Master the Mainframe: Persistence and Curiosity Win Out

The IBM Master the Mainframe competition may be 15 years old, but it shows no signs of slowing down. There was a 40% surge in contest registrations to more than 25,500 participants in 2019, and participants came from nearly 4,000 schools and 154 countries. The program also saw a 123% increase in the number of students finishing all three parts of the competition. The grand prize and regional winners of the 2019 Master the Mainframe competition were announced on March 13, hailing from Japan, Argentina, India, and other nations. We caught up with one of the grand prize winners and some of the regional winners from this year’s competition.

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