One of the most common questions we address here at the Nationals is “how do we get involved in CCDC”? Well the answer is “it depends” - on who you are and what aspect of CCDC you want to be involved with.
Student/coach: If you are a student or a faculty member interested in starting a team and competing in CCDC events, head on over to www.nationalccdc.org and take a look at the Competitors menu. There you’ll find information about the rules (including topics like team composition and eligibility), regional events, the competition schedule, and so on. Be sure to download the Team Prep Guide in the FAQ section of the Competitors tab. CCDC is a tiered competition structure – there are qualifying events, leading to regional events, which lead to the national event. If you win you keep progressing up the competition ladder. To start competing in CCDC events you’ll need to contact the POC responsible for your qualifying or regional event (see the CCDC Regional map under the CCDC Regionals section of the Competitors tab) and register your team for competition. CCDC competitions start in January but don’t wait to register – many CCDC events have a limited number of competitions spots and they fill up fast.
Sponsor: CCDC events are an excellent place to showcase IT or security related products to the next generation of professionals. Looking for some outstanding employees? CCDC events are an excellent place to recruit. Every CCDC event accepts sponsorship donations of software, hardware, and funding in return for recognition and access to some of the best talent colleges and universities have to offer in the IT space. For more information on sponsorship opportunities please visit www.nationalccdc.org and click on the Sponsors menu or contact the POC for the CCDC regional in your area.
Volunteers: CCDC events have some excellent volunteer opportunities and are a great way for you to support your local schools (while possibly earning CPE credits). For volunteer opportunities please visit www.nationalccdc.org and click on the Volunteers tab or contact the POC for the CCDC regional in your area.
Media: CCDC events do offer access to credentialed media personnel. If you are interested in covering a CCDC event, please contact the POC for the CCDC regional in your area. For media coverage of the National CCDC, please contact the CIAS at 210-842-0509.