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Wednesday, September 16 • 11:35am - 12:05pm
Panel: Hear from New Mainframers Sharing their Journeys - Joe Winchester & Robbie Avill, IBM; Jessielaine Punongbayan, Broadcom; Simge Helvaci, IBM

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One of the challenges facing the mainframe is to make it familiar and attractive to a generation who are graduating having grown up on non-mainframe computers, such as PCs, Macs, computers running Linux. Information is learned from videos, software is forged in hackathons, open source is prevalent, blogs and forums are used to collaborate and share information. This panel discusses how four new mainframers have navigated this from their personal viewpoint, the stories they share will be their perception coming to the platform, what worked for them, what didn't work, what challenges they faced and overcame, and what their advice and hope for the future is to help de-mistify the mainframe and evolve and grow a healthy and vibrant community of 21st century mainframers.

Speakers
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Jessielaine Punongbayan

Senior R&D Software Engineer, Broadcom
Jessielaine Punongbayan is a Senior Software Engineer at Broadcom in Prague. She started her career as a COBOL Developer in 2007 focusing on developing solutions for the banking and financial industries. After that, she joined the IBM Systems Development team in 2016. And now, she... Read More →
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Robbie Avill

Software DevOps Engineer, IBM
I joined IBM as the first labs apprentice back in 2015 straight out of sixth form, working in the Z release engineering team for 3 years whilst I studied. I graduated and was swiftly whisked away to an IBM BP on secondment, as an Infrastructure support and solutions designer, within... Read More →
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Simge Helvaci

Z Program Leader Turkey, IBM
Simge is a Program Leader for Z in Istanbul, Turkey. One of her roles is to help bring mainframe skills to many European and Asian countries that have headquarters in Turkey, and rich diverse workforces across skills, ages, and a mixture of new and old technologies. Simge organizes... Read More →
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Joe Winchester

IBM Senior Technical Staff Member - Zowe Leadership Comitee member, IBM
Joe is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM z Systems software group based in England. He has worked on projects bringing open source software to enterprise IT over a number of years, including Java where he was a member of the Java Community Process and committer on a number... Read More →



Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:35am - 12:05pm EDT
Virtual 2
  z/OS
  • Audience Experience Level Any
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