When the Linux Foundation launched the Open Mainframe Project in 2015, we had one project to advance mainframe technology. Today, we are an umbrella project that is home to 18 different open source projects – including a COBOL Working Group and a Zowe Conformance Program. This is essentially a 1600 percent increase since launch!
With such a vibrant and talented community, the Open Mainframe Project recently launched the Ambassadors Program to showcase individuals who are passionate about mainframes, our projects and are actively contributing to the project. The main goals of the Ambassadors program are to spread the word around the world on how to join the community and advance Open Mainframe. Open Mainframe Project Ambassadors have volunteered to perform a variety of activities including speaking, mentoring, reviewing materials or presentations and writing blogs or contributed articles.
We are excited to have this group of people with diverse interests, experiences, and technical backgrounds help drive the global Open Mainframe Project community:
- Dan Kelosky, Broadcom
- Greg MacKinnon, Broadcom
- Jerry Edgington, Western Southern
- Jessielaine Punongbayan, Broadcom
- Joe Bostian, IBM
- Joe Winchester, IBM
- Matt Hogstrom, Broadcom
- Michael Bauer, Broadcom
- Richelle Anne Craw, Broadcom
- Rose Sakach, Broadcom
We invite you meet the Ambassadors – their bios and photos are listed on the website, or reach out to us to request an Ambassador as a speaker, panelist or blogger. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the topics or deadlines and we’ll do the rest!