Beginners Capture the Flag: Learn CySec and GNU/Linux skills!

Public group


1525 Newton St NW · Washington, DC

How to find us

At the corner of 16th and Newton Streets NW, we're on the second floor of St. Stephens Church. Enter from parking lot side and buzz at the top of the stairs for entrance.

Location image of event venue


Are you interested in cyber-security or the Linux family of operating systems (including AWS Linux, Ubuntu and Red Hat/CentOS)?

Whether you're a beginner just starting your exploration of these fields, or a seasoned professional looking for a chance to return to the basics with some exercises that run the gamut from regular expressions to crontab management, this Capture the Flag (CTF) event promises the chance to socialize and network, while puzzling your way through more than 30 levels of challenges hosted on's remote servers.

This is a great opportunity to check out what's offered by DC's own hackerspace, HacDC. Members will be present to provide a guided tour, if requested.

Like all our events, this is free of charge but snacks appreciated!