22 07 19

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s an unusual summer camp experience.

Instead of soaking up the sun, local girls learned how to become ethical hackers.

“You had to learn how to uncrack a code and the code lets you unlock a briefcase,” camp attendee Saniya Dodd said.

For one week, Forsyth Technical Community College offers a Girls GenCyber Robotics/Cybersecurity camp.

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15 08 18

For the week of August 6th through August 10th, Forsyth Tech held their second “Raspberry Pi” GenCyber Camp. The camp was open to boys and girls in the Forsyth and Stokes County areas. Topics discussed were: the 10 Principles of Cyber Security, Drone Technology and how to stay safe while flying and Raspberry Pi Construction, troubleshooting, programming, Horticulture, 3D Printing and Biotechnology (the kids got to extract their own DNA and take it home!).

Check out the pictures below for some action shots from the successful camp!

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2 08 18

For the week of July 23rd  through July 27th, Forsyth Tech held their first “Girls In IT” GenCyber Camp. The camp was open to girls in the Forsyth and Stokes County areas. Topics discussed were: the 10 Principles of Cyber Security, Drone Technology and how to stay safe while flying, Kamigami Robots, Apple Swift Playgrounds, Horticulture, 3D Printing and Biotechnology (the girls got to extract their own DNA and take it home!).

Check out the pictures below for some action shots from the successful camp!

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17 04 18

Forsyth Tech’s K-12 Cybersecurity Initiative partners with Meadowlark Elementary to teach students about cybersecurity safety.

27 03 18

On March 13 and March 20, Tony Brown presented “How to Plan and Build a Website” to the Girl Scouts of Winston-Salem, NC. They had 11 girls aged 10-15 in attendance. 

On the first day, they discussed what a website is, the difference between a website and a blog website, what is an online social presence and how to protect yourself online (some security functions). They then went over how to plan a website, defined the target audience, organized materials, and created a sketch of the pages we were going to create. The girls were put into groups of 2 and 3. 

On the second day, the girls were given their saved information from the previous week, and they were introduced to WordPress. (a Content Management System) They had to log into the system and were introduced to the dashboard. They created additional logins for their sites (for every team member). They proceeded to create Pages or Blog Posts and filled them with content (Text and Images). Some groups changed the theme, which wasn’t covered at length, but was optional.

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14 09 17

Rhoades Conference Center in Oak Grove Center 9-7-2017

Three tech industry professionals including our very own Davis iTech Department Chair, Dr. Deanne Cranford-Wesley, participated in a panel discussion about how cyber security awareness and risks effect large and small businesses alike in the Winston-Salem area. The other to professional panel representatives were tech and security specialists from AT&T and Duke Power. Many representatives for Winston-Salem small businesses attended and left with knowledge, practices, and plans to keep their business’ information protected.

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