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Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks

Regular Session

The Mainframe computer is over 65 years old, and has a dual personality of either being viewed as a proprietary thing of the past or else a hidden closed locked down machine as espoused in Hollywood movie plots. The truth is neither, and a huge amount of mainframe computing workload today comes from open source tooling. This talks show the use of Linux Foundation tools, especially Zowe, Jenkins, modern tools such as VS Code, IntelliJ, modern languages like Node.js, Java, Swift, Golang, and more. A lot of the mainframe's growth comes not from tech, but from its ability to build communities and academic learning initiatives. From what was once a platform businesses were leaving due to stagnation, this talk shows the turnaround and the important lessons to be learned that apply to any technology wishing to survive beyond its 50th birthday.
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A software development conference in the Louisville, KY area on August 18 - 20, 2021 designed to cover all aspects of software development regardless of development stack.

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