Master The Mainframe Student Competition

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It’s back! The largest student mainframe competition in the world has returned for its 13th year in a row with $76,000 in prizes and 3 new challenges for students all around the world!

Win prizes while gaining unique skills that will land you a career in Fortune 500 companies around the world! Oh and no experience is needed!! Cool, right!?

This unique, virtual contest is open globally to high school and university students to progressively teach mainframe skills in a real-world enterprise computing environment. Employers from around the globe use this contest to seek out potential candidates for mainframe careers, so you can’t miss it!

Register now and start the challenges today!

How does it work?

Part 1: Learn the Basics

Meet the IBM Z mainframe and acquaint yourself with the user interfaces, the basic concepts, and data structures. IBM will provide step by step instructions to complete the challenges and set you up for success in Part 2.

Part 2: Practice

Students will program (advanced commands, system setup, and system navigation), develop (C, JAVA, COBOL, assembler, and REXX) and experience operating systems challenges on IBM Z.

Part 3: Try Challenges

Dive deeper using real life scenarios encountered by experienced systems programmers. Challenges will put contestants to the test and identify those with the most drive and determination to master the mainframe.