Topic: RPG Open Access - The Path Forward

Date:Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-2410
S.E. corner of Lone Pine and Telegraph Road (map)
Speaker:Nick Hampson
Meeting format:Webinar.


System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

PDF file of the presentation: looksoftware_and_RPGOA.pdf

For more information, contact Todd at 678-354-1094 or

There has been much excitement and interest over the Rational Open Access: RPG Edition (ROA) announcement from IBM. However the key question on many developers' lips is how this announcement impacts those with extensive investments in existing RPG code. This session will explore the practical considerations of ROA development including impact on those applications where the RPG source code is not available.

looksoftware has practical experience in writing a sophisticated ROA handler that includes support for ROA and 5250 applications being integrated seamlessly, and providing a genuine path forward in RPG with no re-write requirement.

In this session you can learn from the real world experience of looksoftware addressing difficult issues like:

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About the Speaker

Nick Hampson

Nick Hampson has worked within the IBM i community for 12 years, having joined a large UK-based RPG software supplier in 1998. Since 2001, Nick has worked with looksoftware to modernize legacy i applications. His key skills are in the user experience, user interface, interaction and design areas.

Nick has a passion for showing people just what their i applications can be. He presents worldwide for looksoftware on modernization and UX, and also handles the presales/product evangelist roll for looksoftware for EMEA and the US.