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AT & T Hack-o-ween with CyberTECH

Code with us for Hack-o-ween

Join us for Hack-o-ween, a VR/AR Hackathon produced by the AT&T Developer Program and CyberTECH. Hackathons are coding competitions, where individuals and teams build apps and games from scratch over a specified time period. The apps are then pitched to judges and prizes award for the best apps. Hackathons are a great opportunity to learn new technologies, network with fellow developers, enjoy some food, most importantly have some fun!

The Hackathon will be held in downtown San Diego at CyberTECH’s cybersecurity incubator and shared workspace, CyberHive, starting the evening of Friday, Oct 27 and ending the evening of Sunday Oct 29. See the full schedule below.

It’s Hack-o-ween!

Code in costume if you want! Bring your favorite cosplay, neopixel wearable, or that SpongeBob outfit. Street clothes are fine also!

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

Schedule

The following is a list of the weekend’s agenda:

Day 1 – Friday

6PM – Dinner is served and networking
7PM – Event kickoff
8PM – Pitch ideas, form teams, and start coding!
9PM – Equipment loaning
12AM – Venue closes for the night; you may continue working on your project offsite.

Day 2 – Saturday

9AM – The fun continues with breakfast served in the morning! Work with the teams from Day 1 to complete the app.
1PM – Lunch is served
4PM – TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE
7PM – Dinner is served

CyberTECH will be open OVERNIGHT on Saturday! Thank you to CyberTech for keeping the hackathon non-stop!

Day 3 – Sunday

9AM – Breakfast served
1PM – CODE FREEZE. First round of judging. Lunch is served
4PM – Top teams present and winners announced

Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded after the fast pitches are completed and the judges have convened:

Best Hackathon Overall App
$1000 in Amazon gift cards for the team
Membership to CyberTech ($1680 value)

Best Smart City Hack
$500 in Amazon gift cards for the team
3 month hot desk at CyberTech ($750 value)

Best VR/AR Hack
$500 in Amazon gift cards for the team
3 month hot desk at CyberTech ($750 value)

Judging Criteria

Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly.
33% Weight – Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
33% Weight – Originality of idea
33% Weight – Creative use of technologies discussed at the event

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

Hackathon Legal

Hackathon terms: http://bit.ly/2fb1fdH

We expect all participants to abide by the Hack Code of Conduct: http://hackcodeofconduct.org/attdeveloper

FAQ: https://goo.gl/26H8rZ

Social Media

Follow us @attdeveloper and @CyberHiveSD for live updates and photos from the event
Use #atthack in your tweets
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ATTDeveloper

Speakers

Darin Andersen is a distinguished Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity professional with over 15 years of experience in the security industry. In 2013, Mr. Andersen founded CyberTECH (CyberHive and iHive Incubators), a global cybersecurity and IoT network ecosystem providing cybersecurity and IoT resources, strategic programs and quality thought leader IoT Forums across the nation. Darin is also founder of CyberUnited, a cybersecurity, big data and predictive analytics firm that applies a behavioral psychology framework via machine learning, data, analytics and inferential algorithms to determine and prevent identity and insider threats within the enterprise, academic and government organizations.

Sponsors

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CyberTECH Opens Grind Coffee Shop

CyberTECH is pleased to announce the opening of its in-house coffee shop, Grind. By introducing a fully functioning cafe, CyberTECH is addressing one of the challenges for workers in the Banker’s Hill area – good coffee. With very few cafes and restaurants within walking distance of the CoWorking offices at First and Fir, CyberTECH Members have struggled to fulfill their coffee break needs.

On November 10, the Grind will start providing hot drinks like mochas, lattes, and Americanos. With a focus on high quality beans and well-crafted beverages, Grind will be offering European-inspired products. CyberTECH facility manager, Mo Rahseparian, brings his years of restaurant ownership experience to ensure customers enjoy the highest quality products and services.

Starting with a wide selection of hot beverages, Grind will be expanding its line of products over the coming weeks and months. Cold drinks, bottled drinks, snacks, and sandwiches are all vital components to ensuring every visitor can find something to eat or drink.

And Grind will be open to everyone. Of course, the primary customers will be those Members inside the CyberTECH community. But the building at First and Fir houses office employees and healthcare workers that will be able to easily take advantage of the food services. In addition, Banker’s Hill residents and workers will have access to the Grind coffee and food. CyberTECH Members will get a hefty discount on any purchases.

Initially, operating hours will skew towards the morning with service starting before 8am. And because the shortage of lunch options in the area, the cafe will operate through the lunch hour. Extended and weekend hours will be determined based on demand and need.

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Webroot buys Cyberflow Analytics

Webroot buys Cyberflow Analytics, to expand in San Diego

Webroot, the market leader in next-generation endpoint security and threat intelligence, has announced it has acquired the assets of CyberFlow Analytics, an innovator in applying data science to network anomaly detection.

This acquisition enhances Webroot’s ability to address the explosion of internet-connected devices and an increasingly complex threat landscape. The company plans to expand its operations in San Diego.

Adding the FlowScape network behavioral analytics solution extends Webroot’s leadership in machine learning-based cybersecurity to the network layer.

As malware is now overwhelmingly polymorphic and advanced persistent threats (APTs) mask their activities within everyday network noise, SaaS-based FlowScape adversarial analytics and unsupervised machine learning enables Webroot to further reduce time to classify and address threats.

“Today, one of the only things attackers can’t find out about your network is what’s normal,” said Dick Williams, Webroot CEO. “This solution can identify and alert on potentially malicious activity that deviates from normal traffic in milliseconds.”

SOURCE: PRNEWSWIRE,
Sept. 21, 2016

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CyberTECH’s NEST Receives $40,000 Grant to Help Generate Tech Startups

Mayor Faulconer lauds new “living, breathing workplace” and “new way of doing things”

As part of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s commitment to grow San Diego’s tech innovation sector within the “Smart and Safe Cities” campaign, the City of San Diego has awarded a $40,000 grant to CyberTECH’s NEST CoWork space to help generate the creation of more startups and jobs across the region.

Officially opened nearly six months ago, NEST, the 16,000 square foot space located within the Manpower building in Bankers Hill (1855 First Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101), is now fully leased with 47 resident members. That total is expected to grow to 100 companies by mid-2017. For every resident member, NEST also supports an additional four non-resident members through its Community Social Incubation model.

The City of San Diego’s “Smart and Safe Cities” program emphasizes the need to support tech startups with infrastructure, mentorship and access to capital. By definition, a “smart and safe” city encourages a best-practices approach to preventing cyberattacks and related disruptions to the Internet and other open networks that are increasingly vulnerable, along with protecting basic user privacy and product safety.

“What we see at NEST represents a momentous shift away from the traditional workplace – a living, breathing workplace that embraces a new way of doing things,” said Mayor Faulconer in making the announcement. “NEST represents our city’s fast-changing, ever-flexible, always upwardly-mobile economy, especially for downtown, which is more vibrant than ever.”

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Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)

CyberTECH Launches Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) Program

California’s tech-inspired startups drive many of today’s hottest and most innovative products and services, helping to further position the state as the global center for excellence in Cybersecurity, Internet of Things and Emerging Technologies such as drones, blockchain, robotics, and 3D printing.

In that spirit, CyberTECH is proud to announce the CyberTECH Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) — a six-month, low-rent program designed to build strategic relationships between early-stage companies and CyberTECH’s growing ecosystem of partners and stakeholders.

This innovative program leveraging CyberTECH’s “Social Community Incubator Model” is designed as a major element of CyberTECH’s Smart & Safe Cities initiative, in partnership with CyberCalifornia.

You’re invited to join us in welcoming our initial cohort of CyberTECH Entrepreneurs in Residence at a special luncheon event, as follows:

CyberTECH Entrepreneurs in Residence

  • Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • iHive @ NEST CoWork, 1855 First Avenue, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92101

CyberTECH EIR startups will work independently with the support of the CyberTECH community. In some cases, EIRs may be embedded directly in departments or with Business Units at CyberTECH’s corporate partners to accelerate their business concepts and new technology products and services.

In addition to being assigned to a Mentorship Team, CyberTECH EIR startups will have access to no- or low-cost office space, along with discounted or low-cost software, high-speed Internet, strategic, legal and marketing professionals and other early stage startup services. Some startups may be offered stipends or scholarships from CyberTECH ecosystem companies.

Please join us for lunch Thursday, Sept. 15 to learn more about this exciting new program.

Darin Andersen, CEO/Founder

CyberTECH

EIR Program Application

CoWorking Week: Shared work spaces on tour

CoWorking Week: Shared work spaces on tour

By Roger Showley

August 5, 2016

The fifth annual CoWorking Week, kicking off Monday, aims to show how self-employed people can thrive in a post-pajama environment.

Five coworking spaces in San Diego County will hold free open houses to introduce the concept to people who have left the corporate world or want to escape loneliness at their home office.

But instead of renting a private office and paying for a common receptionist, coffee pot and copy equipment, coworkers typically work in an open-office setting and share ideas and trade services among one another.

Coworking entrepreneur, Darin Andersen, 50, started Cybertech and its Nest CoWork hub in Bankers Hill as a way to combine his interest in technology and background in commercial real estate.

He offered three tests for determining if coworking makes sense:

“You find yourself constantly distracted (in a home office). I call it ‘polishing the silver.’

“You are growing your team. You have more than yourself. You feel you’re in a growth phase and want to grow your concept and professionalize it outside your home space.”

“You are tired of working at a coffee shop, where it’s a loud environment and there’s no support.”

One study predicts 44 million Americans will be occupying coworking spaces by 2020. There are believed to be at least 1,000 San Diegans coworking today.

Coworking has gotten a boost since the recession, when workers lost their jobs and started their own companies. They set up shop in a spare bedroom (wearing PJs all day) and decided to professionalize but not in a beige cubicle setting.

The Nest coworking space attracts cybertech and other users to a Bankers Hill location, complete with food service and a gym. Cybertech .

The workers form one of the pillars of the so-called “shared” or “gig” economy and suit both single entrepreneurs developing a product and startup companies with a handful of employees not ready to set up permanent, standalone offices.

Coworking spaces offer a variety of membership plans, from only access to social events and workshops, starting at around $70 per month, to full-time dedicated desk space at around $400 per month.

Some locations include private offices as well, but all set aside space for conference and meeting rooms, food and sometimes exercise.

Andersen said the trend is solving a problem for landlords who have trouble filling vacant space. Instead of insisting on five- or 10-year leases, they can rent to a coworking company that in turn subleases to week-by-week or month-by-month users.

“I think coworking is a major global trend,” Andersen said. “I think people are looking at new styles of work and coworking is a sophisticated way to get work done and start something small and work up to big.”

Read the Original Story on the San Diego Union Tribune

Featured Photo Credit: Horacio Jones/Cinema Viva

Bay Area ranks as top U.S. tech hub

Each year, the CBRE Group gives the nation’s top 50 technology cities a score based on 13 metrics such as college degrees, tech job growth and the concentration of tech jobs in the workforce.

The top five winners: Northern California’s Bay Area, Washington D.C., Seattle, New York and Austin.

CBRE, which releases such rankings annually, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm serving owners, investors and occupiers.

However, the rankings tend to be a bit misleading.

The reason: CBRE’s research centers on computer/software-related technology jobs, such as programmers, computer technicians and engineers. It does not include life science-related jobs — where 16th-ranked San Diego, for example, has a large footprint. In addition, life science firms increasingly are requiring software engineers and other traditional tech workers for big data analysis in fields such as genomics.

A high concentration of millennials is a characteristic of tech cities, according to the report. San Diego posted a nearly 14 percent population increase in millennials from 2009 to 2014 – the latest data available.That ranked third nationally for percentage gain in cities with a tech workforce above 50,000 jobs, trailing only Washington, D.C., and the Bay Area.

San Diego had 67,590 tech workers in 2015 – up 47 percent over the previous five years. The average wage last year was $98,990, up 16.6 percent since 2010.

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune