Good Game on the Hill

Good Game on the Hill McDaniel’s Green Terror ESports and MAGIC got together on November 19 and 20 for our first collaborative Good Game on the Hill! Dozens of college students from across the state came together to compete in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Cash prizes were sponsored by Green…

ANNOUNCING WINNERS OF CTF 13

MAGIC’s 13th Capture the Flag (CTF) event took place on Saturday, October 22 at Carroll Community College. This was MAGIC’s first in-person CTF since 2020. Saturday’s event, which was limited to students within the United States, was one of the most challenging yet.  Outreach efforts for the competition were focused on engaging our rural communities,…

Good Game Fest 2022 – Recap

MAGIC’s second annual Good Game Fest was held on Friday, November 4 thru Sunday, November 6 at the Best Western Westminster. We drew gamers from across the country to participate in a weekend of retro arcade gaming, console and tabletop tournaments, and more! Here’s a quick recap of what went down… Retro Game Arcade Good…

MAGIC IS AWARDED TRUIST FOUNDATION GRANT

The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce that they are recipients of a Truist Foundation Building Career Pathways to Economic Mobility grant of $8,360. This funding will be used to relaunch MAGIC’s data science programming, making it available to Westminster residents free of charge. The purpose of the Building Career Pathways to…

Announcing Winners of CTF 12

MAGIC’s 12th Capture The Flag (CTF) event took place this past Saturday, April 30. The beginner-level, international cybersecurity competition has historically drawn high school and college students from mostly the U.S. and Estonia, along with other countries, but this recent event became a distinct rivalry between students in those two nations. “The top 5 teams…

MAGIC Announces Fiscal Sponsorship of Innovators of Progress

MAGIC Announces Fiscal Sponsorship of Innovators of Progress   MAGIC is pleased to announce its fiscal sponsorship of Innovators of Progress, a Maryland-based entrepreneurship program for full-time vocational, undergraduate, and graduate students. The fiscal sponsorship agreement between the two organizations allows Innovators of Progress to raise funds for their pre-accelerator program under MAGIC’s 501(c)3 status.…

MAGIC Is Awarded Rural Maryland Council Grant

MAGIC is pleased to announce that they are recipients of a Rural Maryland Council Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) grant of $15,414.00. This funding will be used to offer MAGIC’s cybersecurity workforce development initiatives to rural students across the state. The purpose of the MAERDAF program is to overcome barriers to…

Announcing Winners Of CTF 11!

The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce the success of their 11th Capture The Flag (CTF) event that took place this past Saturday, October 23rd. MAGIC’s CTF events are among the largest beginner-level cybersecurity events of their kind. “It’s very satisfying to see so many students from different countries and backgrounds come…