About the 2023 Midwest CCDC

Two-year and four-year colleges and universities are putting together their top tech-savvy students to form teams to compete. These teams will build and defend their mock production business infrastructure from professional “hackers” who are given the challenge to take each team’s production systems offline and breach their security. While the teams work hard to fend off “hackers,” the competition judging staff will deploy network enhancement and upgrade challenges to teams, judging team’s performance, scoring and supporting the overall event.

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin are buzzing with MWCCDC excitement as applications are rolling in.  These competitions are experiences your students can build from in their career development. No previous competition experience is needed.

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

Team Preparation Guidelines

CCDC Teams should process the certain skills and knowledge to be successful in a competition. The competitions are designed to measure these areas and general skills. The list is not comprehensive but highlights the core areas.

View the full Team Preparation Document.

To learn more about the Midwest CCDC, contact Dr. David Durkee, Director of Competition Operations at ddurkee14@att.net or (440) 488-0331.

Midwest Teams Prepare for Qualifying State CCDC

For the 2023 competition season, a record number of Midwest teams are anticipated. Over forty teams are expected to engage in a qualifying state CCDC event.

2/04/23 – IN/MN Qualifier

2/18/23 – IL/WI/MO Qualifier

2/25/23 – IA/OH/KY/MI Qualifier 

3/04/23 – Wildcard Qualifier


3/17-18/2023 – MWCCDC Regional


4/28-30/2023 – 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 17-18, 2023.