That’s what I call an experience that you could gain one time only in your life. This is the real version of the movie the Game (1997), which could even provide you with occupation. Cyber Struggle is not a course, not an educational institution, but an experience. Before anything else, you should approach like this. The most important components are the time management, the concept of being a team and, your hunger for learning. It is about the time management because you should consider all the possible surprises and bad scenarios while you plan everything. For example, there is an assignment with a deadline, you need to finish by that evening.
And suddenly, when you least expect it, you see the message “CONTACT 400 sn.” on your phone. In such case, it is not possible for you to accomplish it properly. And the second is about being a team. I wouldn’t be here for such a long time to write this if there was no HellHounds. I mean, I feel that I was in a high school again, where solidarity was on the top of the world. This feeling is so nice that you say that “I could do everything with my teammates, I go everywhere where they go, I fight all the way for them”. Let me tell you right now that don’t say that you could be here during the whole time of 10 weeks if you fail to be a team. Embrace your team. Even your words are not listened, think that they know something else. Don’t carry tales. Be open in all subjects. That’s the way how to be a team.
Here is what I mean when mentioning your hunger for learning; you are mistaken if you think that you are told everything in your life. You will be told nothing in your life and, if there is someone who tries to do so, then he or she is the one who does the biggest harm to you.
You will be guided here. You are the one who need to walk alone on this road, by making your own research. Everything you learn by making research is always more effective. This was not something that I have experienced here for the first time, I did not have so much problem since I was accustomed to this method. But this is the most common problem for many others. I recommend that if you plan to stay here, first consider yourself to be a worker in the Age of Empires. From now on, do what you are told. Ok. I’ll do it. Lumberjack. You lose as soon as you say; “come on, it’s not possible”. I’m telling you.
And the second, don’t make any other plan during this whole period of 10 weeks. Spare some time for you and, focus on this. And my last recommendation is that you should arrange a house for the HellWeek, where you could stay 1 week. Being alone makes things harder so much, both technically and mentally. Be sure that people who you know only for 10 weeks give you more power.
I want to thank each of 10 teammates for letting me gain such great experiences during this period. I couldn’t write this article, if you were not there. I am now someone different thanks to the power you gave me. I feel powerful and strong as much as I used to feel in the past. I overcame my fears. I am grateful that this period of 10 weeks gave me you. Thanks HellHounds, Thanks Cyber Struggle.