The Master the Mainframe contest is promoting computer science education and mainframe skills around the world. High school and college students from over 38 countries on 6 continents compete, gaining real-world enterprise computing experience.
This competition is sponsored by the IBM z Systems Academic Initiative, which has provided mainframe training and curriculum resources to students at more than 1,000 schools in 70 countries.
Are you looking to build skills for an IT career? When you join Master the Mainframe, you are taking a giant step toward achieving your goal. The world’s largest and most respected companies are actively seeking mainframe developers.
Mainframes are servers known for speed, reliability and security. They are critical to the success of a wide range of industries for high-speed cloud computing, real-time analytics and more.
The contests provide tutorials, graded hands-on exercises and progressive learning and can be quickly incorporated into class assignments. Educators can join the Academic Initiative to gain access to additional curriculum and learning labs.
“The mainframe is the bedrock of many of MetLife’s core systems. As one of the largest global life insurers we are excited to see IBM continue to develop global talent around enterprise computing.”
— David Ditillo, VP Regional Application Development, MetLife
"IBM’s Master the Mainframe contest enabled Visa to recruit students with mainframe computing skills - a critical success factor in extending the reach and capabilities of our network while at the same time enhancing the security of payments and maintaining high volume / high availability."
— Jeff Gill, Senior Director, Switching Systems, Visa Inc