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SHARE Academic Student Career Days Agenda

Calling all students! Join us for two days of SHARE Academic at SHARE St. Louis on Tuesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 15. These action-packed days will feature a series of hands-on activities such as the Master the Mainframe Hack-a-thon and an Escape Room, panels that will discuss careers in the mainframe, admittance into the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo to meet exclusively with technology partners, and the opportunity to connect with industry professionals. Be sure to bring your own laptop to the event to participate in the challenges

Join as a student, then register for SHARE Academic for free.

Tuesday, August 14

Time Activity
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Check-in
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, Overview
9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Mainframe Overview
10:20 a.m. - 12:20 a.m.

Individual Hands-on Activities
Choose to join the following:

Master the Mainframe Hack-a-thon

The Z Escape

Bug Hunt

In this collaborative Escape Room experience, participants will be part of the newly hired security staff at a company that recently fell victim to a massive data breach! The breach is believed to be an insider threat, but it will be up to you to work your way through a series of puzzles and IBM mainframe (IBM Z) security challenges to find out the truth! Is the suspect guilty? What is the source of the breach? This workshop provides a great introduction to many facets of security on IBM Z.
12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Roundtable Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Employer Panel
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Hire Panel
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Plexiglass Mainframe Overview
4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tradeshow
Student Sponsor Scavenger and Networking Game
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Pop-up Ice Cream Social and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, August 15

Time Activity
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Check-in
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Overview
9:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Team Hands-on Activities
Choose to join the following:

Master the Mainframe Hack-a-thon

The Z Escape

Bug Hunt

In this collaborative Escape Room experience, participants will be part of the newly hired security staff at a company that recently fell victim to a massive data breach! The breach is believed to be an insider threat, but it will be up to you to work your way through a series of puzzles and IBM mainframe (IBM Z) security challenges to find out the truth! Is the suspect guilty? What is the source of the breach? This workshop provides a great introduction to many facets of security on IBM Z.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tradeshow
Networking Game
12:30 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. Closing and Team Awards Ceremony
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Interviews