If you haven't been following the IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship now is a great time to start. The finale is on April 7th and IBM will crown the IBM Master the Mainframe World Champion on April 8th,
Currently (March 31st), the leader is Rijnard van Tonder, from South Africa. He has 1,257 points, but hot on his heels is Shahini Sengupta from India, she is only 54 points behind.
The mainframe will be 50 years young soon and IBM is looking forward to growing possibilities and opportunities. Written off many times, the mainframe continues to be not only the bedrock of large enterprise critical systems, but is opening up new capabilities for a wider group of businesses, designed to handle today’s complex Big Data, Cloud, Security and Mobile computing workloads.