RICHARD NIKULA
Vice President of Development

Company—
Nastel Technologies

Years in IT—
33

My first mainframe job—
I was a systems programmer (TSO, ADABAS, CICS) for the State of Washington Department of Transportation.

My favorite mainframe memory—
At one of my jobs, our data center was under a walkway that was prone to leaks. They hired a contractor to seal it with a rubber coating. After sealing it, they filled the walkway with a foot of water to test it, and then went home for the evening. It leaked ... a lot.

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