What is Antikythera?

Greetings and welcome,

To answer your question, “What is Antikythera?”  Team Antikythera is named after the Antikythera Mechanism.  The Antikythera Mechanism is the first computer ever created.  It is an ancient analog computer which was used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes, as well as the Olympiads, the cycles of the ancient Olympic Games.

Here is the Mechanism as it appears now, after being submerged in the Mediterranean Sea for over 2,000 years and a model of the Mechanism.

     Like the mechanism, Team Antikythera is the first of its kind at Coleman University. Its purpose is to bring students together for the opportunity to gain real world, practical experience in configuring, defending and attacking computer networks.  As well as to facilitate open communication between participants of various backgrounds of experience.  This will help alleviate stress for new students while honing the skills of senior students and Alumni.  Participation in study groups for classes and IT Certifications, and Penetration Lab events will be a mainstay of our program.

To Learn more about the Antikythera Mechanism:

Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism, the First Computer

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Team Antikythera