The word hackers has come to mean several different things to different groups of people. Law enforcement and mainstream media portray 'Hackers' as the bad guys that break into computers to cause harm to others. To Geeks, Techies, and your local engineers, Hackers are people that use technology in unique or unintended ways.

[WWW]http://www.hackersarepeopletoo.com - DVD about hacker counter culture that has a few locals in it

Local Groups and Meet ups

Interlock Rochester
[WWW]http://www.interlockroc.org First and only hackerspace in Rochester.

Rochester 2600
[WWW]http://www.rochester2600.com Active monthly meetings. Informal atmosphere, everyone is welcome. Visit the Rochester 2600 homepage for more information.

Linux User Group of Rochester(LUGOR)
[WWW]www.lugor.org - Linux fans interested in hacking the OS

Rochester OWASP
[WWW]https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Rochester - less hacker and more "Security Professional." Specifically for web based security topics.

Local Defcon Group

[WWW]DC585 Website - Meets the third Friday of roughly each month at Interlock. Follow [WWW]@dc585 on twitter for news. (many locals attend Defcon every year)


[WWW]http://rochack.org/ - Software makers at University of Rochester.

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2005-07-20 08:10:32   Might want to reorganize this page to emphasize the projects groups in Rochester, Ant Hill Technical Projects Group, etc. —TobinFricke

2005-07-20 09:48:52   Good point. I'll try to do that sometime this evening. I started looking for 'rochester hackers' but I found Zip, so I fuged it from there. —FarMcKon

2006-12-31 03:31:02   Our next 2600 meeting will be held on March 2cnd at 7:30 PM in the Food Court (in front of the carousel) at “The Mall at Greece Ridge Center” BillFrist

2007-03-28 20:33:37   I agree with Tobin — this isn't very closely related to Rochester — perhaps we could encourage local 'white hats' to add contact info (?) —GrahamSaathoff

2013-10-15 20:24:30   Added link to the new Rochester 2600 page. —JoeTesta