I have been in the Midrange.com community since around 2001. In those 10 years, I have been helped by many in that community countless times. Today, I got to see several of those people and I am sure by the end of the week, I will meet many more. Today was a whirlwind of events going from the First Timer session to a couple other sessions. Both very informative and valuable information I can bring back to my workplace. I knew going in that not only would I learn a bunch, but I would met new people.

I met someone from IBM who happened to grow up in Nicollet, MN. I found out that she is (if you stretch it quite a bit) is related to me. I talked to several vendors about bringing our IBM i Apps to the web and received information that I can use when we start our “modernization project” in the coming months. Most of all, I found out what I knew already, this community, this IBM i community is very friendly and very helpful. They are willing to strike up a conversation about just about anything.

I’ll write more as I have time.

Cross-Posted on my personal site.

About Mike Wills:
Mike Wills has been a IBM i developer since 2000 and a ASP.NET developer since 2006. Besides being a programmer by day, he is a father of two, is heavily involved in social media, and runs a podcast. You can find out how to reach him at mikewills.me