LAKEWOOD — Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) International Education program will host a 10-day study tour to Gwangju, Korea, the world’s first all open source city.
CPTC is offering this study tour in cooperation with one of its international business partners, Eduwiz, Inc., a Korea-based systems security consulting and training company.
Gwangju, Korea is the world’s first all open source city. The city is in Phase Two of a multi-year, three phase project to transfer all municipal computing to open source. Eduwiz, Inc. is a systems security consulting and training company with its headquarters in Gwangju.
In addition to providing consulting and system services for major companies in Gwangju, Eduwiz CEO Mr. Seungju (Ryan) Moon and his staff provide consulting and develop systems for many major national banks, businesses and government offices in Korea.
Mr. Moon currently is working with Korea’s National Computing and Information Resource Administration (NCIA) where Korea’s hacking monitoring division is located. That NCIA division is located in Gwangju, Korea. The top-secret NCIA hacking monitoring room is one of the study tour field trips in Korea.
Dates for the study tour to Korea are April 10-20, 2008. The cost is $3,700 which includes airfare from Seattle, lodging, meals, field trip and tour entry fees, and costs for tuition. College credit is available through the CPTC CISS program. The tour is open to the public. (Download information brochure).
Due to security measures needed for field trips to the NCIA hacking monitor room and the Office of the President of Korea, the timeline for registration is March 1, 2008. Early registration is recommended.
For more information about the study tour or to register, please contact the International Education program at (253) 589-4535 or (253) 589-6089 or email Franclyn Heinecke, Program Coordinator.