What is BSidesROC?

Security B-Sides Rochester, or BSidesROC, is an open hacker conference in Rochester, NY. It provides a place for people to learn about hacking, infosec, and all kinds of different technology in a fun environment.

Our seventh year has another action packed event that will include presentations from industry professionals, games and challenges that exercise your hacker skills, as well as community involvement that represents the Rochester community. This year, we’re again partnering with RIT’s CSEC department and plan on also helping students and employers match up to see if we can’t turn the amateur hacker into a career plan.

Here’s a quick summary of our conference based on surveys from attendees:

FAQ

** What are the different ticket tiers? **

Just like every year, we are selling tickets to the conference only, and tickets that come with a T-Shirt (click here to see the previous designs). We are also offering free tickets to students & professionals entering in our Resumelee event (please be sure to read the rules before reserving)

What does it mean that people can purchase tickets for students?

We are trying to help get students in the conference when money is an issue. When you check out for a ticket, you’ll have an option to donate the price of a ticket. BSidesROC will then find a student on your behalf and provide them a free ticket (or refund their tickets in the case they’ve already purchased one).

** Will you be doing training day? **

Yes! Training day will be 421, the day before this event. Those tickets will be sold separately. You should get your conference ticket now and check back on the BSidesROC website for details about how to get tickets.

This is fun, can I volunteer?

If you’re interested in this year’s volunteer opportunities, you can email volunteer at bsidesroc.com.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There will be no ID requirements to get into the conference. This is not a child oriented event but all are welcome.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is in the RIT parking lot located near the building. Check this BSidesROC website for additional parking directions closer to the event.

What should I bring into the event?

Laptops are recommended if you’re interested in playing the CTF or crypto challenge. If you’re interested in career opportunities, we’d recommend bringing a hard copy of your resume.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email info at bsidesroc.com if you have any questions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will be able to process a printed or electronic version of the ticket.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Nym, name, someone else’s name, it’s up to you. We do require a valid email address.

What does it mean that people can purchase tickets for students?

We are trying to help get students in the conference when money is an issue. When you check out for a ticket, you’ll have an option to donate the price of a ticket. BSidesROC will then find a student on your behalf and provide them a free ticket (or refund their tickets in the case they’ve already purchased one).