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October 25, 2021 - October 28, 2021

Join Open Mainframe Project at IBM’s Tech U, a virtual training event happening on October 25-28. TechU is the The premier virtual training event for deep technical content on IBM IT Infrastructure products and solutions.

Open Mainframe Project will have two sessions on-demand:

Back to the Future with COBOL – John Mertic, the Linux Foundation, and Misty Decker, Micro Focus

COBOL is the lifeblood of mainframe applications that power the global econony. It is reliable, proven and the foundation of most mission critical financial services at the world’s biggest banks. Yet few people realize or acknowledge the profound impact the COBOL language has had over its 60-year history.

In this discussion, we’ll take a look at the COBOL’s history, the sudden demand for it, the academic landscape and the efforts of Open Mainframe Project and other organizations to create resources for COBOL and showcase its value to a broader audience.

How we used Zowe to create VIVA, an Alexa and Siri rival – Alex Kim and Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity

I used Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe framework to create VIVA (Vicom Infinity Voice Assistant). We used API connectio to integrate many other system API’s the mainframe, but we wanted to use open source. This session will discuss moving from monolithic applications toward an API economy. That means leveraging microservices and DevOps practices, with a fully integrated and automated pipeline enabled by a hybrid cloud architecture plus best-of-breed, open source tooling and communities such as Zowe. I will offer a live demonstration of how VIVA works as an enterprise application use case.

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October 25, 2021
October 28, 2021
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