IBM MTM 2019: Final Words

Hello! Here I am again!

It has been a month or so since the last post. First of all, I would like to thank all my readers and commenters for being here and motivating me to complete the entire series! My first blog for this years’ challenge was on the 9th of September. The last one was on the 25th of December. A bit late, I know!

So, let us take a look at my badge!

It’s beautiful isn’t it? Oh god that picture… heheh.

Again, thank you all! This year was massive!

The traffic jump in comparison to last year is big. This is a screenshot that shows the traffic the blog got from the 1st all the way to the 31st of December 2019. It might not be the numbers Facebook reaches, but it’s pretty big to me. I have reached out to all corners of the world!

Master the Mainframe 2020

I don’t know the plans they have for the next edition. Last year they said they were going to cooperate with Zowe but they didn’t as far as I know. I am a bit dissapointed though! I was planning to prepare some Zowe posts but I unfortunately didn’t need to.

Some regrets

Wow, hello dedicated reader. I must apologise. I feel that the quality of explanation has lacked. The content wasn’t new to me anymore so I had a hard time feeling what really needed explanation and what didn’t. What made me realise that was the following thread in the official Slack channel.

At times my blog indeed felt like edited copies. I hope they weren’t that bad though!

The future

I have some plans for this mainframe website. Well, “mainframe” website is a big word. I want to blog about some other stuff too. So I would like to ask e-mail subscribers to reconsider their subscription, there’s a link available to opt out!

  • Master The Mainframe 2020
  • z/OS Cookbook

Those are the plans. I know, not ambitious! But I’m very interested in making a high quality cookbook. A cookbook in programming terms is just a bunch of snippets people can use to quickstart what they want to make or want to solve.

What about you?

Any final words?

7 thoughts on “IBM MTM 2019: Final Words

  1. Has anyone gotten the T-shirt for being Part 3 Finisher?
    They say it going to take within 60 days?
    So it should come someday in March.

    Once again, thank you Kevin for helping me complete both Part 2 and Part 3.

  2. Hi Kevin,
    Happy NEW YEAR 2020!
    I know your work since 2018 and is a very good one: good human been quality, good answers quality, and I admire your capacity to help the others with always nice answers against few bad questions and reactions. Your work was sometimes misunderstood saying you gave answers too complete, and that your work is redundant because of SLACK. I’m not agree with that, people has the possibility to read or not your posts, because for non english speakers is sometimes difficult to understand the IBM explanations. Myself (french) I need to read the explanations about a same thing twice with different words. And the main thing for me is the help you bring to the people who works alone or at his own.
    Anyway thank you for your great work, and please continue to bring your help in the next challenge: MTM2020!
    Greetings
    Georges

    1. Hi Georges

      Happy new year! I really appreciate your message! I am happy that I got to know you Georges!

      Your comments were always one of the most motivating for me 🙂 I will most definitely help with the 2020 challenges!

      Kind regards
      – Kevin

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