We the lurkers of the Hack the North #random Slack channel were once again in the midst of another CTF on September 12th, a mere four days after the first one fell. With 10 winning spots on the line, people from far and wide came out for the final challenge.
Hack the North started a Capture the Flag (CTF) game for its participants on September 6th at 6 PM. At that point, I only had a vague idea of what a CTF was and the concepts it went over. Nearly two sleepless days later, my team finally completed the last obstacle of the game, and we learned a LOT of things about computer security.
On the weekend of November 21st, I finally had the opportunity to be part of a hackathon. It was a caffine- and sugar-filled 27 hour internal event held by Thalmic Labs. As the makers of the futuristic Myo gesture control armband, our hacks naturally had to use it in some way.