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Zoweians – let’s meet at Open Mainframe Summit!

By | September 7, 2022

Written by Susan Remmert, Technology freelancer and Linux Foundation consultant

If you attended the SHARE Conference a few weeks ago, the Zowe content there was just an appetizer. The main course will be at Open Mainframe Summit, hosted in-person in Philadelphia, PA or virtually for attendees around the globe on September 21-22. Register here.

If you are a newbie to Zowe, you might already have questions like this: What is Zowe? How does it work? How does it benefit my organization? For those who are already a Zowe fan, you might have more specific questions like:  How many years will Zowe LTS V2 be active? What are the benefits of LTS V2? As a LTS V1 user, should I upgrade immediately?

The Zowe community has achieved many milestones this year and we’re excited that many community members will be on-site in Philly to provide more details and answer any questions you might have. Here is a sneak peak of the Zowe sessions you’ll see at Open Mainframe Summit:

Wednesday, September 21 • 11:00am – 11:30am

Customer Success Stories Incorporating Zowe in Their z/OS Transformation and Modernization Journeys – Joe Winchester, IBM (Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM)

If you are a customer and wondering how Zowe works for you, this is a must listen talk where you can understand “how customers have successfully used Zowe” from an expert who guided over 50 accounts to help them deploy and be successful with Zowe across a very wide range of scenarios. This talk distills the common patterns he encountered in the field.

Thursday, September 22 • 9:25am – 9:35am

Keynote: Zowe Reaches Orbit, Now What Mission Control? – Peter Wassel, Director of Product Management & George DeCandio, Chief Technology Officer, Broadcom Mainframe Division

Learn the endless possibilities of Zowe, various use cases across domains such as Application Development, Security, Operations and Data Management with real-world examples.Furthermore discover the vision for the Zowe-enabled future including topics like AI-assisted workflows with the experts.

Thursday, September 22 • 11:30am – 12:00pm

Demystified: Put Your Web App on the Zowe Desktop in a Flash – Robert Blum, Phoenix Software International

This session is suitable for all the web developers with a great web app, where the expert shares his minimum necessary steps to insert your web app into the sample iframe app, and deploy the result. Included will be tips and tricks demystifying how to communicate with the iframe sandbox where your app lives, how to install and debug, and how to use the iframe zoweZlux API to provide enhanced Zowe interoperability.

Thursday, September 22 • 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Zowe (r)evolution with V2 and Beyond – Jakub Balhar, Broadcom & Dominico D’Alterio, IBM

This session is absolutely perfect for all the Zowe enthusiasts and beginners to learn about the main use cases for Zowe, what are the next areas of improvement going further within V2 and can’t miss session on the incubators that are bringing totally new capabilities to the Zowe.

Thursday, September 22 • 2:10pm – 2:40pm

Zowe Gets Chatty! – Domenico D’Alterio, IBM

Curious about Chatbot technology? Then don’t miss this session on Zowe Chat, a new project that seeks to provide a vendor neutral way to run chatbots and allow choice in the use of chat technology.

Thursday, September 22 • 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Lockdown: Zero-Trust Architecture with Zowe’s API Mediation Layer – Jakub Balhar, Broadcom

If your business is interested in implementing the zero-trust architecture using standard mainframe security resources, and how to best configure Zowe’s API Mediation Layer to keep your business secure, then don’t miss out this session.

Open Mainframe Project launched Zowe, the first-ever open source project based on z/OS, in 2018 to serve as an integration platform for the next generation of administration, management and development tools on z/OS mainframes.  The Zowe framework uses the latest web technologies among products and solutions from multiple vendors. Zowe enables developers to use familiar, industry-standard, open source tools to access mainframe resources and services. Register for Open Mainframe Summit here.

If you can’t make it to the live event, you can also join the virtual sessions. All keynote and breakout sessions will be live-streamed to the virtual event platform in real-time, along with being recorded and posted to our YouTube channel after the event. Register here to attend virtually.

Or, ask a question and join the conversation on the Open Mainframe Project Slack Channel #Zowe-dev, #Zowe-user or #Zowe-onboarding. If this is your first time using the slack channel, register here.