Congrats to sophomores Daniel Obloj ’21, Anthony Shuman ’21 and Jay Skrab ’21 for winning the CoolTech Challenge in Cleveland. The trio won the CyberSecurity Challenge portion of the competition by building a website that listed toys, recommended security settings and other things parents and children need to understand about electronic toys. This year’s new challenge was developed in partnership with MCPc and the CSO Xchange. The team won $1,500. Computer science teacher Mr. Rich Kirkpatrick encouraged the boys to enter the competition.
About the CoolTech Challenge
The 11th annual CoolTech Challenge engaged over 140 enterprising students from 55 regional high schools. At this year’s CoolTech Showcase, 62 teams of students presented their projects to their peers and to IT business leaders and professionals.
The CoolTech Challenge is a RITE signature program that gives young IT talent the opportunity to innovate, create and showcase their IT abilities. Student teams competed in developing unique concepts for fully functional websites, mobile apps or cyber security solutions. All participants had the opportunity to display and present their projects at the CoolTech Showcase on Thursday, April 11, 2019.