Evangelizing Mainframe

How to Hire Young Mainframers

The hiring process is a rewarding journey through the world’s least-exciting roadmap. Finding the perfect fit for the role you are looking to fill can feel impossible at times and it’s even worse if you’re trying to hire a mainframer. Young mainframers exist everywhere—they just don’t know it yet.

Posted: 8/23/2016 12:00:11 AM by Kyle Beausoleil | with 0 comments

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What Might be Possible for the Future of the Mainframe

While we don’t know what IBM has on its roadmap for the future of the mainframe, we can look at what has happened and try to draw inferences.

Posted: 8/16/2016 12:00:55 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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In-House COBOL Knowledge Is Necessary

Teaching someone to write and debug COBOL code is wildly different than preparing someone to maintain, support and enhance a dynamic application suite. Application-based COBOL training is needed.

Posted: 8/9/2016 12:00:34 AM by Bob Buchanan | with 0 comments

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Let’s Talk at SHARE in Atlanta

The Destination z team is Atlanta-bound next week for SHARE. In addition to attending sessions and meeting with members of the community, we will be at the Technology Exchange Expo at booth 110.

Posted: 7/26/2016 12:00:36 AM by Valerie Dennis | with 0 comments

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Your Role With Destination z

Put the candles on the cake: Destination z is celebrating five years as an open community for mainframes. We all know what mainframes are, but what do we mean by community?

Posted: 7/19/2016 12:30:20 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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Community First on Destination z

This month, Destination z celebrates five years as a community space where all mainframers can come together to learn, meet and grow. To that end, we will be highlighting the members and content on the site in our celebration. 

Posted: 7/5/2016 12:00:50 AM by Valerie Dennis | with 0 comments

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Coming in July: Celebrating Five Years of Destination z

As Destination z turns five in July, we look to celebrate our members who help make it the great community it is.

Posted: 6/28/2016 12:00:40 AM by Valerie Dennis | with 0 comments

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Communicate With Millennials About the Mainframe Using Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives

The mainframe is only a mystery to millennials because it appears so different. Most success comes from strong communication early on.

Posted: 6/21/2016 12:00:47 AM by Kyle Beausoleil | with 0 comments

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Non-Linear Thinking

There are an optimal number of people to be working on the mainframe at your organization and an optimal amount of experience to have in your mainframe team.

Posted: 6/14/2016 12:30:14 AM by Trevor Eddolls | with 0 comments

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SHARE Winter Conference, I was there!

I cherish opportunities at conferences to reconnect with the z community in person and checking in on the IBMers, vendors and mainframe users I used to work with over my years at IBM.

Posted: 5/31/2016 9:33:47 AM by Marc Smith | with 0 comments

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