Master the Mainframe

Competitive innovation for building mainframe skills

Mainframe computers not only run traditional enterprise applications for airlines, finance and other industries, they also thrive on running today’s groundbreaking applications and open workloads in trusted environments. And as we continue to reinvent the mainframe for business-critical analytics, blockchain and other disruptive technologies, they are opening up even more exciting job opportunities in many […]

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Astronauts, quantums, and mainframes, oh my! Day 3 recap from IBM Think 2018

Yesterday, Wednesday, kicked off Day 3 of the IBM Think conference in Las Vegas, and it was another day jam-packed with exciting and illuminating activities. The morning started at the Modern Infrastructure campus, where veteran astronaut, venture capital adviser and former IBM Product Manager Steven Smith took the stage to share an inspirational account of […]

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Big bets on infrastructure innovation: Day 2 recap from Think 2018

Tuesday at IBM Think built on the excitement of Day 1, with even more amazing announcements and eye-opening stories from our clients! The day kicked off with Ginni Rometty’s Chairman’s Address, which highlighted how IBM and our clients are putting smart to work. Ginni professed that we’re at a critical inflection point at the intersection […]

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The best and the brightest: “Thinking big” in the cloud

Greetings from Las Vegas at the first IBM Think Conference!  Although this is my first Think conference (and more about the differences later) I am a veteran of IBM Innovate, InterConnect and IOD among others.  The thing I enjoy most about these conferences is the chance to learn from SMEs and brilliant industry leaders who […]

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Building the workforce for the cognitive era

Mainframes are the core infrastructure system for many of the world’s leading businesses, including 92 of the top 100 global banks, the 10 top insurers and 18 of the top 25 retailers. Given the importance of these systems to their businesses, clients often ask what IBM is doing to help ensure a strong pipeline of […]

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Mainframe job opportunities drive nearly 20,000 to skills contest

Possibilities in the cloud era spark global interest Over the weekend, three winners emerged from a group of more than 18,000 students from 47 countries who competed in the largest-ever Master the Mainframe Contest, a programming competition in its eleventh year. The top three winners were among the nine finalists – students from all over […]

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Master the Mainframe winner, Kevin Matesi, writes prose, code and a roadmap to a bright future

 A light came on for 8-year-old Kevin Matesi when he and his father, a biomedical engineer, configured the LED bulbs on their rudimentary electronic “bread board” to illuminate a likeness of Darth Vader. While Kevin found language, literature and stories like Star Wars, cool, it dawned on him that electrical engineering and computers were capable […]

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