1 October 2008 - 11:05pmMainframes
So today I completed parts 1 and 2 of the IBM Master the Mainframe Competition. All total it took me about 4 hours to complete. I’m hoping I got all of the part 2 answers right and that I finished within the first 60 (the prize is $100). Some of the content was completely different than last year’s, but about half of it was pretty much the same as it was last year (too bad I didn’t take time to document the exact procedures from last year).
Since I’m not at school this semester while I do my co-op, I’m thinking I may take time to work on part 3. The five people to have accumulated the most points in part 3 tasks by December 29 win an MSI Wind Laptop running Linux (the top two of those five get a trip to the Mainframe lab in Poughkeepsie, NY). A laptop would be a sweet prize so I figure it might be worth the effort to work on part 3 (not to mention the fact that I’ll probably learn a lot from it).