ITB National Cyber-Schools CTF

The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Zero Days are excited to introduce the new ITB National Cyber-Schools CTF event. This event is aimed at second level students who are passionate about all things IT. If you enjoy solving puzzles and can surf the web then you've got all the skills you need to take part and have fun in this exciting new challenge.

The event is a 'Capture The Flag' (CTF) event, in which teams try to complete as many challenges as they can, completing a challenge earns the team a flag which scores the team points. The team with the most points at the end of the day is the winner.

Students can form teams (max of 4 per team) from their own schools, coder Dojos, youth clubs, friends or anywhere they like. We want to encourage as many people as possible to come enjoy the event, so even if you can't form your own team you'll be able to come along on your own or in pairs and form teams with other similar students on the day. So sign up today.

With over 50 challenges available on the day, there will be plenty to keep teams of all abilities busy for the day.

While these events are very popular at 3rd level in Ireland, this will be the first event aimed at secondary level students in this country, internationally however there are many similar events.

To help educate and prepare teachers, students and mentors about CTFs and how they work and show the types of challenges teams can expect we've set up a training site that includes sample challenges, solutions and links to relevant resources. If your school, coder dojo or youth club is interested, we're also offering mentoring and help from some our experienced CTF mentors, who will try and arrange a helpful visit. Email us at for more details

2018 Event details:

  • When: Saturday 12th May
  • Where: Institute of Technology,Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00 (lunch included)
  • Cost: This is a free event
  • Enter your Team