Category Archives: Fans of IBM z

Re-write/ update of Chapters 1-4 of “The Book”

I’m in full assembler mode these days, preparing to teach an assembler class for Marist College that starts on Monday. It’s playing havoc with my golf game, but the upside is I’m getting a lot done. I’ve recently updated chapters 1-4 of the assembler book. That includes a complete re-write of Chapter 4, trying to provide explanations of addressing on IBM mainframes. I’m also adding a problem set to the end of each chapter, trying to make the book function better as a textbook.

I will always provide access to the individual chapters online, but my plan is to self-publish an ebook and a printed version that can be ordered. More about that later.

I want to thank everyone who has pointed out errors or suggested improvements in the text. I am listening and making the changes you suggested.

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Nominate an IBM Champion/ IBM Community Festival

It has been fun to be part of the IBM Champions program this year – an honor! The IBM Champions program is taking currently taking nominations through November 30. Is there someone who helps you or answers your questions? Say thank you by nominating them to be an #IBMChampion. Tell their story to help them earn their star. You can even nominate yourself. https://developer.ibm.com/champions/

The IBM Community Festival is back soon – well worth a look. And it’s free. 5 days. 3 different geographies. IBM Community Festival 2021. Where all the experts will be: https://community.ibm.com/community/user/events/virtual-community

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IBM Z Day – September 15, 2021

IBM Z Day 2021 is a free, 1-day virtual conference for students and professionals. I think you will find it well worth your time!

This year, IBM Z Day features 4 tracks concurrently on September 15th, and a 24-Hour Global Student Meetup starting September 14th, with 30 hours of live content.

Conference Tracks include,

  • IBM Z
  • App Modernization
  • Open Z
  • Voice of Z
  • Student Z

Register here:  http://ibm.biz/zday2021

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Print Your Own z15

Elizabeth Joseph, Camillo Sassano, and the IBM Industrial Design Program provided an STL file for the z15 you see above. My son, Bret, printed this one.

Check out Fans of IBM z and consider joining.

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