ROOTCON was founded by Dax (A.K.A semprix) Labrador back in 2008, the word ROOTCON is derivatives from the two words root (a unix super-user) and con as conference.
The inception of ROOTCON was inspired due to the lack of legit security / hacking conference in the Philippines, how the conference is run is fully inspired from the worlds largest hacking conference in the world which is DEF CON, like DEF CON, ROOTCON controls and minimize product pitching from its sponsors which gives a hell of a boredom to its attendees. To maintain it's high-caliber talks, ROOTCON screens its speakers and topics through the Call For Papers.
Like any other conference, ROOTCON also hosts mind-boggling hacker games such as Capture The Flag, Semprix' Mysterybox and of course the infamous Hacker Jeopardy.
ROOTCON has maintained it's posture as the neutral grounds for the hacking community, both underground and the enterprise, we have been successful in keeping access to the conference affordable for the hacking community. This balance between content and affordability is the reason ROOTCON has been consistently a huge success.