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MVCC to host CNY Hackathon: Virtual Event, Nov. 5; On-Campus Main Event, Nov. 6

Approximately 75 students from area colleges will take part in the fall CNY Hackathon, hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6, at its Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive. This year’s event welcomes students from MVCC, Utica College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, University at Albany, and Syracuse University. The event schedule is as follows:


Friday, Nov. 5: Virtual Kickoff Event

4-5 p.m.: Lightning Talks

5:30 p.m.: Teams meet on Discord


Saturday, Nov. 6: On-Campus Main Event

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: CNY Hackathon Competition: CNY Hackathon Competition: Defend Services from Red Team Attacks, Capture the Flag, Wireless Challenges, and more.

Noon-1:30 p.m.: Lunch; an outdoor dining and meeting area will be available.


All participants and staff must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to attend the on-campus event on Saturday, Nov. 6.  


About the CNY Hackathon: The CNY Hackathon is a two-day regional intercollegiate offensive/defensive cybersecurity competition held at the end of each fall and spring semester designed to improve the state of computer science and cybersecurity education, and more closely align academia with Central New York industry partners. It brings together regional cybersecurity students, faculty, and industry professionals to test students’ ability to “hack it” in a virtual environment that simulates cyberspace. Students participate in challenges that task each team with defending their systems from attackers in order to maintain control.


Media contact: MVCC Dean of the School of STEM-Transfer, Jake Mihevc, 315-792-5653, or jmihevc@mvcc.edu.


Mohawk Valley Community College, established in 1946, is New York State’s first community college with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities for everyone. As the community’s college, MVCC is committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC is the region’s primary provider of college education, offering 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events. To learn more about MVCC and its programs, visit www.mvcc.edu



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