Blackhoodie at Ringzer0 Bootstrap 2024

Reverse engineer, from 0 to hero!

Howdy, y’all :D For the first time ever BlackHoodie will go to Texas! Thanks to our fabulous hosts at Ringzero0 Bootstrap we’re able to bring a day of joy and reverse engineering to aspiring hackerettes in Austin. Come join us on a journey from your first mov instruction to understanding binary code and analyzing applications. This 1-day training is packed with practical information and hands on exercises, and its gonna be fun, challenging, and prepare students to tackle RE problems on their own.


What: class on software reverse engineering, introductory

When: February 23rd - 9am-5pm

Where: Thompson Conference Center, Austin, Texas

Who: Women

Registration: fill form here (registration open until we reach capacity)

Fees: The training is free; food, travel and hotel is responsibility of attendees

COVID: We want everyone to feel comfortable; masks and testing prior to the event are encouraged yet not required


Introduction to Software Reverse Engineering

Teachers: Marion Marschalek (@pinkflawd)

Topic: Ever wanted to know what a binary looks like from the inside? Wonder no more, binary insides is all you will see in this class. We’ll go from 0 to yo there’s a bug in your application in just one day. This training is very busy, from file formats, loaders and process execution, disassemblers and debuggers, to bug hunting of the special kind. But don’t worry, we’ll arm you with all the necessary skills! The target will be x86-64 Linux ELF executables.

Prerequisites: Bring a laptop with IDAPro Free installed, class materials will be hosted on github.

What is BlackHoodie?

BlackHoodie is a free, women only reverse engineering workshop and community. More information can be found here:

Why women-only?

One qualifies to attend an in-person bootcamp either if born and raised female, or if one identifies as a woman. This concept of women-only has no intention of putting up walls or feeling exclusive. Blackhoodie is about creating space in an industry that’s very competitive. It is a comfortable place, where attendees feel encouraged to grow skills without pressure. We do what we do, not to create women-only bubbles, as contradicting as it might sound, but to enable a minority to enter the security space, learn skills that are otherwise expensive to learn, find their interests and grow a professional network.

And, it works. BlackHoodie alumnae have gone far beyond being successful in the classroom since the workshop series started. They ventured out to start community projects and collaborations, got themselves new jobs in the security industry, went to speak at major security conferences, joined review boards and become influencers in our community. Many went on to mentor others after they had found their spot, came back to BlackHoodie to give trainings on their own or are now conference trainers and teach classes to the community.

Finally, why does the security industry need more women at all? The industry is growing and facing a talent shortage. More importantly, jobs are typically well paid, come with certain privileges, and are challenging and often fulfilling. And we do firmly believe our society as a whole can only benefit from having more women with money, independence and confidence. Likewise, the tech sector has grown in size and influence, and with great power comes great responsibility – responsibility best shared among a diverse body of decision makers.