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2020 Competitions!

Event

Format

Date

CarolinaCon

CTF

10 - 12 April 2020

BSides Charleston

CTF

6 - 7 November 2020

Online Annual RunCode Prog

Prog

13 - 15 November 2020

Our first on-site competition this year will be a RunCode-CTF event hosted at CarolinaCon in Charlotte, NC. More details are forthcoming. Keep an eye on our twitter feed for updates.

Good luck in the competitions, and if you have any questions feel free to reach out to any of our admins on the slack server (ryko212, ohai, funtimes, messy, mjb, nazwadi, madeye, betz, chashtag, psmitty, axecopfire) for support (you'll get an email invite to our slack after making an account).

If you'd like to practice on some of our previous coding challenges, head over to our main website where we have all of our previous challenges available for you to work on(the logins/accounts for the competition site and the main site are separate). Writeups for past CTF challenges are in the works. We'll keep you posted.

Philosophy

RunCode was created as a means to get individuals and organizations interested in learning to code. The best way to become a better programmer is by, well, programming. We created RunCode as a vehicle to challenge programmers at all experience levels in a fun and competitive fashion. Through gamification (and healthy competition), learning to code can be fun.

So What is RunCode all about?

RunCode is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on providing educational opportunities in programming and information security through a hands-on, fun approach. The organization is staffed by a team of volunteers who contribute to the platform in their spare time after work, and are passionate about the topics these competitions present.

RunCode-Prog

Learning to code takes time, motivation, and energy (and for many its something that we have to do on the side after hours from school or work). The biggest barrier beyond those three is finding suitable problems or projects that require programming to solve. RunCode provides over 180 language-independent coding challenges with new ones being added periodically by the staff as well as player-donated challenges. Every time you solve a challenge, you earn points based on the estimated difficulty of the problem. The top scoring players earn themselves a spot on the leader board. Succeed or fail, we're all in this together. All submissions are posted to the RunCode game channel in Slack chat so you can share your accomplishments (and trials) with the community.

RunCode-CTF

Information Security (and Cybersecurity) is a field that spans a rather vast, inter-disciplinary range of topics. Many of us that work in this field find Capture-the-Flag competitions to be an excellent way to hone our skillsets and get new or further exposure to problems we wouldn't necessarily be exposed to at quite the same rate without participating in these events. You might think of CTF competitions as a way of crowdsourcing exposure to problems that professionals in the field at large experience in a fun and engaging format much like solving a puzzle. At RunCode, we love CTF's, and we want to give back to the community that has given us so many fun competitions to participate in.

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