Registration for the 2017 VM Workshop is now open

WHO: z/VM, Linux on IBM z Systems, and z/VSE friends

WHAT: Registration for the 2017 VM Workshop is now open at:  2017 VM Workshop home page

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday to Saturday, June 22-24, 2017 at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH


This will be the 31st VM Workshop.  Members of the z/VM, Linux on IBM z Systems, and z/VSE communities will convene for two and one-half days of the latest technical education, peer networking, and collaboration.  The VM Workshop is the world’s largest technical educational offering dedicated strictly to z/VM, Linux on IBM z Systems, and z/VSE.

Previous VM Workshops have been referred to by IT management as: a large number of system programmers with some limited “adult supervision”.  Do you really want to miss this!?  Expect another wonderful up close and personal workshop with great content and terrific camaraderie.  Come to meet community old-timers... and future community old-timers while learning the latest technical z/VM, Linux on IBM z System, and z/VSE  details.  

Don't know where to start with Linux on IBM z Systems?  This is a great place to start!

PRICE: $100 early registration ($130 after April 30, 2017)

Such an extraordinarily low cost makes the VM Workshop the most cost effective, value driven education opportunity around.  Dorm rooms will be available to help reduce lodging expenses for those who choose to use it.  ALL fees go towards conference expenses such as meals, breaks, meeting rooms, attendee polo shirts, etc.  The VM Workshop, Inc. is an IRS registered 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, and we plan to stay that way. 

Regular attendees and sponsor attendees: The registration fee includes:

·         Access to all sessions and hands-on labs,

·         A quality, snazzy 2017 VM Workshop polo shirt in Ohio State University school colors (not just a cheap T-shirt like those high-priced conferences),

·         A Gala Banquet Reception and Dinner on Thursday evening,

·         Continental breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,

·         Lunch on Thursday and Friday, and a box lunch on Saturday (assisting those who must leave for early flights).

With corporate travel and education budgets often trimmed substantially, quite a few attendees pay all their own expenses.  Nonetheless, consider submitting a request to your manager soon, before 2017 corporate budgets are finalized.


Registration is now LIVE, please check it out soon!   (Live servers are standing by to take your registration!).

See:  2017 VM Workshop home page


Compete in the historical (occasionally hysterical) VM Workshop "Ugly Hawaiian Shirt" contest, for fun, for your own posterity, and perhaps, for a chance to win a treasured, but ugly prize!   (B.Y.O.U.H.S.)

Enjoy sharing ‘computing war stories’, work experiences, personal adventures, and tall tales each evening in the dorm common areas.

Most importantly, the VM Workshop began as a way for VM systems programmers to share: what they did at their sites, what tools they wrote, mistakes they made and how to fix them, undocumented show-stoppers they prepared for, what they had learned, and more. What systems programmers share has often been the most immediately useful material when returning to our own shops.  We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us - we (you, too) owe it to them, and our current communities, to honor them by taking the time to submit our own USER-PRESENTED sessions.  Don't be shy, we're all your z/VM, Linux on IBM z Systems, and z/VSE community friends.  No 'flaming' is tolerated, you won’t find a friendlier audience anywhere.  You can do it. We know you can.  Don't have enough to fill an hour?  No problem... submit the idea (or multiple ones!) at:  Session Submissions  The committee will merge multiple shorter presentations in to full-hour sessions.  

More 2017 VM Workshop details will be forthcoming on the VM Workshop website at:  2017 VM Workshop

Please check out our generous sponsors at:  2017 VM Workshop sponsors

You can review previous VM Workshop details at: Previous VM Workshops

Please place this event on your calendar and consider joining us at Ohio State University.  Don't miss this incredibly inexpensive, educational, and fun event!


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