Master the Mainframe

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It’s back!

Master the Mainframe, one of the largest student competitions in the world has returned for its 14th year with new prizes and new challenges for students around the world. Students can win prizes while gaining unique skills that will land them a job at Fortune 500 companies around the world! No experience needed!! 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.

Many educators use this contest to supplement their classroom with broader IT skills. To learn more about how students can benefit from Master-the-Mainframe and how educators can use it in class, see our Faculty Guide.

Registration is open now:
Contest dates: September 10th at 9am PST and ends on December 31st at 12am PST
Educators can get their students ready now for Master-the-Mainframe utilizing our Contest Preparation Guide.

New for 2018!!

Students are much more likely to succeed if they go through the contest with friends in a meetup. To encourage more meetups, we are organizing a worldwide event the week of October 5th to 14th called Legends of Z. Legends of Z is a worldwide week of code with thousands of students going through Master the Mainframe at the same time in their own local meetups.

What can you do to participate? Glad you asked!

  • Tell your local high school and/or university about Master-the-Mainframe and Legends of Z.
  • Recruit a local computing club, girls in STEM club, or other group to hold an event.
  • Work with the group of your choice to host an event.
  • Encourage local businesses to host an event (great way to recruit new talent)
  • Encourage local businesses to sponsor an event at a local school (community outreach)

You can read more about this event and the many ways people are leveraging it in my LinkedIn article.

Ready to get started? Go straight to the Legends of Z website for more.

Questions about Master the Mainframe? Contact Troy Crutcher

Questions about Legends of Z? Contact Misty Decker

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