Fishing for a Job

A few days ago you saw an opening for a software engineering role at your favorite startup – the Daily D'eel. You took the bait and decided to apply. Now it's time to take on their coding challenge to see if you'd sink or swim on the job!

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Read the challenge description above carefully. When you understand the prompt and feel ready to try the challenge, click the "Begin Challenge" button to start.

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Challenge Description

A few days ago you saw an advertisement for a job opening as a software engineer at your favorite startup – the Daily D'eel. The Daily D'eel is a big time deals site that sells aquariums and other fish supplies. You're a fish enthusiast and have a big collection at home. You've been buying things from the Daily D'eel for years and were super excited when you heard they were hiring hackers.

You took their bait and decided to apply for the role. Your impressive resume and passion really hooked their team and they decided to interview you. The interviews have gone very well so far and you're pretty sure you've got the job if you pass this final coding challenge.


In this challenge, we'll ask you to locate a hidden "flag". To find it, you'll need to utilize your problem solving abilities and maybe a bit of code. The flag looks like: flag{some_text_here}. When you find it, you'll need to paste the whole flag in the text box in the header of this page.

This challenge is timed, so read the instructions below carefully before you begin!