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Raymond James CTF (2019)

Two student teams from Purdue competed against 11 other teams in the 2019 “Capture the Flag” (CTF) Information Security Competition hosted by Raymond James Wealth Management, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.


I miss in-person events! Online events are fun, but there's something about hanging around people sharing memories together that makes it special. CircleCityCon will not be in person in 2021, but we expect to be back in person in 2022 - with virtual components too. 

I know that DEFCON will be half in person and half online this year... and I do not plan on going. There's a lot of reasons for that, all of them leading to: that's not a responsible decision for me. That stinks! I hope to see more friends at the next event!

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