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Aaron Bartell


Aaron Bartell is Director of IBM i Innovation for Krengel Technology, Inc. Aaron facilitates adoption of open source technologies on IBM i through professional services, staff training, speaking engagements, and the authoring of best practices within industry publications and

With a strong background in RPG application development, Aaron covers topics which enable IBM i shops to embrace today’s leading technologies including Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Git for RPG source change management and RSpec for unit testing RPG. Aaron is a passionate advocate of vibrant technology communities and the corresponding benefits available for today’s modern application developers. Connect with Aaron via email at

Aaron lives with his wife and five children in Southern Minnesota. He enjoys the vast amounts of laughter having a young family brings, along with camping and music. He believes there's no greater purpose than to give of our life and time to help others.

Aaron was named an IBM Power Systems Champion ( in May 2012. 

Articles by Aaron Bartell

A (root) Change for the Better (part II) | January 2016 | IBM i

A (root) Change for the Better | December 2015 | IBM i

Securing Your Node.js App | November 2015 | IBM i

Creating CRUD | September 2015 | IBM i

Get Rolling With Python on IBM i | August 2015 | IBM i

How to Contribute to Open-Source Projects | July 2015 | IBM i

Community-Developed Dashboard With Node and DB2 | June 2015 | IBM i

Riding ExpressJs and Node.js to the Web | May 2015 | IBM i

Explaining Node Package Manager | April 2015 | IBM i

Node Nods To RPG and DB2 | March 2015 | IBM i

Node, The First Kiss | February 2015 | IBM i

PowerRuby Brings New Life and Community to IBM i | March 2014 | IBM i

The Cloud Has Come. Is the Rain Good? | February 2012 | IBM i

Shouldn't Everything Run on IBM i? | January 2012 | IBM i

Real-World QR Codes | September 2011 | IBM i