Kat Sweet wrote her first line of code in her mid-twenties and never looked back. Now she’s a network security student at Madison Area Technical College, where she also serves as president of her school's IT student organization. Outside of class, you can find her fixing other people's computers, teaching, and wielding pointy objects (mainly lockpicks and knitting needles). She has a ham radio Extra class license, and organizes ham exams for CircleCityCon. Combining her passions for infosec and terrible puns, she interns as a SOC monkey.
An alumna of the BSidesLV Proving Ground in 2013, she is thrilled to be paying it forward as a Proving Ground mentor!