IBM Distinguished Engineer Rosalind Radcliffe’s career in IT has been guided by her own passion for computers and her ability to show others that she can tackle any project. Born to parents who were both teachers, it’s easy to see how a love of learning rubbed off on her.
In today’s world where technological advances seem to be coming at us in time frames measured in months, anything still around and just plain getting the job done without complaint 60 years after its announcement is just, well, spectacular.
As current mainframe professionals begin to retire, the industry faces a skills gap. But there is hope: IBM partnered with the Consumer Technology Association earlier this year to launch the CTA Apprenticeship Coalition to create thousands of new apprenticeships in 20 states.
Like many others in the mainframe world, SHARE DevOps Project Manager Jerry Edgington loves to work out technical challenges. He says that the mainframe faces a big perception problem: that it’s outdated.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am Dusty Rivers, IMGT program manager (IMS, Database, SAN/Disk/Tape) at SHARE. I have been attending SHARE events for almost 40 years and volunteering with the organization for many of those years.