Hacking with Holyoke Codes


Cloud computing is everywhere. Smart phones, social media, on-line stores and other digital devices all know something about us…

In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, researchers from Boston University hosted a free, hands-on cyber-security workshop at the MGHPCC on Saturday December 12th.

“Hacking with Holyoke Codes” introduced students and their teachers, kid and their parents to issues of cyber-security in today’s internet with instruction and activities geared towards helping participants reflect on how we balance access and privacy?

During the workshop participants learnt about secret codes and cryptography, and password cracking, joining forces for a final “Capture the Flag” hacking contest!

Pictures from the event are on the MGHPCC Flickr page

Sponsored by the Computer Science Teachers Association, Western Mass Chapter, Holyoke Codes and Girls Inc. of Holyoke . Support for the event was provided by the National Science Foundation CISE SaTC Frontier Award #1414119 to Boston University, entitled MACS: A Modular Approach to Cloud Security.