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I ran/helped run Square's Capture-The-Flag events from 2015-2019. Moving forward, I'm happy to have found a group of very talented engineers at Square to host our future events. This document contains my notes for anyone interested to host their own internal or external events.

What is a Capture-The-Flag?

A Capture-The-Flag (CTF) is a computer security competition where participants practice their security attack and defense skills to solve challenges to gain points.

One of the motivations for running a CTF is to try and make security and hacking more approachable.

Organizing such events usually takes 4-5 volunteers, a small amount of money, and a ton of time.

My Typical Timeline

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