250 students from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and 70 Prince William high schools will be participating in a 36-hour “hackathon”.
“A hackathon is an event of any duration where interested volunteers come together to solve problems creatively using technology,” stated a release.
The hackathon will take place from April 21 to 23, and “will focus on offering hands-on experience to promote cybersecurity through analyzing secure coding methods,” stated a release.
The event is being held at NOVA Woodbridge’s Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training at 2645 College Drive.
More on the event, from a release:
Lisa Fairchild Jones, CEO and co-founder of SafeTComm, Inc.,a company that provides technology solutions for governments, municipalities, Fortune 500 and 1000 companies will be the keynote speaker for the event. In addition to the competition, highly-trained cybersecurity experts will speak to participants on topics involving computer science and information technology through “Tech Talks.” Competition participants as well as the general public will also network and explore career opportunities with local IT and cybersecurity companies at a job fair held on Saturday, April 22 at 5 p.m., as part of the hackathon weekend event.
Those interested in becoming a 2017 Innovation Hackathon sponsor should contact Dr. Evette Hyder-Davis, NOVA-Woodbridge Dean of Business & Social Sciences by April 19th at (703) 878-5637 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All participants can register onsite at the hackathon event or by visiting their website.