Years in IT—
My first mainframe job—
My favorite mainframe attribute and memory—
The fundamentals! I love that the mainframe constantly changes and people keep innovating with it into the new trends of the industry, but ultimately it's the fundamentals of the mainframe, Throughput, scalability, reliability, security, consistency, etc. that have been knocking the competition out of the park! From day one in the 60s to the present day nothing compares; for classic or new workloads.
My best memory was IMPACT 2014. There was a hope that the newer 'framers could get together and carve out one of the days to have a meet up. What a night! I haven't been so impressed and inspired to see so many newer people on System z get together with a joint passion for the mainframe.