Announcing DEF CON CTF 2015 Qualifying Contests

We are pleased to announce that the following competitions will pre-qualify competitors for DEF CON Capture the Flag 2015. In order of contest start dates:

Competition Start Date End Date Link Notes
DEF CON CTF 2014 May 17, 2014 Aug. 10, 2014 Qualified the Plaid Parliament of Pwning
SECCON CTF 2014 Dec. 12, 2014 Feb. 8, 2015 Qualifications round finished, finals in February 2015.
RuCTFE 2014 Dec. 20, 2014 Dec. 20, 2014 Online attack-defense, register now!
Ghost in the Shellcode Jan. 16, 2015 Jan. 18, 2015 Jeopardy-style, on-site at ShmooCon or play online.
Boston Key Party Feb. 27, 2015 Mar. 1, 2015 Online jeopardy style game.
PlaidCTF Apr. 17, 2015 Apr. 19, 2015 Online jeopardy style game.
DEF CON CTF Qualifiers 2015 TBA TBA Online jeopardy style, more announcements in 2015.

The best way to get good at Capture the Flag is by playing CTF games, learning what the experience is like, becoming familiar with the flow for solving challenges and writing exploits, and documenting your process. Your road to Vegas, no matter how long it is, starts with competition.