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Canceled

Thank you for registering for the 2020 MWC3! We were on track for our largest conference yet! Unfortunately, as many of you may have heard by now, GVSU has cancelled all events beginning today, March 12th through March 29th. Given that all of our college and university co-sponsors have also moved to remote/online classes for the rest of March (some through the middle of April) and have sent their students home, we have had to cancel this year’s MWC3.

The 2021 MWC3 is already scheduled for March 19-20, 2021, at the same venue, the GVSU Eberhard Center. When next year's site is open for registration, we will send everyone an email announcement.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Venue

Grand Valley State University: PEW Campus
L.V. Eberhard Conference Center
301 Fulton St. W
Grand Rapids, MI 49401

Co-Chairs

Speakers

Saturday Lunch Speaker

Securing Our Failures


Aaron Shaver, Ph.D
Aaron Shaver, Ph.D, CISSP, is a digital strategist and organizational change consultant who works with legacy enterprise organizations and digital startups to accelerate the adoption of new digital-clinical and business models.

Saturday Evening Keynote Address

Securing the Future of IT


Joshua Hulst
Joshua Hulst is the co-founder and managing partner of Michigan Software Labs, creator of transformational software solutions for middle market and Fortune 500 companies alike. He is a graduate of the GE Edison Engineering Development Program, winner of the State of Michigan’s Code Michigan event, and a contributor to IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security

Breakout Sessions


Microsoft Cloud Services
IT Security

IBM Mainframe
Microsoft Cloud Services

IT Security
IBM Mainframe

Special Events

Switch Data Center Tour

Switch, a globally recognized leader in future-proof data center design, superscale cloud, unparalleled telecom gateways and energy sustainability, has opened the largest, most advanced data center campus in the Eastern U.S. Come take a tour with us and explore this new state of the art facility.

Competitions

Schedule

Friday, March 20 2020

Timeslot Event
Fri 08:00 am - 08:30 am Check-In & Registration
Fri 08:30 am - 08:45 am Announcements / Kickoff
Fri 08:45 am - 09:00 am Vendor time
Fri 09:00 am - 11:30 am Multiple Events
Breakouts: Microsoft Cloud Services, IT Security
Competitions: Java Programming, Mastering the Mainframe, System Analysis & Design
Fri 11:30 am - 11:45 am Transition to Lunch
Fri 11:45 am - 12:15 pm Lunch
Fri 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Round-table / Panel (Sponsored by Auto-Owners)
Fri 12:45 pm - 01:00 pm Vendor Time
Fri 01:00 pm - 01:30 pm Vendor Showcase / Networking
Fri 01:30 pm - 02:00 pm Vendor Time
Fri 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm Switch (Data Center) Tour / Dinner
Fri 05:30 pm - 05:45 pm Transition to Learning Competition
Fri 05:45 pm - 06:30 pm Learning Competition Prep
Fri 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm Competitions: Cybersecurity, Microsoft Office, Project Management, Dynatrace

Saturday, March 21 2020

Timeslot Event
Sat 08:00 am - 08:30 am Check-In & Registration
Sat 08:30 am - 08:45 am Announcements / Kickoff
Sat 08:45 am - 09:00 am Vendor Time
Sat 09:00 am - 11:30 am Multiple Events
Breakouts: IBM Mainframe, Microsoft Cloud Services
Competitions: Python Programming, Scrimmage SIM, Database Design
Sat 11:30 am - 11:45 am Transition to Lunch
Sat 11:45 am - 12:15 pm Lunch
Sat 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch Speaker
Sat 12:45 pm - 01:00 pm Vendor Time
Sat 01:00 pm - 03:30 pm Multiple Events
Breakouts: IT Security, IBM Mainframe
Competitions: Visual Studio .NET, Network Design, Data Analytics / Visualization
Sat 03:30 pm - 03:45 pm Vendor Time
Sat 03:45 pm - 04:30 pm Breakouts: Interviewing Workshop - Sponsored By TekSystems
Sat 04:30 pm - 04:45 pm Vendor Time
Sat 04:45 pm - 05:30 pm Breakouts: How to Communicate with Users - GVSU Speech Lab
Sat 05:30 pm - 05:45 pm Transition to Awards Banquet
Sat 05:45 pm - 08:00 pm Awards Dinner & Keynote Address

Contact

Dr. John H. Reynolds

Conference Coordinator

mwc3foundation@gmail.com

(616)-204-7315