The hackathon has become an important educational resource for budding developers looking to cut their teeth in programming. In fact, more than 200,000 people took part in hackathons across more than 100 countries in 2016, according to an analysis of Hackathon.com data from BeMyApp.
Education is a major barrier to filling the mainframe skills gap. COBOL, CICS, IMS – the acronyms alone are enough to confuse or intimidate any young IT professional scanning ads for mainframe jobs.
Young IT professionals sometimes have a low opinion of the mainframe as a viable career opportunity. But, their opinions often change once they start a mainframe career and realize the technology’s relevance and potential.
To fill the mainframe skills gap, companies will need to help soon-to-be IT
Cloud object storage may not be new to some, but it is finding new ground with an old friend, the mainframe. Recent hardware and software evolution has enabled direct access to cloud object storage environments for z/OS workloads.
There’s an industry notion that says young IT professionals feel the mainframe is outdated, and they’d rather work on cool and exciting projects on new platforms. That’s a myth, according to one millennial.
Luisa Martinez, an IBM mainframe professional, said most young IT pros don’t have any opini