SHARE Fort Worth Activities 

> Encouraging Women in IT Breakfast

Join in SHARE’s “Encouraging Women in IT” breakfast, an opportunity for women to connect with and learn from other women in the IT industry by sharing their experiences, wins and trials.

RSVP is required during your event registration.

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Thank you to our Women in IT sponsors: BMC, Broadcom, IBM Lab Services, Key Resources, Open Mainframe Project, Software AG and VirtualZ Computing.


> Discussion Lounge 

Looking to further your discussions with fellow Fort Worth attendees? Join one of the Discussion Lounge conversations for an open dialogue between attendees and subject-matter experts on topics requested by attendees. It will be a relaxed setting to promote an open exchange of thoughts, ideas and questions. All Discussion Lounge events will take place in the Expo Hall near the SHARE booth. 

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> Cyber-Resilient Z! HA/DR Escape Room 

In this collaborative zescape.PNGEscape Room experience, participants play the roles at a fictitious corporation experiencing a disk storage outage. Unfortunately, this relatively new corporation has not yet experienced any kind of outage, nor have they planned for such an instance.  The fun mix of puzzles will help teach how to determine the impacts such an outage could have, including some tips and best practices regarding IBM's DS8000 storage and functionality that it provides for your protection. Sign-up here and see below for dates and times.   

Tuesday Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

> Earn a Digital Badge at SHARE Fort Worth

SHARE_380582-19_SecurityWarriorDigitalBadge-Option2.pngdev ops badge.pngSHARE will be bringing back the Security Warrior badge for SHARE Fort Worth. In addition, a new badge is being launched, DevOps Wizard. Digital badges will be awarded for attending select security and DevOps sessions. 

Explore all the sessions in the Technical Agenda, identified as Digital Badge - Security Warrior or Digital Badge – DevOps Wizard in Hot Topics/Areas of Interest. 

When you attend at least 12 identified Security Warrior and DevOps sessions, you can earn your digital badge to demonstrate your mastery! All you have to do is attend a minimum of 12 sessions in the Security Warrior or DevOps track (only one session may be an Escape Room).

See how to check-in and out of sessions on a desktop here and on the mobile app here

 After SHARE Fort Worth, you will receive access to your digital badge, which can then be added to your email signature, social media profiles and digital resumes to help you showcase your accomplishment.

> "Embrace Open" Trivia Competition and Lunch

Join us on Wednesday, February 26 from 12:25 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. for this interactive lunch on why "embracing open" is important to the entire Mainframe ecosystem.

During this lunchtime trivia competition, each table becomes a team, chooses a captain, and is given a trivia device with a series of 10 multiple choice questions on the topic of "Embracing Open on the Mainframe."

Work with your team for the chance to win the competition – and prizes! See more information here.

> Lunch and Learn Sessions

Lunch and Learn Sessions are your opportunity to learn more from our key partners about the latest technology and services that you use in your every day. Join a lunchtime session on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday to enhance your experience. Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but not required.

During the registration process, you have the opportunity to select complimentary add-ons under Additional Registration Options for sponsored Lunch and Learn sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Thursday. Lunch and Learn session information is in the Technical Agenda, shown by searching “LNL”. For frequently asked questions related to Lunch and Learn sessions, visit our FAQ page.