Alan SeidenIBM Champion web badgeAlan Seiden founded Seiden Group to modernize IBM i applications using open source web technologies such as PHP, Python, Node.js, and DB2 for i and RPG business logic.

Recognized as an IBM Champion, Alan hosts the CIO Summit twice per year. He and his team work with the best minds in the industry to provide objective advice and hands-on development.

Alan co-developed the popular PHP Toolkit with IBM; was one of the first Zend Framework certified engineers; co-founder of the NYC Zend Framework Meetup; charter member of IBM/COMMON’s PHP Advisory Board; and a consultant for IBM’s manual PHP: Zend Core for i5/OS.

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, OMNI, the Northeast Users Group Conference, OCEAN and WMCPA. He also mentors other developers within the Club Seiden forum.

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

Skype: aseiden