Volunteers

Volunteer Recognition

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

Volunteer Spotlight - San Jose 2017

Susan Rice & Angela Schmitz

Susan is a respected member of the ISV software development community who has been volunteering with SHARE for over 20 years. She recently stepped up to become the Project Manager for the Integrating Innovative Technologies Project in the EDC Program. Previously she was active in the MVS Program working effectively in various roles from Project Officer to Project Manager. She is an active member of the SHARE Nominating Committee (for the second time) and is always willing to step up and help out.  I would like to take the time to formally recognize Susan for all of her hard work and support of SHARE throughout the years and for many more years to come.

Angela is a long time SHARE volunteer with well recognize mainframe Communications Server expertise. She is an advocate within SHARE for mainframe networking and works diligently to ensure that cohesive Communications Server and other mainframe networking session offerings are presented at each SHARE conference. In addition to her Project Manager role, she chairs sessions and can always be counted on for help during and between conferences. As Project Manager for the CS Project, it is time that Angela is recognized for her tireless support of our platform and SHARE.

[Written by: Karla Houser]

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 San Jose 2017

Julie Bergh (IBM)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
For supporting the SEC project and banding together as a panel of experts for the good of the community.

David Hayes (Government Accountability Office)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
For delivering two great sessions and offering real-world experience to the attendees.

Brian Marshall (Vanguard Integrity Professionals)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
For supporting the SEC project and banding together as a panel of experts for the good of the community.

Charles Mills (Correlog)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
For supporting the SEC project and banding together as a panel of experts for the good of the community.

Roxane Rosberg (Vanguard Integrity Professionals)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
For tireless support of the project and stepping in whenever help is needed.

Paul Robichaux (New Era Software)

       Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
       For supporting the SEC project and banding together as a panel of experts for the good of the
       community.

Jerry Seefeldt (New Era Software)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies):
For continued promotion and support of the Security project.

Billy Bigelow (BMC)

Nominated by Glenn Schneck (GT Software):
For going above and beyond to fill in for the project manger during the scheduling session.

Tom Dunlap (Themis)

Nominated by Glenn Schneck (GT Software):
For volunteering for sessions and filling in for a missing project manager as a session chair.

Ezriel Gross (Circle Software)

Nominated by Glenn Schneck (GT Software):
For putting in extra effort to assist with CICS session scheduling and session chairs.

Roseanna Torretto (California Technology Agency)

Nominated by Meral Temel (Isbank):
For always going above and beyond in her role as a Project Officer within the EWCP Project. 

John Burg (IBM)

Nominated by Meral Temel (Isbank):
For being a valuable asset to the EWCP Project as an IBM Representative. 

Steve Warren (IBM)

Nominated by Meral Temel (Isbank):
For being a valuable asset to the EWCP Project as an IBM Representative. 

Jim Willette (Sunrise e-Services)

Nominated by Angela Schmitz (AS Communication Consulting Services):
For stepping in as a session chair during a period of high demand for chairs.

Tom Cosenza (JP Morgan Chase)

Nominated by Angela Schmitz (AS Communication Consulting Services):
For stepping in as a session chair for the NMS project.

Neil Johnston (IBM)

Nominated by Dennis Pherigo (MasterCard International):
For his fantastic job of stepping up on his own to represent the MQ team in STE Speaker's Corner.

Jamie Squibb (IBM)

Nominated by Dennis Pherigo (MasterCard International):
For stepping up as a first time speaker at SHARE and took over 3 MQ sessions when the original speakers became unavailable to make the San Jose Conference on short notice.

Carla Flores (CA Technologies)

Nominated by Karla Houser (Caterpillar Inc.):
For volunteering to represent the EDC Program and Projects in the SHARE booth.

Rich Garcia (IBM)

Nominated by Karla Houser (Caterpillar Inc.):
For volunteering to represent the EDC Program and Projects in the SHARE booth.

Angela Schmitz (AS Communication Consulting Services)

Nominated by Karla Houser (AS Communication Consulting Services):
For volunteering to represent the EDC Program and Projects in the SHARE booth.

Susan Rice (BMC)

Nominated by Karla Houser (AS Communication Consulting Services):
For coordinating a very successful full day of blockchain sessions.

Kathy Bazinet (IBM)

Nominated by Jerry Edgington (Kroger):
For stepping in to help session chairs when conflicts arose.

SHARE Best of the Best Session Winners - Atlanta 2016

User Session
MVS Program
19088: z13s User Experiences
Speakers: Ed Jaffe & Keith Sisson
Project Manager: Mary Anne Matyaz, MVS Core Technologies

IBM Session
Enterprise Data Center Program
19215: New Shared Memory Communications Protocol - Direct Memory Access (SMC-D) - Going beyond HiperSockets
Speaker: Gus Kassimis
Project Manager: Angela Schmitz, Communications Server

Vendor Session
Enterprise Data Center Program
19424: A New Look at Mainframe Hacking and Penetration
Speaker: Mark Wilson
Project Manger: Carla Flores, Security and Compliance

SHARE Best Session Winners - Atlanta 2016

Application Architecture Development Program

User Session

19381: CICS Performance and Tuning 101
Speaker:Ezriel Gross
Project Manager: Glenn Schneck, CICS

IBM Session

19495: COBOL V6.1 Was Announced! What's New?
Speaker:Tom M. Ross
Project Manager: Carl Gehr, LE and Programming Languages

Enterprise Data Center Program

User Session

19708: Kerberos or Cerberus - The Three Headed Monster of Mainframe Security, Penetration Testing and Hacking
Speakers: Patrick Gray, Brian Marshall, Chad Rikansrud, & Mark Wilson
Project Manager: Carla Flores, Security and Compliance

Information Management Program

IBM Session

19218: DB2 and the zIIP Processor: Exploitation, Not Abuse
Speaker: Adrian Burke
Project Manager: Dan Ruehl, Database

Linux & VM Program

IBM Session

19336: What's New in Linux on z Systems?
Speaker: Martin Schwidefsky
Project Manager: Mark Post, Linux

MVS Program

IBM Session

19279: JES2 for z/OS 2.2 Performance Best Practices
Speaker: Tom Wasik
Project Manager: Mary Anne Matyaz, MVS Core Technologies

Enterprise-wide Program

User Session

19251: zNextGen Project Opening and Keynote: From a College Graduate to a Proud Mainframer
Speaker: Cody Giardinello & Warren Harper
Project Manager: Warren Harper, zNextGen Project


IBM Session

19809: From Fossils to Jurassic Park
Speaker: Luisa Martinez
Project Manager: Warren Harper, zNextGen Project

SHARE Card Case Awards - San Jose 2017

Jerry Edgington, DevOps Project
Nominated by Jim Erdahl