What is 0xcon?

0xcon is an infosec conference aimed towards building the Gauteng and ZA community. Lots of you do great research and this is an open platform for you to share yours, as well as to see what others have been working on.

Due to the uncertainty around the lockdown, we're planning to do this remotely in 2020. That means we can have many more people watch our talks, and, hopefully, get some speakers from abroad too. Help us spread the word!

Event Information

November 14, 2020
Youtube at youtube.com/watch?v=UsXYRp-4uWk, and the HackSouth discord channel. Register at hacksouth.africa to speak to guests and speakers directly
10 am to 5 pm, UTC+2


We're hosting a challenge at challenge.0xcon.co.za. It's a normal CTF with a flag at the end. You'll find an email address to mail the flag to and there's a prize each for the first two peeps we get mails from. We'll ship these anywhere in South Africa with Aramex and will talk shipping options with anyone overseas. Normal CTF rules apply. Try not to break it for others, and if you do, send a mail to 0xc0ffeejhb@gmail.com and we'll reset it quick. Good luck!


Code of Conduct

0xcon's primary goal is to build the infosec community in Gauteng and South Africa. South Africa is naturally culturally diverse, and we're committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or religion.

In pursuit of this goal, we've laid out the following rules for speakers and attendees.
When you come to the conference, we ask that you:

  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of our community.
  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.

On the other hand, generally offensive behaviour is unwelcome and unacceptable. Particularly:

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, trans-phobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
  • Inappropriate photography or recording.
  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone‚Äôs consent before touching them.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualised comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcome sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.
  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.

Please alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential. In short, be interested, be courteous, and make sure your criticism is constructive. We're all here to learn from each other.