February 22 - "As a young female working on the mainframe, I have found that there are very few opportunities to network and socialize with peers in the business because of the age difference.
February 8 - "Opportunities for new and exciting projects are percolating up from younger workers to their more senior counterparts. People on the receiving end of the invitations recognize that they have something younger workers want."
IDG News Service - ZNextGen, an organization aimed at young mainframe programmers, has gained significant momentum since it was created roughly two years ago through IBM and its user group, Share, according to its leaders.
Jim Michael may seem like an odd spokesperson for the zNextGen initiative. After all, he’s been working on mainframes for more than 20 years and has served on the SHARE board for five years.
The importance of a pipeline that continually delivers a well-trained, resourceful, and talented workforce is absolutely necessary to propel IBM's mainframe customers into the future. That fact cannot be understated. Interruptions in the flow should be expected over the course of many years.