Get Involved….Make MAGIC Happen!

Looking to get involved in your community?  Whether you are an individual with spare time to volunteer, or a business looking to give back and pay forward, consider MAGIC.  We strive to make our community a better place by supporting and mentoring our youth to succeed in the evolving world of technology. Come along for the ride!

How can you help?

Volunteer

MAGIC has several volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Take a look at our events lineup to find a good fit for you.

♦Hackathon – MAGIC hosts a weekend long event that challenges teams of 2-4 students to design, build, and market an application in a weekend. This fast paced competition pits teams against each other to produce a viable, usable app in a weekend. This is an event that utilizes skills from all aspects of business, graphic design, development, and marketing to succeed.  If you are a professional who is interested in mentoring and coaching these bright individuals during the competition, let us know.  This is a great opportunity for college students to network and for professionals to check out the newest talent about to enter the work force.

♦Capture the Flag- MAGIC hosts 2 Capture the Flag competitions each year. This is a great beginner level cybersecurity competition to introduce high school and entry level college students to the world of Cybersecurity.  If you are a security professional with cyber skills, this is a great chance to mentor and coach the next generation of ethical hackers.  These competitions are hosted at several locations simultaneously throughout Maryland.

♦We are always looking for General volunteers to help with our other events and workshops.  The Hackathon and Capture the flag are large events so general help is greatly appreciated for setup and cleanup.

Let us know how you can help.

Go to our volunteer page to sign-up

Sponsors & Partners

To meet our misson, MAGIC relies on the skills and support of the private sector to succeed. Corporate employees are encouraged to volunteer for our  events and ongoing projects (eventually link to tech innovation once that page is built out)to pay forward and help mentor the next generation of professionals.

By partnering with MAGIC, you give your employees the opportunity to share their expertise with a small nonprofit focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. MAGIC’s innovative projects give professionals the opportunity to use their skills to improve their community. Your employees can also share their expertise by helping to guide young tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs to become successful professionals.  To learn more about becoming a partner, fill out our contact form or email our Executive Director, Amy Rupp at arupp@magicinc.org

By sponsoring a MAGIC event, you help to keep MAGIC’s entry-level events free to students. MAGIC’s Capture the Flag Cybersecurity competition event happens two times a year, in April and November. The Carroll County Hackathon occurs each February. For up to date sponsorship opportunities, fill out our contact form or email our Executive Director, Amy Rupp at arupp@magicinc.org

Donate

MAGIC is a 501(c)3 non-profit and your contribution will help, inspire and educate our communities youth with tech skills to help them pursue a career in technology. Your support allows MAGIC to empower our community to  lead as a viable tech hub city with initiatives like Smart Homes, tech business integration. Consider giving to make that happen.  Your generous donations are tax deductible.

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