TROOPERS20 Student Motivational Letters and Technical Challenge

Since TROOPERS19, we decided to ask students to submit a motivational letter and try solving a technical challenge.

Some advice regarding the letters from last year. The people who received tickets clearly spent time thinking about their answers to our questions. They did not give generic answers like, "IT is cool yo", but really gave us insight into themselves and their vision for their future within the IT Security community.

Give the technical challenge your best try. No one's submission will be disqualified from consideration if they cannot complete the challenge as long as the Motivational letter and the proof of student status have also been submitted. For the technical challenge, please head over to the Fishbowl website. Make sure to read everything carefully. Even if you are not able to solve the challenges but think you made progress, we appreciate your efforts, and would ask you to please submit a write up along with your motivational letter.

TROOPERS20 Student tickets include free entry to our Main TROOPERS conference on Wednesday and Thursday, and our Roundtable discussions on Friday. If you have questions or need assistance you can always write us at

The process opens on September 30, 2019 and closes on November 17, 2019. All students will be notified regarding decisions by December 20, 2019.

Please submit your motivational letter and technical write-up/tokens. Please also include proof of your current Highschool's, Bachelor's or Master's degree status. This could be a valid student ID or an official letter from your university. Submissions that do not include proof of active student status will not be considered for TROOPERS tickets. Please send your student ID to if you are not able to upload it.

As Ph.D. students are typically employed by their university, we cannot accept Ph.D. application for free tickets. Ph.D. students can however book with our Academic rate.

By the way, ERNW, ERNW Insight, ERNW Research, and ERNW SecTool are the companies behind this awesome conference, and we are hiring! You can check us out here. Employees get to help out and attend TROOPERS for free!

We look forward to seeing you at TROOPERS!

This Call for Papers closed on 2019-11-17 23:59 (Europe/Berlin).