Meet Your Influential Mainframers

Welcome to the History and People of Mainframe, a month-long celebration honoring remarkable individuals shaping the modern landscape of mainframe technology. This month, we’ll explore mainframe technology’s past, present, and future.

Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the mainframe, Planet Mainframe is privileged to introduce the most Influential Mainframers – as nominated by the Planet Mainframe community.

At SHARE Orlando, we launched a quest to identify individuals contributing to mainframe adaptation, improvement, and innovation. We sought industry leaders, veterans, teachers, mentors, writers, and novices who guide and shape people and technology in the field.

You answered the call!

Meet Your Mainframe Influencers

This month we highlight those who have impacted others. You will see the names of teachers and mentors, seasoned veterans who remember System V as the hottest technology, and rising stars who taught themselves to code in their bedrooms. You’ll see diverse job titles like Evangelist, Squad Lead, Author, Teacher, Engineer, and Guru.

Every nomination reflects collective admiration and respect within our community. It’s a testament to these individuals’ profound impact on their peers, colleagues, and the industry.

We will be updating this page with all highlighted profiles.

Celebrate Together

Each business day in April, we’ll unveil an influential mainframer. You’ll discover their technical prowess, leadership, and innovative spirit. And you can join the conversation! Sign up here for article notifications and to receive weekly recaps.

Along the way, we’ll spotlight four influencers who deserve special recognition for their extraordinary contributions to the mainframe ecosystem. Look for these unique profiles that delve deep into their journeys, insights, and lessons.

We hope you will share stories, insights, and experiences with these influential mainframers using #PMFInfluentialMainframers on LinkedIn.

Let’s come together to honor the brilliance and dedication that continue to drive innovation and progress in the mainframe community.

Amanda Hendley is the Managing Editor of Planet Mainframe and  Co-host of the iTech-Ed Mainframe User Groups.  She has always been a part of the technology community having spent eleven years at Technology Association of Georgia and six years at Computer Measurement Group. Amanda is a Georgia Tech graduate and enjoys spending her free time renovating homes and volunteering with  in Atlanta, Georgia.

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