Systems Programmer Association of the Research Triangle Area (SPARTA

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    The next SPARTA Meeting will be at LabCorp in RTP
   Date:         Tuesday, February 7,  2017
         Time:         Dinner @ 6:15PM,  Business meeting @7:00 PM
IBM System/z and DevOPS
Rosalind Radcliffe, IBM
         Speaker Bio:
         Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for CLM and DevOps, Member of the Academy of Technology
         Rosalind Radcliffe is a Distinguished Engineer in IBM. In her role as Chief Architect for DevOps for Enterprise Systems she works with companies like
         Danske in their DevOps transformation as well as working with IBM's internal transformation within the z Systems organization. She also works with the
         product teams to drive the direction in support of DevOps for both development and operations capabilities including Rational Team Concert, IBM Developer
         for z Systems, UrbanCode Deploy. She has been in IBM over 29 years working in various roles. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology,
         a Master Inventor, and an author including the Mainframe to Mobile DevOps for Dummies book.

         Abstract:  DevOps has been around for a number of years, but the mainframe environments seem to be left out, many times because of the mainframe
         developers and system programmers. DevOps is the way to bring greater innovation to the mainframe, and to drive greater value from the existing systems
         in the environment. This session will focus on how DevOps is a cultural transformation that can bring value to all organizations. This session will provide a
         discussion based on real customer experiences in their transformations.


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January 19, 2017
Email: webmaster@SPARTANC.ORG


We generally meet the first Tuesday of each month except in January. There is no meeting in January. 
See Meeting Dates section below for dates of the meetings.  Refreshments are provided as part of the meeting.


Meeting Times:

6:15 Refreshments
7:00 Meeting begins
Meetings generally last 1 ½ to 2 hours

Meeting Dates:

February 7, 2017 
March 7, 2017
April 4, 2017
May 2, 2017
June 6, 2017
July 11, 2017 (changed because of the July 4 holiday)
August 1, 2017
September 5, 2017
October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017



Directions to the SPARTA meeting


The meeting location will be LabCorp in RTP:

The monthly meetings usually are held at LabCorp’s Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology (CMBP) near the Research Triangle Park. Take I-40 to Miami Boulevard and go north. Turn right onto Alexander Drive. Go about a mile or so. Then turn right into LabCorp complex and turn left to the CMBP Building. In the lobby, sign in as a visitor to see Bill Johnson. Bill will escort you to the conference room.





Randy Springs - President
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Ron Pimblett - Vice President
MDI DataSystems
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Mike Lockey - Secretary
Guilford County

201 N. Eugene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401


Pamela Tant - Treasurer
DTS Software, Inc.
4350 Lassiter at N. Hills Avenue
Suite 230
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-833-8426 x124

Ed Webb - Communications Director
SAS Institute
SAS Campus Drive

Cary, NC 27512

919-677-8000 x4162


Software Diversified Services provides links to several mainframe publications.
Current issues of Technical Support Magazine are available at the NaSPA home page

IBM z13 presentation from the SPARTA February 2015 meeting

IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS from the SPARTA May 2015 Meeting

IBM WAVE presentation from the October 4th 2016 SPARTA meeting

ISPF Hidden Treasures and New Features from the November 1st 2016 SPARTA meeting

The New Face of z/OS Communications Server from the December 6th 2016 SPARTA meeting


IBM eserver zSeries
OS/390 Freeware, samples and documentation
CBT Tape Home Page - MVS and OS/390 Freeware
NaSPA home page
SHARE home page



November 2015 SPARTA newsletter
December 2015 SPARTA newsletter

February 2016 SPARTA newsletter 
March 2016 SPARTA newsletter
April 2016 SPARTA newsletter
May 2016 SPARTA newsletter
2016 SPARTA newsletter

July 2016 SPARTA newsletter
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October 2016 SPARTA newsletter
November 2016 SPARTA newsletter
December 2016 SPARTA newsletter