SHARE St. Louis is rapidly approaching (August 12–17, 2018) and with it comes a full slate of technical sessions and networking opportunities for participants in the zNextGen Project. As project manager Warren Harper explained in a recent interview, the zNextGen track at each SHARE conference is spe
Classroom education is important for learning new technologies, but when it comes to learning a complex field like mainframe, there’s no replacement for the value of on-the-job training. With its Mainframer in Training (MIT) program, U.K.-based service provider RSM Partners aims to add structure to
Despite being used across 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies, mainframes manage to maintain a low profile, passing under the radars of most recent graduates looking for their first job in IT.
That was almost the case for Theak Pel, who works on mainframe infrastructure for U.S. Bank. Through an in
A career in mainframe may not seem like a practical possibility for many computer science graduates leaving college these days, but that’s not because they have a negative view of the industry. According to Kyle Beausoleil, it’s likely because these graduates aren’t even aware mainframes exist.
The mainframe may be unfamiliar to many undergrads studying computer science, but that wasn’t the case for Warren Harper. You might even call it a family business: both of Harper’s parents and his sister worked in mainframes in the past, which gave him a much more positive view of the industry and i