Rochester 2600

Rochester's longest running hacking and information security meetup group. A community of locals interested in discussing security, sharing knowledge, and enjoying technology.

Latest meeting updates


Look below for the latest information on meetings. Click on the meeting to see the list of presentations.


Meeting 07/05/2024 merika24 Edition

Location: Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT

Join us at the Rochester 2600 meeting, where we celebrate the pinnacle of American ingenuity—exploiting security flaws for the greater good. Wave your digital flags as we discuss the latest exploits in our never-ending quest for freedom. Nothing says patriotism like a room full of hackers dedicated to safeguarding our liberties one vulnerability at a time.

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Meeting 06/07/2024 Camping Edition

Location: Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT

Rochester 2600 Camping Edition was a wild blend of pitching tents and hacking mainframes under the stars, where discussions about fire-starting techniques seamlessly transitioned into debates on cybersecurity protocols. We toasted marshmallows while brainstorming ways to hack into our own camp Wi-Fi, turning the forest into a digital playground. Between the cryptography challenges and s’mores, we even managed to debug code by the campfire, proving that nature and technology make a surprisingly chaotic yet delightful combo.

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Meeting 05/03/2024 Weird Cat Edition

Location: Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT

In the cosmic expanses of coding meetups, an oddity like no other has emerged at Rochester 2600— a tech-savvy, spectacle-wearing cat, fondly named CodeWhisker. Each month, as hackers converge to dissect the latest in security and technology, CodeWhisker is hard at work, pawing ferociously at its laptop. Don’t be fooled by its fluffy appearance and protruding tongue; this feline is debugging scripts and hacking hairballs with unmatched fervor. Whether it’s discussing malware over milk or sharing phishing tales, CodeWhisker is the purr-fect blend of quirky and genius at these enigmatic gatherings.

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Our Attendees

Rochester 2600 hosts information security professionals, IT and operations teams, hackers, nerds, lawyers, law enforcement, activists, and anyone that's interested in learning about security. It's a place to meetup and share information, ideas, and technical information witha group. Attend a meeting to learn about information security from professionals and amateurs alike.

What is 2600?

2600 is a reference to 2600: Hacker Quarterly. A periodical that's been around since the 80's. We host our meetings on the first Friday of every month because that's when all 2600 meetings should be hosted. We don't have any official relationship with the org, it's just a platform to gather around.


What to expect

If you've never attended a meeting, we are generally loosely organized. We present on the latest security news of the month and usually follow it with at least one presentations from one of our attendees. Expect to laugh and interact with the rest of the group. Bring a laptop if you wish but it's usually unnecessary.

Every time I come here I learn something new I should be concerned about.




I thought "hackers" were trolls on 4chan but I realized that they're mostly professionals that are eager to learn and share knowledge.



Former RIT Student

I attended these meetings so that I could learn how to trade body parts on the "dark web". They didn't help me at all but I still learned something.


Brian Backpack

Drug Dealer

The monthly news review is useful but also very depressing when you can't tell if the headlines are from 2020 or 2005.




Ways to stay involved

Getting Involved

If you're interested in finding out more, consider RSVP'ing to a meeting so we know how many people might show up. Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates. Hangout with some of us in the #security channel of RocDev.

RSVP to Meetings

Let us know if you're coming so we can leave the light on for you. is our our primary place where we let you know about the latest meeting location and times.

Latest Announcements

Follow us on Twitter for updates on latest meetings, new locations, or parking suggestions. If there's a sudden change, we'll announce it here. We also share information about our partner projects.

Chat With The Community

Join us on and the western new york hacker community in the Infosec 716 Discord server in the link below:

Give a Talk

Talks are anything security, hacker, or technology related. We've had anything from how to setup a web proxy to quantum physics. It's a great way to share with the group what you're interested in. If you aren't sure what to talk about, check out our ABC's of infosec spreadsheet.