During the heat of July, the Rangeview High School CyberPatriot program hosted a Cyber Boot Camp for incoming STEM students as well as some returning students. The boot camp offered students a series of workshops on some very advanced software, technologies and cyber security. Sessions included topics on:
Corporate Cyber Security / Hacking & Ethical Hacking – conducted by Chipotle Corporate IT team.
- Animation and Graphic Design – conducted by Randy Mills - coach of the Rangeview Cyber Patriot program.
- Cyber Security and Network Structures - conducted by Jim Schatzman of Northrop Grumman.
- Linux Code and Server Structures – conducted by Chris Retford – Department of Defense employee and mentor for Rangeview Cyber Patriot program
- Python Programming Language – conducted by Lucas Nicodemus, Isaac Grant and Luke Robinson – members of Rangeview Cyber Patriot teams. Grant was a member of the team that traveled to Washington, D.C. in 2010 and took sixth place in the nation for the CyberPatriot competition.
Students had the opportunity to work with experts and learn skills at an advanced level and pace. They worked with, built and protected servers donated by the Aurora Public Schools IT Division.
A special thank you goes to the community members that made this program happen:
- IT Division of the Chipotle Company spearheaded and organized by Lisa Walker
- Jim Schatzman and Northrop Grumman for their continued support of the Cyber Patriot Program
- Chris Retford and the Department of Defense
- Aurora Public Schools Chief Information Officer Steve Clagg and the IT Division