What is it?
PACTF is an annual Cyber security Capture the Flag (CTF) competition based on a custom, open-source framework. In a CTF, you solve computer science problems for points. I love participating in these -- they're really fun!
What was the process?
In 2016, I was the Head of Problems. I wrote many of the problems and managed the groups. We met twice a week and worked for a long time debugging.
What did I learn?
Over a thousand teams competed. Companies sponsored us for thousands of dollars of prizes. And we agreed to do another competition next year!