In closing, I wanted to say a few things about my experience with DerbyCon CTF 2014.
This year was much different than years past simply because I had my family with me this year. Although I had my wife’s blessing to experience the con as I always had, it just felt different because my family was present and therefore I acted different.
When I was in the CTF room my attention was divided between trying to discover the next flag and taking a break to spend time with my family. When I was with my family, my mind was secretly trying to solve a problem I hadn’t yet answered. In other words, it wasn’t much fun for me or the family. Well, it wasn’t awful — it just couldn’t be both.