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Thursday, March 16 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Bringing legacy to the web based Award-winning modernization with WordPress and PHP on IBM i

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2017 Common/IBM Innovation Award winner details how the business needs drove grar.com to modernize its web site using Zend Server and WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS) and dynamic content delivery system for the REALTOR Member and MLS Property searches for its public web site and open source tools like bootstrap to provide responsive design.  The grar.com website services the needs of the residents of West Michigan and 3000 REALTOR® members.  The website had been outsourced to a firm using a customized CMS which limited the amount of updating that could be done by staff, with most access restricted to the vendor.  The content became costly to maintain and updates took too long to be completed.  With the highly dynamic content of the membership and real estate databases, the intel servers could not perform to GRAR standards.  It needed to be in-house and running on the IBM i. 

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Larry Amond

Director of Application Development, Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS®
Larry began his career working and IBM and NCR mainframes in 1977, and has been working on IBM midrange systems since 1993. He has spent most of his career as an application systems developer and has been developing web site applications on IBM systems since 1999.He is currently Director... Read More →

Thursday March 16, 2023 2:15pm - 3:30pm CDT
Courtyard Hall 2 | Lower Level