For the past several years, I have volunteered to mentor students participating in the Master the Mainframe (MtM) student competition, IBM’s premiere activity to introduce students — secondary and post-secondary — to the IBM Z ecosystem.
As your newly elected Treasurer, I’m very glad to be writing this month’s Message from SHARE for you. When I first got involved with SHARE — some 25 or so years ago — it never occurred to me that I would eventually run for the Board of Directors...
Broadcom Distinguished Engineer Venkat Balabhadrapatruni, winner of the Best Strategic Partner Session award at SHARE Fort Worth, says, “Based on those stats it is very clear that the need to bring open source to the mainframe to welcome the next generation to the platform is greater than ever.”
As the next generation of mainframe leaders come into their own and pass their knowledge on to others in zNextGen, we spoke with the community’s current project leader and some of its members about where the group has been and where it’s headed, as well as the future of SHARE.