Students compete in Master the Mainframe Hackathon
It was a marathon sprint of programming, development and OS challenges for the 29 IT students and the 2 video production students who traveled to Providence, Rhode Island, to represent Pittsburgh Technical College at the Master the Mainframe Hackathon. PTC and 15 other colleges and universities participated in Hackathon during the national SHARE Providence 2017 conference.
Exhibiting their ‘hack yeah, we can do this’ attitude at the largest student mainframe competition, PTC students were recognized for their technical ability, attention to detail, and response to real-life scenarios on the IBM Z mainframe. Congratulations to Christine Eyler for earning the highest PTC student score.
“You were so much fun to have at the event. We got great feedback from your students; very polite, well mannered, engaged, and excited the whole day.”
Troy Crutcher, Staff Software Engineer, IBM
“The students now feel so confident in their ability and are proud to have attended. They were so happy to have interacted with all of the companies and meet students from other colleges. This competition helped the students understand that they will be ready to perform well in the industry, thanks to a PTC education.”