Code of Conduct

We have ZERO TOLERANCE for harassment of any kind, be it physical, verbal, or sexual.

We strive to create an environment that encourages the free and open sharing of ideas. We’ve created a home at BSides Boulder and have invited you all inside to be inspired and educated. It is impossible to keep the free and open sharing of ideas without risking someone getting their feelings hurt. We don’t expect adult and professional behavior at all times; a little mischief can be fun. We do however, expect you to be respectful of our space and our other invited guests.

In the end it is up to us, the organizers of BSides Boulder, to define bad behavior. If you are engaging in bad behavior (e.g. heckling or haranguing speakers, harassing other participants, etc), you will be given a warning that your behavior is not acceptable. If you continue, you will be asked to leave or outright removed from BSides Boulder.

Unless, of course, your bad behavior is so egregious that it warrants immediate ejection from BSides Boulder.

If someone is engaging with you in a way that makes you afraid or uncomfortable, please inform a member of our team (either at the event, or over Discord – look for [Admin] tags added to Discord nicknames). Additionally, you can send an email to

The Admin Team have a plan to handle such situations. An escalation path exists, and we will help you determine the next steps for you to feel safe and ensure your concerns are promptly addressed. This could include any or all of the following: contacting local law enforcement, or other emergency services as needed.

TL;DR Do not be an ass or we will kick your ass out, and we’re the final arbitrators of what being an ass means.

Lovingly stolen from BSides Las Vegas with minor alterations. <3