IBM Aims to Give New Generation of Programmers a Career Edge

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-04-01

Demand is growing for a new generation of enterprise computing professionals armed with the expertise to address the mobile, big data and analytics trends. One way to prepare the next generation of computing pros is to train programmers to work with the mainframe. IBM's mainframes have long served as the core hub by major businesses for processing data and transactions. As mobile transactions are growing exponentially, the recently unveiled z13 takes that capability into the digital economy and helps companies meet customer expectations for speed and safety for trillions of transactions in the mobile economy. Learning to work with mainframes gives young programmers a career edge. Hosted at high schools, colleges and universities across the globe, the IBM Master the Mainframe contest is designed to give students mainframe knowledge and real-world experience using enterprise computing skills. 74,000 students across the globe have competed in the Master the Mainframe contests since they began in 2004 and 8,100 students competed this past year. The program will crown overall global winners next year with the 2016 World Championship. Take a look at this year's winners.


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