HU Cyber Center Ramping Up New Programs

The Howard University Cybersecurity Education & Research Center (A.K.A the ‘HU Cyber Center’) is ramping up new programs to prepare students and community members for careers in cybersecurity. CERC programs and offerings will assist students and faculty as they thrive as practitioners, thought leaders, and continual learners. With support from key sponsors including Enlightened Inc, Lockheed Martin, and PWC, the center is actively working on the following initiatives…… more to come on the 2019 issue of the HU Bottom Line Magazine. 

BisonHacks Hackathon

The 5th annual BisonHacks Hackathon took place at In3 Inclusive Innovation Incubator from Friday, March 29, 2019 through Saturday, March 30, 2019. The event, which was sponsored by the GM Foundation, Boeing, Amazon, The DC Chapter of ACM, Wayfair, JPMorgan & Chase, Capital One, Lyft, and the National Security Agency and the Howard University Department of Information Systems, was created to give college students the opportunity to take a new or existing creative business idea, and work for 24 hours to implement the idea. Students from across campus as well as the metropolitan area participated in the Hackathon, and were permitted to use any platform to develop either a mobile or web-based app to support their business idea. Students worked overnight on their ideas with the help of Howard University faculty, alumni, current students, and business and technical professionals. Students did an excellent job of collaborating,
assisting, testing, innovating, and merging their ideas into a finished application at the end of the Hackathon, and motivated each other to keep working overnight. They also managed to sneak in a game of Slideshow Karaoke in the wee hours
of the night. 

More to come in BottomLine in May 2019.

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