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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

Memories Are Made of This | September 2010 | IBM i

Three Top FAQs for RSE | August 2010 | IBM i

Getting a Handle on RPG’s Open Access | July 2010 | IBM i

Using Screen Designer | June 2010 | IBM i

Making RPG Even More “Special” | May 2010 | IBM i

Big Changes for RPG in IBM i 7.1 | April 2010 | IBM i

Get More from RPG | March 2010 | IBM i

The Ever-Evolving Role of RPG | February 2010 | IBM i

Retrospective: A Decade of i | January 2010 | IBM i

What Every RPGer Needs to Know, Part 1 | November 2009 | IBM i

Another Database on My i? Whatever For? | October 2009 | IBM i

Two New Open-Source Database Tools | September 2009 | IBM i

Subprocedure Basics | August 2009 | IBM i

Three Good Reasons to Stop Writing Subroutines | July 2009 | IBM i

Sometimes You Need to be Flexible | June 2009 | IBM i