CTF Events

We host hands-on capture-the-flag competitions encompassing a wide range of cybersecurity topics designed to teach new skills and build collaboration among individuals and teams.

Private Training Workshops

We coordinate with your organization to design, build, and run personalized, interactive trainings on a variety of security topics.

Classroom Labs

We work with educators to design and run on-demand or semester-long CTFs for students.



MetaCTF was started by a group of students from the University of Virginia who wanted to make cybersecurity more accessible. We seek to spark interest in the cybersecurity field by hosting hands-on trainings and interactive competitions that challenge and encourage individuals of all ages to explore new security techniques and concepts in a safe, open environment.

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Featured Upcoming Events

University of Virginia

MetaCTF 2018

October 20, 2018

We'll be hosting our yearly MetaCTF Event at the University of Virginia this October. This event is open to high school and college students in the Mid-Atlantic region!

Black Hills Information Security

Black Hills CTF at ShmooCon 2019

January 18-20th, 2019

Stop by the Black Hills Information Security Booth at ShmooCon 2019 for a special card to play the CTF! Open to all ShmooCon attendees, there will be with challenges for beginners to experts.

ShmooCon Epilogue

ShmooCon Epilogue 2019

January 21, 2019

Come hack with us at the 7th annual ShmooCon Epilogue, held the day after ShmooCon and hosted by the Nova Hackers Association!

Past MetaCTF Events & Collaborations