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Keynote on security reportedly had audience members on the edges of their seats, while labs allowed them to deep dive into .NET development.

ASNA wrapped up its 2012 ASNApalooza Developer Conference this spring in San Antonio, Texas, having played host to developers from across North and Central America, and Europe.

"We had yet another great Palooza this year!" says ASNA U.S. President Anne Ferguson. "We were able to reconnect with the many customers and ISVs who attended. It was wonderful to see them all and hear how they are using ASNA products to build great software," she said. "We also appreciated having Microsoft's Bruce Ashmead, who works with Microsoft Enterprise Platform Team, in attendance."

Palooza 2012 featured two days of tracks, plus three hands-on labs covering a wide variety of technical topics. Ferguson reported that attendee Dave McIntyre, CTO of Cforia, had this to say: "This year's Palooza was the catalyst we needed as a software company to move forward and deep dive into .NET development. The hands-on labs provided my development team with invaluable tips and guidance. 2012 Palooza was the best!"

Ralph Smith, president of RSI, Inc., said, "Palooza was my kind of conference this year," Ferguson reported. "Sessions were to-the-point and timely and full of useful tips and techniques, which I am using already. The ASNA staff was warm and engaging, and the keynote sessions on security and mobile were eye-opening. And, ASNA always throws an exceptional party casting everyone in a setting for open discussion while watching San Antonio's River Walk Fiesta."

ASNApalooza attendees were provided two cutting edge keynote presentations. Kyle Pippin, lead consultant of application development for the Denim Group of San Antonio, presented a highly informative Web security keynote. Some reported that he nearly had attendees leaving their luncheon seats to make "paranoid calls" to the office, Ferguson said. ASNA's own Eduardo Ross also presented a stimulating keynote about ASNA's direction with mobile development. Both Kyle and Eduardo's keynotes got very high marks from attendees, Ferguson said. The hands-on labs were also a big hit. Said Harry Gross, director of MIS for Four Winds Hospital, "ASNAPalooza 2012 was really great! I learned quite a bit that I could apply right away. The hands-on labs were fun and very informative; the labs' tips alone were worth the price of admission!"

Said Ferguson: "Our customers are the best. We appreciate the enthusiasm, energy, and talent they bring to Palooza. We at ASNA are very proud to play a role in their software development success stories. We're very grateful that they took time out of their busy schedules to attend. And we also thank our great sponsors Microsoft and Telerik for helping us to put on such a superb conference."

Watch for upcoming info on ASNApalooza 2013 to be held in Barcelona, Spain. Said Ferguson: "If you think the River Walk in San Antonio is great, wait until you see Las Ramblas in Barcelona!"

ASNA, Inc.

In its fifth decade as a market leader and innovator for IBM midrange systems, ASNA provides comprehensive and flexible solutions for modernizing IBM i applications.

ASNA enables companies to integrate and extend their RPG green-screen solutions to .NET, .NET Framework, the Web and Mobile, while preserving investments in IT and human resources.

Our solutions are distributed worldwide and used by more than a million end users.ASNA holds a Microsoft Gold competency in Application Development, is a Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner, and a Gold level partner of Microsoft's Platform Modernization Alliance, and a member of IBM's PartnerWorld for Developers.

To find out more about ASNA and its products see their listings in the MC Showcase Buyer's Guide.

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