University of Galway annual capture the flag hacking competition!

PorterShed, 15 Market Street, Galway, H91 TCX3

GDG Galway

Capture the flags are events where teams race each other to solve puzzles and submit their correct answers. These puzzles can be technical (deciphering a password from a website, finding the GPS co-ordinates of where a .png photo was taken), but many are solvable without knowing a single thing about computers or programming!

Feb 17, 12:00 – 5:00 PM

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About this event

GDG Galway are supporting CompSoc ZeroDays CTF

University of Galway COMPSOC InterVaesity (All Skill Levels) Capture the Flag competition.

Students may enter in teams of 1-4 at a cost of 5 euro per person. Team members must be from the same College / University.

Get a ticket here - https://socs.universityofgalway.ie/shop/?id=NTE5

Casual entrants are allowed / encourraged, but won't be considdered for the competition.

Food and Prizes on the day!!

What is a Capture the Flag?

Capture the flags are events where teams race each other to solve puzzles and submit their correct answers. These puzzles can be technical (deciphering a password from a website, finding the GPS co-ordinates of where a .png photo was taken), but many are solvable without knowing a single thing about computers or programming (last years challenges included a crossword, a morse code file, and a movie trivia puzzle!).

They're a fantastic place to learn new skills and network with other students.

When is it on?

The event takes place on the 17th of February, with doors opening at 12PM. We'll be running a series of warm-up and starter challenges from 12:30, followed by lunch, with the full CTF taking place between 2PM and 5PM.

Where is it on?

This year we'll be holding this event in the PorterShed, Galway's hub for tech companies.

How do I sign up?

You can buy your tickets at our college's society store. Note the max team size is 4, and all participants must be college students (it's an inter-varsity after all).

Where can I practise before the event?

A few good websites to practise or see if this event is up your alley are:

  • PicoCTF
  • TryHackMe
  • HackTheBox

For any other questions you have, you can contact us at compsoc@socs.universityofgalway.ie


When

When

Saturday, February 17, 2024
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Doors Open
Open app-sec demo and lab
POSSE - CyberGuardian
Lunch
CTF begins
Close and Networking

Partners

Genesys logo

Genesys

ITAG logo

ITAG

JetBrains logo

JetBrains

Organizers

  • David Renton

    Genesys

    GDG Organizer

  • Sean O'Gorman

    Rent The Runway

    Organizer

  • Adolfo Federico Haustein

    Goalsetter

    BE Developer

  • Katie Davitt

    Event

  • Jack Renton

    Event

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