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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,
North Iowa Area Community College
University of Louisville
Southeast Missouri State University
Baldwin Wallace University
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (440) 488-0331 or contact Lynn Dohm at 815-717-6546 or email@example.com. For CSSIA or Virtualization Laboratory related questions contact John Sands at firstname.lastname@example.org at (708) 974-5426. A full list of contacts is located here.
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.