Registration now open – see form below.
Using best practices and lessons learned from Capital One in conjunction with the long-standing TECHSTERS program, many technology and innovation business councils in Virginia are working together to host a statewide “Capture the Flag” event on Saturday, Nov. 3 that will expose girls to the cybersecurity industry in a fun and interactive game style. This program is meant to inspire a future generation to discover technology, get excited about STEM, and build code for real-world applications.
(Formed in 2013, TECHSTERS is an after-school program for middle school aged girls dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue their interests in STEM fields. Since the program’s first day event with robotic balls called Spheros, TECHSTERS has served over 1,100 students in the greater Richmond region. In 2017, Capital One used the TECHSTERS model to host ten regional coding programs for middle school girls all across the Commonwealth. The outcome was spectacular as they reached over 900 students in two days.)
Equipment and FYIs:
- Participants can bring their own Internet-ready, wifi-enabled laptops and will log into the wifi network
- Team size: up to three girls. Teams will form after arrival.
- We will supply 12 computers for up to 36 girls. Please indicate on the registration form whether you will bring your own laptop or will borrow one.
- After registration, we will email JMU parking instructions
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Massanutten Technical Center!
And thank you to our supporters, Staunton Innovation Hub and SunRunr!