Planet Mainframe News

Virtual IBM Z Career Fairs in April

If you’re looking for work in a mainframe role, make sure to register for your local upcoming IBM Z Computing Career Fair, sponsored by IBM in partnership with CareerEco. 

Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with several companies who are actively looking to hire people with IBM Z skills. 

The half-day event will take place virtually, and job seekers should complete IBM Z Explore courses prior to the event to be paired with potential employers. This is a no-cost event for students, pre-apprentices, clients, and professionals.

Clients and job seekers register now at

Career Fair Dates

April 11 – United States
April 12 – Canada
April 15 – MEA
April 16 – Brazil
April 17 – Europe
April 18 – LA
April 19 – AP

Who is invited?

  • Candidates over the age of 18 seeking full-time positions, internships, and apprenticeships in enterprise computing
  • Open to all candidates that have completed the IBM Z Xplore Foundations & Concepts Courses and received their Concepts badges prior to the fair
  • Watch for more details on IBM Z Xplore

Women in Tech 

International Women’s Day has come and gone, but in case you missed them, there are a couple of worthy series celebrating women in tech that you might want to check out. 

The first is BMC’s series of interviews with “Big Iron Ladies” — a series of short interviews that highlight the work of women who are currently working in the mainframe space (and what they’re currently working on). The whole series of interviews is worth checking out, but for the latest interview (which was posted on International Women’s Day), BMC’s Mary Ann Kennedy interviews  Robin Fuller (a Solution Consultant at BMC). According to Kennedy: 

“It was a pleasure talking with Robin Fuller about the great women who have paved the way for so many others to enter and thrive in technology and the mainframe space. Many of them are Hidden Figures who didn’t ask for recognition but worked hard and created opportunities for themselves and all of us!”

Precisely (the software company) also has a series of blog posts highlighting women in tech. The posts emerged from the Precisely Women in Technology (PWIT) program, which was first established to create a space for women in the organization to come together. 

According to Precisely:

“As the PWIT program has evolved throughout the years, more and more resources have become available to women such as mentorship opportunities on both sides; fireside chats with leaders; a book club; and, much more. Each month, a member from the network is selected to participate in a Q&A to share more about her experience as a woman in technology.”

These interviews detail individual women’s pathways to their careers in technology, their mentor relationships, career risks, and challenges that they’ve faced as a woman in the technology industry.

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.

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