IBM and SHARE will be conducting a Mainframe Career Exploration Day at the Boston SHARE event on Wednesday August 4th. The event is open to High School and College students, and faculty members. If you know any students or educators in the Boston area, please share this URL with them to download the invitation (which will be active for 1 week). Questions can be addressed to me!
Thanks for helping to spread the word and help generate interest in Mainframe Careers.
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You know, I'm sitting here and it occurred to me that I didn't mention the career day at the Lone Star College - Tomball, in Tomball, Texas (near Houston).
IBM arranged to bring their IBM System z10 BC demo machine to the campus, hooked it up. Tomball arranged to bring in about 70 students to see the z10, and for faculty members and College Students, IBM conducted a Linux Workshop where using the z10 mainframe the students installed Linux on the machine using z/VM (z/Virtual Machine).
The event was conducted to kick-off Tomball's efforts to begin teaching mainframe topics as part of their CS workforce program and potentially as part of their CS degree program. Tomball is a recent member of the IBM Academic Initiative, System z program and I look forward to watching as they build their program.[Read More]
Check out this article that describes why a current student at NC A&T University is heading for a career around the Mainframe.
Just a heads up that IBM in conjunction with WAVV will be conducting a Mainframe Career Exploration Day at the upcoming WAVV (the World Alliance of VSE, VM, and Linux User Group) conference in Orlando Florida on May 18th. If you are a student or faculty member in the Orlando area and you would like to participate, just let me know.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the mainframe and visit with several of our IBM Destination z members who will be attending and/or exhibiting at this event.
Hope to see you there.....[Read More]
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IBM just announced over 1000 schools teaching mainframe topics!
Check it out! http://www-03.ibm.com/press/uk/en/pressrelease/36175.wss
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Congratulations to those awarded the first ever IBM Destination z Scholarships. They were just announced by zJournal and the sponsors of the program.
The Destination z scholars are the following talented individuals:
Each of them has been awarded $1,000 to continue their academic pursuits. Again, congratulations to each of them.
Visit zJournal for more information on the scholarship.
We are working to build another scholarship program for the Fall 2009 semester, and we will announce it formally at the zJournal and Destination z web sites.[Read More]