Sesame Database Manager Training

Sesame Training Center at Hammer Data Systems

Hammer Data Systems is pleased to offer a series of training seminars and workshops for Sesame Database Manager (a Lantica Software product).

Training will be held at our beautiful and historic facility in Northeast Ohio. Classes will be kept small (4-12 attendees), to ensure that each attendee receives personal attention.

Classes will be offered on a variety of topics, including Sesame Application Design, Programming Sesame With SBasic, Using Sesame Database Manager, Converting Q&A Databases, and more. Many topics will be available in multiple sessions, each geared to a different skill level.
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About the Training Center

8138 Main Street Garrettsville - Hammer Data Systems

The Sesame Training Center is located on the second and third floors of a three-story 1860's brick building in Garrettsville, Ohio. During its long history, this building has been put to good use, including serving for a time as the home of a branch of the Independent Order of Oddfellows and Rebekah Lodge. Located near the lovely college town of Hiram, Ohio, this area includes many attractions including parks, golfing, antiques, shopping and Wildwater Kingdom. The back windows overlook a scenic Silver Creek waterfall and Main Street Grille & Brewing Co., located within a historic watermill, is right next door.

About the Trainer

Erika Frankel - Hammer Data SystemsErika Frankel grew up in South Florida where she attended performing arts and technical stage management school and toured with the Big Apple Circus. After marrying an elephant trainer and moving to northeastern Ohio in the early 90's, Erika found new opportunities with a manufacturing company. With a knack for software, and armed with little more than Q&A and a desire to reap the benefits of automation, she was soon tracking the company's key systems in database applications of her making. With an additional knack for communicating technical know-how in plain English, Erika published more than 40 articles in The Quick Answer through 2002, and continues to write regularly for the monthly Inside Sesame newsletter. In 1996, Erika started her own software company, Hammer Data Systems. She was instrumental in the founding of Lantica Software in 2000 and has served as its technical coordinator ever since. In addition to her responsibilities on the Lantica Board of Directors, Erika also served as the primary designer and lead programmer for Sesame's Form and Report Designer. Erika's informative and spirited presentations at both the 2001 Q&A Conference (where Sesame was introduced) and the 2004 Sesame Users Conference earned high praise from attendees, novice and expert alike. Today, Erika is knowledgeable across a broad spectrum of database products and applications as well as conversant in a host of modern programming and scripting languages. Equally at home in front of a large audience or leading a small group, no one knows how to use all of Sesame - and make Sesame easier to use - more than she.


We recommend staying at the nearby Red Maple Inn. The Red Maple Inn has a variety of guest rooms, offering a good mix of bed-and-breakfast charm and modern amenities like in room data ports. Mention Hammer Data Systems when making your reservation to get a discounted corporate rate.

Other Accomodations:

  • There are also a number of chain hotels within 10-20 miles. Check the towns of Streetsboro, Newton Falls and Aurora.

Travel Directions

The nearest airports are Cleveland-Hopkins Intl., Akron-Canton and Pittsburgh Intl. We are approximately 40 minutes from Cleveland and Akron and 90 minutes from Pittsburgh.

From northern New England and northern New York State:
New York Thruway (I-90) west into Ohio. Exit at Route 528 (Madison) and drive south. At Route 87, turn right and proceed west to Burton. In the center of Burton, pick up Route 700 in the traffic circle and proceed south to Hiram where 700 joins Route 82. Take Route 82 east into Garrettsville, where it becomes Main Street.

From Chicago and points west:
Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) east to the Ohio Turnpike (I-80). Take I-80 east to exit 13A/193 (Ravenna). Proceed north on Route 44. Go east on Route 82 to Hiram where Route 82 joins Route 700 south. Continue on Route 82 east into Garrettsville, where it becomes Main Street.

From Cincinnati and points south:
I-71 north to I-271. Proceed north on I-271. Exit at Route 82 and east to Hiram where Route 82 joins Route 700 south. Continue on Route 82 east into Garrettsville, where it becomes Main Street.


There is lots to do while you're not busy learning about Sesame. Below is a list of some of the activities and attractions in the area.

  • Aurora Farms Outlet Mall
  • Ohio Amish Country
  • Sugarbush Golf Course
  • Garrettsville Boardwalk
  • Eagle Creek State Park and Nature Preserve
  • Headwater Trail - Hike and Bike Trail
  • Nelson Ledges State Park
  • Camping and canoeing
  • Antique shopping
  • Historic Johnson Home
  • Candlelight Winery
  • Burton's Century Village
  • Hale Farm and Village
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Pro-Football Hall of Fame
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • Playhouse Square
  • Stan Hewitt Hall
  • Cleveland Symphony Orchestra
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Wildwater Kingdom Waterpark

Contact Us

Hammer Data Systems, LLC
8138 Main Street
Garrettsville, OH 44231
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