Many tenured people in the mainframe world were towards the back end of their careers, and there was a lack of new people entering the profession. Instead, new people were drawn towards cloud, Webdev , and other technologies. The Open Mainframe Project aimed to tackle the talent shortage, bringing in and mentoring new talent. In this segment, John Mertic, Director of Program Management for Open Mainframe Project at the Linux Foundation, explains the key reasons the project was set up and the results they have seen.
The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.