COBOL is DEAD...or is it? 😲

Business Intelligentsia DC
Business Intelligentsia DC
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1751 Pinnacle Dr, Suite 600 · McLean, VA

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During a recent conversation an acquaintance was surprised to hear that the COBOL business programming language, created circa 1959, was still in use in 2019.

In fact COBOL is still quite prolific and won't be going away any time in the near future, if it ever goes away at all and we’re going to talk about this a bit during this roundtable discussion.

Join a roundtable that identifies the top COBOL applications that Business Intelligence and Analytics platforms must support.

Thomas Fuller of Coherent Logic Limited will moderate this conversation and answer some of the following questions:

• Who is still using COBOL ?
• What’s the demand like for this kind of work?
• How are jobs being filled in this industry if there are fewer people with every passing year doing this work?
• Why should we modernize when what we have already works?
• Is there much in the way of active development going on in this space?
• How data is managed in these systems for business analytics?
• And more...

If you’re a software developer with a focus on COBOL, a project manager tasked with modernizing a system which has been written in COBOL, or a data scientist or business analyst looking to generate analytics from data stored in a mainframe system, we look forward to your input into this conversation and we encourage you to join us.

Also, if you’re working on or have worked on an application modernization project involving a legacy COBOL application, please join us for this discussion."

Meetup Agenda
6:30 - 7:00 PM: Check-In + Networking + Food + Drinks
7:00 – 7:10 PM: Welcome
7:10 – 7:55 PM: Roundtable
7:55 – 8:00 PM: Closing
8:00 – 8:30 PM: Networking + Wrap Up

Food and drinks are provided to all attendees, courtesy of BoldPM and Coherent Logic.

Live Streaming Terms
This meetup will be streamed live. Live meetup participants automatically opt in to have their image or voice streamed and recorded royalty-free so it can be shared with other meetup members.

About Thomas Fuller
Thomas is a consultant software engineer with ~ 20 years of industry experience. He helps technical leadership, in particular, and Devops teams, in general, deliver better software. He is a hands-on software developer with a focus on backend development using languages such as Java, Groovy, and Scala.

Thomas was born and raised in Chicago and lived and worked in the USA, Ireland, and the United Kingdom; in total he lived in Europe for over nine years.

Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn at and let him know how he can help you build better software.

About DC Business Intelligentsia
We inspire business leaders, data scientists and architects, and business intelligence and analytics developers to massively improve companies through the better use of data and business intelligence.

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