Wednesday SHAREnews Daily, SHARE Atlanta 2016

SHAREnews Daily Issue 3

First-time SHARE attendee? Watch out for this symbol - First-time Attendee Badge - throughout each issue for activities and resources we think may be of interest to you. 


2016 Election

The big day is here! Today is the official vote for the open officer and director positions on the SHARE Board of Directors. Every SHARE member company can cast one ballot. If you are the Installation Representative, or the only representative from your company present here in Atlanta, you may vote on behalf of your company. If your Installation Representative is not present and more than one individual is here in Atlanta, please select one individual from your organization to cast the ballot. Voting takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Atrium Foyer.

Breakfast and Lunch and Learn Schedule First-time Attendee Badge

Gain valuable insight about SHARE's Premier Partners' services, solutions and new products by attending a Breakfast or Lunch and Learn session. All sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

IBM Corporation • A704 (Visit Booth #603 to here more!)
Managing Performance Best Practices for IBM z/VM and Linux on IBM z Systems and LinuxONE

MicroFocus • A701 (Visit Booth #613 to here more!)
The Dev is in the Detail: AppDev, DevOps and the IBM Mainframe

GTSG • L508 (Visit Booth #507 to here more!)
Managing Mainframe Infrastructure in Today’s Constrained Environment

The LVM Program Needs Your Help!

The SHARE Linux and Virtualization Program Technical Steering Committee (TSC) needs your input. Help them out by taking a few minutes to complete an "IBM z/VM Product Questionnaire" survey.

Take the Survey

Spotlighted Sessions First-time Attendee Badge

Everything You Need to Know About IDCAMS But Were Afraid to Ask (#19707)
Stephen Branch, IBM Corporation
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Panel: Open Mainframe Project Student Internships (#19854)
Matthew Bent, Student, East Carolina University; Tuan Hoang, Student, University of Science and Technology; Allen Ng, Student, University of Buffalo; Robert Starr, Student, East Carolina University
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Cloud Tech: Your New Bag of Tricks (#19585) [A SHARE Live! Session.]
Jeffrey Bisti, Cloud Architect, IBM Corporation
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

What the Heck is JCL and Why Does it Look so Funny? (#19373)
Reg Harbeck, Mainframe Analytics Ltd.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

DFSMS Free for All (#19832) — Hear from 11 IBM'ers!
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

PowerPoint Karaoke (#19903)
Troy Crutcher, IBM Corporation; Ivan Gelb, Gelb Information Systems Corp.; Reg Harbeck, Mainframe Analytics Ltd.; Harry Williams, Marist College; Bruce Koss, Systems Programmer, Wells Fargo; Holden E. O'Neal, Associate Software Developer, SAS Institute
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mind the Gap: Mainframe Skills Infographic

Have you had a chance to take a look at the Mainframe Skills Report we published last summer? We've put together an infographic that highlights key findings! Head to the mindSHARE blog for more information.

View the Infographic

IBM Redbooks Live! (Share Your IDCAMS Knowledge)

Have you ever wanted to directly influence the content of an IBM Redpaper? Now is your chance. If you missed hearing about it yesterday, we are creating a live Redpaper here in Atlanta! Learn more about how to contribute or share your knowldege of IDCAMS on Twitter using the #SHAREredpaper hashtag.

SHARE Technology Exchance Expo Closes TODAY

Join SHARE vendors and partners in the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo (STE) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn about the latest products and releases, complete your Passport to Prizes card before the Expo closes and enjoy any of the following activities:

Networking Break First-time Attendee Badge

Join us at 1:10 p.m. in the SHARE Booth (#303) for a networking and dessert break, and to hear the Passport to Prizes and social media contest winners.

SHARE Booth (#303)

Visit SHARE in the Expo for opportunities to education, network and influence OR compete in the final hours of the HackZone!

Tech Talk Corner First-time Attendee Badge
Head to the educate zone to learn from experts in short, 30-minute talks! Today's schedule includes:

zNextGen® Lounge First-time Attendee Badge
Network, recharge and meet fellow zNextGen'ers any time the Expo is open!

Meet the Projects
Hear from volunteers and discover all the opportunity SHARE affords. Today's leaders:

  • Communications Server – 10:45 a.m. 

Open Mainframe Project (#114)

Visit the Open Mainframe Project to hear more about how they are working to increase collaboration within the mainframe community.

Thank you to our 2016 partners and sponsors:

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Participate in Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions First-time Attendee Badge

A BoF session is an informal, interactive forum hosted and moderated by SHARE attendees to share their knowledge and experience on a given topic with other interested attendees.

Use the
online BoF request form to submit your ideas for a session. All BoF requests will be approved by SHARE Event Operations. If you have any questions or need assistance, please visit SHARE Event Support.

Electronic Evaluations First-time Attendee Badge

Attendees should submit all session feedback online or through the SHARE Mobile App. Session evaluations can also be accessed using a unique Quick Response (QR) code included on all session signs. QR codes can be scanned with your smartphone or tablet using a QR code reader.

Attendees who complete a total of 20 evaluations or more will be eligible for a raffle drawing to win an American Express Gift Card.

Hashtags: Join the Conversation

Get social with SHARE by using the hashtag #SHAREatl to engage with the community for a fun event experience. Feeling extra social? Use the hashtag #SHAREredpaper to participate in a live IDCAMS redpaper (to be published Friday).
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