2017 Innovation Hackathon

This April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, Northern Virginia Community College will be hosting its very own Hackathon: 2017 Innovation Hackathon!

This 36 hour period will be filled with tech talks, programming, cyber security practice, food, fun and cutting edge creation. The focus of this event will be on secure coding to advocate for a more secure cyberspace and showcase the importance of cyber security to organizations, companies, and everyone else. Do not be intimidated, there are talks and challenges for every skill level from beginner to advanced. Plus, we will have prizes such as DJI Phantom drones, Raspberry Pi's, tablets and much much more! This is a great opportunity to gain experience and learn about the booming Computer Science, and Information Technology industries. Learn from working together with knowledgeable individuals, hands-on experience, and getting a glimpse into the Cyber Security world.


Keynote speaker

               Lisa Fairchild Jones

               Lisa Fairchild Jones


Lisa Fairchild Jones is CEO and co-founder of SafeTComm, Inc. www.safetcomm.com, a company which creates technology for the public safety and security industries and whose mission is to use technology to make the world a safer place. SafeTComm provides technology solutions for governments, municipalities, Fortune 500 and 1000 companies and includes technology solutions for ports, airports, border control, hospitals and live events. Ms. Jones is an honors graduate of Harvard University and a graduate of the Harvard Law School. She is bi-lingual in French and proficient in Portuguese having lived in Paris France for four years, Haiti for three years and studied in Brazil under a Harvard Center For International Affairs Fellowship. We are honored to have her come and share with us her vast amount of knowledge.



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