Santa Rosa Software will be attending SHARE Columbus 2022, and we hope to see you there!

SHARE began as the first-ever IT user group for IBM mainframers in 1955 and has been a leader in bringing together the global enterprise computing community ever since. Events like SHARE tech conferences have been sorely missed, and we are eager to meet face to face with our people once again.

Santa Rosa Software’s (SRS) founders have attended countless SHARE conferences over the decades, and each time we come away having made new connections and gained invaluable industry knowledge we then take back and share with our own cohorts. We know firsthand how important in-person events like SHARE tech conferences are to building community and camaraderie in the profession and can hardly wait to get to Columbus!

One of the inciting reasons for the founding of SRS was as late-career mainframers, we know the importance of the platform in running the world’s economy and governments. Yet for decades, the number of young, qualified job seekers joining the space to replace our generation when we retire continues to decrease.

SRS has deep roots in the mainframe, with over 100+ years of aggregate experience on the platform among our team of founders, as well as two founders who are certified IBM Z Champions. Part of our goal is to inspire and encourage the next generation to invest their careers in this platform, not only because the people in the mainframe community are fantastic, but because this platform quite literally runs the world. And right now, it’s a serious possibility that there will not be enough of us keeping it running in 30 years.

Hear What Santa Rosa Software Founders Have to Say About the Mainframe and Security on It…

We hope our podcast series, The Main Reframers, along with our mobile mainframe password management app KhyberPass and participation at upcoming events like SHARE will help continue to grow the mainframe community, which we’ve unfortunately noticed is shrinking. We want the next generation of technologists to hear about this strategic asset and migrate to it.

Additionally, SRS cofounders Tony Perri and Reg Harbek will be speaking at SHARE Columbus during educational speaking tracks. Reg will be giving his presentation titled “An Introduction to Enterprise Systems” on Monday, Aug. 21 at 1:45 p.m. And on Aug. 24 at 8 a.m., Tony will give his talk titled “Data Security & Compliance Tug of War, CIO vs. CMO.”  These sessions will also be live-streamed on SHARE’s website for virtual participants.

Interested in meeting up at SHARE? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us at or (423) 212-3127. We’d love to chat!