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In this podcast, we'll take a look at the people, technology, and culture behind one of the world's most powerful and important computing platforms, the Mainframe. Expect interviews, discussions, and interesting tidbits along the way, with your hosts, Frank and Jeff.

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Episode 10 - Christy Schroeder - IBM Academic Initiative - 8/21/2017


Episode 10 - Christy Schroeder - IBM Academic Initiative - 8/21/2017

Bringing new talent onto the platform and keeping it rewarding to them is a responsibility that we all share. Thankfully, we have Christy Schroeder to help lead the charge. Find out what new-hires need to succeed, and how we can attract fresh talent in this week's episode of Terminal Talk with Frank and Jeff. 

Christy Schroeder Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

1:50 - So... what do you do?

3:20 - Why is it different on the mainframe?

7:20 - So much to see on the platform

8:45 - Unchain The Frame

12:30 - Career Day at SHARE

14:20 - A changing of the guard

18:00 - Architecting an environment that will attract and retain younger hires

20:45 - The importance of a GOOD mentor

23:08 - Radical Recess! It's LIT AF!!

25:25 - Working from Work? What a concept

29:30 - How do we connect the job-seekers to the employers?

33:12 - 44 Hours of Free e-Learning

35:54 - The Wind Down

36:38 - You did WHAT on a mainframe?

Christy's Twitter:

Our z skills page:

Unchain the Frame Contest:

Jobs Connector site:

Free, 44 hours of e-learning for students:

Master the Mainframe Contest:

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