We are the IBM z/OS development team. AUA!
Hi reddit! Anthony Giorgio here, coming live from the offices of IBM. I'm part of the world-wide IBM z/OS development team. z/OS is our flagship operating system that runs on IBM mainframes, including the new z13.
We just announced the release of z/OS V2.2, which will be generally available on September 30, 2015. We're here to answer any questions you might have about it. We have a range of team members participating today, so please feel free to ask us anything about z/OS, IBM z Systems, our jobs, or what we do. AUA!
Edit: Thank you to everyone for participating in our session today! We all had a great time, and we'll check back for more questions later today.
Team members participating today:
Name Account Role Anthony Giorgio AnthonyGiorgio zManager Software Engineer Justin McCoy zos_justin zManager Software Engineer Barbara Sannereud zos_barbara Worldwide Offering Manager John Eells John_Eells z/OS Technical Marketing Gary Puchkoff zos_gary z/OS New Technology Marna Walle zos_marna z/OS System Install Greg Daynes zos_greg z/OS Installation Deployment Architect John Petreshock zos_petreshock z Systems Security Product Manager Chris Brooker cbrooker27 IBM zAware Development Lead John Plew zos_john z/OS Product Planner Kevin McKenzie mainframe_kdm z/OS System Test Terri Menendez zos_terri VSAM/RLS/Catalog Development Willie Favero wfavero DB2 Expert Angela Fatzinger zos_angela Solution Evaluation Test Barbara McDonald DFSMS Product Systems Strategist Susan Demkowicz zos_susan z/OS Software Development Steve Warren zos_warren z/OS BCPii Technical Lead Amy Tobenkin zos_amy Worldwide z Systems Sales Offerings Pete Fenaroli z/OS Supervisor/Storage/Contents Patrick Rausch z/OS Project Management Jeff Magdall zos_jeff z/OS and z Systems Strategy Greg Dallari Dallari z/OS Release Management Leader Emily Siddique zos_emilys z Systems Release Management Sam Reynolds commserv_sam z/OS Communications Server Todd Valler commserv_todd z/OS Communications Server Scott Engleman zos_scott z/OS PDT Lead Bill Schoen zos_wjs z/OS Unix System Services Lead Cecilia Lewis z/OS DFSMS Don Schmidt System z Architecture Horst Sinram zos_horst z/OS Workload and Capacity Management Nick Jones zNick_jones z/OS BCP Development Dave Surman zos_dave z/OS Core Technology Fraser Bohm CICS Paul Kettley IBM Messaging / MQ Peter Relson z/OS Core Technology Design Glenn Wilcock z/OS DFSMShsm Marcel Mitran Java Charles Webb charlesfwebb IBM Fellow - z Systems Processor Design Allan Kielstra ahk99 COBOL Optimizer John Canale zos_canale Program Manager, z/OS Enabling Technologies Mark Nelson zos_mark z/OS RACF Cecila Caranza Lewis zos_ceci z/OS DFSMS Architecture, Design and Development