Launch of Master the Mainframe Contest

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IBM is launching Master the Mainframe contest to universities between April 1st and May 29th 2015.

Master the Mainframe is an exciting opportunity for students to gain real-world experience using enterprise computing skills. Hosted at high schools, colleges and universities all over the world, this unique mainframe computing contest is designed to equip students with mainframe
knowledge, and challenge their skills in a hands-on coding experience.

To compete in the Master the Mainframe contest, no experience with mainframes is necessary. In fact, the contest is designed for students with little or no mainframe experience. Students just need to bring drive and competitive spirit, and they will be ready to compete.

IBM is offering a number of prizes to students at the different stages of the contest:
– Backpacks
– Bluetooth headsets, speakers and
– Smart phones
– All paid expense trips to IBM MEA HQ in Dubai and IBM USA
– Career edge and visibility to IBM mainframe clients across key industries                      

Important Details   

  • Students can register on this link
  • For more inquireis please send an email here
  • Please find here few slides explaining the contest:

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Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

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@iBizAfrica and Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) are collaborating to host a local qualifying competition for EO’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, a global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a for-profit business, while attending a college or university.

EO is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs with more than 10,000 members across 40 countries, all of who own businesses with revenues exceeding $1 million per year. EO helps entrepreneurs learn and grow through peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and connections to experts.

 How it Works

@iBizAfrica and EO will organize a judging session where six selected business founders from @iBizAfrica and Strathmore University will make presentations to a panel of judges. The best presenter will be selected.

 What do you get?

 The startup founder that makes the best pitch will win a Fully Paid Trip to Washington DC for three days.

 Other details…

 Dates– 11th March, 2015.     Venue– Strathmore University Auditorium

Applications for @iLabAfrica Student Membership to Open Next Week

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Are you a university student and would like to be part of @iLabAfrica? Registration for membership opens next week on Monday 23rd September until Monday 30th September 2013.

Fore more details about the @iLabAfrica Student membership program, see Link