As I mentioned in a previous post, there are going to be a lot of major changes at the next COMMON conference … and some of those changes are having impact:
Jon Paris & Susan Gantner are not going to be presenting.
I know for a fact that Jon & Susan are extraordinarily popular and good presenters at COMMON. Whenever someone asks me what sessions to attend, I always say “Anything by Jon & Susan completely justifies the cost of the conference”.
I have a suspicion about other popular presenters … Scott Klement, Paul Tuohy, etc … but haven’t heard anything concrete yet.
Jon & Susan: I for one am going to miss you.
p.s.: FWIW: This was not unexpected.
David is a Principal Software Engineer for PTC, Integrity Business Unit. He cut his teeth on the S/36 and has more than 25 years of experience on the IBM i / System i / iSeries / AS400. He primarily works in Java and ILE RPG specializing in cross platform integrations. David has received the COMMON Distinguished Service award and was named an IBM Power Systems Champion. David is an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising bike ride. He is currently captain of Team RED Chicago. David runs and maintains midrange.com. His personal blog is Geeky Ramblings.