What we're about

This Meetup has been established to benefit IBM Z mainframe customers, business partners or anyone looking to expand their IBM Z and LinuxONE skills. Members will learn about new technologies that leverage the IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms, and connect with top IBM technical experts. The Meetup events are hosted by the IBM Z and LinuxONE Systems Lab Services (SLS) consultant organization. Although IBM Systems Lab Services covers all worldwide accounts, this Meetup group is targeted for those who reside in the North American time zones. For members unable to be onsite, each Meetup event will include WebEx access for all presented sessions as well as Q&A.

These Meetup events are scheduled to occur twice per year (spring and fall ). The Spring 2018 meeting is scheduled to occur on April 19, 2018, at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Fall 2018 event will take place at an IBM facility at 590 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, NY.

Format of the Meetup events:

At each event, the North American IBM Z and LinuxONE Lab Services teams will present several technical sessions on current hot topics. In addition, each event will have Q&A sessions that will give you access to many of IBM's top IBM Z and LinuxONE expert consultants. Lab Services consultants are experts in IBM Z security and compliance, z/OS, z/VM, Linux on z Systems operating systems, networking, Db2, IMS, CICS, WebSphere, z14 and LinuxONE hardware brands, machine learning on z/OS, and Blockchain on IBM Z.

Who are the IBM Z and LinuxONE Systems Lab Services teams?

The IBM Systems Lab Services (SLS) teams within the US and abroad are considered the top technical consultants in their field. Over the past 10+ years, the IBM Z and LinuxONE Lab Services consultants have worked onsite servicing hundreds of customers including the majority of IBM's largest IBM Z accounts. The teams are comprised of the top technical experts each a subject matter expert in their chosen IBM Z and LinuxONE focus area. Many of these consultants have 25+ years of experience and have logged more than 10,000 hours of client-facing work.

What areas does IBM Systems Lab Services cover?

The IBM Z and LinuxONE Systems Lab Services groups offer on-site short- to medium-term consulting contract work performing: health check and compliance assessments, systems enablement/implementation services, performance tuning, and both high availability and educational workshops. We cover IBM Z hardware and software upgrade services as well as currency and migration related work. Engagements typically range from as little as 40 hours up to several thousand.

Once you join this Meetup group, you'll receive notifications for all future events scheduled as well as any related updates, including the WebEx link once it's available.

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