Master of IT Management (In Progress), Illinois Tech
B.S. in German / Computer Science, West Point
After starting a job with IBM as a System z Client Architect, Sean P. McBride founded Millennial Mainframer as a platform for young IT professionals to express thought leadership around the mainframe space while networking and sharing lessons learned. Sean is a former Army Officer and West Point graduate interested in history and technology.
B.S.B.A. Computer Information Systems, Appalachian State
Chris is a member of the IBM Collaboration Solutions team for the mainframe. Prior to joining IBM Chris studied Computer Information Systems at Appalachian State University. During his time at ASU, he worked part time with ECR Software Company as a hardware support technician and participated in IBM Co-ops with the Industry Solutions development team and the IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management development team.
B.S. Computer Science, University of Missouri - Columbia
Bill is a veteran Mainframer with over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of roles across several companies. In his latest incarnation, he manages the System z Client Architect for the Midwestern U.S. Although not a Millennial, Bill is interested in helping the next generation of Mainframers. He has long been involved with the IBM Academic Initiative, and he was one of the original designers and authors of the first edition of the “Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/OS Basics” Redbook. When not mainframing, Bill is most likely evangelizing Apple and Mac technologies within IBM.
MBA. Entrepreneurship, McCoy School of Business, Texas
B.Tech. Information Technology, Amrita School of Engineering, India
Riya is a Product Specialist at IBM by profession and a nerd by choice. She closely follows the start-up world, believes that Rome was not built in a day, loves technology, fashion, food, interior decor, Jazzercise, long weekends and oh, did we say Fashion?? Her new crush is her Canon SLR and she is extremely psyched about Z. She is a Sun Certified Java Programmer and has been involved in all parts of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) at Infosys, AMD, IBM and an Austin based start-up. Here's how you find her on twitter. @RiyaKSri
B.S. InfoSec and Forensics (In Progress), Rochester Institute of Technology.
Alex is currently a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology pursuing a B.S. in Information Security and Forensics with a minor in Computer Science. He works with the school's ITS Department with Network Communications as a Communications Specialist Assistant and with Distributed Support Services as a Lab Assistant. Additionally, he assists with his high school marching band during summers. During his first year at RIT, he took a Large Scale Computing Seminar; this was his first exposure to mainframe computing and he is interested in further research on the topic.
B.S. in Engineering – Computer and Electrical Engineering (BSECEE)
University of Michigan – College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)
Lamies is very passionate about Engineering, graduated with a 3.87 GPA in 2011. She has been the president of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) through out University as a student member and as a professional after graduation. While attending school full time, she held many positions with various companies one of which is a Datacenter Engineer with Secure-24, ILC. Recently after graduating, she held a position with IBM as a Client Technical Professional (CTP) – DB2 Engine for System z. Her focus is to advise clients on the benefit of using DB2 on the mainframe by hosting Proof of Technology sessions.
Masters in Electrical Engineering – Concordia University, Montreal
B.S in Computer Engineering – University of Balamand, Lebanon
After spending two years supporting IBM Software Sellers with customer events, Akram moved in 2011 to become a Client Technical Professional for Rational and Information Management on z. In his early school years, he was mainly involved with Robotics, spending time building projects and programming microprocessors. His interests cover technology, sports, and especially music.
Anthony Critelli is an undergraduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Applied Networking and Systems Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Information Security and Forensics. His interests in the mainframe environment began during the spring quarter of freshman quarter when he took a System Z introductory course. His mainframe interests include learning COBOL and spreading awareness about the incredible power and importance of the mainframe in the modern computing world. Anthony currently works for RIT’s Information & Technology Services Network Communications department as a Communications Specialist Assistant. More information about Anthony can be found on his website: www.acritelli.com
Master of Biotechnology; University of Pennsylvania
B.S. in Computer Science, B.A. in Psychology; Binghamton University
Sarah started out of college as a software developer, and after two years, went on to complete a degree in Bioinformatics. She currently works for IBM as a Client Technical Professional for DB2 Tools on System z. She is interested in books, travel, technology, perfecting her guacamole recipe, and learning guitar one painfully slow chord at a time.
MBA Entrepreneurship (In Progress), Innovation & Entrepreneurship Business School
B.S in Computer Engineering, King Juan Carlos University.
Álvaro entered the Mainframe world when he starting working as a System z Computer Operator at only 19 years old. Over his career, he has learned the great capacities of mainframe hardware and software while promoting up the mainframe systems programming ranks in the banking sector. Álvaro currently runs a consultancy dedicated to helping various clients throughout Spain in the areas of mainframe technologies and systems programming services.
B.S Information Technology, Marist College (In Progress)
Doug is a National Science Foundation funded student intern Systems Administrator for Marist College’s research Mainframe. He has a passion for working in the System Z environment which he found not long after he began working with big iron on a daily basis. As a full-time student he hopes his coursework and work experience will ensure an easy transition into a career of mainframe administration in a production environment when he graduates in December.
B.S. Computer Science, Marist College (In Progress)
Jason is currently a Junior doing OpenFlow research for the IBM/Marist College Joint Study. As an OpenFlow researcher Jason is a hybrid student with a passion for Computer Science as well as Information Technology. This allows him to apply his knowledge of networking concepts by programming modules and functions for open source OpenFlow controllers such as Floodlight.
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B.S. Computer Engineering, Syracuse University
z/OS Associate, Professional, Expert Certificates, Marist College
Keith graduated from Syracuse University in 2003. That fall, he took a position with a large northeast insurance company as a z/OS DB2 DBA. Since 2006, Keith has been within the same company as a z/OS systems programmer. Keith enjoys soccer, photography, and extensive traveling with his wife.