July 21 - 23, 2016
8:00 AM (Local Time / Pacific)
National University | Costa Mesa Campus | Costa Mesa, California | In-Person


We know PHP, and we want to help you to learn it. At EPiC OCEAN IBM i Technical Conference, we’ll teach you everything we know.

As PHP continues to grow in popularity it’s important to understand all the offerings and benefits, along with the risks. At this show, we’ll share the importance of open source and PHP, and explain the proper ways to use PHP. We’ll also give you important tips to ensure that your use of PHP is successful. We’ve examined how to reduce open source security risk, and we’ll tell attendees everything they need to know about the authentication and security of PHP.

In-booth activities:

Come visit us at our booth in the Vendor Expo to discuss and learn about PHP, open source, and IBM i.

Speaking sessions:

  • Presenter: Mike Pavlak
  • When: Friday, July 22, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  • Title: Free Open Source PHP Utilities
    Track: Open Source (Track 4)

Abstract: There are thousands of applications and utilities already written in PHP that the world depends upon every day. From spreadsheets to PDFs to full blown Content Management Systems, the open source community around PHP has very much to offer. Come to see what you can use on IBM i and Power Linux that will enhance the value and productivity of your IT department and business organizations.

  • Presenter: Mike Pavlak
  • When: Friday, July 22, 2016 9:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Title: 30 PHP Tips in 60 Minutes
    Track: Open Source (Track 4)

Abstract: Inspired by longtime presenters at the Summit, this discussion looks at the most popular tweaks, hacks and just plain good practices the for IBM i PHP community to enjoy. Sometimes you just need a shopping list of things to watch out for and many of the tips that are scattered throughout these presentations are consolidated in a single place. Performance, security and best practices and more will be discussed.

  • Presenter: Mike Pavlak
  • When: Friday, July 22, 2016 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Title: PHP Web Security in an Insecure World
    Track: Open Source (Track 4)

Abstract: The security of many business applications running natively on IBM i has been thought out several years ago in many cases. Introducing PHP into the IBM i environment can cause folks to start asking questions about access, security and authentication. In this session we will discuss application security, PHP IFS and Root file system access and several options to authenticate to a PHP application running natively on IBM i. This is a must see session for anyone who is looking to go live with PHP and/or a web technology on IBM i.

Learn more about the conference at the event website.