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Winners of MAGIC’s Fifth Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition

Winners of MAGIC’s Fifth Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition

Winners of MAGIC’s Fifth Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition [Press Release] For Immediate Release: April 27, 2018 MAGIC is pleased to report that the Fifth Capture the Flag (CTF) Cybersecurity Competition held on Saturday April 21, 2018 was a success. A new record was set for total participants, with over…

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2018 Carroll County Hackathon Winners

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,…

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

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

For Immediate Release 02/12/2018 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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Main StAR Kick Off

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…

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Register for MAGIC’s 4th Capture the Flag

Register 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…

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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. Small businesses and entrepreneurs…

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MAGIC Smart Home at GCTC, in case you missed it!

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. https://youtu.be/E9Co4fz5ykE Led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Expo…

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Hill Development Group LLC Supports MAGIC’s Economic Development Initiatives

Westminster- 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. Through these initiatives, MAGIC is growing the community’s technology and…

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MAGIC’s Smart Home Project Heads to the 2017 Global City Team Challenge Expo

MAGIC’s Smart Home Project Heads to the 2017 Global City Team Challenge Expo

  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. Led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Global City Team Challenge…

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bookSwap went from Hackathon to winning 2017 Biz Challenge

bookSwap went from Hackathon to winning 2017 Biz Challenge

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. On Thursday, bookSwap competed against…

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Meet MAGIC’s new Executive Directory, Amy Rupp

Meet MAGIC’s new Executive Directory, Amy Rupp

Learn more about Amy Rupp's passion for MAGIC's mission by reading this article  from the Carroll County Times and then have a listen to Mike McMullin's interview with Rupp on this episode of the Carroll County's Chamber Chat.

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MAGIC announces Rupp as new Executive Director

MAGIC announces Rupp as new Executive Director

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. MAGIC’s Board of Directors chose Rupp…

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MAGIC Wins Point Breeze Credit Union Community Care Challenge

MAGIC Wins Point Breeze Credit Union Community Care Challenge

Hunt Valley, MD- June 19, 2017- 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…

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