In the six and a half decades since SHARE began, mainframe computing has evolved and grown into a stable and secure platform that many businesses rely on today. From the first meetings in the basement of RAND’s headquarters building to its twice-yearly events today, SHARE has become the place for mainframes and developers alike to share their knowledge and build their networks. All this helps support the growth and improvement of the enterprise platform. We caught up with James Babcock, former president of SHARE (1964-1965) and program committee member and former owner of Allen-Babcock Computing, to talk about SHARE’s early days and his advice for the next generation of mainframes.
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