The CIS Department congratulates Dr. J. Packy Laverty who was inducted as an AITP-EDSIG Fellow at the 2019 EDSIG Conference for Information Systems and Computing. AITP-EDSIG Fellows are inducted in honor of their long-term, meaningful, and effective support of AITP-EDSIG in its mission to improve information systems (IS) education and foster the careers of IS faculty.
During his time in academics, Dr. Laverty has established a consistent research record including publications and innovative outcomes assessment initiatives. He has consistently published in the Information Systems Education Journal and Issues in Information Systems journal, as well as presented his research at numerous international and national conferences. Dr. Laverty has been actively involved with EDSIG throughout the years serving as the workshop chair, publishing papers, making presentations, and always willing to help out wherever needed.
Congratulations, Dr. Laverty, on receiving this prestigious honor.
It’s not too late to register for the upcoming Hackathon event! The event will be held this Saturday, October, 19th.
masterthemainframe.com (for the contest registration)
ibm.biz/IBMZatRMU (for the lunch/Q&A session)
There will be 65 attending, along with unique clients/employers: Erie Insurance, Broadcom, M&T Bank, PNC Bank, BNY Mellon and IBM. Come hear about what employers are looking for when hiring mainframe talent. Each company will have a table set up that you can visit with during the lunch hour networking event.
Companies will be handing out free gifts, prizes, etc.
You can also get SET CREDIT.
Agenda is listed below along with an attachment for the Master the Mainframe contest!
The Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project is accepting eight student interns during the summer of 2019 to work in the Linux and Open Source on Mainframe development community.
Each intern will work remotely from his/her location of choice (no physical work facility provided or required) and with an assigned mentor. For more information, see:
Applications due February 16, 2019.
RMU CIS and CA Technologies 2018 Master the Mainframe (MTM) Hackathon
Saturday, October 27th
Wheatley Center 120
8:30-9:30am – Meet and Greet (donuts, juice, and fruit)
9:30-11:30am – Hackathon Activities
11:30-12:20pm – Lunch and CA Technologies Presentation – “Why I Love my z System Career”
12:30 – 4:00pm – Hackathon Activities
You may start and end at any time between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Come late or leave early. You may continue working on the MTM contest at home, class, or school until December 31, 2018.
Who is invited?
Any major, level of education, student, teacher, parent, or friend of any age above 16 are invited. ANYONE with a desire to learn or use a mainframe is invited. No computer experience is necessary!
What is a z System Mainframe?
A mainframe is the most reliable, scalable, and secured hardware platform. Mainframes are used to support and process major credit card transactions, bank transactions, and more. The processing power of one z/14 mainframe is comparable to 8,000 Linux or Windows servers on an Intel or AMD platform.
Please RSVP to Dr. Packy Laverty (email@example.com, 412-397-6477) or Monique Howze (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, October 26th. It is recommended to pre-register for a Master the Mainframe Contest user ID at https://masterthemainframe.com before October 25th.
Mainframe at BNY Mellon Presentation
4:30 – 5:30pm
Mainframe experts and alumni will talk about why this technology isn’t going away and why now is the perfect time to start your career in it at BNY Mellon.
Have pizza and earn SET credit!
IBM is producing a set of videos that are quick conversations with a new generation of coders and creators on the mainframe. Watch RMU alumna Torrie McLaughlin, who works on the mainframe at a large financial institution, describe how COBOL is a key asset to her professional toolkit.
Do you graduate in December? Are you still looking for a job? Do you have an interest in programming, specifically Cobol? If you answered yes to these questions, Dollar Bank may be the right fit for you. Dollar Bank is currently hiring entry-level programmer analysts. This is a full-time position focused on “producing programs which contribute to the solution of business problems or needs of the Bank.”
Objectives of the position include:
•Codes Cobol programs and tests for accuracy.
•Prepares documentation for Systems and Programming
•Implements program changes.
•Tests programs for accuracy.
•Designs systems and performs associated tasks involved with the system’s design, including running tests and implementing new development and existing projects.
•Solves problems that tend to arise in the normal course of business, including off-hours calls.
•Communicates accurate task status to supervisor and peers.
•Graduate from an IT Technical school or college degree with concentration in Information Technology required. Will consider commensurate.
•Must have course work or knowledge of programming.
•Must possess excellent analytical skills as the candidate will be required to determine what changes are necessary to accomplish project requirements.
•Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Candidate must be able to work under pressure and have proven ability to meet deadlines.
•Cobol classes or knowledge of Cobol is a plus.
Interested applicants can apply online at https://www.dollar.bank/Company/Careers and by searching for the position by its title (Programmer Analyst) or job reference number (1412BR).
Resco Products, Inc. is seeking recent graduates and/or upcoming May 2016 graduates for an IT Applications Support Specialist position.
This position is a critical part of Resco’s IT team by providing support, testing, implementation and troubleshooting for business critical applications including but not limited to ERP, business intelligence, and Salesforce.com software. This technical and analytical role will be responsible for supporting key components of the business in the definition, development and implementation of business technology solutions and for maintaining systems. In addition, this position provides assistance to other members of the IT team for network support. Will report directly to the Information Technology Manager.
- Some experience preferred but not required
- B.S. in Computer Science / Information Systems or related field
- 0-2+ years administrating Salesforce
- Experience with ERP applications
- 0-2+ years experience in IT administering Windows environments
- Proficiency in Windows 7/8/10 and Office 2010-2016
- Knowledge of Active Directory, Remote administration
- Excellent customer service and communications skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and a high attention to detail
- The ability to prioritize, self-manage and seek help when necessary
- Strong documentation skills
- Limited travel
The following qualifications would be a plus: A+ Certification, Experience with BI software, Knowledge of QAD enterprise applications, SQL or Progress 4GL knowledge and experience
Please send resume and letter of interest to:
Dan Wertz, IT Manger: email@example.com
Please contact the Career Center for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-397-6333.