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Open Source, Mainframe and Mentorship

Looking to start your open-source contribution journey?

The Open Mainframe Project’s Mentorship Program is announcing it’s 2022 Summer Mentorship, which will start in June until August of 2022. So far, they have 11 mentorships for projects ranging from COBOL to Zowe, and AI to MLOps. Yes, AI on the IBM zSystems!

What is the Open Mainframe Project?

So, the Open Mainframe Project, which was founded back in 2015, set forward as a focal point for the use of open sources on the mainframes! There are currently many open source projects under the Open Mainframe Project, and if you’re familiar with IBM Z Xplore, you have used Zowe, which is an Open Mainframe Project project.

So, what is the mentorship program and what’s in it for me?

The Open Mainframe Project’s Mentorship Program aimed to provide students like you opportunity to expand your knowledge on mainframes, while gaining skills to contribute to open-source projects! This will expose you to networking opportunities, and also a chance to get your project showcased on mainframe conferences. Along the way, you will be guided with mentors which are maintainers of the project you are working for.

If you decided to join the mentorship program, it is set to start on June of 2022, and will last until August 2022. Furthermore, the Linux Foundation will provide you with a stipend upon successful completion of the mentorship! So, you can earn some money and learn new stuff, how exciting!

Ok, I’m bought, where do I sign up?

Do check out the latest announcement from Open Mainframe Project which lists the 11 currently available projects. Alternatively, you can also look through the LFX Mentorship page to check the projects currently accepting mentees! Don’t forget to apply before the deadline of 18 May 2022!

Wait, there are many projects available, which one should I choose?

Well, my tips would be to pick for the one you are interested at. We have projects which would involve Python and AI, NodeJS, COBOL, SQL, and Java. Do check out the mentorship’s description closely and check out the project repository (if one is available) to make an informed decision.

With that, don’t forget to apply and see you there!

Originally published on the IBM Z and LinuxONE Community Blog.

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