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Why I Became a Player Ambassador – JeanaByte
There she was—a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, freshman nursing major. We know what you're thinking: How in the world did she end up here? Well, for starters, she was a terrible nursing major. Next came Excel, some HTML... and CryptoKait!
N00bSec to Cyber-Champion: Hacking the National Cyber League for Success
Want to start your very own NCL team at your college or university? CryptoKait shows you how with these take-home materials from her workshop at the 2018 WiCyS conference. In case you missed it, the first part was recorded, and CryptoKait's NCL Coaching Guide is the ultimate standalone resource!
Grace Hopper Celebration (#ghc17) Capture the Flag: Learning to Hack for Fun and Profit
This was the behind-the-scenes, CTF101 workshop that CryptoKait had been looking forward to all week! Her friend and fellow attendee, Lizzie Molloy, took these notes on how to approach CTF challenges, with a focus on cryptography, networks, web apps, and binaries, but the underlying problem-solving strategies are universal.
Grace Hopper Celebration (#ghc17) Day 2 Recap
It was a marathon of a day—a marathon, not a race! Do as CryptoKait says, and not as CryptoKait does, and pace yourself for an exciting event recap that includes workshops, Speed Mentoring, a woman who changed majors 7 times, 2 after-parties... and what tech conference story would be complete without the police?
Grace Hopper Celebration (#GHC17) Why and How to Prepare for Hackathons
Audience members had one thing in common: a lack of confidence, or even outright fear of hackathons. What did presenters say to ease their minds? What does CryptoKait tell her students? And what pro tip did CryptoKait write down twice?
Grace Hopper Celebration (#GHC17) Day 1 Recap
With 18,000 attendees and a worldwide live-stream, GHC is not just a conference; it's a movement. CryptoKait shares the inspiring stories of successful women in tech who overcame financial burdens, toxic relationships, and fears of failure. The trick in all cases is to "surround yourself with people who support you."
My First DEF CON
What do candy, power adapters, application security, beach balls, and cons-within-cons à la Inception all have in common? CryptoKait's first ever DEF CON experience taught her that nothing can prepare you for DEF CON... but that's not going to stop her from trying to prepare you for DEF CON! What to pack is just the beginning...
The Importance of the National Cyber League (NCL) Scouting Report
CryptoKait felt embarrassed by how badly she ranked in her first season of NCL. She was pretty sure she only beat the people who didn't log in. Later, the improvement demonstrated season over season by her Scouting Report landed her an interview with Google. CryptoKait had used the Scouting Report as both a means to improve and a validation of that improvement. Read to find out how you can, too!
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