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HackDalton: Running a CTF

 June 18th, 2020 |   4 minutes

I decided to run a small CTF1 for high school students. It was a lot of work, but it was definitely worth it. I called it HackDalton, after my school. HackDalton was my senior initiative (for non-Daltonians, that is a fancy way of saying a big project that seniors do at the end of the year), and I was lucky enough to be advised by the wonderful Charlie Stewert.

  1. “Capture the flag”: A type of programming competition. Essentially, each team is given a set of problems that they have to “break in to.” These can be websites, programs, etc, and they each have a “flag” (an alphanumeric string) hidden inside.