The academic year flew by. If you’re a college student you know what I mean. If you’re not, you probably also know what I mean. When you get physically, emotionally, and sometimes spiritually, involved in your work, you tend to lose track of time. I’ve been really slacking on writing these posts — the last time I wrote one of these was nearly a year ago after my experience at DEF CON. Since that post, I’ve traveled to another country, hacked endlessly, done 1 year’s worth of research on machine learning, lived in San Fransico, and moved in with Emma. A lot has happen, and I think a highlight reel of the major events may be warranted. So buckle up, we’re taking a speed racers approach to a stroll down Memory Lane.
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The conclusion of summer is always sad, yet enlightinig. I got to conclude my summer in a special way this year. About three weeks before I was scheduled to return to smoldering Pheonix, I got an email from the captain of my hacking team, the pwndevils, inviting me to attend DEFCON as an assistant organizer for the convention CTF.