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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

Harnessing RPGUI Patterns | September 2010 | IBM i

Tweaking TN5250j | August 2010 | IBM i

Test Drive IBM i For Free | July 2010 | IBM i

RPG and Community | April 2010 | IBM i

What RPG Developers Lack | March 2010 | IBM i

Exploring More RPGUI | January 2010 | IBM i

Exploring RPG and Ext JS | December 2009 | IBM i

Roll the Tape | October 2009 | IBM i

WDSC Tips on Configurability and Auto Incrementing | August 2009 | IBM i

New Desktop RPG Editor | August 2009 | IBM i

Seamless WDSC From Linux | April 2009 | IBM i

Running WDSC From a Linux Desktop | January 2009 | IBM i

How to Build a WSDL and What to Do With It | December 2008 | IBM i

Tips to Become More Efficient With WDSC | November 2008 | IBM i

Four More WDSC Tips | August 2008 | IBM i