IBM Mainframe Contests

IBM Mainframe Contests

Play, learn, test your skills

GENERATION z. They will create the future.

On April 7, 2014, the top 40 students from around the globe will meet in New York City for the first ever Master the Mainframe World Championship. The IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship brings together the next generation of mainframe all-stars. More to come on how you and your students can join the events on April 7 using livestream and watch the winners announced at the IBM Mainframe50 Anniversary event on April 8.


Check out the contests and winners in 2013/14

Every year, students at over 1,000 institutions across 67 countries are learning to solve tomorrow’s grand challenges with the mainframe. These competitions enable students to take charge of a world-class computing platform and showcase their talents, while earning great prizes and learning sought-after enterprise computing skills. No prior experience with mainframes is necessary!

Right now, we are ramping up for our 2013/2014 contests. We get bigger and better every year, with new countries running the contest, more students competing, and lots of fun prizes in store. (We will list all the contests here, by country, as soon as they are ready. If you don't see your country in the list, keep checking back.)


Check out the contests and winners in 2012