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The Open Mainframe Project Mentorship Program: The Next Generation of Mainframe Talent

Emma Pitzl

May 10, 2022

“It’s a fantastic thing to know that as a community we have the ability to give back to the broader ecosystem,” says John Mertic, Director of Program Management at the Linux Foundation. For the past six years, Mertic and several other staff have coordinated the Open Mainframe Project Mentorship Program, helping participants learn valuable mainframe […]

E-Books

TechChannel E-book: From Bootcamps to Digital Badges: How to Effectively Develop Mainframe Skills

July 12, 2021

As the existing mainframe workforce gradually ages out of the industry, effective mainframe training has become top of mind for the IBM Z ecosystem. But what strategies seem to work best, and where is there room for improvement? When it comes to mainframe training, there’s not going to be a “one size fits all” answer. […]

Podcasts

Dr. Herbert Daly on IBM Z in the Classroom

Reg Harbeck

September 1, 2020

Reg Harbeck: Hi, this is Reg Harbeck. Today, I have the honor and the pleasure to be speaking with Dr. Herbert Daly, who is a lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton near Birmingham, England, and also an IBM Z® Champion. Before I say anything else and start getting into the details, Herbert, tell us about […]

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How Millennial Mainframers Can Solve Technology Problems

R.C. “Bob” Dirkes

January 23, 2020

In the book “Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers,” author Nat Greene asserts that poor problem-solving skills cost individuals and society incalculable amounts of time and money. “We waste so much time, money and frustration on bad solutions,” Greene said during a 2017 interview. “I hate that good people have to put up […]

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IBM Tech Re-Entry Program Inspires Confidence

Shirley S. Savage

November 1, 2018

Jennifer Howland, an engineer and Pathways program executive, is on a mission to bring skilled women back into the IBM workforce. Starting from scratch, she created a program in 2013 to help those who had taken a career break gain skills to re-enter the workplace. During that two-year program, the women received on-the-job training with […]

Articles

The Open Mainframe Project Mentorship Program: The Next Generation of Mainframe Talent

Emma Pitzl

May 10, 2022

“It’s a fantastic thing to know that as a community we have the ability to give back to the broader ecosystem,” says John Mertic, Director of Program Management at the Linux Foundation. For the past six years, Mertic and several other staff have coordinated the Open Mainframe Project Mentorship Program, helping participants learn valuable mainframe […]

E-Books

TechChannel E-book: From Bootcamps to Digital Badges: How to Effectively Develop Mainframe Skills

July 12, 2021

As the existing mainframe workforce gradually ages out of the industry, effective mainframe training has become top of mind for the IBM Z ecosystem. But what strategies seem to work best, and where is there room for improvement? When it comes to mainframe training, there’s not going to be a “one size fits all” answer. […]

Podcasts

Dr. Herbert Daly on IBM Z in the Classroom

Reg Harbeck

September 1, 2020

Reg Harbeck: Hi, this is Reg Harbeck. Today, I have the honor and the pleasure to be speaking with Dr. Herbert Daly, who is a lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton near Birmingham, England, and also an IBM Z® Champion. Before I say anything else and start getting into the details, Herbert, tell us about […]

Articles

How Millennial Mainframers Can Solve Technology Problems

R.C. “Bob” Dirkes

January 23, 2020

In the book “Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers,” author Nat Greene asserts that poor problem-solving skills cost individuals and society incalculable amounts of time and money. “We waste so much time, money and frustration on bad solutions,” Greene said during a 2017 interview. “I hate that good people have to put up […]

Articles

IBM Tech Re-Entry Program Inspires Confidence

Shirley S. Savage

November 1, 2018

Jennifer Howland, an engineer and Pathways program executive, is on a mission to bring skilled women back into the IBM workforce. Starting from scratch, she created a program in 2013 to help those who had taken a career break gain skills to re-enter the workplace. During that two-year program, the women received on-the-job training with […]