What is BSidesROC?

Security B-Sides Rochester, or BSidesROC, is an open, non-profit 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 was another action packed event that included presentations from industry professionals, games and challenges that exercised your hacker skills, as well as community involvement that represents the Rochester community. We helped 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:

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FAQ

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 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.