Cyber Technology Academy

Sandia National Laboratories has announced its Cyber Technology Academy (CTA) is providing a free 1-Week Teacher Boot camp to be held from June 22 – June 26 in Livermore California.

CTA is a high school training program for students interested in learning computer science and cyber security. The CTA focuses on hands-on learning and is taught by industry leaders at Sandia national Labs. At the Teacher Summer Bootcamp teachers will learn the same hands-on skills taught to students and will be provided free course materials and lessons.

The course, called Introduction to Cyber Technologies, provides instruction in how computers talk to each other, what IP addresses, packets, and cookies really are, and how the backbone computer infrastructure of the Internet works.

Registration for this summer’s Teacher Bootcamp is now open. Teachers or School Administrators who wish to register for this summer’s Teacher Bootcamp should fill out the application form.

For more information, contact CTA staff by email at:

CSUSanMarcos Women’s Hackathon


The Women’s Hackathon is designed to inspire young women to explore the unknown and open doors to opportunities in the tech sector. The 12-hour event is open to all female students, ages 16 and older, who will work collaboratively to design a website, game, or mobile app that addresses a selected real world challenge. No prior programming experience is required and registration is free. There may be up to 6 people in a team. Prior to the event, teams can plan, storyboard, and determine what they want to do and how they will go about building their solution. The only caveat is that no programming is allowed until the day of the event. ​All projects must be submitted to ChallengePost by 5:30 pm. Teams will present their projects to a panel of judges and the whole group. Depending on the final number of teams at the event, each team may have 3 – 5 minutes to present and 1 – 2 minutes to answer questions from the Judge Panel. Projects will be judged in 4 categories: Appropriateness to Theme, User Experience & Functionality, Originality & Impact, and Technical Difficulty.


Hacking will take place in Social & Behavioral Science Building (S.B.S.B.)

8:00am – 8:30am Check-in at SBSB Lobby
8:30am – 9:00am Welcome and opening
9:00am – 9:30am Team formation
9:30am – 5:30pm Hacking

Lunch available at noon
Dinner available at 5:00pm

5:30pm – 6:00pm Prepare for presentations
6:00pm – 7:30pm Presentation of projects
7:30pm – 8:00pm Judges meet, participants network
8:00pm – 8:45pm Awards​

April 25, 2015 at the California State University, San Marcos campus. For more information, go to or contact Dr. Youwen Ouyang