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Let's Make a Bet

  • 1.  Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 15 days ago

    I've got a friendly wager going with my partner in crime, Su Brude. I bet Su that we can increase CA Gen Community membership to 120, by 2020.  If I'm wrong, I have to wear this crazy chicken headband around the office for a week! If I'm right, Su has to wear a flying pig hat for a week!

    Help me avoid humiliation. Invite your coworkers and Gen friends to join the CA Gen EDGE community!

    Register Here: https://community.broadcom.com/mainframesoftware/communities/communityhomeblogs?CommunityKey=4182c217-4789-4997-8f22-87de25983f6e



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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 2.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 14 days ago

    Hi Kim,

    While you would absolutely like to avoid humiliation, so I will try my best to see if I can find any Genners (a rare species !) in my orbit. Having said that, from my experience I can see Gen is dying slowly but surely. Less than 100 members on this forum itself is an indication. I myself moved away (actually forced to) from Gen after working in that space for more than 18 years. There is hardly any Gen work around at the moment and as far as I know it's only the old customers who are stuck with Gen and they are also trying to move away from that. Reasons could be many....expensive, marketing, better featured/priced alternatives etc.

    On a lighter node, I look forward to you / Su (depending on the winner) sharing your photos on this forum in that crazy chicken headband / flying pig !  :))

    All the best !
    Regards,
    Gagan




  • 3.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 14 days ago
    Thanks, Gagan! I need all the help I can get!

    You are right that Gen usage has decreased, which is why I'm glad Broadcom acquired CA and is taking a different approach with Gen. A lot of businesses have critical processes running on Gen. Rather than forcing them to make a risky move off Gen, Broadcom wants to invest in Gen to make it work in modern dev ops! That's why we're updating our certifications, connecting with our partners, researching restful APIs and other solutions to use modern tools with Gen. Now that we have a vision, we just have to mitigate the bumps that come with any acquisition, like changing tools! Unfortunately we lost a lot community members when we switched platforms. I hope we get them back soon because we'll be sharing lots of news on this forum and we're thirsty for customer feedback.

    And if all else fails, at least I'll get to see Su in this big, pink, pig hat! LOL!

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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 4.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 5 days ago
    Please! Please! Please! Don't make me wear the Chicken! Invite your Gen friends to join the CA Gen Community. We have 92 members today. We need 120 by Jan 1, 2020.

    If not for me, then to see Su in a pig hat! hehehehehe



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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 5.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 2 days ago
    Is it one like this @Kim Peelman?



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    Lenn Thompson
    Community Manager, Mainframe Division
    Broadcom Inc.
    lenn.thompson@broadcom.com
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  • 6.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 2 days ago
    @Lenn Thompson I only wear my full size chicken outfit in the spring.   ​

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    Product Owner, CA Gen
    Broadcom
    Plano,TX
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  • 7.  RE: Let's Make a Bet

    Posted 2 days ago
    Haha. Duly noted.

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    Lenn Thompson
    Community Manager, Mainframe Division
    Broadcom Inc.
    lenn.thompson@broadcom.com
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