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(Virtual) Open Mainframe Project Meetup – Japan

March 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open Mainframe


Open Mainframe Project invites you to a virtual meetup for all developers, technologists, students and open source enthusiasts in Japan! Join us on Wednesday, March 3 from 10 am- 12 pm JST (March 2, 5-7 pm PST) to learn more about Open Mainframe Project as the leader in training and resources for all things mainframe. Several OMP ambassadors will also be on-hand to present overviews for Zowe, COBOL, Feilong and more!

All times Japan local.

10:00am – 10:25am

Open Source on Mainframe and Open Mainframe Project Overview

Open Source is growing on the mainframe, and now is becoming the trend driving increased usage of mainframe and bringing a new generation of developers to the mainframe. Learn more about the past, present, and future of open source on the mainframe and the role of the Open Mainframe Project as a focal point.

John Mertic, Linux Foundation, Director, Open Mainframe Project

10:30am – 10:55am

Zowe – Simplify the access to the MainFrame

Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe aims to reduce the learning curve for utilizing mainframe technology. Zowe is an integrated and extensible open source platform for z/OS which provides consistent access to z/OS systems and services and leverages industry standard methodologies, and standards familiar to the vast majority of today’s developers and IT staff within the Mainframe environment.

Jakub Balhar, Broadcom, Zowe TSC Chairperson

11:00am – 11:25am

Linux and open source on IBM Z and LinuxONE

This session will highlight Linux and some open source projects for IBM Z and LinuxONE.  The attendees will also be introduced to several projects sponsored by the Open Mainframe Project, suggest how attendees can get involved and give details how to access a free Linux instance on an IBM Z and LinuxONE system.

Mike Friesenegger, SUSE, Feilong TSC Co-chairperson

11:30am – 11:55am

The future with COBOL

Ever wonder where to resources to help you in your journey with COBOL? Wonder no more!

The Open Mainframe Project has several projects that bring together a wealth of COBOL resources. From the COBOL Programming Course to a COBOL working group to the latest COBOL-check project, this is a community built to help the novice, the experienced, the curious and just about anyone interested in learning COBOL. Join us to learn more!

Sudharsana Srinivasan, IBM, COBOL Programming Course TSC Chairperson

Dave Nicolette, COBOL Check TSC Chairperson,

Cameron Seay, East Carolina University, COBOL Working Group Co-chairperson

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March 3, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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