Everyone has a story, and not everyone comes to the mainframe environment in exactly the same way. At SHARE Columbus, attendees were blown away by high school student Enzo D'Amato's passion and perseverance in acquiring his own mainframe, which he put together in his parents’ garage. In his session, "So You Just Bought a z114! A Guide for Those Looking to Own a System Z," D'Amato explored his experience of finding and acquiring his own mainframe, as well as setting it up for personal use. We spoke with D'Amato about his experience and what his plans are as he gets ready to apply for college.