IBM Master the Mainframe Contest Commemorates 50 Years of Big Iron

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2014-03-11

IBM this year expanded its Master the Mainframe Contest to include a new IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship competition. The competition is designed to assemble the best university students from around the globe, ones who have demonstrated superior technical skills through participation in their regional IBM Master the Mainframe contests. As part of IBM's commitment to develop the skills of a new generation of mainframe experts, the competition will highlight the modern capabilities of the mainframe, designed to handle the big data, cloud, security and mobile computing workloads that are prevalent in today's enterprises. The top 43 students from 23 countries have been invited to participate in the inaugural IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship. To kick things off, IBM has launched the Master the Mainframe World Championship Website. The site profiles each student and provides a leader board so fans can follow their favorite contestant, school and country. In addition to the contestants' information, the Website highlights the judges, who represent a cross section of the IT industry and who are participating in the April 7 final championship event in New York City. IBM also will be holding a special ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the IBM mainframe on April 8 in New York City.


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