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Advanced Technology International (ATI) is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Hack@SChack hackathon that took place Saturday, November 5, at Denmark Technical College. The event provided an exciting, competitive opportunity for underrepresented minority students from South Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Trident Technical College to hone their cybersecurity and computer science skills.
2022 Hack@SChack hackathon winners
- 1st place: The TTC Team, Trident Technical College
- 2nd Place (Tie): EET Cyberpunk, Denmark Technical College and Morris College’s Hornets
- 3rd Place (Tie): Team 2, Benedict College and Team Gigatron, Denmark Technical College
Hackathon Participating Colleges and Universities
- Allen University
- Benedict College
- Clinton College
- Claflin University
- Denmark Technical College
- Morris College
- SC State University
- Trident Technical College
The Hack@SChack hackathon was the culminating event of a program that began with a nine-month virtual mentorship and a one-week immersion internship experience between participating students and members of the SC-based cyber and information technology industry.
History of the Hack@SChack Hackathon
The program began with ATI’s receipt of the SC Commerce Office of Innovation 2022 Relentless Challenge grant. While students learned real-world skills and developed valuable relationships, the industry was able to connect with local talent to meet their long-term workforce demands and help instill a passion for the cyber field.
“It’s great to learn about cybersecurity in courses, but being able to put that knowledge into practice brings classroom lessons to life. Participating in Hack@SCHack was an amazing competition and I’ll carry what I learned as I pave my way to a successful career in the technology industry.”– Keithan Thompson, Denmark student
ATI thanks and recognizes the partners and supporters who made this event and program possible:
- South Carolina Department of Commerce
- South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs
- Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott
- Charleston Defense Contractors Association
- SC Tech, an initiative of SC Council on Competitiveness
- South Carolina Small Business Development Centers
- National Science and Engineering Alliance, Inc.
- Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic
- FBI – Columbia Field Office
- Daniel Island Community Fund
- Keynote Speaker Frank Abagnale, one of the world’s leading experts in cybercrime, FBI associate, and subject of the movie Catch Me If You Can.
- Fusion Cyber
- ATP GOV
- Ignite Digital
- Life Cycle Engineering (LCE)
“Denmark Technical College is thrilled to have hosted Hack@SCHack, the inaugural HBCU Hackathon. It is an amazing opportunity for students from HBCUs around the state, as well as Trident Technical College, to stretch the IT skills they have acquired and explore technology career pathways. Denmark Technical College is excited to partner with ATI and HBCUs across South Carolina as we work together to close the diversity gap in the technology sector.”Dr. Willie L Todd, Jr., Denmark Technical College’s President and CEO
For more information about the Hack@SChack hackathon, please visit: https://hackaschack.ati.org/
ATI, a public-service nonprofit based in Summerville, South Carolina, builds and manages collaborations that conduct research and development of new technologies to solve our nation’s national security challenges. Fueled by a community of experts from industry, academia, and government, ATI accelerates impact by using the power of collaboration to help the federal government quickly acquire novel technologies. ATI is a subsidiary of Analytic Services, Inc. (ANSER), a public-service research institute organized as a nonprofit corporation, which is dedicated to informing decisions that shape the nation’s future.