Open Mainframe Project participates in many events around the world to showcase the modern mainframe and how Linux and Open Source are first class citizens on it.

Check out the upcoming events listed below – and let us know if there is an event we should be at. Or if you have a meetup, join our program to help get the word out.

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Code PaLOUsa 2021

August 18 - August 20

OMP Ambassador Joe Winchester,  and John Mertic, OMP Director, will be presenting:

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? – Friday, August 20 at 9:45 am EDT 

The Mainframe computer is over 65 years old, and has a dual personality of either being viewed as a proprietary thing of the past or else a hidden closed locked down machine as espoused in Hollywood movie plots. The truth is neither, and a huge amount of mainframe computing workload today comes from open source tooling. This talks show the use of Linux Foundation tools, especially Zowe, Jenkins, modern tools such as VS Code, IntelliJ, modern languages like Node.js, Java, Swift, Golang, and more. A lot of the mainframe’s growth comes not from tech, but from its ability to build communities and academic learning initiatives. From what was once a platform businesses were leaving due to stagnation, this talk shows the turnaround and the important lessons to be learned that apply to any technology wishing to survive beyond its 50th birthday.

Joe Winchester is also presenting:

Wowee it’s Zowe – how the mainframe got its groove again – Thursday, August 19 at 8:30 am EDT

The mainframe is often viewed as a legacy 65 year old computing platform operated by grey (or zero) haired developers typing 8 letter commands into green screens. This talk myth busts that stereotype and discusses the growth of the mainframe in today’s hybrid computing world, especially around the Linux Foundation’s Zowe project. This provides a command line interface, a VS Code extension, academic initiative training courses, and is a bridge to modern tech stacks around Jenkins, Node.js, Swift, Golang and more.

Learn more about the conference or register for it here: https://www.codepalousa.com/Default.aspx

Codepalousa is a multi-day software development conference designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of technology stack. The conference features presentations from well-known professionals in the software development community and virtual booths where leading software development companies come to interact with attendees to show off their latest wares.


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