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STOP RUN

Karla Arndt

Musical Menagerie
Software engineer notes creative side with musical
instruments and choirs
Valerie Dennis
is managing editor
of IBM Systems
Magazine,
Mainframe edition.

rowing up in a family
where music lessons
were expected, Karla
Arndt began playing the piano
in first grade. A few years later
she added the clarinet and
accordion. In fifth grade she had
her directing debut when the
church organist didn't show up.
For Arndt, it was the beginning of
a life filled with playing piano and
organ and being the director of
church choirs and bands.
"I was 'volunteered' to play for
the service about three minutes
after it was supposed to start,"
recalls Arndt, technical team
leader of the z/OS* Runtime

G

Diagnostics and Predictive
Failure Analysis components,
IBM. Upon becoming the regular
church organist in seventh grade,
she then began taking organ
lessons, alternating weeks among
instruments. Arndt recalls being
a "typical teenager" who didn't
practice until right before the
lesson for that instrument.
With her experience, people
assumed Arndt would pursue a
career in music. "I chose computer
science and applied mathematics
over music for my majors in college
because I looked at the salaries
and decided I'd be better off as
a software engineer that played

music for a hobby rather than a
musician who programmed for a
hobby," she says.
Following college, Arndt was
asked to be the choir director at
her current church, a position
she accepted 27 years ago. She
regularly plays organ and piano.
She also assembled a traditional
worship band-and from that,
a brass quintet-and a "polka
praise" group that performs one
day a year, playing hymns sung to
the tunes of polkas and waltzes.
Arndt's personal preferences
in music and instruments vary.
No matter what, "I like to find
music that will challenge me and
that in the end will be something
someone else will want to hear me
play as well."
The software engineer enjoys
that music stretches her mind.
"I'd like to think that using the
more creative side of my brain also
helps with the complex analytics
algorithms required in my
components at work," Arndt says.
"When I've been having a trying
day at work, it helps to come home
and sit at the piano for a while."
Music is also therapy, as Arndt
experienced several months of
numbness in her thumb, saying
piano served as physical therapy
to regain movement.
With all that music has provided
Arndt-including a highlight
of directing her men's choir in
singing the national anthem at a
Minnesota Twin's game-one of
her favorite aspects is that "it has
allowed me to get to know a whole
lot of people that I likely wouldn't
have. The choir and band members
are truly like family to me."

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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Flexible options
IBM Perspective: The full potential of Linux
Infographic: Differentiate your cloud services and drive margins sky-high
Techbits: The P-TECH fast track
Partner PoV: Virtualizing system software can help reduce data center costs
Trends: IBM has the roadmap you need to get to business innovation
Currents: Thanks to mobile apps, users can access IBM z Systems services and data
IT Today: A Cloud IT Optimization Assessment can help determine the right solutions
Case Study: Letters Home: Western Illinois University improves school-to-student interaction with more eye-catching financial aid documents
Cover Story: Linux Breakthrough: New IBM LinuxONE systems are enterprise-grade and built for business-critical applications
Feature: Community Partnership: The new Open Mainframe Project capitalizes on the strengths of z Systems and Linux to foster growth
Feature: A Matter of Standards: The KVM hypervisor extends familiar tools to Linux on the mainframe
Tech Showcase: Understanding VSAM can help you process and access information
Administrator: New zHPF protocols offer up to a 68 percent reduction in I/O service time for write operations
Solutions: Integration Link; SIEM Agent for z/OS
Stop Run: Software engineer notes creative side with musical instruments and choirs
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Mainframe Skills Special Report
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Cover1
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Editor's Desk: Flexible options
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - IBM Perspective: The full potential of Linux
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Infographic: Differentiate your cloud services and drive margins sky-high
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Techbits: The P-TECH fast track
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Partner PoV: Virtualizing system software can help reduce data center costs
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Trends: IBM has the roadmap you need to get to business innovation
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - IT Today: A Cloud IT Optimization Assessment can help determine the right solutions
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Cover Story: Linux Breakthrough: New IBM LinuxONE systems are enterprise-grade and built for business-critical applications
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Tech Showcase: Understanding VSAM can help you process and access information
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Administrator: New zHPF protocols offer up to a 68 percent reduction in I/O service time for write operations
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Solutions: Integration Link; SIEM Agent for z/OS
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Stop Run: Software engineer notes creative side with musical instruments and choirs
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