November 16-17, 2020 | Free Online Conference

Elevate 2020 is a free online conference for all PowerBuilder developers to learn the latest in all Appeon products. Keynote starts at 9:00 AM EST, November 16.

Join Us Online to Elevate Your Apps, Skills, and Contacts

Elevate 2020 will bring the Appeon Community together online on November 16-17, 2020. This digital conference features tech sessions from Appeon experts, MVPs and advocates. At Elevate 2020, you can:

Insightful Keynotes Learn the latest product information and roadmap, including how to deploy your PowerBuilder projects as desktop cloud apps with minimal effort.
Free Registration It is free for anyone to register and attend!

Technical Sessions Connect with the Appeon Community and be inspired.

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Highlights of Elevate 2019

Keynote: The Next Generation of DataWindows

Armeen Mazda, Appeon CEO, explains why it is important to API-enable applications and how the .NET DataStore is different from Sybase’s implementation. Govinda Lopez, Appeon technology evangelist, demos how Appeon has improved the new .NET DataStore to now be standard, open & extensible.

Keynote: Making REST APIs RAD

Armeen Mazda, Appeon CEO, and Govinda Lopez, Appeon technology evangelist, together explain and demo the key enhancements for rapid development of MVC-based APIs that Appeon is bringing to SnapDevelop 2019 R2, which enable developers to easily create and test APIs in as little as 120 seconds.

Keynote: Accelerating Migration to C#

Armeen Mazda, Appeon CEO, explains Appeon’s C# migration philosophy and the new PowerScript Migrator tool in PowerBuilder 2019 R2. Govinda, Appeon technology evangelist, demos how the PowerScript Migrator automatically converts a wide variety of PowerScript language constructs to C#.

Keynote: PowerBuilder Product Management

Julie Jiang, Appeon Product Manager, explains Appeon’s agile development cycle for PowerBuilder and PowerServer. Specific topics addressed are planned roadmap and release schedule for new features of PowerScript projects, the PowerBuilder IDE, C# projects, the SnapDevelop IDE, and PowerServer.

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Armeen Mazda

CEO, Appeon

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Armeen Mazda is the co-founder and CEO of Appeon. Prior to becoming CEO, Armeen served various other roles in Appeon, including Product Management, Business Development, and Operations. Prior to co-founding Appeon, Armeen was co-founder of NetUpSide, a Silicon Valley-based incubator of high-tech startups. Armeen is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, and holds 5 U.S. patents in the area of Web application technologies.

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Julie Jiang

Product Manager, Appeon

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Julie Jiang is the Product Manager of Appeon, driving the product roadmap, feature definitions, and release management. Julie joined Appeon in 2002 and worked closely with Sybase to create the first documentation for PowerServer. Julie’s past work experience includes technical support manager at TUV Rheinland and system analyst at Accela Automation. Julie is a graduate of the University of Science and Technology in China, and holds degrees in both Computer Science and Arts.

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Govinda Lopez

Appeon Technology Evangelist, Appeon Inc.

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Govinda joined Appeon in 2017. He has been in the IT industry for over fifteen years. Mr. Lopez has worked on a wide range of IT projects including Maintenance, Development, and Datacenter Infrastructure and Architecture. He’s an enthusiast of the evolution of all IT Technologies. Loyal to his vision of the future, he constantly focuses on current technologies as these are the mechanisms of evolution and a foundation of an ever-growing future. Focused on understanding the motivating mindset of creating fantastic solutions! When he isn’t glued to a computer screen, he spends fun-loving moments with his wife and kids, learning new things as learning is his passion, and trying very hard not to be the worst chess-player in town. He’s currently working with innovative Appeon-PowerBuilder C# technologies and sharing this passion with other development enthusiasts and experts.

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Chris Pollach

Director Developer Relations, Appeon

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Mr. Pollach joined Appeon in 2016 in the capacity as Director, Developer Relations. He is responsible for developer liaison, PowerBuilder courses, technical presentations and support. Mr. Pollach is a former Technical Solutions Architect and DEVOPS specialist with over 30 years experience in Systems Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support IT areas. Mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design, Object Oriented Development Tools, Methodologies, Database and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele.

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Bruce Armstrong

Development Lead, Integrated Data Services

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Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (IDS). Prior to joining IDS in 2004 he spent 15 years as an independent consultant doing PowerBuilder development. He is an Appeon MVP and has done sessions on PowerBuilder at Sybase TechWaves, SAP TechEds, Appeon Elevate conferences, local user group meetings in Columbia, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Italy and France as well as online webcasts.

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Marco Meoni

Appeon MVP,

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Ph.D in Computer Science. Appeon MVP and PowerServer enthusiast since the early days. Lead Appeon expert in dozens of worldwide migration projects to Web and Mobile architectures. Invited speaker at Elevate conferences and national User Groups. Taught PowerBuilder and Appeon development techniques to hundreds of developers. Pioneered the field of interactive Grid computing at CERN, publishing several scientific articles. Broad knowledge in Big Data programming frameworks and predictive models using Machine Learning.

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Ronnie Po

Developer, Morpheon

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Ronnie Po is the founder and principal of Morpheon Corporation d/b/a ChartBase Medical Systems, an independent consulting and software development company in Pasadena, California. He is a long-time PowerBuilder and SQL developer specializing in custom line-of-business applications. He received a Laureate Medal in Innovation by IDG’s 2012 Computerworld Honors Program for his work on ChartBase, a specialty medical application developed using PowerBuilder and SQL Anywhere. At the 2011 SAP Tech Ed/Sybase TechWave conference in Las Vegas, his demonstration of an image-mapped query tool was selected as one of seven finalists from a field of over one hundred entries at the annual Demo Jam event, ultimately placing second. In recent years has worked closely with Appeon in testing and showcasing the PowerBuilder and PowerServer products.

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Mike Searer

Consultant, SBT

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Mike has worked in software development, technical consulting, business consulting, software sales, business management. After graduating, Mike’s career took a series of turns that began with developing a loan processing system and then with starting a software consulting company. The universe, apparently in cahoots with his father, eventually led Mike to specialize in developing add-ons for an ERP/accounting application.

Moments at Elevate 2019

- Special thanks to community photographer, Jeff Wayt

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