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 1/3/2020 Next Generation Edition

It's a new year with a new outlook on what Rochester 2600 will be doing. We have a lot of new plans to discuss and new places to explore. We're no longer meeting at Interlock Rochester so we're currently looking for a new location for us to crash. We'll update this post and the Meetup page when we find something.

Presentations this month:

  • ALL: This month in infosec news
  • Peter: What I Learned at Math School OR A Brief Introduction to Coding Theory

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Meeting 11/01/2019 Interlock Edition

Join us this Friday for the last ever 2600 meeting to be held at Interlock Rochester at the hungerford. This space has served us for more than a decade and its time is up.

Join us for one last night where we share stories and pictures and talk about the future of a space and 2600.

  • All: This month in infosec news
  • Antitree: The complete list of all the terrible things that we've done at the space with pictures.

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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 wasn't murdered by my dreams were destroyed. Still would come back.



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 with that 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 RocDev's Slack in the #security channel. You can signup on the RocDev website 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