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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you missed MAGIC's Smart Home presentation at GCTC on Monday, August 28, 2017, you can watch it here. The MAGIC Smart Home presentation was given by MAGIC's board president, Robert Wack.
Hill Development Group LLC has committed $75,000 over three years to the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc. (MAGIC). MAGIC, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, works closely with community partners to provide technology experiences, demonstrate technology innovations, and accelerate technology start-ups.
The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) heads to the 2017 Global City Team Challenge Expo in Washington DC on Monday, August 28, 2017 through Tuesday, August 29, 2017 to present the MAGIC Smart Home Project.
On Thursday, August 10, 2017 three young men won the Chamber of Commerce 2017 Biz Challenge. They won with their mobile application called bookSwap. bookSwap originated at MAGIC's February 2017 Hackathon, where students worked to design, build, and pitch a mobile application in one weekend.
The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc. (MAGIC), announced today the selection of Amy Rupp as its new Executive Director, effective July 5, 2017. She will lead the organization as it continues to promote the economic development potential of the
broadband infrastructure in Carroll County.
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 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, 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.
Carroll County Times recaps MAGIC's Demo Day