- Audience: Middle and High School students interested in computer science, coding, cybersecurity, machine learning.
- Registration Closes June 13, 2018
- Dates: June 18-22
- Time: 9:00-3:30
- Location: Trail Ridge Middle School, 1000 Button Rock Drive, Longmont, CO 80504.
Introduction to Machine Learning:
- This track is oriented towards high schools students with some prior experience with computer programming. Note: the content will include probability and statistics, so a strong foundation in math is encouraged.
- This introduction to machine learning is an innovative introduction to core concepts of computer programming and statistics and their application in real-world data analysis. Machine Learning is built on three interrelated perspectives: inferential thinking, computational thinking, and real-world relevance. Inferential thinking refers to an ability to connect data to underlying phenomena and to the ability to think critically about the conclusions that are drawn from data analysis. Computational thinking refers to the ability to conceive of the abstractions and processes that allow inferential procedures to be embodied in computer programs. In addition to exposure to computer programming and statistical inference in the context of data analysis, the week will involve hands-on analysis of a variety of real-world datasets. This class concludes with the development of a 20 Questions Game. Curriculum is geared toward advanced STEM students. This curriculum is intended for students who have had previous exposure to computer programming.
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity: - This track is oriented towards students who are beginners and students who have had some basic exposure to cybersecurity.
- According to a study into computer security manpower challenges and potential solutions released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), "we not only have a shortage of the highly technically skilled people required to operate and support systems already deployed, but also an even more desperate shortage of people who can design secure systems, write safe computer code, and create the ever more sophisticated tools needed to prevent, detect, mitigate, and reconstitute from damage due to system failures and malicious acts." Experienced cyber instructors will teach Computer Forensics and Cybersecurity fundamentals. The week-long program will culminate with a Cybersecurity Grand Challenge Competition. The program encourages both students who are beginners and students who have an intermediate knowledge of Cybersecurity.
Advanced CyberSecurity Concepts/Techniques: - This track is intended for students with experience in cybersecurity concepts and practices.
- Are you ready to take your CyberSecurity skills to the next level? This course is intended for students who have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of CyberSecurity, and will include extensive hands-on lab time. Cyber experts will lead this course and help students improve their skills and prepare them for the CyberPatriot competitions this fall. Enrollment priority will be given to students who have participated in at least one Cyber Patriot season and intend to compete in the 2017-2018 season. This curriculum is intended for students who have had previous exposure to Cyber Security concepts.