Yes, this talk is about running your own mainframe on your own hardware. Mainframes are old, yes, but they are still very much alive. New hardware is still being developed and there are a lot of fresh jobs in this area too. A lot of mainframes run COBOL workloads. COBOL is far from a dead language. It processes an estimated 85% of all business transactions, and 5 billion lines of new COBOL code are written every year. In this session the speaker will help you in take your first steps towards running your own mainframe. If you like then after this session you can continue to build your knowledge of mainframe systems using the links provided during the talk. Come on in and learn the basics of a completely different computer system! And it will take you less than an hour to do that!


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Mike Hingley at 12:28 on 18 Aug 2018

Brilliant...mainframe running on a raspberry pi 0

Dan Lynch at 12:44 on 18 Aug 2018

Brilliant talk, thank you Jeroen. So funny, relaxed and informative. Going to have to look into mainframes again now.

Graeme Dyas at 13:52 on 18 Aug 2018

Very interesting talk. I will be playing around with emulating a mainframes when I get home

Peter Cannon at 10:58 on 19 Aug 2018

Loved it, made me want to have a go just for a giggle. Where's the talk notes?

Andrew Howe at 18:04 on 19 Aug 2018

Great to see something a bit different from the computing world. Jeroen clearly has an interest in mainframe computing, and it was fun to hear about his journey into this subject.