This fall is hackathon season in Wyoming, with two very different events planned. The first event, officially called the “WyoHackathon 2018: Breakin’ Though” will be held at the University of Wyoming on Sept. 7-9 at the UW War Memorial Fieldhouse. In this, the first hackathon to be held on campus, organizers are expecting 300 highly competitive developers to participate in the grueling event where programmers will likely stay up all night trying to win the contest by being the first to hack into the objective system.

“This is very different from what we’ll be seeing at the Wyoming Business Report’s Cybersecurity Symposium in October,” explained Laura Baker, co-founder of CyberWyoming. 

The Cybersecurity Symposium is targeted primarily toward businesses and organization leaders who either lack the resources or otherwise need assistance in understanding the issues and solutions in dealing with cybersecurity issues. Their issues will be addressed on the second day of the Symposium.

The single-day hackathon, targeted at K-12 students interested in learning more about cybersecurity as a career, will be held on the first day of the Cybersecurity Symposium.  Winners of UW’s WyoHackathon may be invited to address the students and give career advice.

Watch the Wyoming Business Report's eDaily for updates on our Cybersecurity Symposium, as well as coverage of UW's competitive WyoHackathon.

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