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MAGIC Healthy Smart Home Update

MAGIC Healthy Smart Home Update

  The MAGIC Health Smart Home project has achieved several significant milestones over the past several months.  Continuous environmental data is streaming from all rooms in both Project houses, stored locally on a multi-terabyte hard drive, as well as stored in a cloud based data base.  In addition, sound level sensors…

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MAGIC’s Project eReboot – Learning How to Build a Computer in 2 Hours

MAGIC’s Project eReboot – Learning How to Build a Computer in 2 Hours

Last weekend was MAGIC's Project eReboot event; it's somewhat difficult to describe such a unique event. eReboot was a fast-paced, energized computer-building challenge with cryptic puzzles and secret messages to solve. Beyond being a fun and challenging competition, it was a great learning experience and required creative, critical thinking to…

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Winners of the first Project e-Reboot challenge

Winners of the first Project e-Reboot challenge

MAGIC is please to report that 15 students competed in the first Project e-Reboot Competition on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Together, e-End and MAGIC created an event unlike any other in the region! Set in a post apocalyptic world, Project e-Reboot challenged teams of high school students to create a…

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MAGIC adding new computer building challenge

MAGIC adding new computer building challenge

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1-4pm e-End and MAGIC will hold the first Project e-Reboot Competition. Together, e-End and MAGIC have created an event unlike any other in the region! This event will challenge teams of high school students, grades 9th through 12th, to create a functioning computer from…

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Hardware, Software, and MAGIC – The Arduino Bootcamp

Hardware, Software, and MAGIC – The Arduino Bootcamp

Article by: Jon Alex Allen When I first heard about the MAGIC and Ting Arduino Bootcamp, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I knew almost nothing about Arduino; what it is, how it works, or what I could do with it. Nevertheless, it seemed like it could be a…

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Community Partnerships- Healthy Smart Home

Community Partnerships- Healthy Smart Home

The MAGIC Healthy Smart Home project focuses on creating a new way to gather, store, analyze, and utilize health data in a residential setting.  Ultimately, solutions developed in the project will allow seniors to age in place, the disabled to better access the health care system, and provide powerful tools for delivering preventive…

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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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