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IBM Middle East and Africa Master the Mainframe contest 2015

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IBM is launching Master the Mainframe contest in 15 countries across Middle East & Africa between April and May 2015:

Master the Mainframe is an exciting opportunity for students to gain real-world experience using enterprise computing skills. Hosted at high schools, colleges and universities all over the world, this unique mainframe computing contest is designed to equip students with mainframe knowledge, and challenge their skills in a hands-on coding experience.

To compete in the Master the Mainframe contest, no experience with mainframes is necessary. In fact, the contest is designed for students with little or no mainframe experience. Students just need to bring drive and competitive spirit, and they will be ready to compete.

IBM is offering a number of prizes to students at the different stages of the contest:
- Backpacks
- Bluetooth headsets, speakers and
- Smart phones
- All paid expense trips to IBM MEA HQ in Dubai and IBM USA
- Career edge and visibility to IBM mainframe clients across key industries

Students can register on this link: http://ibm.co/1FWiXZP

For more inquiries please contact: mtm@ae.ibm.com

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IBM Middle East and Africa Master the Mainframe contest 2015

  1. 1. IBM 2015 Middle East & Africa Master the Mainframe Student Contest #zMaster Terms and conditions apply – please refer to contest website for complete T’s and C’s: http://ibm.co/1FWiXZP
  2. 2. 2 The IBM Master the Mainframe contest is an exciting opportunity for students to gain real-world experience using enterprise computing skills. Hosted at colleges and universities all over the world, this computing contest is designed to challenge student skills in a hands-on coding experience with programming languages like Java as well as Linux To compete in the Master the Mainframe contest, no experience with mainframes is necessary. Participation in Master the Mainframe contests could give students the career edge they need. The top banks, governments, aviation, utilities and energy business in Middle East & Africa run IBM Mainframe! Terms and conditions apply – please refer to contest website for complete T’s and C’s: http://ibm.co/1FWiXZP Kenya Power builds a better future with reliableFNB provides upward mobility for Africa through mobile bankingBusiness Connexion achieves the impossible with IBM Mainframe
  3. 3. 3 Master the Mainframe – How it works! Part one: Breaking the ice IBM will provide contestants with screenshots and directions on what to do. This helps acquaint each contestant with navigating the mainframe user interface and introduce basic mainframe concepts Part two: Practical experience Perform programming (advanced commands, system setup, and advanced system navigation) and application developing tasks, as well as experience with multiple operating systems Part three: Real-world challenge Tasks from this stage are taken from real life situations encountered by systems programmers Terms and conditions apply – please refer to contest website for complete T’s and C’s: http://ibm.co/1FWiXZP Time: 1-2 Hours Prizes: The first 150 students in each region to achieve 100% will receive a backpack. Time: 10-20 Hours Contest is self paced! You can participate in one, two or all three stages and win exciting prizes after each stage! Prizes: The first 10 students in each region to achieve 100% will receive a Bluetooth speaker, Bluetooth headset, power bank and flash drive Prizes: - Top 3 students in each region: Smart Phones - Top 2 students in each region: All expense paid trip to Dubai to attend winners event (Sept 2015) - Featured in WW MTM Wall of Fame - Participate in WW Championship in 2016 (Details to follow!) Time: 10-20 Hours
  4. 4. 4 MEA Master the Mainframe 2015 4 Regions: - MEP (UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi and Pakistan) - NA (Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal) - CEWA (Kenya, Angola, Nigeria) - South Africa Key Dates: 1 April: Contest begins 29 May: Contest ends 1 June: Stage 3 judging begins 20 Jun: Stage 3 results out Sept TBD:Winners Events in Dubai Terms and conditions apply – please refer to contest website for complete T’s and C’s: http://ibm.co/1FWiXZP See what Middle East and Africa contestants in 2014 have to say about the contest
  5. 5. Register here: http://ibm.co/1FWiXZP For inquiries contact: mtm@ae.ibm.com Go social: #zMaster Terms and conditions apply – please refer to contest website for complete T’s and C’s: http://ibm.co/1FWiXZP
  6. 6. Register here: http://ibm.co/1FWiXZP For inquiries contact: mtm@ae.ibm.com Go social: #zMaster Terms and conditions apply – please refer to contest website for complete T’s and C’s: http://ibm.co/1FWiXZP

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