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Teams prepare for the Erich J. Spengler Midwest Regional CCDC

 On March 27-28, 2015 ten teams, winners of qualification CCDC will converge at Moraine Valley Community College for the 2015 Erich J. Spengler Midwest Regional CCDC.  Eight out of the nine Midwest states have competed in qualification CCDC this spring.  The top team from each of these states will compete in the regional.  These are, 

Illinois

DePaul University

Indiana

Indiana Tech

Iowa

North Iowa Area Community College

Kentucky

University of Louisville

Michigan

Davenport University

Minnesota

Lake Superior

Missouri

Southeast Missouri State University

Ohio

Baldwin Wallace University

Wisconsin

Milwaukee School of Engineering

 The 2015 Michigan Qualification CCDC is to be held 3/7/15.  The regional will include a wildcard team, deemed the best second place team from each of the state qualifiers.  Thus far Northern Kentucky University is the lead school for the wildcard and will compete in the regional unless unseated by a Michigan team.

Several state qualification competitions were especially close for top teams.  In Kentucky, University of Louisville and Northern Kentucky University were virtually co-winners with a photo finish.  Honorable mention goes to Southern Illinois University, Rose-Hulman University, and Milwaukee Area Technical College for their excellent performance in their respective state qualifiers.


Davenport University Wins the Michigan CCDC

 Davenport University took first place in the largest of the Midwest State CCDC Qualifiers.  Like many of the qualifiers, it was a tight race to first place, with special mention going to the second place team, Baker College of Jackson.

Davenport University has a long history of fielding excellent teams in the CCDC, and has participated in the regional several times.  


Read more about the Midwest CCDC 2015

Two-year and four-year colleges and universities are putting together their top tech-savvy students to form teams to compete. These teams will build and defend their mock production business infrastructure from professional “hackers” who are given the challenge to take each team’s production systems offline and breach their security.   While the teams work hard to fend off “hackers,” the competition judging staff will deploy network enhancement and upgrade challenges to teams, judging team’s performance, scoring and supporting the overall event.

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin are buzzing with MWCCDC excitement as applications are rolling in.  These competitions are experiences your students can build from in their career development.  No previous competition experience is needed. 

   

There are many ways to get involved or support the CCDC efforts in your state or regionally.  All Contacts that support the CCDC  welcome your communication and input to the process.  They will also do their best to answer any questions you may have.  To learn more about the Midwest CCDC or to become a sponsor, contact Dr. David Durkee, Director of Competition Operations at ddurkee14@att.net or (440) 488-0331 or contact Lynn Dohm at 815-717-6546 or lynn.dohm@morainevalley.edu.  For CSSIA or Virtualization Laboratory related questions contact John Sands at sands@morainevalley.edu at (708) 974-5426.  A full list of contacts is located here.

 


Injects and Scoring

Illinois CCDC
Indiana CCDC
Iowa CCDC
Kentucky CCDC
Michigan CCDC
Ohio CCDC
Minnesota CCDC
Missouri CCDC
Wisconsin CCDC

The CSSIA Virtualization Data Center (CVDC) powers the State and Regional CCDC Competition Stadiums and various learning laboratories. This state of the art environment uses the latest technologies. Here is the research and development rack that prototypes the competition environment.