HU announces Quantumapalooza 2020 and the Quantum Computing Academy

Harrisburg University is co-hosting free, online, beginner’s training for the budding global quantum computing community over the next three weeks.

Quantumapalooza 2020 is the first of an annual event where learners can ‘binge’ on lectures, seminars, and workshops presented by experts from Harrisburg University, across the United States, and Europe. Follow this link for more information and to register for any of the free sessions. Quantumapalooza is co-hosted by the Philadelphia/Harrisburg Quantum Computing Meetup group, which is funded by HU.

In addition, the Quantum Computing Academy (QCA) for high school students is also now accepting registrations. The QCA is a part of the Harrisburg University Summer Camp program.

The Quantum Computing Academy consists of a series of five two-week, online, hands-on, learning workshops where students will explore actual quantum computers, run specialized algorithms and learn about quantum cryptography and quantum networking. Generous scholarships are available for eligible students. See the link for more information and to register for any or all of the sessions.

HU has established itself as a global leader in developing a sophisticated, quantum-ready workforce. HU professors are engaging with industry and other academic players to serve the learning community that is rapidly rising in its call for learning and development programs that are not only geared toward PhD-level research.

HU aims to develop the support-level skills needed for a robust workforce in the nascent industry as workforce development. Workforce readiness is increasingly being recognized as a major constraint in the advancement of the quantum computing industry.

About Philadelphia/Harrisburg Quantum Computing Meetup

The Philadelphia/Harrisburg Quantum Computing Meetup is a community organized group of people interested and/or working in the quantum computing and related fields. The group is sponsored by Harrisburg University and monthly meetings are held either on the Philadelphia or Harrisburg campus of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Of course, recently events are online. More information can be found at or or by emailing

About Harrisburg University

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private nonprofit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email,