Volunteer Recognition

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

Volunteer Spotlight - Fort Worth 2020

Martha McConaghy - SHARE Vice President

Martha has been instrumental in initiating, supporting and leading the efforts to support SHARE's Women in IT initiative. She has facilitated the Women in IT track from its inception and is a champion for this new (to SHARE) effort. On behalf of SHARE's Women in IT committee, I want to thank Martha for all of her hard work and continuing support for this effort. 

[Written by: Karla Houser - EDC Program]

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. 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 Fort Worth 2020

Rick Barlow (Velocity Software, Inc.)

Nominated by James Vincent (Velocity Software, Inc.)
As Director of Operations I needed help with all the activity and work involved with organizing all the details around producing the two conferences every year. Since Rick was a captive audience at my office, I was able to convince him to take the role of Deputy Director of Operations. 

Tom Petrolino (IBM)

Nominated by Ray Mullins(Rocket Software)
Tom stepped up to fill in for a speaker from IBM China who was unable to attend due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. 

William Yates (IBM UK)

Nominated by Nick Garrod (IBM)
In these times of constrained travel, Will has stood in for my absence numerous times,  attending planning meetings in his own time,  and working with the SHARE committee to get the best CICS Project agenda we can.  His own sessions are well attended with excellent feedback, and Will makes himself available for 1-1 meetings, is available for discussion in the Expo area.  He really goes those extra yards to ensure your attendees get the best possible experience and value from the CICS Project.

Jerry Seefeldt (NewEra Software)

Nominated by Pul Robichaux (NewEra Software)
Doing a fantastic job of running the Security Project to keep us moving forward together.

Theresa Hans (IBM)

Nominated by Dusty Rivers (GT Software)
Theresa works tirelessly to insure the smooth inner working of the IBM  Z champion program and getting those champions involved at SHARE. Thanks.

Rose Sakash (Broadcom)

Nominated by  Jerry Edgington (W&SFG)
Rose, once again stepped up and chaired 6 sessions, then chaired, seventh stepping in to help.  Thanks Rose, very much.

Cody Giardinello (Broadcom)

Nominated by  Reg Harbeck (Mainframe Analytics ltd.)
When the presenter for session 26903 about no cost Z training didn’t show up Cody, session chair, spontaneously took the mike and led an in-depth discussion of the subject for which nearly 20 people stayed to participate in. Well done!

Paul Spicer (BMC)

Nominated by  Ellis Holman (IBM)
Please accept my thanks for pitching in and helping chair sessions when I was not able to attend SHARE.

Martha McConaghy (Marist)

Nominated by  Ellis Holman (IBM)
Please accept my thanks for pitching in and helping chair sessions when I was not able to attend SHARE.

Ray Sun (Sun Coast)

Nominated by  Ellis Holman (IBM)
Please accept my thanks for pitching in and helping chair sessions when I was not able to attend SHARE.

Sai Swetha Gujja (Broadcom)

Nominated by  Ellis Holman (IBM)
Please accept my thanks for pitching in and helping chair sessions when I was not able to attend SHARE.

Karla Houser (Broadcom)

Nominated by  Ellis Holman (IBM)
Please accept my thanks for pitching in and helping chair sessions when I was not able to attend SHARE.

Deb Carbo (Broadcom)

Nominated by  Ellis Holman (IBM)
Please accept my thanks for pitching in and helping chair sessions when I was not able to attend SHARE.

Reg Harbeck (Mainframe Analytics ltd.)

Nominated by Warren Harper (BMC)
For leading the ENTW Program meetings at SHARE in the Program Managers absence.

Cody Giardinello (Broadcom)

Nominated by Warren Harper (BMC)
For taking charge of zNextGen when the Project Manager couldn't make it. Thanks for stepping up!

Sujay Solomon (Broadcom)

Nominated by Warren Harper (BMC)
For leading and organizing the Open Source Project in its first conference. Sujay committed a lot of time in starting the new project and learning all the intricacies of planning and confex. Thank you for all your hard work!

Rosalind Radcliffe (IBM)

Nominated by Jerry Edgington (W&SFG)
Rosalind has been very helpful with resolving issues during several sessions, including helping with getting DevOps badge codes for speakers.  Thank you.

SHARE Card Case Awards - Fort Worth 2020

Ed Jaffe, MVS Program
Nominated by Meral Temel, James Lund, and Russell Witt

We like to give a card case award from all three Project manager of our mvs program to Ed Jaffe, for his great leadership and efford for our mvs program. He is always helpfull and gave big efford to make program and SHARE successfull. He is always there to fill the gaps , track ,follow and guide and influence us for being more successfull and helpfull for SHARE.

Because of all above, we as three MVS program Project managers, like to give a card case to Ed Jaffe for his great leadership.

MVS Core Project Manager James Lund,
MVS Storage Project Manager Russell Witt,
MVS Performance Project Manager Meral Temel

SHARE Best of the Best Session Winners - Fort Worth 2020

User Session
MVS Program
26202: Watson & Walker zRoadShow
Speakers: Frank Kyne & Mario Bezzi
Project Manager: James Lund, MVS Core Technologies Project


Vendor Session
Enterprise Data Center Program
26721: The Enemy Within
Speaker: John Crossno
Project Manager: Jerry Seefeldt, Security and Compliance Project

SHARE Best Session Winners - Fort Worth 2020

Application Architecture Development Program

User Session

26124: CICS Storage Management: Memories from Below-the-Line to Above-the-Bar
Speaker: Billy Bigelow
Project Manager: Glenn Schneck, CICS Project

VEND Session

27146: Challenges Integrating Legacy CICS Applications
Speakers: Glenn Schneck
Project Manager: Glenn Schneck, CICS Project

Enterprise Data Center Program

User Session

26979: Delivering True Platform as a Service with z/OS - a Walmart Implementation
Speakers: Rich Jackson and Randy Frerking
Project Manager: Karla Houser,  Integrating Innovative Technologies Project

Enterprise-Wide Program

User Session

26587: DevOps for DevOps
Speakers: Yuliya Varonina and Dzmitry Rabau 
Project Manager: Jerry Edgington, DevOps Project

VEND Session

26614: Access our Mainframe Using Alexa
Speaker: Tom Williamson
Project Manager: Hemanth Rama, zNextGen Project

Information Management Program

VEND Session

226441: Getting the most out of IMS Connect with analytics, automation, and workload management
Speaker: James Martin, III
Project Manager: Jim Martin, Information Management Systems Project

Linux & VM Program

USER Session

26461: Sponsor User: Real-Life Experiences in z/VM
Speakers: Mike Giglio
Project Manager: Rich Smrcina, VM Project

MVS Program

User Session

26272: ISPF Master Class: Edit - from A to .ZLAST
Speakers: Dan Dirkse
Project Manager: James Lund, MVS Core Technologies Project

VEND Session

26577: Building a z/OSMF Workflow-Driven Install
Speaker: Ed Jaffe
Project Manager: James Lund, MVS  Core Technologies Project

Strategic Partner

27043: Applying PTFs using z/OSMF Software Update
Speaker: Kurt Quackenbush and Dawn Damore
Project Manager: James Lund, MVS Core Technologies Project

26136: Pervasive Encryption: AT-TLS, Upgrading to TLS V1.2 and Preparing for TLS V1.3
Speaker: Chris Meyer
Project Manager: Dean Butler, Network Management and Security Project

26371: Evolution of Eclipse Che4z - Open Source, Web-based, Hosted IDE for Mainframe App Dev
Speaker: Venkat Balabhadpatruni
Project Manager: Jason Shewbert, Open Source on Z Project