About Paola Garcia

Paola Garcia Cardenas is currently a Master’s student at Pace University in New York. She is studying Computer Science and currently working full-time.

Paola is originally from Costa Rica and fluent in both, English and Spanish. When she is not visiting her home country, you can find her playing soccer, going to the gym or running. Half marathons recently became one of her hobbies.

Her technical interests are high performance computing, bioinformatics, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and everything web.

How You Can Be Part of the Future of Computing

With 50 years of history behind IBM’s mainframe computers, these powerful machines are here to stay. IBM has been making a continuous push to encourage industry and educational institutions to adopt this technology, and provide more educational tools and resources to teach mainframe computing.

In celebration of IBM’s Mainframe 50th Anniversary, this year’s Master the Mainframe competition was one of a kind.  This was not only the first World Championship, but a record number of students participated—about 20,000 students from all over the world competed over a three-month period. Those who qualified completed all three stages of the competition; but only the top 43 contestants with the highest scores were invited to the World Championship. Continue reading

Yong-Siang Dominates at the 2014 IBM Competition

…and we have a new IBM Mainframe World Champion!

On Tuesday April 8th, all six student finalists were officially introduced during the IBM Mainframe50 event; and the final results were delivered to a NYC audience that could not wait to meet the winners. Yes, it was a tight competition and all 40 contestants are already winners. Here we leave you with the top three. Continue reading

2014 IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship

4/7/14, 10:30am: Mainframe 50th Anniversary

Only the highest scored students have the opportunity to participate in the IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship. In this competition, 43 student contestants from five continents, will compete for the grand prize of mainframe computing, which has 50 years of history behind it. This two-day event will be taking place in New York City, April 7-8, and XRDS will be there covering every detail live for you.  Continue reading