What is ROOTCON?
ROOTCON is the premier and largest hacking conference in the Philippines.
Where did the name ROOTCON came from?
ROOTCON came from the two words root (a super-user) and con (conference).
When is ROOTCON?
ROOTCON is held within the month of September and October.
What is a badge?
A badge is your ticket to the CON. ROOTCON have 2 types of badge an electronic badge and non-electronic badge.
What is a black badge?
A black badge is an honor given to players who won the ROOTCON official contests, it will give you a free pass on the next conference.
What is an electi badge?
An electi badge is a badge given to night track speakers, where it will hold a perpertual free access to ROOTCON.
What is a goon? and how to be one?
Goons are people who dedicated theirselves to help run the conference, and make it as a special one. To be a goon you need to be endorsed by a fellow goon, you will then start being an apprentice goon before getting endorsed to become an official one.
How to register to the conference, and how do I pay?
Since ROOTCON 6 we use EventBrite as our third-party payment gateway, where you can pay through direct bank deposit or PayPal.
I'm a speaker. Do I have to pay?
ROOTCON does not earn something, speakers are not paid in monetary form, they are only given tokens and other appreciation materials, speakers dont need to pay, as a speaker you will get your speakers badge, booze and food for free.
I'm low on budget, how do I go to ROOTCON?
We are making ROOTCON the most affordable but the best quality of conference, if you are low on budget and still want to attend ROOTCON, you may have several options.
1. ROOTCON event dates will be announced ahead of time, grab yourself a coin box and put some coins on it before the CON
2. Meet and make you new friends ask someone if you can crash at their hotel rooms.
3. Ride sharing, ask someone at the Facebook ROOTCON Discussions group if you can ride with them going to the venue.
Is ROOTCON only for hackers?
No, ROOTCON is open to everyone, being a hacker does not choose any profession.
I'm a minor, can I attend?
Minors should be accompanied by parents or guardians, there will be activities during the CON that requires parental guidance, events like beer drinking contest, wargames, and other adult stuffs.
I'm a corporate IT security professional, should I attend ROOTCON?
We suggest you do attend the CON, Information Security is a fast phase industry, ROOTCON can help you catch up with the latest trend in Information Security. You will also expand your social network within the industry.
What do I bring during the CON?
It depends on what do you want to bring and what you plan to do on during the conference.
What behaviors that are acceptable on ROOTCON?
Don't be a douchebag and a show whore.
Will there be illegal activities on the CON?
No, we do not condone illegal activities during the CON.
Is this event legitimate?
Yes this event is legitimate, we abide by the laws and rules.
Do you give official receipt?
Yes we provide official receipts but only by request, read the event page for details and instructions.
Do you issue Certificates after the con?
ROOTCON is a hacker conference and not a seminar, training or a workshop so we do not "normally" issue certificate. However if it makes you happy we can provide an official certificate of attendance digitally signed by semprix (The Fork Meister).
Do you provide copy of presentations?
There will be no hard-copy that will be given during the event, you may approach the speaker if you cannot wait for the event archives to go live. There will be a local mirror of the ROOTCON media server at the conference, you may download the event archives from 1 to the current at high-speed.
Are you connected with any government Feds or agency?
NO!!! We are not connected in any government feds or agency.
Do you hack Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo mail and get paid?
NO!!! We dont hack your Facebook, Twitter or Yahoo mail, we dont hack your girlfriends/boyfriends email account for you.
You guys are involved in hacking Philippine government website?
NO!!! We are not a group of underground hackers attempting to bring down IT infrastructure in the Philippines.
Where do I ask my question, this FAQ is not helpful at all
If your question is not anwered by this FAQ, send an email to info /at/ rootcon dot org.
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