Friday, August 28, 2015

RC9 Capture The Flag

Do you have the guts to earn the ROOTCON Black Badge? Then this is for you, ROOTCON 9 Capture The Flag pre-registration is now open.

You may now pre-register at  CTF Pre-registration Form

What is Capture The Flag?

The most mind-buggling game at ROOTCON, get ready for the RC9 Capture The Flag.

Our Capture The Flag this year will have two stages:

Stage 1 - Hacker Jigsaw - you will be presented with puzzles coming from different areas for security such as forensics, web app testing, cryptography, network analysis, wireless security and many more.

Stage 2 - Pawnstar - there will be boxes to p4wn each box corresponds to a certain point.

3000 worth of Sodexo + 3 ROOTCON Black Badge
4 ROOTCON Black Badge

On the day registration

During Day 1 registration please approach a registration goon and ask that you will register for the CTF.

What are you waiting for? Get that black badge and bring home your bragging rights.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Alright Let's Party Harder Coz Smirnoff Mule is our Post-Con Party Sponsor!

Yes! You read me right. Emperador Distillers' Smirnoff Mule will be sponsoring our ROOTCON Post-Con Party. Hurrah!

Aside from the cool talks, games and challenges in ROOTCON that you all look forward to, there will be a post-con party as well. ROOTCON Post-con Party is the best time to socialize with your fellow G33ks and H4x0rs. This is the best part of the CON that you don't want to miss at all.

We ensure you a one stubbornly refreshing party.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

ROOTCON 9 Venue Bits

Tagaytay Bits

Tagaytay - is a popular destination of residents of Metro Manila primarily because of its mild climate and dramatic scenery, the most significant of which is the view of Taal Volcano. The weather in Tagaytay is mild and the average temperature is 22-25°C (71-77°F). There are only two 'seasons', wet and dry. 

Going to Tagaytay from Metro Manila 
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 14.096271 | Longitude: 120.933852 

From NAIA Terminal 1 or NAIA Terminal 2 - walk outside the terminal from arrival gate and take the bus going to EDSA to Uniwide Coastal Mall (MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal) where you need to ride the bus going to Lemery, Lian, Nasugbu, Calatagan or DLTB/Crow Transit and alight in Tagaytay (Fare is around PhP80.00)

From NAIA Terminal 3 - (serving flights from Cebu Pacific, PAL Express and some Philippine Airlines domestic flights), exit the gate cross Andrews Avenue. Look for jeepneys with signboard Pasay Taft Rotonda then alight at Rotonda (landmarks McDonalds and Sogo Hotel). At Rotonda, ride buses with signboard MIA to take you to Uniwide Coastal Mall (MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal) where you take bus to Tagaytay (Fare is around PhP80.00)

From NAIA Terminal 4 - (old Manila Domestic Airport terminal serving as terminal for ZestAir, AirAsia, SEAir), take a taxi to Uniwide Coastal Mall (MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal) where you take the the bus going to Lemery, Lian or Nasugbu or DLTB/Crow Transit and alight in Tagaytay (Fare is around PhP80.00)

From Mandaluyong - Ride vans (V-Hires) bound for Lemery, Batangas via Tagaytay in front of Starmall at the corner of EDSA and Shaw Boulevard (walking distance from MRT Shaw Boulevard station). Fare is around PhP200.00 as you need to pay for the trip all the way to Batangas (derecho)

From LRT Gil Puyat Station (Buendia) - Buses going to Nasugbu, Balayan and Lemery, Batangas (e.g. DLTB and Jam Transit) will pass Tagaytay (Fare: PhP83.00). Shuttle service (vans, FX, V-Hires) in front of EGI Mall (Jollibee) at the corner of Taft Avenue and Sen. Gil Puyat Ave (Buendia) going to Nasugbu, Balayan and Lemery, Batangas that all pass by Tagaytay but you need to pay a "derecho" fare of PhP180.00

Shuttle service (vans, FX, V-Hires) going to Nasugbu, Balayan and Lemery on Zamora Street near Metropoint mall and behind Kabayan Hotel near the corner of EDSA and Taft Avenue (accessible from LRT EDSA Station or MRT Taft Avenue station (EDSA Rotonda). Current fare is PhP180.00 (regardless of where you're going since it's a derecho trip). Travel time to Tagaytay from Pasay is around one hour and fifteen minutes.

Alternatively, hire a taxi to take you directly to Tagaytay (around PhP2,500.00) or get the services of car-for-hire

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Sunday, August 02, 2015

ROOTCON 9 Hotel Partners

We have good rates for our partners in cooperation with our hotel partners.

The following are the rates per night:

Taal Vista Hotel - Deluxe Room

Twin sharing - Php5000.00 with breakfast buffet for two.
Additional head - Php1850.00 with breakfast.

The Lake Hotel - Standard Room

Twin Sharing Php4060.00 with breakfast buffet for two.

Direction from Lake Hotel to Taal Vista

To book your hotel email us at comms [at] rootcon dot org with the following info:

Subject: Hotel Booking (Taal Vista / Lake Hotel)

Email Address:
Mobile number:
Mode of payment: Credit Card / Cash:

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