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cdCON 2021

June 23, 2021 - June 24, 2021

Open Mainframe Project will be participating in cdCON, a virtual event on June 23-24, for the first time this year with two presentations.

On Wednesday, June 23 at 7:45-8:15 am PST (10:45 – 11:15 am EST), Broadcom’s Daniel Kelosky, Software Architect, and Michael Bauer, Product Owner will give a presentation titled, “Mainframe DevOps and Modernization.” Add this to your schedule here.

This presentation will show traditional mainframe development practices and interfaces and how the practices and interfaces can be modernized with Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe framework. The session will be in the context of C and assembler language software development for z/OS, but the concepts apply to other language development for mainframe, like PL/1 or COBOL.

On Wednesday, June 23 at 11:30 am – 12 pm PST (8:30 – 9 am EST), John Mertic, Director of Program Management at the Linux Foundation, and Sudharsana Srinivasan, Program Manager at IBM, will lead a session titled, “Back to the Future with COBOL.” Add this to your schedule here.

Mainframe applications are the lifeblood of the global economy. COBOL is the lifeblood of those applications. Yet few people realise or acknowledge the profound impact the COBOL language has had over its 60 year history. Showcasing a brand new OMP Working Group, this session reveals COBOL’s secret history and the efforts of OMP and others to bring COBOL’s value to the public eye. The session will cover – 1. COBOL’s enduring value – how it stood the test of time 2. Recent trends to demonstrate COBOL’s ongoing popularity 3. The work of the OMP in promoting COBOL.

Open Mainframe Project is a proud sponsor of cdCON. To learn more about the conference or to register for it, visit the cdCON main event site:




June 23, 2021
June 24, 2021
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