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Anthony Giorgio // Advisory software engineer // IBM z/OS Container Extensions

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Anthony Giorgio is an advisory software engineer for IBM z/OS Container
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Poughkeepsie for 20 years, on a variety
of IBM Z products.

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Table of Contents
From the editor
Currents: IBMer Megan Hampton helps teach African refugees how to code
Currents: Introducing 2020 first-time IBM Z Champions
Currents: Solutions
Partner POV: How to build a modern mainframe computing workforce
Cover Story: Enhancing Cloud Computing: IBM and Red Hat combination provides advances to help IBM Z clients embrace open computing environments
Feature: Cloud Native Development Packaged in a Self-Service Platform: IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces helps close the skills gap, improve productivity and speed time to market
TECH Showcase: Learn about the winners of the 2019 Master the Mainframe competition
Hot Topics: IBM's ServerPac installation using IBM z/OSMF streamlines software management
Tech Bits: Why applications should drive your infrastructure requirements
Tech Bits: Ask the expert: The IBM z/OS Container Extension trial feature
Beyond the Box: Megan Hampton advocates STEM education
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Intro
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Table of Contents
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - From the editor
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Currents: IBMer Megan Hampton helps teach African refugees how to code
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 9
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Currents: Introducing 2020 first-time IBM Z Champions
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 11
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Currents: Solutions
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Partner POV: How to build a modern mainframe computing workforce
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 19
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Cover Story: Enhancing Cloud Computing: IBM and Red Hat combination provides advances to help IBM Z clients embrace open computing environments
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 21
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 24
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Feature: Cloud Native Development Packaged in a Self-Service Platform: IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces helps close the skills gap, improve productivity and speed time to market
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 28
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 30
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - TECH Showcase: Learn about the winners of the 2019 Master the Mainframe competition
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 32
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 33
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Hot Topics: IBM's ServerPac installation using IBM z/OSMF streamlines software management
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 35
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Tech Bits: Why applications should drive your infrastructure requirements
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 37
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - 38
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Tech Bits: Ask the expert: The IBM z/OS Container Extension trial feature
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z July/Aug 2020 - Beyond the Box: Megan Hampton advocates STEM education
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