September 21-22, 2022 | In-person + Virtual
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Thursday, September 22 • 10:05am - 10:25am
Keynote: Learning COBOL is Much More than Just Taking a Class - Misty Decker, Director of Product Marketing, Micro Focus

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After decades in the shadows, understanding COBOL has seen a massive resurgence in recent years, thanks to the Open Mainframe Project.  With a curriculum published and a core of universities now teaching COBOL, what’s the next step?

In this keynote session, we’ll use industry research to ask ourselves how to expand COBOL education beyond learning the language itself. The session will discuss topics such as modernizing existing COBOL applications, leveraging open source and taking advantage of other modern technologies such as containers, cloud and microservices. We will also investigate complementary educational opportunities such as mentoring, contributing to open source and advocacy.

Immerse yourself in contemporary COBOL’s credentials.

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Misty Decker

Director, Worldwide Product Marketing, AMC Portfolio, Micro Focus
Misty’s 30-year career can be described in two words: mainframes and people. A frequent speaker and advocate for mainframe modernization and diversity, Misty is Director of Product Marketing at Micro Focus and serves on the Open Mainframe Project’s Governing Board and COBOL Working... Read More →

Thursday September 22, 2022 10:05am - 10:25am EDT
Sullivan Hub
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