IBM Expands Developer Skills Training Program
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced Friday an expansion of its developer skills training program that will reach students worldwide this year with the Master the Mainframe programming contest.
In addition, for the first time, the company and academic partners will provide aspiring developers access to the world’s fastest Linux system via the cloud at no cost.
Open to secondary and university level schools around the globe, the Master the Mainframe contest will take place this year in 47 countries, including 18 new markets.
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The contest, being held in most countries October through December, asks students to complete a series of challenges from gaining a basic understanding of an enterprise operating system to coding a program that addresses a real-world IT problem.
More than 13,000 students are expected to compete this year with regional winners advancing to the 2016 World Championship.