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Tech Tools for Remote Work in 2020

Tech Tools for Remote Work in 2020

Extreme social distancing requirements put into place earlier this year have caused many business owners to make abrupt decisions and changes to the way they operate. Working-from-home for some employees has been provided as an option and a requirement for others. Luckily, there are plenty of tech tools already out…

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MAGIC Spotlight: Dirigible Systems

MAGIC Spotlight: Dirigible Systems

In this MAGIC Spotlight, we talked with Julius Knapp, CEO and Co-Founder of Dirigible Systems.

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What It Takes to Make Silicon Main Street a Reality

What It Takes to Make Silicon Main Street a Reality

Silicon Valley, California is home to some of the most successful and well-known tech companies in the world. By acting as a hub for tech innovation, it's a place where startups can get access to the resources they need to build upon their ideas and be better positioned for success.…

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Healthcare Technology: Is Your Personal Health Data Private?

Healthcare Technology: Is Your Personal Health Data Private?

As healthcare technology evolves and advances, more and more personal health data can be collected. One significant advantage of these improvements in medical tech is that the more our doctors are able to learn about our individual health concerns, the better they can provide effective treatments and solutions for healing.…

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The Demand for Tech Innovation in Healthcare

The Demand for Tech Innovation in Healthcare

One of the things that the widespread effects of COVID-19 have taught the world is that improved methods of healthcare delivery are needed now more than ever before. Mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus has been challenging for both citizens and healthcare workers across the globe, so it’s vital…

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Our Community Response to COVID-19

Our Community Response to COVID-19

I'm still relatively new to Carroll County, and by most local measures I will be for the next 15 years.  But I couldn't be more proud to be living in Carroll County and the City of Westminster (especially working for MAGIC) than I am now during the COVID-19 crisis.  If…

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How to Get Started as a White Hat Hacker

How to Get Started as a White Hat Hacker

If you’ve followed along with our social media posts this month, you probably already know that there are different types of hackers. Some do it for the good, and some do it for the bad. White hat hackers are the ethical kind of hacker, using network penetration tests to help…

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Ways to Support MAGIC

Ways to Support MAGIC

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, MAGIC's primary goal is not to profit, but rather to provide invaluable resources to the public and make a positive impact on our community. More specifically, we create the space for tech innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive. We rely on the support of our friends,…

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Hackathon 2020 Wrap-Up

Hackathon 2020 Wrap-Up

To see our Winners Announcement, click here!  The Hackathon is a weekend-long challenge where teams compete to create and develop an app to then pitch to a panel of judges. At least, that is the concept. Along the way, each of our participants also learn, grow, and share their passion…

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Hackathon Winners Announcement!

Hackathon Winners Announcement!

We finished our latest Hackathon this weekend and we're so proud of all of our amazing winners and participants. We'd like to thank everyone who was involved with the event from the students to the volunteers, and everyone in between.   We couldn't make this amazing event happen without you.…

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Is My Start-Up Right for a Tech Incubator?

Is My Start-Up Right for a Tech Incubator?

Entrepreneurs have a few options when it comes to choosing where to grow their startup company. Co-working spaces like our very own CoGarage.co in Westminster are a great place for creative professionals to work alongside others, instead of in isolation. Often times co-working spaces, whether private or public, will host…

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Two Venture Capitalists Join MAGIC’s Board of Directors

Two Venture Capitalists Join MAGIC’s Board of Directors

WESTMINSTER, MD - January 28th, 2020 - The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce that two veterans of venture capital have joined their Board of Directors: Christopher College of TCP Venture Capital, and C. Edward Spiva of Anthem Capital. “Chris and Ed will add tremendous value to…

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The Origins of CTF

The Origins of CTF

Cyber attacks are common in today's world, and therefore cybersecurity is becoming a bigger and bigger priority for businesses.  In response, students and professionals in the information security industry have been working hard to discover the ways these attackers can hack into companies' computer networks and acquire sensitive and private…

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MAGIC’s 8th Cybersecurity Competition Is Largest To Date

MAGIC’s 8th Cybersecurity Competition Is Largest To Date

The Capture The Flag (CTF) Event Reached Over 300 Students in 3 Countries   WESTMINSTER, MD - November 11th, 2019  The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce another successful Capture The Flag (CTF) event that took place this past Saturday, November 9th at the Community Media Center…

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Why Westminster is the Perfect Location for Your Start-Up 

Why Westminster is the Perfect Location for Your Start-Up 

    Starting a business is tough work. Whether you're getting started with a new app or you're looking to provide state-of-the-art technological solutions to your clients, founding a start-up is a big risk with the potential for great rewards.  Choosing the right people, the right product, and the right…

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