Welcome To Martin Packer’s Mainframe, Performance, Topics Blog

You can find all the blog posts here.

The posts are categorised with tags:

You can find the related podcast I host with Marna Walle here.

But before you read the posts or listen to the podcast you might like to know a little bit about me, and therefore what to expect.

Where I’m Coming From

This is Martin Packer’s personal blog. It covers a lot of topics, from Mainframe Performance to iOS Automation – and many places in between.

I write about what I want to write about, when I want to write about it and how I want to write about it.

I’ve been doing computing since School – which is a very long time ago.

Then I got a job as an application programmer – between school and university.

I got my first degree at UCL in Mathematics & Physics. And my Masters also at UCL in Information Technology.

Then I joined IBM in 1985 as a Systems Engineer. And I’ve never left (nor really stopped being a Systems Engineer).

I’ve progressed from being a Large Systems Specialist in a marketing branch to being a Performance Specialist – first at Country level, then EMEA, now Worldwide.

I’ve worked with many customers in many parts of the world. Some small, some large, and most somewhere in between.

Along the way I’ve picked up aspects of Capacity Planning and, latterly, Infrastructure Architect.

But I’m really a toolmaker. Much of this is to do with z/OS Performance (and so on) but I’m the author of quite a few open source projects now. Some are mainframe focused, others certainly aren’t.


So you’ll find me writing about lots of different things. Things that cover the diverse aspects of my geeky existence. Things I find fun to think about and write about, and I hope you enjoy them, too.

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