Supporting Students At All Levels
In addition to the nc.me initiative, Namecheap also supports higher education programs like New York On Tech, who provide digital training to underrepresented high school students in the NYC area. The program helps students prepare for both academic and professional success, by offering real-world experience and creating connections with technology industry experts.
Last year, Namecheap conducted a series of several student workshops with New York On Tech. These seminars focused on teaching the basics of domains, web hosting, data security, online privacy, and digital freedom rights. Namecheap provided all students attending with a free domain, web hosting package and SSL certificate — all the necessary resources for the students to create their first websites and share it with the world.
The Namecheap University nc.me Initiative was also instrumental during the recent MedHacks event at Johns Hopkins University. Known as the world's premier medical hackathon, students were challenged to develop ideas for innovative new apps related to the medical industry. Namecheap was an official sponsor, providing every team with free .app or .me domains. More than 800 medical and science students were involved, working to find solutions to a variety of modern health concerns.
The 2018 Namecheap Innovation Award winner went to Patrick I/O. This app uses the Muse Headband to gauge EEG waves within the brain and determine changes upon audio simulation in deaf patients. Using these measurements, cochlear implant providers can provide calibrations and adjustments to customers with far greater accuracy.