JOLT Game Master Q&A: Christopher Wright

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An Information Security professional with 10+ years of hands-on technical and leadership experience focused in the areas of security assessment, risk analysis, and improvement, Christopher is also one of The Venture Center's volunteer mentors, and the CEO of Citadel Systems. We are excited to welcome him back for his second run as a JOLT Game Master!

Name: Christopher Wright

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? I'm not new. I'm the old blue crayon that everyone has been using for years. I'm not fancy.

What is your theme song? DeBussy's Clair de Lune

What/who is your spirit animal and/or patronus? An old cat who sleeps all day

Which TV or movie character do you most identify with? Star Trek Chief Engineer

Fun fact! I've ridden a bicycle up Pike's Peak

What is your biggest coding peeve? Old languages that won't die

Why should people participate in CTFs and programs like JOLT? They teach problem solving and critical thinking. These are extremely important skills when "doing security" in the real world.

What's the coolest thing you've ever worked on? Air Force space launch systems. I did security work on the system that blows up the rockets if they go off course.

What is your best piece of advice for a wannabe developer/coder/tech guru? Show some initiative. Learn on your own.

JOLT Hackathon is a weekend-long, cyber security-themed, Jeopardy style CTF competition. On-site expert Game Masters monitor and adjust the challenges in a responsive, real-time environment to ensure that everyone has fun while they  learn new skills. Learn more and register your team at