By Joel Sundman,
Technical Sales Manager - System z Rational.
Interested in a personal walk through of the latest solutions for System z development? Want to know the details of a particular part of DevOps for Enterprise Systems?
As part of planning your trip to Innovate 2014 in Orlando you'll want to consider your schedule for the week. You'll want to focus on learning new technologies in sessions that are pertinent to your work as well as the stimulating guest speakers in the keynote sessions. You'll probably be planning to to enjoy the Wednesday night event, a New York Street Party at Universal Studios Florida, and if you're a System z customer there is a Tuesday night reception at Il Mulino Restaurant. It would be wise to consider the weather in Florida (depending on where you are coming from) and be prepared in case it rains. You might bring some pool clothes to sneak away after a day at the event to take a swim in the pool.
Another option that you should consider is a one on one demonstration of our latest solutions for System z development. The z Solutions Suite is where you can get in a room with an IBM expert for an hour and have them show you the solution and answer your questions that are specific to your company, such as how this solution works within your environment. We have a selection of DevOps topics ranging from new development and test capabilities to Continuous Integration for System z and Testing to data access and source code analysis. These one on one, hour long meetings can be scheduled any time the solution suite is open and at your convenience. We don't want to conflict with of any of the morning main tents or sessions you plan to attend. There is also a lunch & learn on COBOL v5 on Tuesday.
For a list of System z focused general sessions and to register for a one on one session in the solution suite, as well as register for the Tuesday night System z reception, visit the System z at Innovate website at: http://www.ibm.com/software/os/systemz/innovate/index.html