Volunteers

Volunteer Recognition

Do you know someone who is a dedicated volunteer to SHARE? Nominate them today for a Volunteer Spotlight.

Volunteer Spotlight - Providence 2017

Dean Butler, Carla Flores, and Art Psalidas - EDC Program

Dean is a respected member of the ISV networking management development community who has been volunteering with SHARE since 2007. He started as an IBM Representative for the Communications Infrastructure Program and Project Manager in the Networking Project and became the Network Management and Security Project Manager in the Enterprise Data Center Program in 2009. Dean works diligently to ensure that a cohesive set of Network Management and Security Project session are offered at each SHARE conference. In addition to his Project Manager role, he presents sessions, chairs sessions and actively participates in the EDC Program activities. I would like to thank Dean for his tireless support of SHARE and mainframe networking and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Carla is a respected member of the ISV software development community who has been volunteering with SHARE since 2008. She stepped up to become the Project Manager for the Security and Audit Project in the EDC Program in 2014. She is an active member of several SHARE committees and was instrumental in the development of and a strong advocate for the “z/OS Security and Integrity Essentials Bootcamp” SHARE Academy session that was offered in Providence. I would like to take the time to formally recognize Carla for all of her hard work and support of SHARE and look forward to working with her as a SHARE volunteer in the future

Art has been a SHARE volunteer since 2006. He has served in various positions focusing on Data Center Management and Systems Automation. He is currently both an IBM Representative and the Project Manager for the Data Center Management Project in the EDC Program. Art works diligently to ensure that a balanced, informative and vendor-neutral set of Data Center Management topics are offered at each SHARE conference. In addition to his Project Manager role, he chairs sessions and actively participates in the EDC Program activities. I would like to thank Art for his tireless support of SHARE, data center management, systems automation and in advance for many more years as an active SHARE volunteer.

[Written by: Karla Houser]

Liam Doherty - AADI & MVS Program

SHARE has benefited greatly from Liam’s 15 years of service to SHARE.  Liam started as a member of the ISPF team, presenting primarily on SCLM and IBM’s workstation interfaces to SCLM. 

About 10 years ago, SHARE was facing an issue with the Hands-On labs.  Setting up two rooms with 20 PC’s in each room was becoming cost-prohibitive.  SHARE needed to cut back, eventually to the current 15 PC’s in one room.  To make this feasible, SHARE needed self-directed labs, so Liam, along with Peter VanDyke, created the ISPF Editor Lab Parts 1 and 2, the first self-directed lab.  It set the standard and continues to be the example by which other labs are measured.

Liam continues to provide sessions for the ISPF labs and has extended to covering Rational Team Concert for the ADI program.  For RTC he again created a self directed lab to be used for the Lab environment and has worked across the other products in ADI to ensure they all provide self directed labs that can be done at the same time in the same lab.  This allows the lab room to be shared by multiple labs allowing more hands on experience with multiple different technologies. 

Liam also continues to provide support for SCLM for all client questions which continue at SHARE, insure the SHARE machine is always set up with the back end support for the labs and provide in depth technical sessions on RTC.

[Written by: Tom Conley & Rosalind Radcliffe]

Year-Round RAVE

SHARE wouldn't be what it is without high-value input from many dedicated individuals. The RAVE (Recognize a Valiant Effort) Award recognizes the extra efforts of SHARE attendees who enhance the overall educational experience. Anyone who participates in SHARE can nominate another participant for their assistance.

RAVE is meant to recognize efforts over and beyond the norm. If you feel someone has exceeded the already high quality of networking, assistance, support and presentations available for SHARE members, then RAVE is your vehicle to celebrate and reward that effort!

All SHARE members can nominate SHARE participants for the award. Nominees will be notified quarterly. A letter will be sent to the SHARE member's manager as well as to the nominee, who will also receive the RAVE pin. All RAVE recipients will be recognized in interactions. RAVEs will continue to be awarded at all SHARE conferences.

Submit your RAVE nomination by clicking here.

RAVE Award Winners - SHARE Providence 2017

JB Mills III (IBM)

Nominated by John Crossno (Compuware Corp):
For supporting the LVM program by going above and beyond in chairing 19 sessions.

Lance Kumis (SHARE HQ)

Nominated by Glenn Schneck (GT Software):
For being a tremendous help in the setup of the Hands-On-Labs.

Karla Houser (Caterpillar Inc.)

Nominated by Alex Johnson (SHARE HQ):
For going above and beyond to always recognize those who make the EDC Program a success.

Rosalind Radcliffe (IBM)

Nominated by Jerry Edgington (Kroger):
For stepping in when a speaker was hurt and unable to do her presentation.

John Lyle (IBM)

Nominated by Dan Ruehl (Humana):
For stepping in as the IBM Representative for the Database Track in Providence and filling in as a Session Chair in many Database sessions. 

Robert Andresen (CA Technologies)

Nominated by Dan Ruehl (Humana):
For supporting and participating in the Database Track for a number of years. 

Barry Silliman (IBM)

Nominated by Martha McConaghy (Marist College):
For the great work he did in giving the SHARE Academy session on Blockchain.

Glennon Bagsby (NewEra Software)

Nominated by Martha McConaghy (Marist College):
For the great work he did in giving the SHARE Academy session on Security.

Carla Flores (CA Technologies)

Nominated by Martha McConaghy (Marist College):
For the great work she did in giving the SHARE Academy session on Security.

Eysha Shirrine Powers (IBM)

Nominated by Martha McConaghy (Marist College):
For the great work she did in giving the SHARE Academy session on Security.

Mark Wilson (RSM Partners)

Nominated by Martha McConaghy (Marist College):
For the great work he did in giving the SHARE Academy session on Security.

Ray Mullins (Phoenix Software)

Nominated by Martha McConaghy (Marist College):
For the volunteering to run the LE and Language Project in ADDI, along with his duties as the Hands-On-Lab coordinator. 

Glennon Bagsby (NewEra Software)

Nominated by Jerry Seefeldt (NewEra Software):
For the proposing, planning, producing content, and presenting the SHARE Academy z/OS Security and Integrity Essentials Bootcamp.

Carla Flores (CA Technologies)

Nominated by Jerry Seefeldt (NewEra Software):
For the proposing, planning, producing content, and presenting the SHARE Academy z/OS Security and Integrity Essentials Bootcamp.

Eysha Shirrine Powers (IBM)

Nominated by Jerry Seefeldt (NewEra Software):
For the proposing, planning, producing content, and presenting the SHARE Academy z/OS Security and Integrity Essentials Bootcamp.

Mark Wilson (RSM Partners)

Nominated by Jerry Seefeldt (NewEra Software):
For the proposing, planning, producing content, and presenting the SHARE Academy z/OS Security and Integrity Essentials Bootcamp.

Roxane Rosberg (Vanguard Integrity Professionals)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
For stepping up to help manage the SEC Project with the Project Manager had to leave the event early.

Charles Mills (Correlog)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
For stepping up to help manage the SEC Project with the Project Manager had to leave the event early.

Julie Bergh (IBM)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
For stepping up to help coordinate and manage extra security sessions related to Pervasive Encryption.

Ross Cooper (IBM)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
For stepping up to help coordinate and manage extra security sessions related to Pervasive Encryption.

Theresa Tai (IBM)

Nominated by Karla Houser (Caterpillar Inc.):
For finding speakers, obtaining abstracts, and "herding the cats" within IBM to help the EDC Program present sessions at SHARE.

Barbara Sannerud (IBM)

Nominated by Meral Temel (Isbank)
For helping to move the EWCP Project communication to the SHARE website and always contributing to the project.

Hemanth Rama (BMC)

Nominated by Meral Temel (Isbank)
For bringing a breath of fresh air and NextGen views to the EWCP Project and creating a WhatsApp communication for the group.

David Coles (IBM)

Nominated by Dennis Pherigo (MasterCard)
For stepping up and taking on additional speaker assignments for speakers who had their travel denied right before the start of the conference.

Mayur Raja (IBM)

Nominated by Dennis Pherigo (MasterCard)
For stepping up and taking on additional speaker assignments for speakers who had their travel denied right before the start of the conference.

Lyn Elkins (IBM)

Nominated by Dennis Pherigo (MasterCard)
For stepping up and taking on additional speaker assignments for speakers who had their travel denied right before the start of the conference.

Mark Taylor (IBM)

Nominated by Dennis Pherigo (MasterCard)
For stepping up and taking on additional speaker assignments for speakers who had their travel denied right before the start of the conference.

Mitch Johnson (IBM)

Nominated by Dennis Pherigo (MasterCard)
For stepping up and taking on additional speaker assignments for speakers who had their travel denied right before the start of the conference.

Ray Mullins (Phoenix Software)

Nominated by Dennis Pherigo (MasterCard)
For stepping up and taking on responsibilities of being the Project Manager duties for the LE and Programming Languages Project.

Jerry Edgington (Kroger)

Nominated by Kathy Bazinet (IBM)
For overseeing the DevOps track in 2017 to ensure diversity and quality of sessions and to staff all sessions with volunteers so that the track runs smoothly.

Nick Clayton (IBM)

Nominated by Russell Witt (CA Technologies)
For taking over sessions less than 2 weeks before the event when the original speaker had to back out.

Mike Giglio (HealthPlan Systems)

Nominated by Rick Barlow (Nationwide)
For driving the activities of the VM 45th Birthday Party celebration and benefiting the LVM community with his wit and presentation skills. 


SHARE Best of the Best Session Winners - San Jose 2017

User Session
Application Architecture Development Program
20309: CICS Internals: An Introduction
Speaker: Ezriel Gross
Project Manager: Glenn Schneck, CICS

IBM Session
Enterprise Data Center Program
20045: IBM z/OS Communications Server — Shared Memory Communications (SMC)
Speaker: Gus Kassimis
Project Manager: Angela Schmitz, Communications Server

Vendor Session
Enterprise Data Center Program
20287: RACF Commands for Dummies - Presented by a Dummy
Speaker: Mark Wilson
Project Manger: Carla Flores, Security and Compliance


SHARE Best Session Winners - San Jose 2017

Application Architecture Development Program

IBM Session

19997: CICS and RLS Basics and Diagnosis
Speakers: Edward Addison & Neal Bohling
Project Manager: Glenn Schneck, CICS

Enterprise Data Center Program

User Session

20305: LIVE: Ransomware on the Mainframe ... Checkmate!
Speaker: Chad Rikansrud
Project Manager: Carla Flores, Security and Compliance


Enterprise-wide Program

User Session

20186: SMP/E Basics for the Beginner
Speaker: Thomas Conley
Project Manager: Warren Harper, zNextGen

IBM Session

20011: Addressing Concerns About z/OS Skills Concerns?
Speakers: Paul Newton & Bill Seubert
Project Manager: Warren Harper, zNextGen


Information Management Program

IBM Session

20604: Got HSM MIPS? Reduce MIPS using DS8000, DFSMS and Cloud Storage
Speaker: Eddie Lin
Project Manager: Tony Negro, SAN/Disk/Tape


Linux & VM Program

User Session

20604: Linux on z Systems at Wells Fargo: Penguins Board the Stagecoach
Speaker: Marcy Cortes
Project Manager: Mark Post, Linux

IBM Session

20154: LIVE: z/VM Platform Update
Speaker: Bill Bitner
Project Manager: Rich Smrcina, VM

MVS Program

User Session

20778: z/OS Sysprog Goody Bag
Speaker: Bob Rogers
Project Manager: Mary Anne Matyaz, MVS Core Technologies

IBM Session

20513: Diagnosing Problems in a z/OS UNIX Environment: Operational PD
Speaker: John C. Shebey III
Project Manager: Mary Anne Matyaz, MVS Core Technologies



SHARE Card Case Awards - Providence 2017

Ellis Holman, Professional Development Project
Nominated by Karla Houser

Gordon Daniel, Martha McConaghy, and Marty Zimelis, Conference Operations
Nominated by Brian Kithcart