Application Development on IBM i Update: RPG and Open Source - Jesse Gorzinski & Tim Rowe

Recorded On: 04/22/2020

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The IBM i team provides many application development solutions, allowing you to choose the right option to do the task. They have integrated new open source languages and technologies to the platform, while enhancing Free Format RPG and COBOL. Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect, Open Source on IBM i, and Tim Rowe, Business Architect of IBM i Application Development and Systems Management, will update you on the latest with open source for IBM i, including Node.js, Python, PHP, R and more. Tim will cover enhancements to RPG and the strategic development tool, Rational Developer for i (RDi).


Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i

Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.

Jesse Gorzinski

Senior Business Architect - Open Source Software on IBM i

Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. His hobbies include playing with his dog, replacing complex applications with 5-line Python programs, and advocating for the use of new technologies on IBM i!Prior to his 2006 employment at IBM, Jesse worked with the AS/400 as an I/T administrator for an IBM customer in the finance/mortgage industry, where he specialized in data backup/recovery, process optimization, and information integrity. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science as well as a Master of Business Administration degree


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