The championship is about common coding breaches and will inspire real-life cyber defence.
Secure Code’s Devlympics 2021
The challenges are cyber-attacks and security breaches, with developers able to tailor the language framework to their skill set in web, mobile, cloud, API and front-end.
The Devlympics event facilitated and encouraged the adoption of a developer led approach to make secure coding become intrinsic to workflow and company culture.
“We are challenging developers to level-up their secure coding skills to tackle common vulnerabilities head-on, with hands-on, contextual learning relevant to their daily work.”
“We are thrilled to have such a fantastic line-up of international organisations and speakers involved in what was a fantastic and important event,” Peter Danhieux said.
The championship was supported by an on-demand content program, including an ‘opening ceremony’ via video and DevSec talks with other partners from North America, the United Kingdom and Australia from Allianz, Contrast Security, Datacom, Sonatype, and Atlassian.
Stakeholder’s comments on the Devlympics 2021
“Atlassian is delighted to participate. Securing the ecosystem starts with secure code.”
“Baking in security from the beginning also helps ship quality code faster. We are championing this internally through curated and engaging secure development training.”
“Tournaments such as the Devlympics really inspire this developer-led security,” White said.
Klaus-Erdmann Klinger, Security Architect at Allianz, presented a session discussing how the shift from hardware to software effectively means the fate of the world is in developers’ hands.
“Developers are the front line defence in the security-conscious world. It is in developers’ hands to ensure the digital world, this final frontier, is safe and secure for everybody.”
“I wish everyone success and fun from the Secure Code Warrior Devlympics 2021,” Klinger said.
“Since most of the developers haven’t been trained on security, the development community needs to find a good way to build this skill and make it stick, always.”
“We are happy to participate in addressing security in an easy, fun and worthwhile way.”
While coding their way to the top of the leaderboard, participants also learned secure coding tactics from senior developers and interact with industry experts.
The Devlympics 2021 was open to developers everywhere with two levels of competition.
One for seasoned developers who are confident in their secure coding skills (Ultimate Warrior) and one for those new to secure coding and students (Champions).
Participants competed to be crowned the ultimate warrior against security superstars globally and won exclusive swag and prizes with the Devlympics Training Ground open for practice.