Local College Students to Participate in 24-Hour Coding Challenge, October 16-17

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) October 13, 2015

Vijilan Security, the IT security company that exclusively enables Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and IT Solution Providers to deliver 24/7 security services, today announced it has signed as a Silver sponsor of the first student Hackathon at Broward College.

Broward College’s objective in hosting its first 24-hour Hackathon is to provide local college students the opportunity, regardless of major or prior computer programming experience, to collaborate and work together on various coding projects. The Hackathon will be held on Friday, October 16th, beginning at 6 p.m. at Broward College’s A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 S.W. Davie Road, Davie, Building 13. Students from Broward College, Florida Atlantic University, Nova Southeastern University and other institutions located in Broward County are invited to participate.The final presentations will be held on Saturday, October 17th, from 4 to 6 p.m. and are open to the public. To attend the presentations or awards ceremony, please register at: http://bchackathon.com.

As an avid supporter of the tech community in Broward County, Vijilan is especially positive about the Hackathon at Broward College as it recognizes the importance of collaboration and furthering technical knowledge by working together and sharing information.

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Michelle Levine, Professor of Computer Science Broward College
“Hackathons are becoming popular throughout the country because they address the persistent technology talent gap, as well as allow people form different backgrounds to work together and come up with new ideas and solutions to issues they may care about. Our goal is to create a really inclusive environment that inspires idea sharing and also encourages and develops the student talent pool, which will, in turn, support the thriving technology sector in Broward County.”

Gary Mullen, CMO Vijilan
“As a growing security company in Broward County, we are passionate about furthering technical knowledge locally. The Broward College Hackathon provides local college students with a solid opportunity to work together and learn coding techniques and other technical initiatives from one another. We are pleased to be able to support this excellent initiative.”

Grounded in 15 years of threat intelligence and expertise, the company’s advanced security services are sold exclusively through the Vijilan Partner Program, a white-label channel sales model. With several 24/7 security services, support and log archiving offerings, Vijilan works with partners to determine which offering is best for their business model and the needs of its clients.

About Broward College
Serving more than 68,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit http://www.broward.edu.

About Vijilan
Vijilan Security enables Managed Security Providers (MSPs) and solution providers to sell cost-effective 24/7 cyber-security services to their clients. The company maintains a 100% channel sales model, meaning its services are sold exclusively through managed security and service providers. For more information about the company or partnership opportunities, visit: http://www.vijilan.com.

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