zNextGen Project Opening and Keynote: Someone Old, Someone New, Knowledge Borrowed, z/Big Blue
Project and Program: Enterprise-wide
, zNextGen Project
, SHARE Pittsburgh 2019
This is the opening session for the zNextGen Project, open to all attendees. The project officers will take about 10 minutes to introduce the zNextGen community, describe our mission and welcome back returning members. This time will also be used to point out important zNextGen meeting points and activities throughout the week, as well as recommended technical sessions.
Today, millennials account for almost 50% of the workforce, but how many are working in your mainframe shop? With a lack of mainframe knowledge taught in most colleges and high schools, finding a new hire with any mainframe experience can prove almost impossible. With the daunting task of replacing a quickly depleting workforce, some companies have turned to on-the-job training, which comes with its own set of challenges. I'm here to share my experience as a millennial learning the mainframe on-the-job. This session will include best practice training ideas, creating development plans, and benefits of on-the-job training. With a constantly changing industry, learning to make compromises and accepting new ways of doing old things will soon become the industry norm.-Hemanth Rama-BMC SOFTWARE INC; Jessica Muszynski-Aetna
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