Conference offers intensive skills training and best practices for organizations tackling CA 2E IBM i application modernization projects

AUSTIN, Texas – September 19, 2017 – CM First Group is gearing up for the CA 2E/CA Plex Worldwide Developer Conference, September 25-28, 2017, to be held at the Shelborne South Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida. During the packed four-day agenda featuring presentations and hands-on training workshops, attendees will learn from CM First experts the skills needed to modernize CA 2E-based IBM i applications. In addition, attendees will hear the latest product news and plans from co-host CA Technologies executives, exchange modernization best practices, and network with their peers.

While Hurricane Irma drenched Miami’s infrastructure, the Shelborne Hotel is open for business and the city’s transportation systems, including the airport, will be at full capacity.

The first day of the conference kicks off with in-depth sessions covering the latest CA 2E and CA Plex features and how best to exploit them. In the afternoon workshop, attendees will learn how to create web and mobile applications with CM WebClient using their own laptops.  Day 2 addresses a variety of developer needs, including automated testing, rehosting CA 2E applications to the cloud, minimizing the need for hand-coding, and more.

Day 3 continues with more technical tracks and customer use cases, including a customer panel.  “CM First customers have had great success in modernizing their CA 2E (Synon) systems to Java and C# using CM First technology,” said John Rhodes, CM First general manager and chief technology officer.  “We are delighted to provide a forum for them to share their real-world experiences.”

Day 4 is billed as the Modernization Deep Dive with two extended, hands-on workshops.  The first on CA 2E modernization and re-platforming will take attendees through the entire modernization flow from start to finish, learning estimation and scoping, automated transformation techniques and manual refactoring, and ending with a discussion of functional and load testing of migrated applications. The second session will focus on legacy modernization through business process automation.

The full line-up of sessions is available here: A slate of Spanish-language sessions is offered for those who prefer to listen in their native language.

Space is still available and attendees can register on the conference website: With digital automation of enterprise processes being a major initiative for many organizations, the conference provides a unique opportunity for application development teams to acquire the skills to meet this challenge expertly and efficiently.