#zxpTipTuesday - IBM LinuxONE

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When:  Nov 29, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)

Join our weekly sessions and hear some great topics we have planned for you.

This week we are joined by IBM zSystems Developer Advocate Elizabeth Joseph! Elizabeth will be talking all about IBM LinuxONE; what it is, why it's important, and how you can get your hands on it today for free! As a sneak peak, IBM LinuxONE is actively changing the way in which the world works, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of doing business!

We will also be sharing the all new IBM zStudent Contest and how you can earn more badges, prizes, and more in this adventure.

You can get a jump start on the zStudent Contest by clicking here.

The IBM Z Student contest is hosted and run by HackerEarth. For this contest, students will find themselves in an unknown digital city. Their mission? Build a vehicle and find a way to escape it.

Contestants can use the skills they can acquire through the IBM Z Xplore learning platform to tackle a sequence of connected challenges to assemble their escape vehicle:

  • Interrogate z/OS datasets and libraries (PDS) to uncover the target parts needed to assemble the escape vehicle (Rexx, JCL)
  • Navigate through the ZFS filesystems to uncover hidden codes needed to trace the identities of the parts generators (Python, bash)
  • Extract identity portfolios from database systems (SQL), and implement code (COBOL) to unpack coded fields that point to the generator locations, and generate a notebook file (JCL)
  • Discover the location decoding service(s) needed to convert the location information into geocoded positions, and generate a map plotting display to show where to collect the escape vehicle parts (API, ZCX, Python, JSON, javascript)
  • Create a repeatable process (a “pipeline”) that can be triggered at the deadline to generate the output based on current information on parts, generators, and locations (JCL, bash, etc)