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Mainframe DevOps - we learn from people more than from books
Historically, IBM mainframe and zOS world have been a very siloed, closed discipline. Everyone in the mainframe community has built their own solutions and kept most of their information to themselves.

We at IBA Group modernized and populated a new approach that broke the cycle of ad hoc web searching or reaching to fellow engineers for mainframe solutions. Our new approach gave our teams a single hub they could search to find answers to their mainframe questions.

Ultimately, we developed a GitHub (https://iba-mainframe-dev.github.io/IBA-GRMD-Page/) repository for all things mainframe accumulating 25+ years of experience from 500+ of our Mainframe CoE fellow engineers. Lots of useful scrips from JCL jobs to DevOps scripts.

At first, we kept this repository internal to prove that it worked. Now we are sharing our repository with the community as an open-source project.

Join our webinar to learn from Yulia and Ilya how you can bring open-source to the zOS and how anyone from the mainframe community can:

- Save a lot of time, effort, and frustration when solving mainframe problems.
- Throw out some of your technical folders, notebooks, files, and sticky notes.
- Discover a lot of useful, hard-to-find mainframe information in one place.
- Learn some new, modern approaches to mainframe administration.
- Bring real-world DevOps practices (link to the repository-specific case) to your mainframe function.
- Contribute your knowledge to the mainframe community.

Apr 22, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Yuliya Varonina
Z DevOps Engineer & Scrum Master @IBA Group
Yuliya has been working at IBA Group since 2017, her current position being DevOps engineer & Scrum Master. Previously - SDET on Python. She is engaged in Z stack development, DevOps building, agile engineering, and test automation. Besides, she is a Scrum Master for two big scrum teams and an active conference speaker. In past years, she solved problems of building and testing backend and infrastructure of z teams and created CI with related infrastructure for a complex mainframe system that included Java, DB2, and TWSz. Current activities: -building DevOps architecture for a Family of products; -scripting in new infrastructure; -DevOps tools selection -driving DevOps initiatives.
Ilya Abnitski
Z DevOps Engineer @IBA Group
Ilya has been working at IBA Group since 2019, his current position -Z DevOps engineer. Ilya works on the creation of automated CI/CD pipelines, connects and configures external services and tools with Z stack, their integration with each other. Besides, he develops solutions for test automation, deployment of test management systems, and sets up automated integration. Current activities: creation of automated Jenkins/Azure pipelines for complete CI/CD cycles; Processes automation and scripting; selection of DevOps tools, approaches, and solutions.