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February 12, 2019 - February 15, 2019

The Open Mainframe Project will be onsite at THINK 2019 hosted by Open Mainframe Project member, IBM. The annual event offers the opportunity for attendees to get a hands-on experience with the latest technology and network with professionals from one of the world’s most celebrated communities of technologists and thought leaders.

On Tuesday, February 12 at 5:30-6:30 PM, join The Open Mainframe Project for Happy Hour! Attendees are encouraged to stop by the SUSE booth (#562 in the Think Infrastructure Campus) for martinis, food, and to learn about all things OMP.

On Wednesday, February 13 at 9:30 AM, join Joe Winchester, Senior Technical Staff member at IBM, Sujay Solomon, Product Manager at Broadcom Inc. & Sean Grady, Software Engineer at Rocket Software for their presentation, “IBM Z: To Open Source—and Beyond!”. Their presentation will cover the challenges customers face while obtaining and deploying tooling for their mainframe developers and system programmers. Attendees will learn how a collaboration of open-source tools and the new Zowe open-source framework empowers mainframe developers.

On Wednesday, February 13 at 9:30 AM, join Greg Lotko, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom TechnologiesRoss Mauri, General Manager of IBM Z at IBMBarry Baker, Vice President of IBM Z software at IBMJames Douglas, Operations Security Manager at Broadridge Financial ServicesBrian Klingbeil, COO for a panel discussion hosted by Len Santalucia, CTO of  Vicom Infinity entitled, “The Innovation Ecosystem: Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be on the Mainframe!“. The highly interactive session will demonstrate why it’s the best of times to be on the mainframe.

On Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30 PM, join Amit Tolmare, Senior Managing Consultant at IBM, Neeraj Kumar, Senior Product Management Leader at IBM, & Heinrich Reusch, Manager of zD&T Development at IBM for their hands-on lab, “Experience Wazi, a Web IDE for Z Open Development Powered by Zowe. The hands-on lab will provide attendees a full, modern code editing experience with language-specific features and technology integrations in the Zowe powered web-based IDE, Wazi. Users will also experience  advanced COBOL analysis, editing and refactoring and learn how fast and easy it is to get a personalized Z environment on the IBM Cloud.

On Wednesday, February 13 at 4:30 PM, join John Mertic, The Director of Program Management at The Linux Foundation for his presentation, “The Open Mainframe”. John will explain how open mainframes are the perfect solution for deploying Open Source on enterprise computing platforms. Attendees will learn how the open source community has gathered around the mainframe platform and how open source projects such as Zowe are the starting point for open development. The session will also cover how the mainframe platform is a natural technology for Linux deployments and how the mainframe community operates within the wider construct of the Linux Foundation.

On Thursday, February 14 at 1 PM, join Matt Hogstrom, Distinguished Engineer & Chief Architect at IBM & Per Kroll, Director of IBM Z Management and Ops Analytics at IBM for their presentation, “Want to Know How You Can be Part of Zowe?“. Attendees will learn how they can be part of the growing Zowe community of committee and project members who are shaping and creating a modern, extensible computing platform for mainframe developers and system programmers.
On Thursday, February 14 at 2:30 PM, join Rosalind Radcliffe & Matt Hogstrom, Distinguished Engineers & Chief Architects from IBM for their presentation, “Open Development & Modernizing Applications on IBM Z”. Moving from monolithic applications toward an API economy 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.  Join Rosalind and Matt as they explain how users can reduce risk by enabling microservices to be implemented in their language of choice and run where most appropriate whether it’s on z/OS, Linux for Z, or on distributed platforms.

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February 12, 2019
February 15, 2019
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Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States