The summit focused on all open source projects and technologies impacting the mainframe. From members to projects, it is clear that there is an appetite for more mainframe specific content focusing on the growing open source technologies in the industry.
Originally planned as an in-person event at Marist College, plans for Open Mainframe Summit pivoted and became Open Mainframe Project’s first-ever virtual conference. The goal was to put together a stellar program and obtain around 150 registrants. The conference ended with 384 registered attendees, which represented more than 175 companies. This was 156% over our original goal!
During the conference, there were 290 unique users on the platform, a 76% attendance rate. The registration, attendance, and engagement on the platform exceeded our expectations. It seems that was a universal feeling as feedback from the attendees was positive, with an overall average satisfaction rating of 97% seasoned professionals, developers, students, and leaders a forum to share best practices, discuss hot topics, and network with like-minded individuals who are passionate about the mainframe industry.
To learn more, read the Open Mainframe Summit Transparency Report 2020. To see videos from the Summit, visit the Summit playlist on the Open Mainframe Youtube Channel.