The VWCC Computer Science Club is a student organization, open to all active VWCC students, that meets regularly to discuss cyber security, programming, and networking. Club members are also given access to online virtual machines and networks (Kali, Ubuntu, Centos and others) to practice security techniques in safe space. Virtual systems are provided by The Virginia Cyber Range.
Club members also have the option of competing against each other in our own custom Capture The Flag environment, and joining other CTF events throughout the year.
If you’re interested in joining, contact Mr. B email@example.com.
Local Groups & Associations
Participation in groups and associations associated with your field of interest is a great way to network with people in your field. Students in our programs are strongly encouraged to be active in these groups.
New River Valley Developers Community – An up-and-coming organization to connect developers in the Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, and Roanoke region. They have a Slack workspace where developers chat, connect, and plan meetups.
Roanoke Valley .NET User Group – Don’t let the name fool you, RVNUG is a long-running meetup that hosts talks on a wide variety of developer-focused topics (more than just .NET!). Meets monthly in the Roanoke Grandin CoLab.
Roanoke InfoSec Exchange – Information Security- and Cyber Security-focused meeting group. Great information for IT, networking, and security professionals. Meets monthly and lists other local security-focused events.
Roanoke Linux Users Group
Roanoke Linux Users Group – All things Linux for the new and experienced! Great for IT enthusiasts and professionals. Meets monthly at the Roanoke South County Library.
Docker Blacksburg – Docker is a new-ish tool for creating and administering cloud-basesd software that has revolutionized the IT and development worlds.
Roanoke – Blacksburg Technology Council
Association working to promote the growth of the Roanoke-Blacksburg technology community. Holds regular events for area businesses and often offers reduced prices for students.
National Cybersecurity Student Association
Dedicated to expanding its membership’s professional network and cybersecurity industry connections. This commitment positions student members for greater success in the cybersecurity sector. Membership cost is $9.99 every six months
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