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VTMUG logo Thirteenth Annual Technical Conference
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
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Thirteenth Annual Technical Conference
Thurs, Sept 21, 2017


    New for 2017

  • A Conference First - Opening Session presented by an IBM i Executive!
    VTMUG is excited to announce that Alison Butterill - IBM i Offering Manager - will be presenting the opening session at this year's conference. Alison's session is entitled "IBM i In the Age of Digital Transformation" and will show how the IBM i is uniquely positioned to support modern environments and technologies.

    Alison has worked in the midrange marketplace (System 34, System 36, System 38, AS/400, all the way to the IBM i) for more than 30 years. She has held a wide variety of positions at IBM, primarily with midrange servers and software.

  • Half Day Conference Registrations
    To accommodate IT execs that may want to come hear Alison Butterill's opening session, or those IBM i professionals that can't afford to take the whole day for the conference, VTMUG is now offering Half Day conference registrations.   

    You can register for the morning half day or afternoon half day of the conference and each includes lunch. The morning half day includes the continental breakfast and the afternoon half day includes the post conference social.

    See below for half day registration fees

    2017 Conference Highlights

    1. Opening session with IBM i Executive Alison Butterill beginning at 8:30 am
    2. Nine elective sessions in three concurrent tracks
    3. Vendor Exposition
    4. 30 minute breaks between sessions
    5. 1 hr 15 minute lunch from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
    6. Post Conference Social from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

    See Session Grid for details

  • Other Conference Information

  • 2017 Conference Location - DoubleTree Burlington
    The DoubleTree continues to receive very high marks from conference attendees, so VTMUG is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year our annual Technical Conference will be held at the DoubleTree Burlington. The Doubltree is located at I-89 Exit 14 and Williston Rd in South Burlington, and provides VTMUG the opportunity to host the conference in first class, professional meeting facilities on the same floor in a centrally located area. The conference, vendor exposition, and meals and breaks will be held in the Garden Ballroom and Carriage Rooms. Detailed information for the DoubleTree Burlington, including special room rates, can be found further down on this page.

  • Continental Breakfast
    You are invited to meet and network with the conference staff, speakers, and your peers over continental breakfast between 8:00-8:30 am. The breakfast is included with your registration fee and includes:

    Chilled orange and Cranberry juices
    Assorted Fresh baked pastries
    Assorted Bagels and cream cheese
    Croissants with jams and jellies
    Sliced fresh fruit
    Freshly brewed Green Mountain Coffee and Teas

  • Win a Free Registration to the 2018 Northeast User Groups Conference (NEUGC)
    VTMUG will be giving away a free registration ($550 value) to the 2018 NEUGC, April 23rd, 24th, and 25th. The registration fee will include the seminar or workshop on Monday April 23rd and the conference on Tuesday and Wednesday April 24th and 25th.

  • Double your chances to win the FREE 2018 NEUGC registration.
    Register for the conference on or before August 28th and you will receive two chances to win the NEUGC registration. If you register after August 28th you will receive one chance to win.

>> To go straight to the Registration Page, click here<<
Date/Time: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Continental Breakfast, check-in, and networking from 8:00-8:30 am. We will be holding our annual membership and election of officers at 8:30 am at the beginning of the Opening Session. The conference ends at 4:00 pm, and the Post Conference Social begins at 4:00 pm and will end when it's over - approximately 6:00 pm
Topics/Schedule: This is our Thirteenth Annual VTMUG Technical Technical Conference! This is an all day event and will begin with the Opening Session at 8:30 am and include 3 sessions in 3 specialization tracks, taught by leading industry consultants and speakers from IBM and other IBM i shops. All this at the DoubleTree Burlington for just $199!   Follow these links for more information:
   Session details
   Session grid
Speaker(s): This year's speakers include:
* Alison Butterill - Offering Manager for IBM i
* Doug Mack - DB2 for i Consultant for IBM Lab Services
* Aaron Bartell - Director of IBM i Innovation for Krengeltech
* Paul Tuohy - CEO of Comcon & Noted RPG and DB2 for i Expert
   Speaker bios
Conference Cost: Cost of the conference (per person) through Mon, Aug 28, 2017 is

Full day: $175
Half day: $99 (morning or afternoon & includes lunch)

After Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Full day: $199
Half day: $125

This fee covers attendance at the conference - full or half day with your choice of nine sessions; continental breakfast (full day or morning half day), lunch buffet, and break snacks and beverages; and soft copy session handouts downloadable from the conference web site.
Location: This year's conference will be held at the DoubleTree Burlington at I-89 Exit 14 and Williston Rd in South Burlington.
   Map and Detailed directions
   Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Break Menus
Overnight Accomodations: The DoubleTree Burlington has a limited number of rooms reserved for VTMUG conference attendees at the special rate of $139 per night plus tax. To receive this special rate please call the DoubleTree at 802-658-0250 and ask to receive the VTMUG rate of $139.

Please note that this rate is only available Tues thru Thurs nights - Sept 19th thru 21nd - and if the DoubleTree is close to being fully booked for these nights, they reserve the right to withdraw the rate. So please reserve your room early to receive this special rate.
   Hotel information.
Registration: Conference registration payment can be made via check or PayPal. You must first fill out a short registration form for VTMUG, and you will be then directed to the Registration Payment Options page where you will find check payment information or a link to PayPal's secure payment site.
   Registration page.
Cancellations: Cancellation with refund will be accepted up to Mon, Sep 11, 2017 (10 days before the conference date). A cancellation fee of $15 will be charged. No refunds after Mon, Sep 11, 2017.
   Cancel registration.
Printable Information: You can download the following information
as printable PDF documents:
    Session Grid

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Vendor Sponsors

Plan ahead - NEUGC 2018 is scheduled for April 23 - 25, 2018 in Framingham, MA. If you didn't attend, Click here to see what you missed in 2017.

LANSA: Put your ERP in a browser in 10 minutes, use low code development for high touch point applications, manage both existing and new functionality in a single framework that has security and administration built in. All this through a single vendor with 29 years on IBM i.


Upgrade to change management that can handle today's development needs and new technologies/initiatives. With MDCMS, manage application changes for IBM i and multiplatform environments including UNIX, Linux, Domino and .NET. Work comfortably in your preferred environment: RDi, Zend Studio, or any Eclipse-based IDE. Git and SVN users benefit from direct interfaces to their source repositories and comprehensive deployment and rollback. Easy-to-implement MDCMS includes cross-referencing. It tracks and reports on the entire software development process, reducing time and risk and addressing audit requirements. MDCMS excels in managing SQL development, automates migration from legacy CM, and supports choice of modernization solutions.


Krengeltech provides software & services for today's modern IBMi developer. Our most popular product, RPG-XML Suite provides a comprehensive XML toolkit RPG developers utilize to easily compose, transmit & parse XML.

Krengeltech provides toolkits for processing credit cards on your IBMi. Using native RPG, our CyberSource Toolkit for i & Payment Terminal Toolkit for i ensure compliance with the payment liability shift. PTTi is installed on IBMi & integrates directly with Verifone devices.

Finally, we offer simple & cost-effective hosting on your IBMi. Our Litmis Team provides hosting, consulting, & educational services allowing IBM i shops to adopt & implement open source technology.

See more at

Get the lastest information on everything Krengeltech is doing in the world of IBMi on Twitter by following @Krengeltech and @LitmisTeam.


iTech Solutions, an IBM Premier Business Partner, helps you get the most performance and utilization out of your IBM POWER Systems (AS/400, iSeries) running IBM i. Our products and services include POWER systems servers and storage, Virtual Tape Libraries, Managed Services, PTF/FSP/HMC maintenance, OS upgrades, technical support, cloud backup, HA solutions, DR hosting and testing, performance analysis, and security assessments. Our i In The Cloud offering enables customers to get scalable, flexible, secure and highly available Power Systems hosting of IBM i, AIX, Linux and Windows. Contact our certified sales and technical staff to learn how we can make your life easier.


The ARCAD Software group is leading international vendor in DevOps and Modernization solutions for IBM i, with subsidiaries in Europe, USA and Asia, supporting 1000+ installations worldwide. Since 1992, ARCAD has built on its specialist IBM i expertise to develop an integrated solution range for Enterprise Modernization, Application Release Automation (ARA) and DevOps, distributed by IBM worldwide. ARCAD subsidiaries DROPS and DOT Software specialize in multi-platform application deployment and test automation solutions, across IBM i, Linux, Windows, z/OS. ARCAD technology integrates with Rational Team Concert (RTC) and Rational Developer for i (RDi), and also open source tools Git, SVN, JIRA and Jenkins.


TL Ashford produces software to generate bar code labels and forms from IBM Power Systems* running IBM i.

Our mission is to produce the most effective and reliable software at the best price possible to achieve outstanding value for our customers and a high level of success for our company.

We back our products with outstanding technical support. To do this, we empower our employees with the resources to develop skills within our industry and encouragement to achieve a fulfilling life outside of the office.

Bluehouse Group is a full service digital agency located in Burlington, Vermont. We specialize in custom website design and development, and digital marketing services. Web application development is a particular strength of ours. Ask around and you'll discover we've earned a reputation for building high quality, "commercial-grade" solutions. We help organizations solve their business challenges by providing a high-performance team that synthesizes creativity, technical expertise, and business smarts.

Division 1 Systems is a services firm specializing in mobile and web application development, located in Burlington, Vermont. We specialize in modernization of legacy business systems and web enablement of the IBM i. The company was founded by John Valance, who has over 30 years experience in enterprise IT and software development. We have completed numerous web and modernization projects on the IBM i, including both internal and customer-facing applications, across many industries. We also offer training in web technologies to the IBM i community, and pride ourselves in staying actively involved in the user community. Our network of technical personnel gives us access to many resources, both local and overseas, allowing us to scale up or down rapidly to meet the demands of your projects. We are very excited to have a new partnership with Bluehouse Group, another Vermont-based web firm. Their technical expertise in web development, PHP programming, and project management, combined with their strong business and marketing skills, lend a great hand in managing the burgeoning project demands in the midrange marketplace.


Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Break Menus

DoubleTree Burlington Map and Directions

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DoubleTree Burlington Accomodations