Summer zSkills Fest

Summer is for festivals, and this year IBM is inviting us all to experience Mainframe Mania at the IBM zSkills Fest. Taking place between July 10th – August 7th, this four-week skill-building initiative is designed to help you earn industry-recognized IBM Z Xplore badges, learn the power of advocacy, and connect you to IBMers.

Whether you’re pursuing a career in enterprise computing, looking to make yourself more marketable in the job market, or you just have a passion for learning new things, IBM zSkills Fest probably has something for you.

Here are the highlights:

Week One: 

  • Exclusive Test Floor Tour
  • Earn badges
  • Open office hours
  • Mainframe importance

Week Two:

  • Your digital brand makeover
  • Concepts badge
  • Advocacy panel

Week Three:

  • Career chats
  • Connect with IBMers
  • Grow your network

Week Four: 

  • Q&A with IBM Z legends
  • Internet of Things
  • Fireside chat with IBM Execs

Get the full festival schedule when you sign up here.

Sonja Soderlund is an Oregon-based B2B freelance writer. Whether writing about mainframe computers, educational technology, or sustainable retail, she strives to bring clarity to complex issues. Connect with her at or LinkedIn.