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OMP Mentorship Project Presenting at Open Mainframe Summit

By | August 31, 2020

In its fourth year, the annual OMP internship program has helped 32 students learn more and gain experience with Linux, open source, and mainframes. The Open Mainframe Project’s 2020 Mentorship Program welcomed 11 new mentees. These mentees are paired with mentors from OMP member organizations such as IBM, Rocket Software, SUSE, Vicom Infinity, and Zoss Team LLC. Learn more about the program by attending our session at Open Mainframe Summit.

OMP Mentorship Project: Summer Internships and Beyond on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT.

This session is an introduction to the OMP Mentorship Project. The Mentorship Project focuses on developing the mainframe’s future workforce. Currently, the main objective of the project is to run the OMP summer internship program. Students from 6 of the 7 continents have participated (no one yet from Antarctica) have participated. This session will cover the summer internship in detail. How to participate (as a mentor/mentee), how to submit a project, how the program is run, and why it is important. Highlighting some of our successes and some of the program’s greatest challenges. The session will also cover other initiatives planned for the future of the Mentorship Project. And the unique opportunity it affords industry and academia to work together.


Robert Dahlbergm Virginia Commonwealth University, Assistant Professor OMP Mentorship Project Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Primary responsibility is workforce development for non-major & Continuing Education and Coordinator of Computer Science Capstone Program (Senior Projects). Technical Steering Committee member at the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project (OMP). Also OMP Mentorship summer internship coordinator. Executive Committee member on the Virginia Cyber Range.