The Open Mainframe Project (OMP) is hosting its first-ever in-person Open Mainframe Summit set to take place on September 21-22, in Philadelphia. The event aims to bring together mainframers from across the world to interact in person, attend technical sessions and broaden their education within the mainframe.
(Register for the event or submit a proposal here)
“We’re hoping that we’ll be able to continue to engage with the global audience now that we’re going to have our first in-person event, but at the same time, be able to provide a safe place for the communities to interact in person,” says Donna Hudi, Chief Marketing Officer at Phoenix Software, a member of the Open Mainframe Project Marketing Committee and a member of the Open Mainframe Summit 2022 Program Committee, on this episode of TFiR Newsroom.
Key highlights from this video interview are:
- This year’s event will have a strong security focus with some new additional categories as well. Hudi discusses the topics and focuses that will be covered in the Open Mainframe Summit.
- The call for proposals is open. Hudi explains further about what sort of proposals they are expecting and that she believes will add value to the ecosystem.
- Hudi discusses some of the focuses of last year’s Open Mainframe Summit and how they are building on that for this year’s event.
- The Open Mainframe Summit aims to be a welcome, inclusive experience for attendees to enjoy regardless of their background. Hudi elaborates on her experience of attending mainframe events in the past and how welcoming she has found the community.
- A scholarship program has been set up to help people attend the event. Further details on how to submit the application are on the Open Mainframe Summit website.
About Donna Hudi: Donna Hudi is the Chief Marketing Officer at Phoenix Software, a member of the Open Mainframe Project Marketing Committee and a member of the Open Mainframe Summit 2022 Program Committee.
About The Open Mainframe Project: The Open Mainframe Project was founded in 2015, as a focal point for deployment and use of Linux and Open Source in a mainframe computing environment. Open Source is the collective thread within leading organizations that look to leverage their technology infrastructure as a competitive advantage. The mainframe design principles of security, stability, scalability, and performance are important to these leading organizations, and having the mainframe interoperable in a hybrid infrastructure enables leading organizations to realize its benefits. Open Mainframe Project believes this is best achieved as a community through open source.
The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.