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  • DEF CON 20 CTF Announcement from defcon.org

    From Dark Tangent on defcon.org:

    To help make this year even more memorable I have been working with DDTEK and other CTF organizers to continue to grow the contest on a number of levels.

    Thinking of competing in the pre-qualifiers? Planning to seriously compete this year? This announcement is to get you up to speed on what we have been thinking.

    First - Grow the CTF.
    This year there will be more teams battling it out. 20 teams for DEF CON 20! This is up from last year's 12. There will be more teams that pre-qual, as well as more teams that get seated automatically by winning other well-known and respected CTF contests around the world.
    Here is the breakdown:

    10 teams pre-qualify online - The announcement will be April 1st, 2012 at DDTEK http://www.ddtek.biz/
    8 winning teams from other CTF events - See below
    1 The returning champions from DEF CON 19 CTF - The European Nopsled Team

    What other CTF contests you ask?

    1. UCSB iCTF 2011 winner - We_0wn_You - http://ictf.cs.ucsb.edu/
    2. CodeGate 2012 Winner - Feb 24-26 2012 Online quals - http://www.codegate.org/Eng/
    3. NCCDC winner - April 20 - 22, 2012 - http://www.nationalccdc.org/
    4. Hack In The Box 2012 Amsterdam - May 21-25, 2012 Amsterdam -
    http://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecco...-bank0verflow/
    5. Positive Hack Days 2012 - May 30/31, 2012 - http://phdays.com/ctf_general.asp
    6. nuit du hack 2012 - CTF Pre-quals March 24-25, 2012; Nuit du Hack June 23-24, 2012 - http://www.nuitduhack.com/
    7. DC19 Open CTF winning team - Team Vand
    8. ruCTF - April 18 — 23 (http://www.ructf.org/)

    You can always compete in multiple CTF events as well as try to qualify on-line. Your journey to DEF CON 20 CTF glory may be long, but there are many paths to get there.

    Second - Help out the teams
    DEF CON has been running a Capture the Flag contest as an official event since DEF CON 4, but it really started informally at DEF CON 3 (Some say 2).

    Teams always battled it out because they wanted to, not because there was any prize money or sponsorships from soda companies or manufacturers.

    I want to help that original spirit of competition continue to grow! DEF CON will do something it has never done before. All teams will get two hotel rooms for four nights, Thursday through Sunday, for free. No, the mini bar is not included! This should help remove some of the financial burden off teams, and allow them to focus on the contest. By staying over Sunday you can enjoy some of the after parties Sunday night too!

    Good luck with your quest! I hope to see you at DEF CON 20!

    The Dark Tangent
    Last edited by neil; April 2nd, 2012, 12:35. Reason: Added Open CTF Winner to pre-qual list, added Nuit du Hack Dates

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    Re: DEF CON 20 CTF Announcement from defcon.org

    I'm on the team that won oCTF @ DEFCON 19 (vand - we also won oCTF at DEFCON 16 and 18). We were told at closing ceremonies that we'd be given a table at DEFCON 20 CTF. Has this been changed?

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      Re: DEF CON 20 CTF Announcement from defcon.org

      Originally posted by yotta View Post
      I'm on the team that won oCTF @ DEFCON 19 (vand - we also won oCTF at DEFCON 16 and 18). We were told at closing ceremonies that we'd be given a table at DEFCON 20 CTF. Has this been changed?

      Originally posted by neil View Post
      From Dark Tangent on defcon.org:
      Here is the breakdown:

      11 teams pre-qualify online - The announcement will be April 1st, 2012 at DDTEK http://www.ddtek.biz/
      7 winning teams from other CTF events - See below
      1 The returning champions from DEF CON 19 CTF - The European Nopsled Team
      The Dark Tangent
      on an unrelated note tho 11 +7 + 1 is 19 not 20 teams.
      I would assume if your part of that team then no it hasnt been changed otherwise i would maybe contact neil or one of the organizers

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        Re: DEF CON 20 CTF Announcement from defcon.org

        Originally posted by ButterSnatcher
        on an unrelated note tho 11 +7 + 1 is 19 not 20 teams.
        I would assume if your part of that team then no it hasnt been changed otherwise i would maybe contact neil or one of the organizers
        Good catch on actually bothering to add up the numbers, there is indeed a 'missing spot'. I kinda freaked out when I didn't see my team or a mention of oCTF on the list. My team and I would still really appreciate some official confirmation one way or the other.

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          Re: DEF CON 20 CTF Announcement from defcon.org

          Originally posted by yotta View Post
          Good catch on actually bothering to add up the numbers, there is indeed a 'missing spot'. I kinda freaked out when I didn't see my team or a mention of oCTF on the list. My team and I would still really appreciate some official confirmation one way or the other.
          I'm looking into this, will let you know when I find out.

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          • #6
            Re: DEF CON 20 CTF Announcement from defcon.org

            as stated in the closing ceremonies at DC19, DEFCON 19 amateur / open CTF winner does get a table at DC20.

            We'll get the DEFCON 20 CTF pre-announce page updated.

            ~v

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            • #7
              Re: DEF CON 20 CTF Announcement from defcon.org

              Originally posted by vulc@n View Post
              as stated in the closing ceremonies at DC19, DEFCON 19 amateur / open CTF winner does get a table at DC20.

              We'll get the DEFCON 20 CTF pre-announce page updated.

              ~v
              Fixed here and at https://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-20/dc-20-ctf.html. Congrats Team Vand!

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              • #8
                Re: DEF CON 20 CTF Announcement from defcon.org

                Thanks nell & vulc@n!

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