Presented by

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph

    Elizabeth K. Joseph
    @pleia2
    https://princessleia.com/

    Elizabeth is a long time open source contributor, having worked on Debian, Ubuntu, OpenStack, Apache Mesos, and various smaller projects over the years. She spent over a decade as a Linux Systems Administrator before transitioning into a Developer Advocate role, a title she now holds at IBM.

Abstract

Mainframes still exist? In fact, more mainframes were sold in 2018 than in 1990! And Linux has run on them since 1998. In this talk, I’ll quickly cover what a modern mainframe is, and why Linux Systems Administrators may want to pay attention to them, from fascinating hardware to job opportunities. Linux Australia: http://mirror.linux.org.au/pub/linux.conf.au/2020/arena/Monday/Why_Linux_Systems_Administrators_Should_Care_About_the_Mainframe.webm YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-NC6ntYAy4