The mainframe is a dinosaur, right? Not so says Cameron Seay, Assistant Professor at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. In a lecture, posted on YouTube, Seay gives reasons why a career programming for mainframes is a smart decision.
VMWorkshop 2018 has been scheduled for June 28-30 in Greensboro, NC. According to the website, "The VM Workshop is a grassroots non-profit organization made up of customers, ISVs, and business partners with an interest in the use and growth of the z/VM platform and Linux on IBM Z."
Presentations from the 2017 VMWorkshop, including SNA engineer Neale Ferguson's Introduction to Docker & OpenShift, are now available to download. The conference took place June 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio.
The OpenAFS Guardians are happy to announce the availability of the second prerelease candidate of OpenAFS 1.8.0.
In "You really should know what the Andrew File System is," a recent article for Network World, News Editor Bob Brown concludes that "AFS is indeed worth knowing about as a foundational technology that paved the way for widely used cloud computing techniques and applications."
Karen M. Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and Tarus Balog founder and CEO of The OpenNMS Group, will be keynote speakers at Ohio LinuxFest 2017, which will take place September 29-30 in Columbus, Ohio.
In their sixth episode of our “I Am A Mainframer Interview Series,” Jeffrey Frey, of the Open Mainframe Project, interviews Sine Nomine engineer Neale Ferguson. A full recording of the interview as well as a transcript is available on the Open Mainframe Project website.
These presentations are from the April 2016, September 2016, and March 2017 meetings of the Hillgang Group, a Washington DC area mainframe user group.
Congratulations to the Open AFS creators Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Michael L. Kazar, Robert N. Sidebotham, David A. Nichols, Michael J. West, John H. Howard, Alfred Z. Spector and Sherri M. Nichols, recipients of the ACM Software System Award for developing the Andrew File System (AFS).