Developer Day

Are you ready to hear from IBM Poughkeepsie Developers? Join us Tuesday in the SHARE Booth at the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo for Tech Talk Corner presentations from the developers on their product/area of focus! The complete schedule is coming soon!

Note: Agenda is listed in Eastern Time.  

Time Stage Speaker(s) About the Session

5:45 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.

1 Steve Jones

Nothing up my Sleeve: Tips and Tricks for z/FS

An assortment of helpful reminders on setting up and using the new functionality available to zFS in V2R3; recommendations on what you should (and more importantly shouldn't) do.

5:45 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.


Cyril George

How we Thrashed the Coupling Facility and Lived to Tell About it

z/OS is known for its reliability but how do developers ensure that changes made to coupling facility code uphold this characteristic. One of the ways of testing these code changes is by using CF thrasher programs. The thrashers are used to test the stability of z/OS systems and coupling facilities by driving a heavy workload of requests. This form of stress testing is used for functional and performance validation and has helped ensure code that is being shipped has been thoroughly tested for errors.

6:00 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

1 Conor Proce

Long Distance Coupling

Tips and tricks for the setup and configuration of the new long distance coupling adapter. This new coupling adapter is installed in the IO cage which is different than the previous generations of coupling adapters. I will quickly walk through the process of defining the adapters in HCD, what they look like on the support element when configured and how it differs from the previous generations of coupling adapters.

6:00 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.


Bill Keller

Phil Siconolfi

Transforming and Moving Forward – New Solutions for Product Information

z/OS Information Development has a new name -- z/OS Content Design and Development -- that reflects our transformation from providers of traditional z/OS publications to creators of a wide variety of content, designed to best fit you and the task at hand. This might include a workflow to guide you through a procedure, or a video to show how its done. Or, a comprehensive information solution might take you from understanding the benefits of an enhancement through enabling, securing, and administering it. Come hear more about our transformation, and about our ideas for new information solutions!

6:15 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

1 Tyler King

Impact of Design Thinking on Strategic Project Plans

Inherent in any effective problem-solving methodology is a planning element. In order to successfully execute projects, teams need to first align on methods to both deliver outcomes and communicate throughout the process. With delivery and alignment dictating the structure of IBM Design Thinking, the framework yields a seamless transition from project planning to development to outcome. IBM design lead, Tyler King, will briefly discuss how IBM Design Thinking has directed her project’s trajectory, yielding rapid insights to drive user-centered solutions.

6:15 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

2 Dave Craddock


  • David Craddock - zHyperLink hardware overview, adapters, cables, optics
  • Configuration and relationship to FICON
  • Link protocol optimized for low latency storage transfers
  • Synchronous access to zHyperLinks providing additional benefits to zOS
  • zOS exploitation of zHyperLink with DB2 (auto-selection transparent to application)

6:30 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.

1 Chris Colonna


FICON16S+ is our new FICON and FCP I/O card available with z14.  This card is a significant change from our previous generation and has many new features.  This will be an overview of what changed and what customers can expect with these new cards.

6:30 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.

2 Andrew Rundall

Security Deployment Descriptor

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a consistent way to deploy new products with any of your security products. Then Security Deployment Descriptor, new in z/OS 2.3, may be just what you were looking for.

6:45 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.

1 Roan Dawkins


A discussion of what is new with the PCI-HSM standards.

6:45 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.


Kevin Carr

Andrew Morykin

Metering & Capping

We will present on the changes to the WLM policy to define a memory limit on a group of address spaces and the relationship between Resource Groups and Service Classes. We will discuss the BPX jobname parameter, how it relates to Apache Spark on z/OS (the workload this solution was initial designed for), and how to use the parameter to satisfy the WLM classification rules that will put Apache Spark work into a memory pool(s).

7:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.

1 Ed King

Miscellaneous SCRT Updates: Command Line Support and GSTRACE

An upcoming enhancement to the Sub-Capacity reporting tool introduces command line support for the Windows and Linux deliverables, facilitating an automated workflow for customers who run SCRT on those platforms.  Additionally, GSTRACE support is being added to the SCRT Java version to increase feature parity with SCRT Classic.

7:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.

2 Kate Godzicki


A new way to quickly browse and edit datasets, Unix files, and filesystems on the fly from the comfort of your browser in z/OSMF. No green screens or bulky Eclipse clients needed.