2005: Alan started working with PHP on the IBM i in 2005 (even before Zend Core!)
2006: Alan wrote the first article detailing PHP’s coming to the i5, interviewing Zend co-founder Andi Gutmans.
2008: Zend Framework certification. Alan received the first in the “i” community, and his was among the first 50 worldwide on all platforms combined.
2009: IBM/COMMON honored Alan with the Power Systems Innovation Award for “Best Web Application” for Allied Beverage Group’s e-commerce site, developed with the team at Strategic Business Systems using PHP and Zend Framework on IBM i.
2009: Alan co-founded the first Zend Framework user group with Zend’s Ed Kietlinski in New York City.
2011: Alan took on the roles of product manager and co-developer of the PHP Toolkit for IBM i.
2011: Alan’s blog named a “Top 10 IBM i Blog” by IT Jungle.
2012: Alan launched Alan Seiden Consulting.
2015: Alan founded Club Seiden, the online PHP Community Forum.
2016: Alan was honored with COMMON’s Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship.
2016: Alan Seiden Consulting grows into Seiden Group.
2017: Seiden Group hosts their first CIO Summit in Manhattan.
2018: IBM names Alan an IBM Champion for IBM Power Systems
2019: Three Seiden Group consultants earn IBM Champion status for IBM Power Systems: Alan, Stephanie Rabbani, and Josh Hall.
Liam Allan, also an IBM Champion, joins Seiden Group in April 2019.