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Closing the Mainframe Skills Gap With Diverse New Talent

Emma Pitzl

July 31, 2023

How Albany State University’s Dr. Robert Owor is advocating for mainframe education and diversity in the technology ecosystem

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SHARE: Honoring Legacy and Pushing the Mainframe Forward

Emma Pitzl

Rachel Hatcher

May 3, 2023

Scott Fagen, Preston Rominger and Brian Langerman share highlights from SHARE Atlanta and discuss the future of the enterprise IT community

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The Importance of the Old Guard on the Mainframe

Eric Baumgardner

May 3, 2023

As many mainframers are starting to notice, a significant number of experts in the field are opting for a relaxing retirement. Many businesses saw this coming, but they have had no obvious solution. The lack of young mainframe talent is now a real issue with this tidal wave of retirees. Experienced mainframers passing their knowledge […]

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The Path to an IBM i Career: Lessons from TechChannel’s Rising Stars

March 22, 2023

imPower Technologies’ founders Jim Buck and Michelle Lyons were delighted to see several of their past students on TechChannel’s list of 2022 Power Systems Rising Stars. It was less about their courses being mentioned and more about seeing young developers taking lead roles in the community at large. “We are so proud of these talented […]

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Building Computing Skills Through the IBM zStudent Contest

TechChannel

March 9, 2023

Last year, more than 25,000 contestants participated in the 2022 IBM zStudent Contest, designed to teach participants computing skills and help them gain an edge in the enterprise computing industry. This year’s contest centered on sustainable energy, guiding participants through challenges to collect battery parts for an electric vehicle. Students learn and use JCL, z/OS, […]

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Closing the Mainframe Information Gap Through Education

Neil Tardy

January 25, 2023

If you’re reading this, you likely don’t need to be told that a mainframe career is very rewarding. The pay is excellent, the opportunity to work with world-class technology is exciting and the profession is filled with supportive people who are passionate about the platform. Dr. Cameron Seay, an adjunct professor at East Carolina University […]

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Recruiting Untapped Mainframe Talent

Nick Pachnos

January 11, 2023

One of the biggest challenges in the world of legacy technology is the talent gap. While venerable systems such as mainframes still run the world, it is incredibly difficult to find people to run and manage them. This creates a precarious situation for CIOs and CTOs who are under constant pressure to help their teams […]

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The Evolution of N2i

Emma Pitzl

January 6, 2023

Richie Palma, Marina Schwenk and Anna Marrah highlight the COMMON N2i group—from how it started to where it’s going

Podcasts

Enzo Damato’s Mainframe Journey Is Just Getting Started

Reg Harbeck

October 3, 2022

Reg Harbeck: Hi. I’m Reg Harbeck and today I’m here with Enzo Damato, who is in his senior year of high school and has his own mainframe: a z114—or as I like to say, zed 114. Enzo, tell us how did you end up with your own mainframe? Enzo Damato: Well I first got interested […]

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Not Your Typical Mainframer: Dr. Magie Hall on COBOL Training

Reg Harbeck

August 22, 2022

Reg Harbeck: Hi, I’m Reg Harbeck and today I’m here with Dr. Magie Hall, who is assistant professor of strategic business analytics at WU Vienna. Magie, welcome. You’re not a typical mainframer as such, but your role in the mainframe and legacy and business computing ecosystem is tremendously important, so we’re really thankful for this […]