Congratulations to the 2024 Competing Teams

About the 2024 Midwest CCDC

Top tech-savvy students from two-year and four-year colleges and universities are coming together to form teams and compete in a high-stakes challenge. These teams will construct and protect mock production business infrastructure against professional “hackers” tasked with the mission of disrupting their production systems and breaching their security. While these determined teams defend against these relentless attackers, the competition’s judging staff will introduce network enhancement and upgrade challenges, assessing the teams’ performance, scoring their efforts, and providing essential support throughout the event.

Excitement is sweeping through Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin as applications pour in for the MWCCDC competition. These competitions offer invaluable experiences for students to bolster their career development, with no prior competition experience required.

See the registration page for more information and how to register.

Team Preparation Guidelines

Success in the CCDC Teams competition hinges on the possession of specific skills and knowledge. These competitions are meticulously crafted to evaluate these key areas and general proficiencies. While this list is not exhaustive, it emphasizes the fundamental aspects.

View the full Team Preparation Document

To learn more about the Midwest CCDC, contact Dr. David Durkee, Director of Competition Operations at or (440) 488-0331.

Midwest Teams Prepare for Qualifying State CCDC

For the 2024 competition season, a record number of Midwest teams are anticipated. Over forty teams are expected to engage in a qualifying state CCDC event.

1/27/24 – IN/MN Qualifier

2/10/24 – IA/OH/KY/MI Qualifier 

2/17/24 – IL/WI/MO Qualifier

2/24/24 – Wildcard Qualifier

3/15-16/2024 – MWCCDC Regional

4/25-27/2024 – National CCDC

All second place teams in their respective state qualification CCDC will have opportunity to compete in the Wildcard CCDC. Top winners of each state CCDC and the Wildcard CCDC will be eligible to move on the the Erich J. Spengler Midwest Regional CCDC, March 15-16, 2024.