[Live] Mainframe - What the Heck?!

Did you ever wonder what this Mainframe thing is? What is it, that people are always talking about? Is anyone still really using this technology in 2020? Is COBOL (or COBALT as some Governors called it during the pandemic) really a problem, and if so why?

Date: 21.10.20, 16:00 - 17:00


In this talk we will answer these and many other questions. Tobias Leicher will explain what Mainframe Technology is, why it is not outdated and, still processes most of the world's transactional data.

We will also look at why everyone should know a thing or two about the mainframe, even if they aren't using it directly, and why one can earn very good money with the modernisation of existing legacy applications, if it is done right.

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Tobias Leicher started as a student in IBM and quickly became interested in Mainframe Computing, where he has spent most of his career so far. He started as a specialist for CICS and Java on the platform and helped many customers across Europe on their journey to modernize their Systems. These days he focuses a lot on modern application architectures (Microservices and Cloud Native) and deployment models in times of the cloud computing. He is part of the worldwide zChampion Team, where he has special interest in the topic of modernization and Hybrid Cloud and works as Architect for German Customers in the area of banking and insurance.

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