2018 Carroll County Hackathon Winners

Have you thought about building an app that could impact your community? A great opportunity to do so just passed! Do not be dismayed, now you have a heads up for February 2019! Each year the Carroll County Hackathon helps teams with the basics and more on how to “design, build and pitch an app” within a weekends’ worth of work. Registration is free and open to any students willing to participate.

Students Learn to Design, Build, and Pitch Applications at the Second Annual Carroll County Hackathon [Press Release]

Westminster, MD – High school and college students with an interest in coding, graphic design, and business will learn to design, build, and pitch an application in a weekend at the Second Annual Carroll County Hackathon. The Hackathon is free and interested students should register as soon as possible. Space is limited, register at www.CarrollCountyHackathon.com.

MAGIC celebrates CTF004 winners with special recognition dinner for Frederick area cybersecurity students

Westminster, MD – The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc. (MAGIC), will recognize six student competitors for an unprecedented achievement at a dinner hosted by Frederick Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 6 pm. The six students from the Frederick area are the first to ever successfully complete every problem in the MAGIC Ethical Hacking Capture the Flag (CTF) Cybersecurity competitions. In addition to celebrating their achievement, we want the teams to make valuable connections with cybersecurity professionals.

Winners of MAGIC’s Fourth Capture the Flag, Cybersecurity Competition [Press Release]

MAGIC is pleased to report that the Fourth Capture the Flag (CTF 004) Cybersecurity Competition held on Saturday November 4, 2017 at the Community Media Center in Westminster, MD was a success and established several new milestones for MAGIC programming. A new record was set for total participants, with over 150 students registered across six locations, five Maryland locations and one location in Wilson, NC.  

Main StAR Kick Off

It’s no secret that Westminster, Maryland is a town rich with historical significance and antique beauty. But have you ever wondered what it may have looked like before the city, like the rest of America, was reshaped by the fast-moving, modern character of the twenty-first century? With MainStAR, or the Main Street Augmented Reality project, we no longer have to wonder.

Register Now for MAGIC's 4th Capture the Flag

On Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 11am-4pm MAGIC will host its 4th Capture the Flag (CTF 004) competition. MAGIC’s CTF 004 is a cybersecurity, ethical hacking competition for entry-level participants. The entire event will be live streamed from the main arena located at the Community Media Center of Carroll County in Westminster, MD. This event is bigger than previous events as multiple remote locations, such as the Imagination Station in Wilson, NC, the C. Burr Artz Library in Frederick, MD, and the Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown, MD.  

Wack: Entrepreneurs vital to sustainable economic growth

If you drive down Rt. 140 toward Reisterstown, you may see a billboard on the right showing the winners of the Chamber of Commerce’s recent Carroll Biz Challenge. Three McDaniel students put together a startup called BookSwap, and theirs is a success story for the future.  

MAGIC Wins Point Breeze Credit Union Community Care Challenge

MAGIC Wins Point Breeze Credit Union Community Care Challenge

Point Breeze Credit Union is proud to announce the winner of its Community Care Challenge. Carroll County non-profit MAGIC, has been awarded $10,000 to support its new Smart Home project. Smart Home will provide innovative, in-home healthcare monitoring, analysis and alert services, which will benefit residents in two homes. The project will provide improvements to the quality of life for Carroll County adults with disabilities.

MAGIC announces winners from 3rd Capture the Flag Ethical Hacking cybersecurity competition

MAGIC announces winners from 3rd Capture the Flag Ethical Hacking cybersecurity competition

MAGIC held its third cybersecurity competition on April 22nd at the Community Media Center in Westminster, MD. Over 50 students competed in two divisions in two locations in a timed competition solving a wide range of cybersecurity problems in a “jeopardy” style format. Uniquely positioned as an entry level beginner competition, the program is growing rapidly and involved students from three counties and eight educational institutions.

MAGIC Hackathon connects young programmers to job opportunities

MAGIC Hackathon connects young programmers to job opportunities

MAGIC, the economic development non-profit organization focused on technology and broadband infrastructure in Westminster, MD is pleased to announce that the recent Carroll County Hackathon, jointly sponsored by MAGIC, McDaniel College, Carroll Community College, and ByteLion, has placed participants into internships and part time jobs as a result of their performance during the Hackathon.