Events & Symposium - Symposium - 2014 - Speakers

 

Sponsored by the Rexx Language Association

S P E A K E R S


Speaker Gil Barmwater - <vicepresident (at) rexxla.org>
Credentials Gil Barmwater is an independent computer consultant who has been using Rexx since it first became available within IBM more than 25 years ago. In addition to programming Rexx in the mainframe environment, he has been developing Rexx solutions on OS/2 and multiple versions of Windows for the past ten years.
He currently is the Vice President of the Rexx Language Association and is a member of the Symposium Planning Committee.

Speaker Rony Flatscher - <rony.flatscher (at) wu-wien.ac.at>
Credentials Rony works as a professor for Business informatics ("Wirtschaftsinformatik") at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) and uses Open Object Rexx for teaching Business Administration and MIS students the object-oriented paradigm, as well as remote-controlling (automating) Windows and Windows end-user applications (e.g. MS Office, Open Office) as well as Java and Java applications.

Speaker Virgil Hein - <vhein (at) us.ibm.com>
Credentials Virgil has been with IBM for 38+ years working in software development. In his current position as an IBM Business Manager he is responsible for all facets of a set of mature technology products. This includes responsibility for strategy, business management, development, marketing, sales, service, and support. Main products include Office Vision products, BookManager, REXX, and OS/2. In this position the main goals are focused on maintaining/increasing customer satisfaction, supporting customer efforts to migrate to follow-on solutions, and finding creative means of increasing mature/growth product revenue. As the product owner for the IBM REXX Compiler, Virgil is closely involved with a variety of REXX activities both inside and outside of IBM.

Speaker René Vincent Jansen - <rvjansen (at) xs4all.nl>
Credentials René has used Rexx since it appeared in TSO Extensions in the second half of the eighties when he was a systems programmer at the Central Bank of The Netherlands. He is an independent consultant since the turn of the century, specializing in models and meta models in order to rationalize data governance and model driven development. He likes to program in any language as long as it's Rexx, preferably on an Apple system (because like Rexx, it just works). He plays rhythm guitar in the Scones, and in particular likes Fender Stratocasters.
He currently is the President of the Rexx Language Association and is a member of the Symposium Planning Committee.

Speaker Jon (Sahananda) Wolfers - <jon.wolfers (at) phonecoop.coop >
Credentials Jon met Rexx on CMS back in the 1980's whilst working for British Airways. He trained TPF programmers in the '"new" language. For the last nine years he has been developing & maintaining Retail Applications using Rexx on Windows for the trading arm of a small Charity using Personal Rexx & later Object Rexx.
If he had any spare time he would spend it meditating, playing the Guitar or the Piano.