Volunteer Recognition

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

Volunteer Spotlight - St. Louis 2018

Cheryl Watson - MVS Program & SHARE Requirements

Cheryl Watson has been a foundational fixture at SHARE for—how long? She is earning her 40-year pin in St. Louis as testimony to her long-time volunteer activism. These pins are not awarded for mere “participation.” They symbolize hard work and achievement on behalf of SHARE’s common goals. Cheryl’s volunteer involvement over the years includes, but is not limited to, her time with the Computer Measurement and Evaluation Project, the Enterprise-wide Capacity and Performance Project, the MVS Core Technologies Project, and of course, her leadership of SHARE Requirements. Cheryl has finally resolved to step away from her various roles here, leaving many gaps for us to fill. We wish her the very best in her next ventures. If we get lucky, Cheryl may run over yet again, and give us a few more moments than we are truly entitled to.

[Written by: Skip Robinson]

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. Nominees will be notified quarterly. A letter will be sent to the SHARE member's manager as well as to the nominee, who will also receive the RAVE pin. 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 St. Louis

Dan Martin (Rocket Software)

Nominated by Ray Mullins (Trident Services, Inc.)
For having the brilliant idea of obtaining some joke ribbons for us volunteers to wear (and make it look like we are doing even more than we can handle). They are fun and have helped engage conversations between volunteers seeing which ribbons people are wearing. Some of them are eerily accurate!

James Willette (Sunrise e-Services)

Nominated by Angela Schmitz (AS Communityfilm Consultant Services)
For agreeing to help out the CS project and chair a session.

Robert Andresen (CA Technologies)

Nominated by Dan Ruehl (Delta)
For administering the Database project this week and ensuring another complete success.

John Wright (Dell EMC)

Nominated by Brian Kithcart (Rocket Software)
For exceptionally handling his new responsibilities as SAN/Disk/Tape Project Manager and chairing all of the SAN/Disk/Tape sessions.

Paul Robichaux (NewEra Software)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies)
For always stepping up with NewEra to help out where needed, and printing our grids & certificates.

Greg Boyd (Mainframe Crypto)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies)
For continuing to educate the next generation on Crypto!

Richard Faulhaber (NewEra Software)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies)
For being willing to take on any task onsite to assist the Project Manager & Security Project.

Rose Sakach (CA Technologies)

Nominated by Carla Flores (CA Technologies)
For stepping up to chair a number of DevOps sessions when several DevOps Project Officers were unable to attend SHARE St. Louis

SHARE Card Case Awards - St. Louis 2018

Ed Airey, Enterprise-wide Program
Nominated by James Erdahl

Billy Bigelow, Application Architecture Development and Integration Program
Nominated by Glenn Schneck

Ezriel Gross, Application Architecture Development and Integration Program
Nominated by Glenn Schneck

Brian Kithcart, Information Management Program
Nominated by Tony Negro

James Willette, Enterprise Data Center Program
Nominated by Karla Houser

SHARE Best of the Best Session Winners - Sacramento 2018

User Session
Enterprise-wide Program
22375: Meet the Future of Z!
Speakers: Kyle Beausoleil, Megan Hampton, Andrew Hicks, Nicholas Marion, Luisa Martinez, Jessica Muszynski, Bryant Panyarachun, Theak Pel, and Christy Schroeder
Project Manager: Warren Harper

IBM Session
Enterprise Data Center Program
22020: Understanding z/OS Communication Server Storage Usage
Speaker: Michael Fitzpatrick
Project Manager: Angela Schmitz

Enterprise Data Center Program
Lab: TCP/IP Stack Configuration with Configuration Assistant for z/OS V2R3 CS, Part 1 of 2
Speaker: Mike Fox
Project Manager: Angela Schmitz


Vendor Session
Enterprise Data Center Program
22444: The Dark Web: What's all the fuss?
Speaker: Mark Wilson
Project Manager: Carla Flores

SHARE Best Session Winners - Sacramento 2018

Application Architecture Development Program

User Session

22463: Embracing Java on z Systems at USAA: User Experience
Speakers: Iris Baron and Keith Wilson
Project Manager: Ray Mullins, LE & Programming Languages

IBM Session

22171: The New CICS Asynchronous API
Speaker: Anthony Papageorgiou
Project Manager: Glenn Schneck, CICS Project

VEND Session

22166: Mainframe IDE Shootout
Speakers: Bill Alexander, Brian Jagos, Jim Liebert, Rosalind Radcliffe, and Bob Schoppert
Project Manager: Dennis Pherigo, ADI Project

Enterprise Data Center Program

User Session

22483: Live: Pervasive Encryption - How Do I Make It Happen?
Speaker: Greg Boyd
Project Manager: Carla Flores, SEC Project


Enterprise-wide Program

IBM Session

22623: DevOps for the Enterprise
Speaker: Rosalind Radcliffe
Project Manager: Jerry Edgington, DevOps in the Enterprise

VEND Session

22561: CLIs and Developers – the Secret Sauce to a Brighter Mainframe
Speaker: Sujay Solomon
Project Manager: Warren Harper, zNextGen


Information Management Program

User Session

22346: User Experience: Vantiv Shares Tips and Techniques for Monitoring and Tuning Db2 for z/OS CF Structures
Speaker: Lethika Panicker
Project Manager: Dan Ruehl, Database

IBM Session

22122: b2 for z/OS V12 Migrations, Function Levels and Continuous Delivery
Speaker: John Lyle
Project Manager: Dan Ruehl, Database

VEND Session

21879: IMS Administration Tool V1.1 – The Cockpit for Today’s IMS DBA
Speaker: Joe Sacco
Project Manager: Christian Koeppen, IMS


Linux & VM Program

USER Session

22142: Automating State of California Office of Technology Services (OTech) Virtual Server Environment
Speaker: Paul Vincent
Project Manager: Rich Smrcina, VM

IBM Session

22115: z/VM Platform Update
Speaker: Bill Bitner
Project Manager: Rich Smrcina, VM

VEND Session

22050: Ubuntu for IBM Z and LinuxONE - Status Update
Speaker: Ivan Dobos
Project Manager: Mark Post, Linux

MVS Program

USER Session

22626: Real Story of a Data Center Migration from a Performance Perspective - User Experience
Speakers: Alper Isik, Ahmet Alper Tecimer and Meral Temel
Project Manager: Meral Temel, MVS Performance

IBM Session

22182: Catalog Best Practices
Speaker: Frank McCune
Project Manager: Russell Witt, MVS Storage Management

VEND Session

22245: Using Hitachi Mainframe Recovery Manager to Reduce Risk and Simplify Your Disaster Recovery
Speaker: John Varendorff
Project Manager: Russell Witt, MVS Storage Management