Making a Difference in Computing and Information Technology
Join The Venture Center at the University of Arkansas
Sam M. Walton College of Business for Jolt Cyber Challenge 2019, a hands-on, immersive job training focused on cyber security. Student, corporate and individual teams of 4 and will learn critical cyber security skills and earn CPE hours, all while competing for cash prizes!
Jolt provides experiential workforce and professional development for the technological community in Central Arkansas through targeted and relevant programming designed to expose students and professionals to best-practices and emerging trends and top tools for development and innovation.
Jolt provides the important cross between the development of soft skills such as communication, leadership, and collaboration as well as real-world, technical hard skills.
In this 24-hour “game of codes,” teams of developers, engineers and programmers are pitted against each other to accomplish categorized technical feats organized on a Jeopardy!® style game board.
Jolt is designed to be an immersive, fun learning experience. You'll have a chance to contribute as well as learn from seasoned professionals and technical mentors, no matter your skill level.
Registration includes participation for four-plus :
-6 Full Meals + Snacks + Caffeine
-Access to technical mentors & exposure to some of the top local tech talent in the region—plus the chance to try out new concepts, tools, and skills
-Discounted parking at the 2nd & Main Deck
-Registrants signed up by Sept. 27th receive a JOLT T-shirt
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian for the duration of the event, either as part of their team or a +1. A single guardian will suffice for the team if multiple members are under 18.
Do I have to be a coder?
No, but technical savvy helps. JOLT is designed to be fun for hard core developers as well as novice tech nerds. Some challenges are code heavy, while others focus on logic, strategy & puzzle solving.
Who can be on my team?
A maximum of 4 people are allowed per team. If you are a lone wolf, that’s cool with us, but registration remains the same.
Do I have to bring a computer?
Yes, each team member must bring their computer of choice. You are encouraged to set up your equipment on Friday evening so that you are ready to rock on Saturday morning. Ethernet access is limited, so plan for WiFi. Extra extension cords, monitors and additional computers will be not provided.
What do we win?
Bragging rights. Tales of glory. Silly trophies and fun prizes.
What else is in it for me?
Up to 27 CPE hours may be available to each participant. Visit VentureCenter.co/Jolt for more info.
For a complete schedule of events visit www.venturecenter.co/jolt
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