The CyberPatriot competition was in its third year and year 1 and 2 was for only ROTC programs. 2010 was the first time they allowed the open division. Since we had two teams I had to convince a friend to serve as the second coach. He agreed but it was in name only and the program was the mentor and me. There were a random few hundred teams around the country and has grown to several thousand teams. This one group and experience was the beginning of my deep dive into engineering and computer science. This year my classes are engineering, beginning programming, and 2 levels of cybersecurity. There will be additional stories about the CyberPatriot group but it is important to pay homage to the beginning of the last thirteen years of my career.