Programmer Association of the Research
Triangle Area (SPARTA)
The next SPARTA Meeting will be on
July 11, 2017
Tuesday, July 11,
6:15PM, Business meeting @7:00 PM
Status of NC IT
Jon Minshew. Jon serves as Director of
Service Operations in the Service Delivery
division of the North Carolina
Department of Information Technology.
In his role, Jon oversees all DIT
services Tier 1 and Tier 2 operations
including the Service Desk, the newly
Incident Management Center (IMC), the
Network Operation Center (NOC), and the
Business Relationship Managers (BRMs).
All of these teams work closely together to
ensure every service’s customer support
needs are met. As aligned with the
framework, the Service Desk is the entry
point for the State’s customers, while the
BRMs serve as the customer interface.
Jon has more than 22 years of experience
working in IT solutions, and ha’s been with
the State of North Carolina for 25 years.
Mainframe is included within the DIT
services group. Jon plans to talk about the
Department as a whole, the Eastern and
NC data centers, the current state of the
State's mainframe, as well as the future
state of the mainframe.
to the potential number of attendees, we
need to count the registrations ASAP as
the number of attendees may change the
go to the following link and sign up and we
will confirm with the location and
directions in a future email notice.
know that your information is confidential.
To register for the
July SPARTA meeting click
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meet the first Tuesday of each month except
in January. There is no meeting in January.
See Meeting Dates section below for dates of
Refreshments are provided as part of
generally last 1 ˝ to 2 hours
February 7, 2017
March 7, 2017
April 4, 2017
May 2, 2017
June 6, 2017
July 11, 2017 (changed because of the July 4
August 1, 2017
September 5, 2017
October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017
to the SPARTA
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
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Pimblett - Vice President
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613 599 6970
Blackshire - Secretary
(Dell, Perot Systems, Nortel) (919)
Durham, NC 27713
DTS Software, Inc.
4350 Lassiter at N. Hills Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27609
Ed Webb - Communications
SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27512
Diversified Services provides links to
several mainframe publications.
issues of Technical Support Magazine are
available at the NaSPA home
and the Mainframe from the February 7th
2017 SPARTA meeting
to Mainframe DevOps for Dummies by
Rosalind Radcliffe of IBM
DTS iPhone/iPad App
from the March 7th 2016 SPARTA meeting
Bucket x’35’ presentation from SHARE 128
Essentials for System Programmers
from the June 6, 2017 SPARTA meeting
2016 SPARTA newsletter