Master the Mainframe is the world’s largest student mainframe competition. This unique, virtual contest is open globally to high school and college students to progressively teach mainframe skills in a real-world enterprise computing environment. Employers from around the globe use this contest to seek out candidates for mainframe careers.
2018 Legends of Z - If your Meetup is between Oct 5 to 14, 2018, you will be a part of our worldwide code week called Legends of Z. Remember that you can do a Master the Mainframe Meetup any time of year, not just during Legends of Z week. This kit allows volunteers to use The Master the Mainframe Learning System to enable anyone, not just students, experience all of the same fun and challenge all year round.
Why is this topic important?
Industry relies on the mainframe for their speed, reliability, scalability, and unmatched security. Mainframes are critical to the success of a wide range of industries for high-speed cloud computing, real-time analytics, and more, just look at the numbers!
- 80% of the world’s data
- 44 out of the top 50 worldwide banks
- 10 out of the top 10 insurers
- 18 out of the top 25 retailers
- 90% of the largest airlines
- 87% of all credit card transactions ($7.7 trillion per year)
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