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Last updated: 2023-10-01


Our Guiding Principle:

“Show respect and tolerance for each other’s uniqueness. Be kind and practice the golden rule.”


Zero Tolerance Policy:

We have NO TOLERANCE for physical, verbal, or sexual harassment, intimidation, or marginalization of any human! Any action, behavior, speech, or dress that causes significant interference with conference operations, significant discomfort to other participants, or adversely affects Pacific Hackers Conference’s relationship with its participants, venues, or the public is strictly forbidden. It may result in refusal of entry, revocation of your event badge or access, expulsion from the event/property, and reporting to the authorities.


Simply Put:

“Do not be disrespectful, or we will remove you!”



Asking questions during a talk to gain clarity or to disagree with what is being presented is encouraged; heckling or haranguing the presenter is not. If unsure, err on the side of basic decency and common courtesy. If someone asks you to stop, you must STOP.


Professional Conduct:

We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:


  • Discriminatory jokes and language

  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material

  • Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”)

  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability

  • Repeated harassment of others

  • Violence, threats of violence, or violent language directed against another person

  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language

  • Inappropriate photography or recording

  • Unwelcome sexual attention

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following (online or in-person)

  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations

  • Denigration or insults based on political beliefs or ideology

  • Advocating for/or encouraging any of the above behavior



When we disagree, try to understand why. We must resolve disputes and differing views constructively. The strength of our community comes from its diversity and varied perspectives.



If you witness any behavior inconsistent with our Code of Conduct, please report it to a staff member or our Safety Ops Team member. For other non-event-related incident concerns, e-mail for assistance.



By attending Pacific Hackers Conference, you assume all risks incidental to the event and release Pacific Hackers Conference and its respective staff and affiliates from all claims related to or arising out of the event or your presence there.


Age Consideration:

Pacific Hackers Conference is an adult event. Attend at your own risk of being offended. We do not set an age requirement and prefer you make your own decisions. Some content or comments may be considered explicit or objectionable by some attendees.


Open Discussion:

Pacific Hackers Conference 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 Pacific Hackers Conference to be a safe environment for everyone.



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 Pacific Hackers Conference – from attendees and sponsors to speakers, press, staff, and volunteers. Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact security and local law enforcement or assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe during the Pacific Hackers Conference.

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