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, including an Oculus Rift, Raspberry Pi, and more! 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 SCD17 for free single-day 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.
+ Choose Your Own Adventure (Lunch N Learn)
Moderator: Troy Crutcher, IBM
Students will have 5 different topic areas to choose from within the lunch area. zNextGeners will discuss that topic with these students.
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. + Finding Your Career Launchpad
Moderator: Andy Youniss, President and CEO of Rocket Software
Panelists from Rocket Software: Bethany Rock, Sean Grady, Marina Derbina, Kyle Beausoleil
Thousands of great mainframing jobs are expected to open up in the next five years, and new programmers and engineers are in a perfect position to get hired. At the same time, HR experts often say that the hardest part of your career is landing your first job out of college. Four millennial Rocketeers will share their stories on what it was like to apply for their jobs, how they got hired, and what they’re doing now that they are full-time employees.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet the SHARE Leading Industry Partners 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. View the Plexiglass Mainframe and Meet the Developers 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Awards and Prizes (including a Raspberry Pi!)
Schedule subject to change.
> Grand Prize
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset (valued at $499)