Ruien Luo

I'm a high school student in the Bay Area, where everything is not rainbows and fun. I enjoy working on programming and hardware projects, as well as playing in CTFs. Last year, asmhole (formerly AlbinWiFi) (led by yours truly) took first place in the Mayhem Industries CTF at DEF CON 30.

A very cool looking dragon drawn by Emma for HackBackBetter 2023

I'm a huge fan of D&D as well. I used to DM sessions for a party of 5 players, but we (unfortunately) abandoned put on pause a homebrew campaign entirely centered around dragons.

If you'd like to read some of the things I've written (prose, rants, rants about prose, or non-rants not about non-prose), check out my blog.

To read CTF writeups for challenges I've solved, see the Writeups page.

My Current Projects

  • Secrets :D

My Past Projects

  • The Cybersecurity Foundation - A nonprofit organization that aimed to teach cybersecurity to middle/high school students. I was the founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit. This nonprofit eventually became defunct due to COVID-19 and a lack of funding.

  • HackBackBetter 2023 (opens in a new tab) - A nonprofit hackathon for middle/high school students. Read more on the blog page.

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