GSE UK Conference 2018

Better, stronger, faster; The Mainframe….. the Machine!

About the Conference

The 2018 conference is returning to the Whittlebury Hall Hotel once again but this time for 3 days of intensive education across a broad range of mainframe topics.

There will be 4 keynote session this year: on Monday evening there will be session about ZOWE; on Tuesday morning Paul Martynenko will be discussing "Your Skills, Your Brand, Your Career"; and on Wednesday there are two early morning keynote sessions, "The seven ages of mainframe" and following that one on AI.

The plenary session on Tuesday before the conference dinner will be presented  by Resli Costabell to help us with "Difficult Conversations", that truely difficult talk you've probably been avoiding. 

Vanguard will be holding a lunch and learn session on Tuesday and IBM will be holding a zSecure lunch and learn session on Wednesday both in the Melbourne room.  You won't miss out on your lunch time feast as we have arranged for a buffet to be provided in Melbourne for this session.

There is a full agenda with up to 15 streams over the three days of the conference.

As always the agenda is continually evolving so please check back from time to time to see any updates.

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GSE Conference Brochure

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Student Registrations

All of the GSE funded student places have now been allocated.  Students can still register free of charge when using their email address to attend the conference but will have to fund their own hotel accomodation and travel expenses.

Remember, remember the 5th of November 2013

It was 2013 when the conference last fell on Bonfire night and when we had a fireworks display at Whittlebury Hall. The photograph on the right was taken that night by Roger Fowler, "Pure chance!", he said.

As this year's conference falls on the 5th November we again can mark the occasion with another fireworks display that are sponsored by...

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Join us again in November

We look forward to meeting you at the 2018 GSE UK Conference which will take place at the Whittlebury Hall Hotel on November 5th, 6th and 7th 2018. Please see the map alongside for the location of Whittlebury Hall and visit the various links in the menu above for further details about the conference and hotel.

These pages will be updated as the conference detail is planned, so please return from time to time to see the latest news. 

Last Year's Agenda & Recorded Sessions

The changes we have made to the conference web pages to support an extended agenda means that it is now unable to display an agenda in the previous format. Therefore, if you want information of the previous agenda or just a flavour of what the conference is like please take a look at the following pdfs of last year's agenda:

You can also see the ten recorded sessions from the 2017 Conference that are available to view on the GSE  UK Region YouTube channel. While you are there please could you also subscribe to the GSE UK Region YouTube channel.

Charities to be Supported by 2018 Conference

Every year speakers and delegates at the GSE UK Conference give donations to the charities we help by donating their speaker gifts and buying raffle tickets.

Last year we raised nearly £4000 that was split between Microtia UK and Cancer Research UK. Letters and emails of thanks were received from both charities and from QEF (Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for disabled people) which was nominated by one of the speakers.

Our charities for the 2018 conference will be Parkinson’s UK and the Rainbow Trust and we hope that you will help us raise even more money for these worthy causes.

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GSE UK Member Benefits

GSE UK Members get six free places to attend the conference. This covers registration, attending the sessions, entry to the vendor exhibition, lunch and refreshment breaks throughout the conference and the conference dinner and pre-dinner drinks on Tuesday evening.

For those new to the mainframe we plan to fund an additional 30 free apprentice or trainee places for GSE UK Members.

If you would like one, or more, of these places please contact once registration opens.

Conference Packages are available for members and non-members to purchase a package of three conference vouchers at a discounted price.

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