Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security

2018 AFA CyberCamp sponsored by Microsoft

Schedule

Students Attending the University of Pittsburgh - Oakland Campus Location, Click Here for Your Printable Program and Agenda.

Students Attending the Robert Morris Satellite Location, Click Here for Your Printable Program and Agenda.

Arrival at Pitt on Monday, July 23, 2018

Check-in is from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on Monday, July 23, 2018. There will be a designated drop-off area in front of the University Club, located between Fifth Avenue and O’Hara Street, at 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. If you wish to park, limited space will be available. In particular, Soldiers and Sailors Garage will be limited in the morning the week of the camp due to Pitt Start. Please check with Pitt Parking, Transportation, and Services for your best options for visitor parking. Note that, due to space limitations, parents may not shadow their child during any portion of the camp.

Upon arrival on Monday, students should check in at the registration tables inside of the University Club, where they will receive a Pitt backpack that includes their workbook, camp T-shirt, and other gift items. Students will then be directed to Ballroom B on the second floor and, following breakfast and welcoming remarks, later escorted to their assigned University computing lab elsewhere on campus.

Lab Assignments and Student Pick-Up

Due to hosting over 170 students on the University of Pittsburgh campus over 5 days, students have been assigned one of 5 campus computing lab locations – Alumni Hall B-40, Benedum Hall B-06, David Lawrence Hall 230 (Advanced Camp Only), Bellefield Hall 314, and Bellefield Hall 302. You should have received an email with your student’s computing lab assignment and directions to the building. We did our best to assign students to labs with their schoolmates as space allowed.

This will also be the location where your student may be picked-up following the 3 p.m. dismissal Monday through Thursday, as well as their drop-off location Tuesday through Friday morning.

Note that students are expected to arrive prior to the 9 a.m. start on each of the five days. Computer labs will open daily at 8:30 a.m.

Competition Day

On Friday, students will use what they learned about cybersecurity in a team competition to win prizes for first, second, and third place. For the Pitt location, each Standard Camp and Advanced Camp will have their own set of gift cards that can be redeemed at The University Store on Fith or The Pitt Shop. First place wins $75, second wins $50, and third wins $25.

Student Campus Tour and Parental Information Session

New for this year, we have partnered with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid to offer a parent information session and campus tour in the afternoon Friday, July 27, 2018. The student campus tour by the Pitt Pathfinders (currently enrolled students) occurs immediately following the camp at 3:00pm. The parental information session occurs 1:30pm – 2:30pm while the students are participating separately in the Careers in Technology Professional panel.

If you would like to participate in these sessions, you must register in advance using the links below.

Student Campus Tour

Parent Information Session

If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact the University of Pittsburgh Visitor Center at (412) 624-7717 or visitctr@pitt.edu.

Lunch

CyberCamp offers lunch during the designated break each day at no charge. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. However, parents are encouraged to pack a lunch if concerned about their child’s dietary restrictions.

Dress Code

Jean/casual pants or shorts are acceptable attire, and students are to wear their camp shirts every day. An undershirt is suggested to prevent having to wash the shirt daily.

Housing

For families from outside of the Pittsburgh area, special rates are available for CyberCamp participants at two neighboring hotels. The Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center has offered a discounted rate of $145. To get this rate please contact Ronda Cosby at 412-682-6241 or rcosby@wyndham.com and mention the University of Pittsburgh CyberCamp.The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place has offered a discounted rate of $139. When booking, please mention the University of Pittsburgh CyberCamp to get this rate.

If you are unable to commit to this weeklong camp, it is important that you email afacamp@pitt.edu to cancel your registration.

Diamond Sponsor

Securing Our Future Together - Microsoft is Proud to Sponsor Future Cybersecurity Professionals

 

Selected Media Coverage

2019

Eventbrite - 2019 AFA CyberCamp hosted by Pitt Cyber

 

2018

Advanced CyberCamp Prepares the Next Generation for Cyber Workforce - PittWire

Cyber Camp Makes Pittsburgh Cybersecurity Professional Training Ground - Pittsburgh Business Times

Panel Looking at Ways to Protect Local Elections from Hackers - WPXI Channel 11 News

Pitt Launches Second Annual CyberCamp for Area Students - The New Pittsburgh Courier

Cybersecurity Summer Camp at Pitt Cyber Grows, Sells Out - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

2017

PittWire - Securing Cyberspace: High Schoolers Learn What It Takes to Fight High-tech Threats

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Zero by Zero edges out the Cupcakes in Pitt cyber camp competition

Tribune Review - Students learn cyber security and teamwork at Pitt camp

The Indiana Gazette - Students participate in cyber security camp

Pitt Office of Communications - 2017 AFA CyberCamp Media Gallery