2023 MS-CC Annual Meeting and Student Hackathon

MS-CC Annual Meeting

May 10-11, 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia 

MS-CC Student Hackathon

May 9-10, 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia 

MS-CC Annual Meeting and Hackathon

Join us in Atlanta! The Minority Serving - Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) is pleased to host its first Annual Meeting on May 10-11, 2023, and its first Student Hackathon for students attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) on May 9-10. 

The MS-CC Annual Meeting is a gathering of your peers, practitioners, community-builders, advocates, and leaders from HBCUs, TCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and the broader community of minority-serving institutions (MSIs). 

We hope you’ll join us in Atlanta as we present how the MS-CC, in partnership with Internet2 and with funding support from the National Science Foundation, is promoting advanced cyberinfrastructure (IT for research) capabilities for our community, with a focus on supporting you and your campus in improving learning environments and achieving research goals.

Hotel, Travel Support, and Registration

The MS-CC Annual Meeting and the MS-CC Student Hackathon will take place at the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel located at 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. The two events are free to attend but registration is required.

Registration for the MS-CC Annual Meeting is open. Due to capacity restrictions, we are currently limiting registrations to MS-CC participants from HBCUs, TCUs, and those who are involved with the MS-CC Annual Meeting program. Those who register but do not fall into one of these categories will be placed on a waitlist.

Travel support to help subsidize travel expenses, including lodging and airfare or reasonable mileage is available for MS-CC participants as well as HBCU and TCU students. The deadline to complete the travel support forms is March 31, 2023. Students should fill out the MS-CC Hackathon Travel Support Request form and MS-CC participants should fill out the MS-CC 2023 Annual Meeting Travel Support form.

Registration for the hackathon is limited to 20 students and details on how to register will be provided to students who fill out the MS-CC Hackathon Travel Support Request form. Students who participate in the hackathon are also invited to attend the MS-CC Annual Meeting, and additional travel support can be requested for attending the annual meeting. Students who have questions about the travel support form or registration can email Teni Agbesanwa, MS-CC program coordinator, at tagbesanwa@internet2.edu

Did You Know? Our Events Are Co-located With Internet2 Community Exchange

The MS-CC Annual Meeting and Student Hackathon events are co-located with the 2023 Internet2 Community Exchange conference, which takes place May 8-11, in Atlanta. 

The Community Exchange features multiple days of collaboration, workshops, tutorials, and inspiring keynotes. MS-CC participants from HBCUs and TCUs who are interested in attending the Internet2 Community Exchange can indicate their interest in the travel support form to receive complimentary registration. 

As part of the Community Exchange program, MS-CC leadership is participating in a panel presentation on Bridging the Digital Divide at Community Exchange on the morning of Wednesday, May 10. The panel participants include Urban Wiggins, Ph.D.; Richard Alo, Ph.D.; Ana Hunsinger; and Bobby Clark. 

General Schedule* - MS-CC Annual Meeting

May 10, 2023 | Reception | 4 to 7 p.m. ET

May 11, 2023 | Program | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

*as of March 13, 2023.

General Schedule - MS-CC Student Hackathon

The MS-CC Hackathon is an opportunity for students who are currently enrolled at an HBCU or TCU to come together, learn new skills, and collaboratively apply those new skills to a particular problem in a defined amount of time. In this hackathon, students learn about and apply the SIR Model to different problems. Students just need a laptop and an interest in learning a new skill set. Experience in coding and programming language is not required

May 9, 2023 | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET

May 10, 2023 | 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

Agenda - MS-CC Annual Meeting

A formal agenda of the MS-CC Annual Meeting will be posted in mid-April. 

Health & Safety Protocols

The MS-CC is following the health and safety protocols that Internet2 requires at its events. Proof of vaccination will not be required to attend the MS-CC Annual Meeting and the MS-CC Student Hackathon

Be aware that, while Internet2 will make every effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on site, it is possible that you may encounter people that carry the virus through your travels. The health and safety of meeting attendees are very important to us, and we believe the most effective way to ensure the safety of all attendees is to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Internet2 will comply with the state of the local state guidelines for masking and social distancing. Regardless of vaccination status, masks, and social distancing are strongly recommended although not required. Masks will be available at the registration desk if you wish to wear one.

Once onsite, if you become feverish or develop a cough, please stay in your room and notify meetingregistration@internet2.edu to report your illness and seek medical attention.

Local COVID Guidance:

Events Code of Conduct

The MS-CC is following the events code of conduct that Internet2 requires at its events. Internet2 and the community are committed to promoting a positive environment at our events and conferences for our members and the research and education community. Our community values fair and equitable treatment of all individuals and expects our attendees to interact professionally and respectfully towards one another. Discrimination or harassment of any type, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion, is not consistent with our values and will not be tolerated. Unacceptable behavior includes offensive comments; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwanted attention; inappropriate physical contact; harassing, derogatory, or demeaning conduct; or other behavior that demonstrates a lack of professionalism or respect for another individual.

Participants are expected to follow these rules at all Internet2-hosted events. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave an event without warning or a refund, at the discretion of Internet2. In some instances, such behavior may be reported to local or federal law enforcement officers. If you believe that you or someone else has been subject to these behaviors, please contact the Internet2 Ethics Hotline immediately at (877) 842-6829 or send a message via the web at www.reportlineweb.com/internet2.

The MS-CC is funded by NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure under awards # 2137123 and 2234326