When I was looking for a job recently, I was surprised to find that there were several z/OS or System z shops close to me that I did not even know about. Unfortunately I found them after accepting a position 3 state away from my family. If I had known about the z/Shops in my own backyard, I could have at least attempted to knock on their doors before accepting the traveling and far away job.
After looking around a little I could not find a list of Mainframe shops and their locations on the internet. So I decided to set forth and create, not just a LIST, but a MAP, a LIST and a Directory of Institutions that runs IBM Mainframes (z/Shops).