JOLT Game Master Q&A: Daniel Spillers

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His passion is back-end web development, especially when he can work with a diverse team of designers, interface developers, content strategists, and usability specialists. Whether connecting the pieces of an application together or connecting multiple applications together, he is an integrator and creative solution builder, and is happiest in the middle of things. The Venture Center is thrilled to welcome him back for his fourth iteration as scoreboard architect and Game Master.

Name: Daniel Spillers

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? Amy Sedaris

What/who is your spirit animal and/or patronus? Amy Sedaris

Which TV or movie character do you most identify with? Amy Sedaris

What was your first job? Selling fireworks

What is your biggest coding peeve? Inconsistency

Why should people participate in CTFs and programs like JOLT? You have to understand how things can be broken before you can learn how to fix them. We give you a 24-hour period to do just that. 

What is your best piece of advice for a wannabe developer/coder/tech guru? Find a project and then teach yourself how to complete it. 

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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