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SHARE (Atlanta + Live Stream)

March 5, 2023 - March 8, 2023

SHARE Atlanta, taking place on March 5-8, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta,  brings together subject-mater experts and enterprise IT professionals to impart lessons, explore new release capabilities and dive deep into the most pressing issues facing confronting the enterprise IT industry today. Learn more about the conference or to register, click here.

Open Mainframe Project will be on-site in full force again with several ambassadors giving talks about Zowe and COBOL. Please see below and add these sessions to your schedule (all sessions are in Eastern Daylight Time).

Sunday, March 5:

3:45-4:45 pm: Can Zowe act as an enabler of innovations? Sure it can! – Jan Prihoda, Product Owner at Broadcom

Are you interested in innovating and wondering how you can leverage Zowe? I would like to share my experience with Zowe as an idea generator. In the first part I will share my journey developing Ansible collections and show how development in one area can be utilised in other areas. Next I will discuss my experience with Zowe deskop app development and share contributions based on feedback from a customer. And finally, Zowe can be taken as an inspiration for unrelated development, and I will tell you how.

Monday, March 6:

9:15-10:15 am: Zowe the First Five Years – Rose Sakach, DevOps Product Manager, Mainframe Division at Broadcom; Peter Fandel, Director of Software Development at Rocket Software; Bruce Armstrong, IBM Z Product Manager at IBM; and Michael DuBois, Senior Manager for Product Management at Broadcom

From concept to core technology for mainframe automation, more customers are leveraging Zowe for a wide-range of use cases. In this session, our panel will share insights into how Zowe has matured, how Organizations have earned approval to fast-track their implementation for enterprise use.

10:30-11:30 am: Zowe Version 2 Updates and Beyond – Domenico D’Alterio, Senior Product Manager at IBM; Bruce Armstrong from IBM; and Joe Winchester, Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM

Zowe allows you to protect your investment in z/OS and build the future of the mainframe in an open, simple and familiar way. Zowe 1.0 entered in maintenance mode, Zowe 2.0 became the “active” Long Term Release (LTS) of Zowe from the open community. It is based on 2+ years feedback on Zowe 1.0 from enterprise customers and the z/OS mainframe community at large. In this presentation you will learn about the enhancements that are available as part of Zowe 2.0 and following releases as well as you will learn what you need to know to migrate from Zowe 1.0 to Zowe 2.0.

1:15-2:15 pm: Using the Right Tool for the Job – When to Use z/OSMF, Ansible and, Zowe– Luisa Martinez, Software Engineer; Barbara Leinberger, Modernization Specialist; and Frank John DeGilio

Your modernization toolbox should employ as many varied tools as the toolbox you have on your workbench at home. One tool  alone will never be the answer. In recent times, many people are finding themselves confused about when to use z/OSMF,  Ansible and  Zowe. In this session, we will be taking a  closer look at the problems each tool aims to solve and their approach to solving them to allow you to make informed decisions on the tools to use when.

Tuesday, March 7:

9:15-10:15 am: End to End Software Delivery: From Inception to Production – Michael Bauer, Product Manager at Broadcom

Modern DevOps practices are critical to delivering business value quickly and safely. In this session, we will cover the journey of an enhancement request to a mainframe application. We will: ? Apply agile management tooling to prioritize work ? Leverage Enterprise Git Servers for source control and collaboration ? Code using modern editors like Visual Studio Code ? Validate and Package changes using process-controlled CI/CD pipelines ? Protect the software supply chain by leveraging attestations ? Deploy the verified package to production environments

10:30-11:30 am: How Open Source Modernized the Mainframe – John Mertic, Executive Director at Open Mainframe Project

The open source movement has rapidly become the way code is being developed for today’s smart and agile businesses. This session will cover how an “open mainframe” is the perfect solution for deploying open source on an enterprise computing platform. Attendees will learn how the open source community has gathered around the mainframe platform and how open source projects such as Zowe, COBOL, a new working group focused on Mainframe Modernization and more are the starting point for open development.

10:30-11:30 am: Tour Top Zowe Client Use Cases from! – Dan Kelosky, Principal Software Engineer at Broadcom and Michael Bauer, Product Manager at Broadcom

In this session we will walk through some common user scenarios for Zowe clients as outlined in our most popular blogs! Instead of reading the content, we will demo and explain the steps outlined in our top blogs with live Q&A.

1:15-2:15 pm: Back to the Future with COBOL – John Mertic, Executive Director at Open Mainframe Project

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 panel, 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.

Wednesday, March 8:

4-5 pm: Diagnosing Transient Performance Issues by Analyzing SMF 98 and 100 Records in Zowe – Daniel Wiegand, Senior Product Manager; and Daniel Rosa, Senior Software Engineer at IBM

z/OS transactional workloads contain interactions between IBM z/OS components, middleware, Independent Software Vendor (ISV) products, client applications and shared resources. Sometimes these interactions and resources can cause transient short term performance issues. In the worst cases, these transient issues can repeat, worsen, and result in broader service degradation, critical situations, and even outages. When things go wrong, Subject Matter Experts spend significant time (e.g. days, weeks, or months depending on the issue) looking for clues needed to define the root cause. SMF 98 and 100 records can be generated on synchronized, 5-second intervals with micro-summary, exceptionalism enriched data. Subject Matter Experts can analyze this data to identify and correlate short interval anomalies with only 15 minutes of data, reducing the time required to diagnose complex critical situations, service degradation, and outages. In addition, Subject Matter Experts can proactively identify repeating transient workload resilience risks, providing an opportunity to diagnose the root cause and address it before a crit-sit or outage occurs.

Learn more about the conference at its main event website here.


March 5, 2023
March 8, 2023
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