The theme for this spring's event is Musical Cryptography, inspired by a recently unveiled courageous experience of Dr. Merryl Goldberg, a music professor and performing artist. Participants at the event will work in teams to devise creative ways of hiding socially responsible textual messages via music and to build computer programs that implement these creative ideas. We hope the event will help participants experience the creative, collaborative aspects of computing and develop a sense of belonging to the community. No prior experience in music or cryptography is required.
This fun-filled event is free of charge for students to participate and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The event also connects students with professionals from local industries who provide mentoring on student projects or serve on the judging panel.
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Seating is limitted to 50 participants. Registrations accepted through April 8, 2024 (Monday). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Dr. Goldberg's Experience
How a Saxophonist Tricked the KGB by Encrypting Secrets in Music
|9:00am - 9:30am
|Participant check-in & breakfast
|9:30am - 10:00am
|Opening session with drum circles
|10:00am - 5:00pm
|Teamwork and composition session (Refreshment/Lunch served)
|5:00pm - 6:30pm
|6:30pm - 7:30pm
|Participant dinner & performance
|7:30pm - 8:00pm
|Awards & closing