixed-format code and old RPG
I ended up in IT when I built
my first computer in high school;
it ended up with me discovering many different but related
My greatest mentor has
been my RPGIV professor Jim
Buck. He helped me get onto
this career path and provided
me invaluable connections in
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