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Next OCEAN Meeting - Tuesday, April 19, 2016 -


WebSockets, IBM i, and Watson















IBM i Expert & Innovator Aaron Bartell

5:30 PM -  Dinner 

6:30 PM -  WebSockets, IBM i, and Watson (Webinar)

WebSockets, IBM i, and Watson - HTML5 gave us WebSockets.  IBM gave us Watson.  Did you know we can easily access Watson from IBM i for our own business purposes?  We can and it is sooooo stinkin' cool.  Attend this session to learn how you can call on Watson from IBM i using Node.js.  You will learn about what Watson is and available APIs.  How WebSockets work to communicate from browser to IBM i and from IBM i to Watson.  And finally, learn how the Node.js library makes it dead simple to do WebSockets.

Aaron Bartell provides hands-on application development services using open source technologies for companies running on IBM i.  Through virtual consulting engagements, Aaron is able to jump-start development initiatives while serving as an extension of your internal development team. Aaron facilitates adoption of open source technologies through internal staff training, speaking engagements at conferences, and the authoring of best practices within IBM i industry publications and  As Director of IBM i Innovation for Krengeltech, Aaron pursues initiatives which enable IBM i shops to embrace today’s leading technologies including Ruby on Rails, Node.js, and Git to facilitate GitHub/BitBucket communications. Aaron is a passionate advocate of modern technologies and active within their corresponding online communities.  Connect with Aaron via email at  Aaron lives with his wife and five children in Southern Minnesota.  He enjoys the vast amounts of laughter having a young family brings, along with camping and music.  He believes there's no greater purpose than to give of our life and time to help others..

Register here to join us for dinner & to watch the webinar as a group:  April 19 - WebSockets

Link to access the webinar remotely:  webinar

Never attended an OCEAN event?  This meeting is FREE, as long as you register by Monday, April 18th at noon!

.Meeting Location:  National University - 3390 Harbor Blvd. - Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Meeting Fee (including dinner):  Members: Free     Non-Members: $20




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News - The recording of Aaron Bartell's webinar on Node.js is now available:Node.js Webinar

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