NEWS


ROOTCON 13 CFP IS OPEN!
Posted on: 03.29.19

ROOTCON 13 Call For Papers is open! Want to share those new research, shiny new exploits and exploitation techniques? Now is the best time, make a difference and be part of the hacking community.

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What: Call For Papers
Submit: cfp /at/ rootcon /dot/ org
Subject: RC13 CFP Submission [Topic Name]
Deadline: June 13, 2019
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Checkout the http://www.rootcon.org/html/rc13/cfp


Review Board Announced
Posted on: 03.29.19

In luie of the up coming Call For Papers for ROOTCON 13 we are proud to announce our CFP review board for this year.

The CFP review board are the people responsible screening ROOTCON main tracks presentation and talks.


Checkout the http://www.rootcon.org/html/rc13/reviewboard

RC13 Call For Trainings
Posted on: 03.08.19

ROOTCON Training runs has been a huge success, this year we will be expanding the training tracks with two categories, Basic and Advanced course.

Today it is our pleasure to announce that we are opening submissions for training proposals.

Guidelines:

Basic Course (4 slots) - introductions, 101s and whatnot, this course will be FREE of charge and will be held on Day 1 & 2 simultaenous with the main conference.
Running time: Max of 4 hours

Advanced Course (2 slots) - a more advanced, 1337 training. This training type will be held on Day 0 (September 25, 2019).
Running time: Max of 8 hours

Check out the full details.

ROOTCON 13 Call For Sponsors Now Live!
Posted on: 02.18.19

Attention! Hacking community supporters, vendors and exhibitors. Looking for the oppurtunity to connect with the growing Infosec and Hacking Community in the Philippines? Share your cutting-edge research? Or be there for brand exposure? Or simply just want to be an ub3r c00l and help the community? Then now is your time!

ROOTCON has updated the sponsorship, most affordable and value for your sponsorship, we made it easy for you! Just choose from a wide-range of sponsorship opportunity:
✓ Brand Exposure
✓ Community Presence & Support
✓ Recruitment Opportunities
✓ Professional Networking

Head over to https://www.rootcon.org/xml/sponsors

Blackcard now accepting registration
Posted on: 02.11.19

ROOTCON has maintained the most affordable yet quality conference in the country and it doesn't stop there, last 2016 we launched the Blackcard program previously known as the ROOTCON Ambassador with the goal to provide more perks and discounts to our patrons.

ROOTCON Blackcard application is only available once a year, months before the early registration. It's our pleasure to announce that the ROOTCON Blackcard registration is now open!

Register Now!

Venue Transparency Report
Posted on: 01.21.19

This year we wanted to explore the possibility of getting a new venue for ROOTCON.

Before jumping to the decision of changing venue, we came up with Things to consider list:

* Logistics - let's accept it, ROOTCON is not your ordinary conference, hotel logistics is not a walk-in-the-park task for us. We need a venue that would understand our logistics needs such as providing us a high-speed internet, ability to run a custom infrastructure within the venue. Taal Vista Hotel has been very cooperative in providing us what we need in this area.

* Traffic - we wanted to give the best conference experience to everyone and staying away from carmaggedon is one of them.

* Price - staying as the most affordable information security conference in the country is one of our mission. Hotels and Conference rooms prices in Manila are soaring high, not to mention the inflation rates that have been pumping the past months. Taal Vista Hotel has also increased their prices this year, however, it still has a greater advantage over hotels located in Metro Manila.

New rates this year:
Conference Pass (Main Conference Day 1 & 2)
Early bird registration - P9,500.00
Regular rate registration - P10,500.00
Group of 5 - P10,100.00 (per pax)
Students rate - P8,400.00 (valid student ID and study load required, masters not included)

Training Pass (Day ZerØ)
Prices range from P10,000.00 - P12,000.00 depending on course. Courses will be announced soon.

* Vacation-Feels, Fun & Learn - it's within ROOTCONs DNA to provide a fun environment while learning, moving to Manila will eliminate the vacation-feels and stress-free environment of ROOTCON.

With the "Things to consider" and the result of Facebook poll, without further ado, it's our pleasure to announce that we will be back in Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay on September 25-27 for ROOTCON13.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at ROOTCON 13.

All the best,
-semprix


ROOTCON 13 Theme & Details
Posted on: 01.10.19

It’s 2019 that means planning for ROOTCON 13 has been fully activated, exciting things are brewing, first off we will be having a three full day conference this year, Day 1 will be a full day trainings followed by main conference on Day 2 & 3.

Our theme this year is “The Two Faces of Tomorrow” a novel written by James P. Hogan, the book depicts that technology had become much too complicated for humans to handle—and the computer network that had grown up to keep civilization from tripping over its own shoelaces was also beginning to be overwhelmed. Even worse, it was becoming part of the problem. Computers were logical, but not reasonable, and some of the rigorously logical solutions the silicon governors came up with had come terrifyingly close to causing fatal accidents. To get the feel of ROOTCON 13 theme the novel is available at Amazon.

Skinny Timeline:

January - Venue announcement

February - Blackcard Registration, Call For Sponsors, Call For Trainings, Call for Papers

April - Earlybird Registration

May - CTF Registration

June - Regular Rate Opening

July - Party Announcements & Registration


ROOTCON on eBay
Posted on: 10.21.18

We all love swags so we made the ROOTCON swags available on eBay the whole year round, we will continue to restock our swags as soon as they ran out.

So what are you waiting for get those ROOTCON swags and sport them in your office, during your vacation and even at home.

Sizes and quantity are very limited, visit the ROOTCON eBay now.