World Championship Master the Mainframe

    IBM expands on the Master the Mainframe Contest competition program and opens the first IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship.

    The initiative is part of IBM's global strategy for developing mainframe skills and generating a new generation of technical experts. The championship will demonstrate the key features of zEnterprise servers designed to solve modern problems associated with big data processing, information security, as well as cloud and mobile computing.

    The championship will be attended by the best university students from around the world who have demonstrated high technical skills following the results of the regional IBM Master the Mainframe competitions. Of the 20,000 students who entered the regional competitions over the past three years, the best 44 students will represent 22 countries in the framework of the IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship. During March, a selected group of students will become familiar with the concept of Systems of Engagement. Championship participants will be required to create mainframe business applications using the Java, COBOL programming languages ​​and DB2 for z / OS interfaces, and demonstrate how the concept of interoperability helps take full advantage of the platform.

    Russia will be represented in the championship by Denis Sorokin, a student at Moscow State Technical University. Bauman, and Egor Pugin, student of the Murom Institute (branch) of Vladimir State University.

    “The Master the Mainframe is a great way to introduce the young generation to enterprise computing,” said Martin Kennedy, Managing Director of Global Computing at Citi. - I followed the course of the competition for several years, and as a result I hired a considerable number of talented young specialists who participated in both the Master the Mainframe Contest and the IBM System z academic initiative. In my opinion, the world championship will be the starting point for teachers to rethink the importance of mainframes in the context of the development of corporate computing. ”

    Since its founding in 2005, more than 68,000 students have participated in Master the Mainframe competitions, who have demonstrated their skills on a world-class corporate platform and, ultimately, presented their achievements to an expert jury, as well as gained the necessary experience in the field of corporate computing. The high-performance zEnterprise servers, which are used in many sectors of the economy, including banking, transportation, healthcare, and the public sector, provide organizations with a highly secure workload management platform, helping reduce time to market, reduce costs and accelerate business growth.

    IBM launchedWorld Championship official website. The site provides information about the participants, as well as a leaderboard so that fans can follow the success of contestants from different countries and universities. In addition, the site published information about the judges of the competition, who represent various verticals of the IT industry, and will act as jury members in the championship finals on April 7.

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