I’ve always said, it’s never been a better time to be on the mainframe. At SHARE Pittsburgh, I could feel the excitement of attendees who are motivated now more than ever to be part of this platform and ecosystem.
A strategic partnership is one in which mutual parties further the collaboration of intellectual resources and information. For SHARE, the goal of our strategic partnerships is to benefit and educate the ecosystem as a whole.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am Dusty Rivers, IMGT program manager (IMS, Database, SAN/Disk/Tape) at SHARE. I have been attending SHARE events for almost 40 years and volunteering with the organization for many of those years.
A strong community creates a sense of belonging, opportunities for growth, a support network, resources, and mutual success. I joined the IBM Z® team in 2015 with a passion for building community and a focus on strengthening the IBM Z ecosystem.
Over its long history, SHARE has grown and adapted to the changes in and the demands of the enterprise computing industry. Our volunteers have worked hard to put on another great conference this summer. We hope to further increase the number of hands-on experiences for attendees at future events.