Why I Became a Player Ambassador – Tristan

I initially applied to the National Cyber League (NCL) Player Ambassadors because I thought it would be a cool opportunity to meet and work with new people and learn from them. I also decided to apply because deep down I have always wanted to do three things:

  1. Help people.
  2. Be kind and supportive.
  3. Hack stuff.

Being an NCL Player Ambassador would allow me to accomplish all three of these. As a bonus, I get to work with some awesome and talented folks.

I also get to help others learn about computer security by producing new content that will reach a wider audience. The most important thing to me is that content is freely accessible to anyone who is trying to learn. It’s how I was brought into security! I am self taught in a range of technologies, which is largely thanks to free and available resources I was able to find. Open-access education is something I’m passionate about, and I knew that I would love to work with a team that helped create this kind of content.

I also have been hooked on capture-the-flag (CTF) competitions since my very first CTF. I like encouraging others who are interested to play CTFs and challenge themselves to learn a new skill. Even if they are not specifically interested in computer security, I enjoy supporting people through the experience.

I have been a Player Ambassador for a very short amount of time, but I can already tell the team is full of extremely smart, talented, and kind people. I am very honored that I am in a position that allows me to use my skill set to help others.

To see more of my work, check out my page here.

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