DerbyCon provides a forum for open discussion between participants, where radical viewpoints are welcome and a high degree of skepticism is expected. However, insulting or harassing other participants is unacceptable. We want DerbyCon 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 DerbyCon.

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 DerbyCon – 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.

You can email an actively monitored mailbox (during the conference timeframes) at the email address:

incident [at]

This is if you do not feel comfortable speaking to someone in person. For immediate response, we recommend notifying a staff member in-person. Note that if this is an emergency, please dial 911 and contact law enforcement immediately.

Additional contact info for the Marriott Staff: 502-627-5045

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 DerbyCon.

Remember: The conference is what you make of it, and as a community we can create a great experience for everyone. Our goal at DerbyCon is to have a resonating impact on the information security industry and as a conference. Thank you to all who make DerbyCon a success and for the continued awesomeness of the community.

-The DerbyCon Team