Bill Alexander talks life in the lab with IBM Developer for z/OS

In this episode, we talk to Bill Alexander, leader of the IBM Developer for z/OS (IDz) lab and newly minted Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM), about IDz as a workbench, the transition to an open and modern DevOps development workbench, and how community involvement shapes the future of IDz. Bill walks us down his path to where he is now, sharing some interesting points and thoughts about how coming from a small company and various acquisitions landed him where he is today. We also talk about how community involvement and feedback from IDz users impact the growth and functionality of the workbench, as well as what transitioning to a DevOps workbench can look like for users. (Spoiler alert: This journey looks different for anyone!) Bill has been on the forefront of modernization for a long time now. Most recently, he contributed heavily to the new Application Modernization patterns for Z, which accelerate modernization efforts by using architectural patterns and IBM Garage methods. Listen in as Bill guides you through the DevOps modernization landscape and the future of the z/OS workbench, and check out the links below to learn more about the App Modernization patterns for Z!

And be sure to check out the other episodes of the Z DevOps Talks podcast.