IBM has launched the first, Master the Mainframe contest to universities between April 1st and May 29th 2015.
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York and a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) through a merger of the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Company. CTR was changed to “International Business Machines” in 1924, using a name which had originated with CTR’s Canadian subsidiary. The initialism IBM followed. Securities analysts nicknamed the company ‘Big Blue’ for its size and common use of the color in products, packaging, and logo.
Master the Mainframe is an exciting opportunity for students to gain real-world experience using enterprise computing skills. Hosted at high schools, colleges and universities all over the world, this unique mainframe computing contest is designed to equip students with mainframe knowledge, and challenge their skills in a hands-on coding experience.
To compete in the Master the Mainframe contest, no experience with mainframes is necessary. In fact, the contest is designed for students with little or no mainframe experience. Students just need to bring drive and competitive spirit, and they will be ready to compete.
IBM is offering a number of prizes to students at the different stages of the contest:
– Bluetooth headsets, speakers and
– Smart phones
– All paid expense trips to IBM MEA HQ in Dubai and IBM USA
– Career edge and visibility to IBM mainframe clients across key industries