A place where kids learn white-hat hacking to better the world

Through hands-on workshops and games, kids learn reverse engineering, soldering, cryptography and how to responsibly disclose security bugs

Hacking gives you super-human powers. You can travel time & space. It is your responsibility to use these powers for good & only good.


r00tz Asylum is a nonprofit dedicated to teaching kids around the world how to love being white-hat hackers. A white-hat hacker is someone who enjoys thinking of innovative new ways to make, break and use anything to create a better world.

Here is a set of core values and rules defining the proper conduct for r00tz



Featured Speakers at 2015 r00tz Asylum:

Samy Kamkar: Breaking the Locks

Kevin Mahaffey & Marc Rogers: Tesla Hack

Cory Doctorow: Information Security

R00tz is exposing children to the world of white-hat hacking to make the future of our digital world a bit safer.
— Roberto Baldwin, Engadget
Leading security researchers from around the world had gathered to teach this generation — and their parents — how to safely deploy the hacker mind-set in today’s increasingly digital world.
— Andrea Peterson, Washington Post
Maybe if you put a bunch of science and math and technical stuff in a play setting, the kids will accidentally learn something.
— Jennifer Schlesinger & Sabrina Korber, CNBC