Starting on August 28, Maryland is hosting an on-line, security-minded programming contest that we call Build-it, Break-it, Fix-it. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student at a US-based University, I encourage you to sign up – you could win significant prizes! Otherwise, please encourage students you know to participate.
The contest web site, with details about the event, is https://builditbreakit.org/
The subject of this blog post is a bit more about the contest, but primarily it is about our motivation for running it and what it has to do with programming languages. Continue reading