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Take 2—The Destination z Challenge!

What’s the best mainframe career advice you’ve ever received?

8/1/2012 12:58:16 PM | IBM Destination z is looking to tap into your expertise—again! Submit the best practical advice you’ve received in your mainframe career for a chance to win our second Destination z Tips and Techniques Challenge. First prize is a gift card and an IBM Heritage T-shirt!

Participation is open to all Destination z members with entries due by Oct. 12, 2012. Soon after, our expert panel will select the top three submissions. Advice from these three finalists will be posted in the community forum where readers will be able to cast their votes for the top one. The leading vote-getter will be announced in November. The finalists will be featured in the DzInsider e-newsletter as well as on

Finalists will be picked based on the usefulness and insight of their advice. Submissions can range from the technical to the philosophical.

The first contest generated more 40 entries on the z&A forum with more than 80 members voting. The winner, Jan De Decker, a senior z/OS systems programmer with JED: SP N.V./S.A in Brussels, Belgium, submitted the winning entry: “A poor man’s programmed operator.”

Contest rules are available here.

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The best mainframe advice I received was "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
9/12/2012 7:44:01 AM
Vamshi Krishna Nerella
Any kind of problem, you can find a solution in him, Mainframe :)
11/29/2012 4:59:15 PM
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