RACTF
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What is RACTF?

RACTF (Really Awesome Capture the Flag) is a student-run, extensive, open-source capture-the-flag event.

More simply, we run a set of various cybersecurity challenges that build up in difficulty, for the sole purposes of having fun and learning new skills.

Hold on. What's a capture-the-flag?

In a capture the flag event (unlike what might come to mind) you don't all meet up and run around in a field - as fun as that would be! Instead, we publish a series of challenges, each with a hidden piece of text within it - the "flag". Your aim is to solve the challenges using various techniques and find this "flag". By presenting the flag to the site, you are awarded points based on the challenge's difficulty level.

What can I expect?

As a team, we have continued to develop the entire platform this year! Not only can you expect a challenging and enjoyable problem-solving environment, written with love and care, but also accessible activities that everyone can participate in.

We start with basic concepts (so that core skills can be learnt if needs be) which transition into more complex and advanced challenges, ensuring that everyone has something that they can enjoy.

We have challenges in many different fields of cybersecurity:

Who's behind this?

We are a small team of A-level and Degree-level students, with a shared interest in cybersecurity. We have all worked on this platform in our free time and are confident in its ability to give you an amazing experience.

Daniel Milnes

Daniel Milnes

Infrastructure

"It cost 400,000 dollar to fire this weapon, for 12 seconds"

Ben Griffiths

Ben Griffiths

Project Lead & Engineer

"Based, Dr. Freeman? A based man in a cringe place can make all the difference in the world"

David Cooke

David Cooke

Lead Backend Engineer

"I fear no man, but that... thing... it scares me."

Alex McCoy

Alex McCoy

Legal

"There is no dark side of the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark."

Alice Conibere

Alice Conibere

Art

"Hello, IT? Have you tried turning it off and on again?"

Jeremiah Boby

Jeremiah Boby

Backend Engineer

"Some people think they can outsmart me, maybe... Maybe... I've yet to meet one that can outsmart bullet."

Joe Banks

Joe Banks

Operations

"It doesn't exist until it's written in Erlang"

Ana Violet

Ana Violet

Art

"Why are we here? Just to suffer?"

Ben Carter

Ben Carter

Engineer

"Don't be slow, learn some go"