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.
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IBM THINK 2019
February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019
The Open Mainframe Project will be onsite at THINK 2019 hosted by Open Mainframe Project member, IBM. The annual event offers the opportunity for attendees to get a hands-on experience with the latest technology and network with professionals from one of the world’s most celebrated communities of technologists and thought leaders.
On Tuesday, February 12 at 5:30-6:30 PM, join The Open Mainframe Project for Happy Hour! Attendees are encouraged to stop by the SUSE booth (#562 in the Think Infrastructure Campus) for martinis, food, and to learn about all things OMP.
On Wednesday, February 13 at 9:30 AM, join Joe Winchester, Senior Technical Staff member at IBM, Sujay Solomon, Product Manager at Broadcom Inc. & Sean Grady, Software Engineer at Rocket Software for their presentation, “IBM Z: To Open Source—and Beyond!”. Their presentation will cover the challenges customers face while obtaining and deploying tooling for their mainframe developers and system programmers. Attendees will learn how a collaboration of open-source tools and the new Zowe open-source framework empowers mainframe developers.
On Wednesday, February 13 at 9:30 AM, join Greg Lotko, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom Technologies, Ross Mauri, General Manager of IBM Z at IBM, Barry Baker, Vice President of IBM Z software at IBM, James Douglas, Operations Security Manager at Broadridge Financial Services, Brian Klingbeil, COO for a panel discussion hosted by Len Santalucia, CTO of Vicom Infinity entitled, “The Innovation Ecosystem: Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be on the Mainframe!“. The highly interactive session will demonstrate why it’s the best of times to be on the mainframe.
On Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30 PM, join Amit Tolmare, Senior Managing Consultant at IBM, Neeraj Kumar, Senior Product Management Leader at IBM, & Heinrich Reusch, Manager of zD&T Development at IBM for their hands-on lab, “Experience Wazi, a Web IDE for Z Open Development Powered by Zowe“. The hands-on lab will provide attendees a full, modern code editing experience with language-specific features and technology integrations in the Zowe powered web-based IDE, Wazi. Users will also experience advanced COBOL analysis, editing and refactoring and learn how fast and easy it is to get a personalized Z environment on the IBM Cloud.
On Wednesday, February 13 at 4:30 PM, join John Mertic, The Director of Program Management at The Linux Foundation for his presentation, “The Open Mainframe”. John will explain how open mainframes are the perfect solution for deploying Open Source on enterprise computing platforms. Attendees will learn how the open source community has gathered around the mainframe platform and how open source projects such as Zowe are the starting point for open development. The session will also cover how the mainframe platform is a natural technology for Linux deployments and how the mainframe community operates within the wider construct of the Linux Foundation.
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