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TFiR: Open Mainframe Project Launches Ambitus, Virtual Zowe Hackathon

By | March 5, 2020

Published by TFiR on February 25, 2020, by

The Open Mainframe Project (OMP) has launched a new community of developers called Ambitus to better understand how their existing open source environment can be implemented and operated on a mainframe. Ambitus joins 8 other OMP projects including Zowe, which will launch its first virtual hackathon on February 23.

As John Mertic, Director of Program Management for the Linux Foundation and Open Mainframe Project puts it, “There is still hesitation for open source on the mainframe. Ambitus was created specifically to help developers and users understand how their environment works on z/OS and Linux on Z.”

Ambitus will foster a community around all open source technologies on z/OS by educating developers, sharing experiences about how to use technology stacks to accomplish useful business tasks and exchanging best practices, sample code, architectures and more.

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