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

Have ideas for talks and workstations? r00tz Asylum’s Call for Papers is open until June 15, 2019.

When: August 8-11, 2019

Where: The Studio at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

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 from previous r00tz Asylum Conferences:

Samy Kamkar: Breaking the Locks

Kevin Mahaffey & Marc Rogers: Tesla Hack

Cory Doctorow: Information Security

15 under 15: Rising stars in cybersecurity

Passcode: By Sara Sorcher & Ann Hermes

The Future of Cyber Security

The Future of Cyber 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