Student Career Day
Calling all students! Join us for Student Career Day at SHARE Providence. The action-packed day will feature a competitive Hackathon, educational sessions, access to meet exclusively with technology partners and the opportunity to connect with industry professionals.
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At the Master the Mainframe Hackathon, you will collaborate and compete with fellow students and connect with IBM and Rocket Software experts while learning new skills, winning prizes and earning bragging rights! With fun challenges to experience the power of z Systems in Application Development, participants will earn points toward prizes for each section completed, and a Raspberry Pi will be awarded to the participant with the most points. Experts will be available throughout the Hackathon to help you navigate your way to the top.
*Must present a valid student ID with proof of 12-credit class hours in a current semester. Use the discount code SDC17 during registration.
Spread the word and invite fellow students to join in the day. Download the promotional flyer with full details here.
Tuesday, August 8
Time Activity 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Master the Mainframe Hackathon 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
+ Open Mainframe Project — Student Internship Panel
The Open Mainframe Project (OMP) was launched in August 2015 as an initiative under the non-profit Linux Foundation. In this session, current interns talk about their recent experiences of open source development on the mainframe. The OMP aims to bring together partners from industry, government and academia, who will support and accelerate the development of an enterprise grade Linux standard. A key part of the project is to help a new generation of developers to become involved early in this process. In spring 2017, eight students from universities around the world were chosen to spend 12 weeks working on specific projects. Supported by experienced mentors, they have followed a cycle where they identified and developed new features for the platform.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch N Learn Session 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Session 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet the SHARE Premier Sponsors 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Plexiglass Mainframe Session and Meet the IBM Developers 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Awards and Prizes (including a Raspberry Pi!)
Schedule subject to change.