Code of Conduct

Hack3rCon/SecureWV is a fun weekend where we can get together as a group, let down our hair and have some great discussions and enjoy some cool tips and tricks. We just ask one thing from our participants:

Don't Be a Jerk!

With that said, here are some more things we consider unwelcome at Hack3rCon/SecureWV:

  • Illegal activity will not be permitted or tolerated. If illegal activities occurs, we ask people to work with law enforcement and we will assist with investigations. We’ll also ask you to leave as this falls under “being a jerk.”
  • If there is a dispute between any two parties we will politely ask you both to leave. This is not to punish or take sides, but to create safe space between the individuals, other attendees and the conference.
  • Insulting or harassing other participants is unacceptable. We want Hack3rCon/SecureWV to be a safe and productive environment for everyone. It’s not about what you look like but what’s in your mind and how you present yourself that counts at Hack3rCon/SecureWV.
  • We do not condone any form of harassment against any participant, for any reason.  Harassment includes, but is not limited to, deliberate intimidation and targeting individuals in a manner that makes them feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or afraid.
  • Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We reserve the right to respond to harassment in the manner we deem appropriate, including but not limited to expulsion without refund and referral to the relevant authorities.

This Code of Conduct applies to everyone participating at Hack3rCon/SecureWV – from attendees and exhibitors to speakers, press, volunteers, and staff.

Anyone can report harassment. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, you can contact a staff member, go to the registration desk, or information booth.

If you do not feel comfortable speaking to someone in person, you can email an actively monitored mailbox (during the conference timeframes) at the following email address:

incident [at]

For immediate response, we recommend notifying a staff member in-person.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel security, local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of Hack3rCon/SecureWV.

Remember: The conference is what you make of it, and as a community we can create a great experience for everyone. Our goal at Hack3rCon/SecureWV is to have a resonating impact on the information security industry within the region and as a conference.

Thank you to all who make Hack3rCon/SecureWV a success and for the continued awesomeness of the community.