Hackathon gears up for first round

Registration for Capture the Flag, the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s annual hackathon, opened on Aug. 25 in preparation for the preliminary, online-only round of the competition. It will be held from Sept. 19 to Sept. 21.

The hackathon is a part of Cyber Security Awareness Week, an annual week of events hosted by the student-run Information Systems and Internet Security cyber security laboratory with sponsors including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Yahoo and Facebook. Since its inception in 2004, the number of students participating has grown, and last year it attracted 15,000 students from 86 countries in high school, college and graduate school.

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