Also, wander around the IBM booth at the expo...in many cases they have the
hardware open or in parts and are eager to explain the parts and what's
going on there...
ASK QUESTIONS :)
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2013 8:59 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Hardware Courses for iSeries
What I suggested is the networking with the folks that know hardware at the
Annual Meeting or the Fall event that COMMON puts on. Plus, at the Annual
Meeting IBM trots out most of it's latest hardware on display with IBMr's
that actually helped design/build the dang things to explain it all. Ask
them questions. Ask Pete, Larry, me, and others questions. Ask the IBMr (I
won't name him) who determines the feature code/ccsid numbers, I'm guessing
he knows the hardware pretty well. Sit with us at the Power Down events
(CUDS for us old guys) and talk to those people that have experience.
You'll learn more by doing that than sitting in a formal session anyway.
You can do that to a lesser extent at other conferences as well but
sometimes the people just are not as available.
That's 90% of the value of COMMON events!
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects
On 10/3/2013 7:45 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
I don't think you are going to learn too much hardware at COMMON.
Unless, you volunteer to help the Larry's of the world set it up.
Depending on the COMMON and who IBM brings hanging around the expo can be
For example, if it's a COMMON where they announce several new models
the expo will often have some of these. Learning which slots which
cards are eligible to be placed and whatnot will probably not be a topic
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