Teaching the Next Generation – Hacking with Holyoke Codes

Boston University researchers, including Hariri Institute Founding Director, Azer Bestavros, hosted a free, hands-on cybersecurity workshop  at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke, MA on December 12, 2015. The Hacking with Holyoke Codes workshop was attended by over 20 young people who learned about secret codes and cryptography. Both kids and their parents participated in activities such as passwords cracking and a Capture the Flag Hacking Contest.

The event, hosted in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, was sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association, Holyoke Codes, and Girls Inc of Holyoke. Support was provided by the National Science Foundation Grant through Boston University – MACS: A Modular Approach to Cloud Security.

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