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H3 2014 CTF

When:          August 22-23, 2014
Where:         Georgia Tech Campus (Clough Building; 266 Fourth St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332)
Students only
$10 (Early Registration fee) includes the cost for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Georgia Tech Research Institute is excited to announce that this year’s CTF competition will take place on August 23, 2014. Additionally on August 22nd, we will line up speakers to give very interesting talks (see speaker/talk list below). The Friday talks are free and open to the public. Early registration will be open starting May 15, 2014 and will cost $10. Food, drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Slots for the competitive track and the educational track will be limited to 100 participants each, so please register soon to guarantee your spot.

You must choose to register for the competitive track or the educational track. 


Register For the Competitive Track                  Register for the Educational Track


Friday Night Meet & Greet/Speakers

(FREE – Open to the public)

Time: 7pm – 10pm on Friday, August 22

Friday’s event is open to the public and free. No registration required.

We have a great set of interesting security talks from our invited speakers. There will also be a meet and greet opportunity for students to meet recruiters from our sponsoring companies!

Chris Grayson Lava Password Factory
Marisa Fagan Bugcrowd
Drew Porter SEing by the Numbers: Abusing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Craig Smith Car Hacking

Competitive Track

Date: 8:30am – midnight on Saturday, August 23

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Similar to previous H3 competitions, H3 will provide a Capture the Flag competitive track for students to compete for prizes* and recognition. H3’s CTF competition includes web, forensics, crypto, binary, social engineering, lock-picking, and other challenges. Players compete at the individual level (no teams) to gain points for every flag captured. 

First Place:      $1000
Second Place: $500
Third Place:    $250

Educational Track

Time: 8:30am – 6:00pm on Saturday, August 23

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In addition to the competitive track, H3 will introduce an educational track with the intent to provide a hands-on educational series. The educational track will provide teaching demos and CTF walk-throughs for students to learn the tools and methods used in hacking. There will also be separate prizes* and giveaways for the educational track. 

If you are new to hacking or want to expand your hacking skills, please choose the educational track as we believe it will help prepare you to be competitive in future CTF competitions!


* Winners must be age 18 or over and be registered at a school at the collegiate level. Students at other levels (e.g. highschool) may participate, but are not eligible to win (although your skills will be recognized!)

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