I recently competed at the 4th Cyberseed event at UConn in the
application development competition. The challenge was to build a secure
application according to specific specifications before the competition. Then
the individual teams would attack each others apps in order to collect various
flags placed in our apps. This year was the first for this particular event,
and the challenge was to build a secure medical repository. The teams were
then given the source for each others apps a couple of days before the event.
This event was a lot of fun and lead to a lot of lessons about secure app
development for me.