NETSCOUT and Shooting Stars Foundation Host Virtual Student Hackathon for “Life In 2031”

WESTFORD, Mass.–()–NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a number one supplier of service assurance, networking, safety, and enterprise analytics, at this time introduced it’s sponsoring its seventh civic hackathon with Shooting Stars Foundation. This 12-hour digital civic hackathon asks college students to consider “Life in 2031” as they problem themselves to resolve new issues by means of hands-on STEM expertise.

Civic hackathons develop college students’ curiosity in STEM matters and neighborhood points by offering a possibility to observe 21st century expertise equivalent to important pondering, know-how literacy, collaboration, and innovation. This yr’s theme is “Life in 2031” and college students shall be requested to contemplate what the world would possibly appear like 10 years from now, whether or not in studying, journey, tradition, local weather change, surroundings, well being, or know-how. Students, who might or might not have coding expertise, will then develop inventive options to deal with these anticipated wants and challenges, with help from mentors as wanted. At the tip of the day, scholar groups will pitch their options to the panel of judges.

With organizers making a concerted effort to incorporate minority college students by reaching out to youth organizations in underserved communities, a various group of center and highschool college students from 22 states and Puerto Rico, in addition to Jamaica, Canada, and 4 different nations are registered.

Event highlights are famous beneath and extra info will be discovered on the event website.

Saturday, May 8, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern

  • In advance of the occasion, registered college students shall be supplied pre-event workshops in HTML and CSS coding in addition to different engagement alternatives, together with a workshop for brainstorming and a STEM profession exploration workshop that includes a panel of six NETSCOUT staff.
  • Two NETSCOUT executives will ship keynote addresses:

    • Jeff Levinson, Vice President and General Counsel, has been skilled as a Climate Reality Project Leader. He will discuss local weather change issues and options and the way forward for a simply transition to scrub vitality.
    • Tony King, Senior Vice President, International Sales, an skilled know-how government, will focus on international know-how traits and provide college students pointers for a profitable pitch presentation.
  • NETSCOUT staff will function mentors, guiding brainstorming and advising college students on their tasks all through the day, and as judges for the ultimate shows.
  • Prizes shall be awarded in a number of classes.

About Shooting Stars Foundation

Shooting Stars Foundation is a 501(c)three non-profit group that empowers youth by means of schooling. We sponsor about 400 college students in STEM Majors in universities in Eight nations and have executed a number of state-of-the-art know-how camps within the US for the underserved communities. Shooting Stars strongly believes in empowering youth to interrupt the cycle of poverty by means of related STEM schooling in probably the most wanted communities!

About NETSCOUT

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) helps guarantee digital enterprise companies in opposition to disruptions in availability, efficiency, and safety. Our market and know-how management stems from combining our patented good information know-how with good analytics. We present real-time, pervasive visibility and insights prospects have to speed up and safe their digital transformation. Our strategy transforms the way in which organizations plan, ship, combine, take a look at, and deploy companies and purposes. Our nGenius™ service assurance options present real-time, contextual evaluation of service, community, and utility efficiency. Arbor Smart DDoS Protection by NETSCOUT merchandise assist shield in opposition to assaults that threaten availability and superior threats that infiltrate networks to steal important enterprise property. To study extra about enhancing service, community, and utility efficiency in bodily or digital information facilities, or within the cloud, and the way NETSCOUT’s efficiency and safety options powered by service intelligence can assist you progress ahead with confidence, go to www.netscout.com or observe @NETSCOUT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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