Capture The Flag Spring Training Camp

What: The First Annual Capture the Flag Spring Training Camp

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:30a to 5:00p.

Who: Students in grades 6-12 and their educator coaches. Coaches may be school-day teachers, after school educators, or informal educators. Any adult who works with youth and is interested in fielding a team is invited to participate but we ask that all coaches bring at least one student.

Where: Indiana University, Bloomington Campus

Cost: FREE for both students and coaches!

Registration is NOW OPEN! Space is limited and registration is first come, first served.

ROI’s 11 county region has an enormous cross-sector need for cybersecurity and cyberinfrastructure professionals. To help fill this gap, ROI has partnered with Indiana University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) and Carnegie Mellon University to create a fun and engaging cybersecurity training event for middle school and high school students in SWCI. On Saturday, May 12th, ROI and IU will hold a Capture the Flag Spring Training Camp for educators and their student teams to introduce them to the challenges seen in the PICO Capture the Flag (picoCTF) competition and showcase the exciting world of cybersecurity. IU Informatics staff and students will lead activities that will build both individual and team skills as well as educator/mentor training.

No experience necessary! Carnegie Mellon University’s picoCTF competition is an annual cybersecurity challenge held for two weeks each fall. This Spring Training is designed to help mentors and their teams understand the types of problem solving challenges used in the competition and build their competence and confidence going into the picoCTF challenge this fall.

More information on CMU’s picoCTF Challenge:

Questions? Email Adrienne Evans Fernandez, Education Specialist, at adrienne@swcindiana.org.