PATRICK STANARD
z Systems Architect Manager

Company—
IBM

Years in IT—
34 years

My first mainframe job—
UniSys A15 mainframe operator, IBM System/360/40 and Amdahl

My favorite mainframe memory—
During my role as a Systems Analyst with a phone company, I was given the job to basically test out peripherals. My boss at that time told me, take this new equipment and write code to try to break it. I've got to tell you it was the best job ever and I got to know a ton about peripherals like tape, disk, memory and printers and how they operate from a systems perspective. I have had many roles around mainframes and I have had the amazing opportunity to learn something new every day.
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