Ledina Hido-Evans

Ledina Hido-Evans is a software developer and team lead for the Developer Experience team. She joined IBM as an experienced hire in 2011, starting her CICS career testing and developing some of the Cloud features. For the last 8 years she has been leading the CICS Explorer and Developer Experience teams, developing new and exciting features and talking to customers about them. She is a keen software craftsperson and a Women in Technology advocate.

  • S100 - CICS Responsibles

  • S111 - CICS TS 6.1 DevOps Update

    CICS Sessions: Room Bethesda Terrace

    Session Evaluation

    Do you want to get the most out of your development teams? Do you want all of your developers to look forward to developing for CICS? 


    CICS TS provides a strong foundation for hosting mixed-language applications, from Assembler and COBOL to Java and JavaScript. When new developers, or experienced developers more used to other platforms, start to develop applications for CICS TS, any differences from what they’re familiar with might be distracting and disconcerting. We believe that developing on CICS and IBM Z should be much the same as anywhere else, just with better qualities of service. 


    In this session, we will discuss how we are looking to make CICS attractive to any Java developer, enabling them to use their every day build tools such as Maven and Gradle when developing for CICS, whilst simplifying their job and that of the System Programer in the process. We’ll also look at the CICS Ansible collection, used to automate management of CICS resources and definitions, as well as the JCICSX api and SMSSJ. We will also welcome your perspectives on this topic and input to the discussions.