Capture The Flag - Hybrid cybersecurity competition!

About this event

Do you want to become a hacker? Do you have no to medium experience in hands-on hacking? Join our very own Capture The Flag (CTF) competition to get your hands dirty with some hacking challenges and win prizes on the way! After our successfull CTF in 2020, we are launching our DSC Munich CTF 2.0 with a new set of challenges, exciting new topics and - finally - the opportunity to have participants come to the Google Munich office in person to experience the vibe of CTF competitions together! 

🚩 What is a CTF competition?

Capture The Flag is a competition where you can legally hack and exploit intentionally vulnerable programs or websites. For every hack, there is a flag that secures you points and a place on the scoreboard. We have invited information security experts that have prepared the challenges for you, as well as introductory presentations on the topics. If you have no experience in hacking, you will learn the necessary tools, tips and tricks there. You will solve tasks in the categories "web", "forensics", "OSint", "reverse engineering" and "pwn/binary exploitation". 

Previous knowledge in these topics is helpful, but not required to participate - in contrary, if you have never done any of these before, we encourage you to use this competition to learn about them:) The CTF includes tasks for all levels of experience.

🙌 How can I participate?

  • If you are in or around the Munich area, feel free to register for an on-site ticket. We will have space at the Google Munich office for the entirety of the event, where you will work on the tasks together with your teammates. There will be food and drinks at the venue!
  • If there are no tickets left for the on-site event, you can join the waiting list. If a ticket gets free we will notify you and you can RSVP.
  • If you want to join remotely, please register for an online ticket. You will be able to participate in the competition just as the on-site participants, and listen to the presentations via Google meet (you will see the link for the Google Meet live stream on the event website 15 min before the event starts!). 

💻  How will the event take place?

  • Before the event starts, make sure to join our Slack channel here (you can use this link to introduce yourself and say hello to everyone). We'll use the channel #ctf2022 for further announcements and communications. Also, feel free to find team partners and get to know other participants beforehand!
  • On the day of the event, please join us (for on-site: 15 minutes before 10:00 am at the entrance, for online: at the Google meet link we will provide) for the welcome presentation. Our experts will also give you some tools and tips so you can start working on your first challenges immediately. Use the next hours to work on the challenges in teams of 2-3 members. At 5 pm, we will have another presentation session to give you some last hints for the more difficult tasks. At 6:30pm, we will gather again for the award ceremony.
  • After the event, we will upload some write-ups of the challenges for you to learn about the solutions. 
📣 If you're looking for more challenges, the official Google CTF 2022 kicks off on July 1, 8:00 PM CEST and runs through July 3, 8:00 PM. Registration is now open at Take our CTF competition as a great opportunity to warm up!



Friday, Jul 1
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (CEST)


Google Munich office - 10x
Erika-Mann-Straße 33 Munich80636