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 06/02/2023 B-Sides Buffalo Edition

Location: Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT

Attention all tech enthusiasts, hackers, and cybersecurity enthusiasts in Rochester! You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Rochester 2600 meeting, where we will delve into the exciting world of cybersecurity.

This gathering will be focused on two fascinating topics: Security B-Sides Buffalo and the latest hacker news. Join us for an evening filled with engaging discussions and the opportunity to network with fellow cybersecurity enthusiasts. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting your journey, this meeting promises to be a valuable experience. Come and learn about the upcoming Security B-Sides Buffalo conference and stay updated on the latest hacker news that is shaping the cybersecurity landscape. Mark your calendars for this event, and let’s come together to explore the cutting-edge developments in the world of cybersecurity. We look forward to seeing you there!`

And if you haven’t already, make sure you check out Security B-Sides Buffalo which is Saturday June 3rd.


  • Security News
  • Walk Down Memory Lane - a look at TI calculators and the community around them
  • BSidesBuffalo Planning

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Meeting 05/05/2023 AI Will Ruin Us Edition

Location: Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT

Rochester 2600 is a monthly gathering of hackers, computer enthusiasts, and technology aficionados. The meeting takes place on the first Friday of every month at a local coffee shop in Rochester, NY. The event provides a platform for people to share knowledge, discuss technology, and network with like-minded individuals.

The May edition of Rochester 2600 promises to be an exciting one with two talks lined up. The first talk will be about hacking calculators, while the second talk will be about the science of marijuana.

The first talk, titled “Hacking Calculators 101,” will be presented by a local hacker known as “CalcMaster.” CalcMaster has been hacking calculators for over a decade and has discovered some interesting tricks and tips along the way. In his talk, he will discuss the basics of calculator hacking, including how to modify the firmware, overclock the processor, and even install custom software.

The second talk, titled “The Science of Marijuana: Separating Fact from Fiction,” will be presented by a local scientist, Dr. Mary Jane. Dr. Jane has a Ph.D. in pharmacology and has been studying the effects of marijuana on the body for over a decade. In her talk, she will separate the myths from the facts surrounding marijuana use, discussing the plant’s chemical composition, its effects on the brain and body, and its potential medical uses.

Attendees can expect to leave the meeting with a newfound appreciation for the versatility of calculators and a deeper understanding of the science behind marijuana use. The Rochester 2600 is free and open to the public, so if you’re in the area and interested in technology or hacking, this is the event for you.

  • This month in infosec
  • Calc Popping WIth An Actual Calculator
  • Science of Marijuiana

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Meeting 03/03/2023 RIT Edition

Location: Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT

Welp. Time for another meeting. Come on down this month and see a YOLO! exclamation about anonymity throughout our meditation on a somber discussion of Bill and gouls . Here are the actual talks this month:

  • This month in infosec
  • I need a job at DARPA v2 - JustBill

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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.