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Susan Gantner

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Susan is an IBM Systems Magazine, Business Systems edition technical editor. Her career has spanned more than 30 years in the field of application development. She began as a programmer developing applications for corporations in Atlanta, Ga., working with a variety of hardware and software platforms. She joined IBM in 1985 and quickly developed a close association with the Rochester, Minn., laboratory during the development of the AS/400 system.


Susan worked in Rochester for five years in the AS/400 Technical Support Center. She later moved to the IBM Toronto Software Laboratory to provide technical support for programming languages and AD tools on the AS/400.

Susan left IBM in 1999 to devote more time to teaching and consulting. She is the co-owner of Partner400 ( and a partner in System i Developer ( Her primary emphasis is on enabling customers to take advantage of the latest programming and database technologies on OS/400, i5/OS and now IBM i.

Susan is a regular speaker at COMMON and other technical conferences around the world and holds a number of Speaker Excellence medals. She was named an IBM Power Systems Champion ( in October 2011. 

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Articles by Susan Gantner

Show Me the Data! | January 2012 | IBM i

XMLSERVICE Offers New Life for RPG Programs | December 2011 | IBM i

Alias Support in RPG | November 2011 | IBM i

Major Changes in RPG File Handling | September 2011 | IBM i

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It | August 2011 | IBM i

Exploring Recent SQL Discoveries | July 2011 | IBM i

A SQL Sequel | June 2011 | IBM i

There’s an RPG App For That! | May 2011 | IBM i

Still Dreaming | April 2011 | IBM i

Forum Inspiration | March 2011 | IBM i

New and Improved XML-INTO | February 2011 | IBM i

An RSE Wish List | January 2011 | IBM i

Four Ways To Keep Your RPG Skills Relevant | December 2010 | IBM i

"Webulating" Printer Output Revisited | November 2010 | IBM i

When You Wish Upon a Star | October 2010 | IBM i