Alan SeidenIBM Champion web badge

Alan founded Seiden Group to enrich IBM i applications with open source technologies such as PHP, Python, Node.js, as well as DB2 for i and RPG business logic. He and his team provide large and small organizations with objective advice, hands-on development, and support.

Recognized as an IBM Champion, Alan cultivates a strong, resilient IBM i community by hosting the CIO Summit and fostering new talent. He encourages the next generation to extend the capabilities of the IBM i platform with their open source skills.

Alan has led the adoption of open RPM-based PHP with value-added components and support for IBM i teams; co-developed the popular PHP Toolkit with IBM; and was one of the first Zend Framework certified engineers.

An award-winning speaker, Alan has been called “the performance guru of PHP on IBM i.”

He shares his expertise regularly at conferences and user groups such as COMMON, ZendCon, the RPG & DB2 Summit, MAGiC, the Northeast User Groups Conference, OCEAN and WMCPA.

In his spare time, Alan plays the trombone and studies and teaches the Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education.

Skype: aseiden