Open Mainframe Project Announces Call for Proposals for 4th Annual Summit, Co-Located with IBM TechXchange and Open Source in Finance Forum

The Open Mainframe Project, an initiative that fosters collaboration within the mainframe community to develop shared toolsets and resources, has announced the call for proposals (CFP) for its 4th annual Open Mainframe Summit. This year, the premier event will be co-located with two industry conferences: IBM TechXchange in Las Vegas and Open Source in Finance Forum in New York City.

John Mertic, Director of Program Management at the Linux Foundation and Executive Director of the Open Mainframe Project, expressed his excitement about this evolution, stating that "as mainframe technology and events mature, it's a natural progression to align Open Mainframe Projects and activities with other industry events."

Steven Dickens, Vice President and Practice Leader at Futurum Group, emphasized the importance of open source in the mainframe environment as more enterprises embrace community-developed code. He described the Open Mainframe Project as "the go-to community for mainframe developers, enterprises, and vendors."

Open Mainframe Summit is designed to connect individuals interested in growing the use of mainframes and related technology through dynamic technical and educational sessions. The event is open to students, developers, corporate leaders, users, and contributors from around the globe. It will feature content tracks focusing on both business and technical strategies for enterprise development and deployment.

IBM TechXchange Conference attendees can look forward to a Community Day on September 11, which will include Open Mainframe Summit as part of its offerings. The event provides technical breakout sessions, hands-on experiences, product demonstrations, instructor-led labs, and certifications tailored to various interests and learning styles.

Open Source in Finance Forum, taking place in New York City in November, is dedicated to driving collaboration and innovation in financial services through open source software and standards. The event brings together experts from the finance industry, technology, and open source to discuss how best to leverage open source software to address industry challenges. Open Mainframe Summit will be featured as part of a 6-session track and a 10-minute keynote presentation.

Interested speakers for either event can submit proposals until June 30, 2023. Proposals may include options for 20-minute talks, 30-minute sessions, 60-minute panel discussions, or a 60-minute workshop or lab. Topics that benefit the Open Mainframe ecosystem are welcome and can cover areas such as AI, machine learning, cloud native, COBOL, Java, hybrid cloud, diversity and inclusion, z/OS and Linux on Z, and security.

A program committee consisting of active community members and project leaders will review and rate the proposals. The Open Mainframe Project encourages community leaders, creators, developers, implementers, and users to submit presentations. Whether you're a seasoned presenter or a first-time speaker, your submissions are welcome.

For more information about Open Mainframe or to watch videos from Open Mainframe Summit 2022, visit the Open Mainframe Project 2022 Annual Report. For more details about Open Mainframe Project, please visit