To say that Liam Allan is a powerhouse in the IBM i community would be an understatement.
Liam burst onto the IBM i scene in 2016 as a Club Seiden member and the recipient of COMMON’s Student Innovation Award. Skilled in multiple programming languages, he chose to advance the art of bridging the worlds of RPG and open source. Later, he joined Seiden Group’s team of open source and IBM i experts.
Liam contributed a staggering amount to the IBM i community. As a conference speaker, his enthusiam inspired even the jaded to try new approaches. He has created how-to videos and tutorials, contributed to open source projects, and answered questions on forums. He built Code for IBM i, a free extension for Visual Studio Code that supports IBM i development in RPGLE, CL, COBOL, and Db2 for i.
As of July 1, 2022, Liam takes his talents and energy to a new job at IBM. As a Software Engineer, his responsibilities will range from collaborating on Merlin and open source projects such as Code for IBM i to speaking at conferences and advocating for IBM i.
I’d like to thank Liam for his integrity, generosity, and friendship. I’m looking forward to what Liam can accomplish at IBM for the whole community.