IT-Adventures has 3 venues.  Clubs members are encouraged to work on one or more venues during the year.  IT-Olympics is where the venue teams can show case their work.  A student can only participate in one venue team during IT-Olympics. 

Venue Support using slack:

This year we are going to use slack as a way for students and teachers to interact with each other. We have set up a slack channel for each venue which is open to all students, teachers, and mentors.  Our student staff will also monitor the slack channels.  We encourage your students to use slack to ask questions and also to help answer questions from other students.  This will help us build a community of learners.  Access to the venue channels are not restricted, however we will monitor the channels for inappropriate behavior.

In addition we have setup a restricted slack channel for the teachers as a mechanism to communicate with each other.

How to use slack (coming soon)

link to slack

Each venue is described below:


This venue is a great gateway into the program.  Students will come to IT-Olympics with a primary challenge built.  They will compete in the primary challenge in the morning and then compete in a single real-time challenge in the afternoon.  Depending on the number of teams we may run two divisions for robotics (Cardinal and Gold) based on the number of years of experience.

Materials needed:

  • Robotics kit(s)
    • The following 2 LEGO sets are recommended to make up a kit
  • Lego Mindstorm Ev3 Core Set 45544
  • Lego Ev3 Expansion Set 45560
  • Computer(s) to run the Lego software or other programming software for your robot
    • alternate programming languages may be used to program your robot if you choose– more information can be found here

At IT-Olympics (per team):

  • Robotics kit(s), you can bring two kits if you want to keep your hippo in tack.  The real-time challenge will be completed using one kit.
  • Computer(s):  You will need at least on laptop with the programming software of your choice

The above listed Lego sets are not the only ones available and you may use other sets or older NXT sets if you have them. That said, the robots created for both the primary and real time challenges will be limited to having up to 3 motors of any size and up to 4 total LEGO sensors from the following: Gyro, Ultrasonic, Color/Light, and touch sensors – which are the sensors and motors contained in core set 45544.


Primary challenge:

Back by popular demand, Sumo wrestling

More information to come

Learning materials:

Robotics lesson plans (club access only)


This is new venue and will feature smart device programming (Raspberry Pi) with sensors to solve a problem.  Students will come to IT-Olympics with a smart device that will be judged.  While the primary challenge is being judged they will work on a real-time challenge.  All schools will be given a parts list in the fall and will be asked to purchase at least 2 sets of parts.  (We expect the total cost of the parts to be under $100 per kit, which will be the responsibility of the schools)  Some schools have asked about using Arduino.  We are not sure what the real time challenges will look like, so we would recommend use the Raspberry PI.  If this is a problem we can contact us with the specifications of the Arduino you are using.

Materials needed:

During the year:

  • CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit – 32 GB Edition (Link to the kit)
  • Computer(s)

At IT-Olympics (per team):

  • 2 raspberry PI kits, one with your primary challenge and one for the real time challenge.  The real-time challenge will be completed using one kit.
  • Computer(s):

Primary challenge:

Home health care based, posted on the slack channel

Learning materials:

posted on the slack channel


Please consider starting a cyber security CTSO (sudoCyber).  startup guide and sample bylaws (sudo CYBER CTSO Startup Guideline – IA 2018 sudo CYBER CTSO IA Bylaws

The cyber venue will remain the same except for the on-site setup phase.  During the week leading up to IT-Olympics the IT-A support staff will be available to help trouble shoot any services and to make sure all teams are running before the event starts on Saturday.  The attack phase will be the same as before (starting at 8 am and going to 4 pm, followed by a debrief)

Materials needed:

During the year:

  • Access to the ISERink playground (email for receive login information)
  • Computer(s)

At IT-Olympics (per team):

  • Computers: one laptop per team member.


Physical access to hardware and operating systems for the students to practice cyber security is difficult for schools to obtain.  To solve this problem, we have created a “playground” called ISERink that is available to the students enrolled in the IT-Club in the fall of the year.  This allows uniform access to equipment.  Each IT-Club is given remote access to a network in which they can experiment; building different operating systems and installing different network services.  The high school students spend the entire year remotely working in their assigned network space.

URL to highschool playground:

Please direct all ISERink support questions to the following email:

Primary challenge:

You will be protecting a hospital.

ITO Rough Scenario

Final scenario is scheduled to be released April 8th.  Also since their is no on-site setup the day before IT-Olympics we will be holding a virtual help session before IT-Olympics (More information to come).

Learning materials:

We have provided a set of learning materials for both the students and teachers on the ISERink web site.

ISErink site

IP address ranges for the schools



Learning materials:

You can access the security-literacy web site along with other resources on the internet.  You are also welcome to use the materials from this site in your classroom

( (access to lesson plans etc)