Sponsored by IBM Z Systems

January 9, 2019

11 AM ET


Git has established itself as the defacto standard for software configuration management (SCM). Developers across all platforms love Git for its ability to support flexible, parallel development. With "Infrastructure as Code", System Engineers, Database Analysts, and Cloud Architects are defining their work in code.  This includes creating an end-to-end workflow, building a runtime infrastructure, triggering automated tests and updating tracking systems.  Code has become the lingua franca and that raises the strategic importance of where and how that code is managed.

Enterprise customers who depend on z/OS to run mission-critical applications recognize the need for an integrated DevOps toolchain. The practice must extend and modernize the mainframe stack. IBM's new Z Open Development with Dependency Based Build (DBB) uses  Groovy to define build process for traditional z/OS artifacts, with the added benefit of making z/OS assets more approachable to a new generation of z/OS developers.

The result is faster time-to-market by breaking down individual team and organizational silos and increase efficiency by reusing codes amongst different projects. Join to learn more about how IBM & GitHub are working together to deliver more value from your z/OS investments.


Suman Gopinath - Solution Architect - India, DevOps for Z, IBM

Suman is a Solution Architect with IBM zSystems. She has been working in application development in the mainframe space, concentrating on modernization and automation. She is currently the Solution Architect for zDevOps and application discovery and delivery intelligence in India. Suman's responsibility is to help SIs with DevOps in the mainframe space and how they can help address their customer requirements. She has a degree in Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology.


Philip Holleran,

Principal Solutions Engineer, GitHub

Phil Holleran is a Solutions Engineer with GitHub, based in Minnesota. As a GitHubber he works to help companies adopt collaborative software development practices. Outside of technology he also enjoys geeking out over coffee, skiing, and cooking.