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OCSIA would like to congratulate the Isle of Man Code Club, which last weekend hosted the second round of CyberCenturion IX, a national cyber education initiative for 12–18-year-olds.

In its eighth year of participating, Code Club has the strongest cohort of teams it has ever presented, currently hosting the top team overall, the top junior boys team and one of the top girls teams, out of 264 teams that took part across both this round and the previous round in October.

Across the senior and junior divisions, seven teams of local students took part in this round. As the second of three rounds began, the difficulty of this round increased exponentially compared to the first. However, this did not stop the Code Club teams pushing for scores higher than ever earned on the Isle of Man before.

The club’s teams enjoyed further successes, with ‘CyberAces’, a senior boys team, defending the top spot overall on the leaderboard (following on from first overall in Round 1). ‘I Am Root’, one of three junior boys teams at the club, came out on top of their category, narrowly missing out on being the top junior team by three points. ‘Cyber Dragons’, the all-girls team at Code Club, came second in the all-girls category, only four points away from first place.

Each week, the club holds sessions focussed not just on cybersecurity but across a range of other STEM topics. For more information regarding CyberCenturion or  Code Club, contact hello@codeclub.im, visit their Facebook page (Isle of Man Code Club), or drop-in to any of their Saturday sessions at Barclays Eagle Lab in Douglas from 4-6pm.

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  • CyberCenturion
  • code club