Girls: Sign Up Now for the Girl Scouts Hack-A-Thon
Looking for a new challenge from home? Middle- and high-school girls are invited to participate in the first Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Hack-A-Thon! All you need is a computer with an internet connection. Practice challenges open April 22 and the Hack-A-Thon is April 28–30. Beginners are welcome, and the entry fee is only $5. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to participate—all middle- and high-school girls are welcome!
What is a Hack-A-Thon?
A hack-a-thon is a designated period of time spent solving cybersecurity issues. In this case, girls in middle school and high school will compete to earn the most points by completing trivia questions, cracking passwords, and other cybersecurity themed challenges from April 28 to April 30. Girls can log on and practice in the virtual lab beginning April 22, but will not begin earning points until April 28 at 9:00 am.
Access to the virtual lab will be granted on April 22. Between then and the beginning of the competition, April 28, girls can log on at least twice to practice and work out any potential issues they may face within the virtual lab. Points can be earned from April 28, beginning at 9:00 am, through April 30, at 5:00 pm EST.
Everything is done completely online, so you can continue to socially distance while practicing your cybersecurity skills.
There will be a range of challenges from easy to hard to challenge girls of all skill levels. The platform is designed to be a learning experience, so beginners are welcome to sign on and learn some new skills! You will receive an email by April 22, which will include login credentials for each girl who is participating, a quick-start guide to get girls logged on and in the software, and some troubleshooting information.
Participation in the Hack-A-Thon costs $5 and includes a fun patch shipped to you.