Posted by: acoss | March 28, 2010

Dalhousie University Student Wins 3rd In IBM Mainframe Contest

Dalhousie Student Yeming Hu has placed 3rd in IBM's "Master the Mainframe" contest

Yeming Hu, a student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, has placed 3rd in part 3 of IBM’s 5th annual “Master the Mainframe 2009” contest. The contest was designed to help students become more familiar with IBM’s System z mainframes and to give them real world skills for later employment in the mainframe market. Part 3, the “Real World Challenge”, involved completing advanced tasks that experienced mainframe technicians would encounter in the work place.

By winning in the top three, Hu won the choice of a Samsung television or a Lenovo laptop as well as an all expenses paid trip to IBM’s mainframe lab in Poughkeepsie, New York. The trip was to attend a celebration held by IBM to commemorate 10 years of Linux on the System z mainframe. Hu was quoted on a Computer Canada article regarding the celebration:

“I think it’s a great idea for IBM to port Linux on the z/OS,” said Hu of the company’s 10-year milestone. “I think it provides more power as a server for the z/OS system and attracts more users.”

ACOSS congratulates Yeming Hu and all the other winners. Read more about the contest and the celebration in Poughkeepsie at the links below.

IBM “Master the Mainframe” 2009 Contest Winners

IBM Marks 10 years of Linux on SystemZ

Update: View a video of Yeming Hu at the System z celebration below here.

Photo by ViRuZ360 , Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported


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