Cisco Systems and TCC to Host 60 Students for 2018 Hackathon Competition


Underscoring a commitment to preparing students for emerging careers, Tarrant County College has partnered with Cisco Systems to host 2018 Hackathon as part of its efforts to inspire students to join the cyber security profession. Each day, 30 students will play the role of attacker and defender during real world cybersecurity attack scenarios led by Cisco instructors.

Participants also will have the chance to learn about industry trends and to network with potential employers, including representatives from Cisco, Elbit Systems and JP Morgan Chase. TCC representatives will be on hand to share information about the new cybersecurity degree program launching in the fall.

With the global cybersecurity workforce facing an impending shortage, it is vital that TCC offers relevant learning opportunities that efficiently train a skilled workforce.

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.


Friday, Apr. 27 and Saturday, Apr. 28
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Tarrant County College Trinity River
Connect Room (TRTR 4102)
300 Trinity Campus Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76102