Each of the past 4 years, my oldest kid has been participating in a national cyber-security competition where they try to find flaws in various computer system platforms. His team has done a little better each year, and this year they made it to the national finals, the first Texas high school team to do so in over a decade (more than 6,000 teams participate).
Anyway, the usual teenage struggles continue, but this is a huge deal and I’m so proud of him. It really feels like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The finals happen over three days in the second half of March and I’m looking forward to the daily play-by-play. In any other year, they’d fly him out to DC and put him up in a fancy hotel for the competition. This year he’ll participate out of his bedroom.
Maybe we’ll even, you know, blog about it. Or whatever.