What we're about

Welcome to the Meetup page of the Manchester InfoSec Hoppers!

The InfoSec Hoppers are a group of women, those who identify as a women and non binary, who either work in or are interested in InfoSec. We run a range of events for all people in tech who are interested in security. Some of our events are for women, those who identify as a women and non binary only, and some are open to all.

We want to open up the world of InfoSec, achieving greater diversity, representation and equality and helping to embed security across all roles in tech. Through our buddying system, we facilitate women, those who identify as a women and non binary, to buddy up to attend existing meet-ups, events and conferences, creating a safe and friendly space across the tech community.

All our events and spaces have a code of conduct.

InfoSec Hoppers Code of Conduct

Conduct in InfoSec Hoppers Spaces.

InfoSec Hoppers spaces include our meetings, events, workshops, slack group and Meetup page. These are inclusive places where all people should feel safe and respected.

We welcome diversity in age, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.

We want all our members to enjoy a safe and respectful environment.

We will not tolerate any form of harassment, hate speech or trolling either off or online, or any overly drunken, intimidating, heckling or violent behaviour in our spaces. Harassment can be either verbal, written, behavioural or imagery and includes any racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, sexually inappropriate or religiously discriminatory language, behaviour or imagery. “Jokes”, “banter” and “freedom of speech” will not be accepted as justifications or excuse for such language, behaviour or imagery.

Although we cannot police the behaviour of members or contributors outside these spaces, we will do everything we can to help resolve any issues that may occur outside our spaces. If we are made aware of any incidents of racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, sexually inappropriate or religiously discriminatory language, behaviour or imagery, this may result in a ban from the group.

If you have any issues or concerns relating to the code of conduct please contact one of the organisers either in person, though the Meetup page or via the email ( infosechoppers@gmail.com ) or the slack group.

Hoppers organisers: Catherine Chapman, Saskia Coplans, Gem Hill

If you have an issues at an event, meeting or workshop please speak to one of the organisers.

Meetings and Workshops

InfoSec Hoppers meetings and workshops usually are not sponsored. Some events are dry, but alcohol may be consumed at some of the evening events. Events are open to under 18’s, however we do not accept responsibility for minors so meetings and workshops are not appropriate for under 16’s unless accompanied by an adult.

Meetings and talks are pitched at all technical levels, however workshops and CTFs will require some level of technical ability. All technical levels are welcome at the workshops and CTFs, we provide coaches for all abelites, but ask that members are respectful of their time.

When attending meetings and workshops please respect the presenters. Please don’t talk amongst yourselves during their presentations, have your phones either muted or switched off and be aware that this is a group activity.

We are guests of the venues we use, so please don’t tamper with fixtures, hardware, software or infrastructure, or generally take thinks such a food and drink without permission.

All InfoSec Hoppers spaces are privately run and we withhold the right to remove and ultimately ban anyone who violates this code of conduct.

Upcoming events (1)

Diversity Matters - Public Speaking Workshop

MSP Tech Incubator

Are you part of an underrepresented or marginalised group? Would you like to speak at tech conferences and events, but you’re not sure where to start? The Hoppers would love to see more underrepresented people in our community speaking publicly, so this event is aimed at doing just that. We will be hosting a panel of experts who have experience of hosting and speaking at Developer, QA Testing, InfoSec and general Tech conferences and events. They will give advice on how to engage with conferences and events, submit Calls for Papers and prepare for public speaking. Then there will be a workshop on how to create bios, abstracts, prepare for talks and workshops and present on the day. Finally we will host lighting talks with honest feedback for anyone who wants practice speaking in front of a friendly and supportive audience. Talks will be capped at 10 mins and you are welcome to bring slides. With BSides Manchester just around the corner this could be a great chance to practice! For refreshments we will have the usual Hoppers Pot Luck, so please feel free to bring food and/or drinks to share (kitchen facilities are limited so something cold like a cheese board or bread and humus is ideal). The event space has disables access and toilet facilities. Children are welcome if accompanied. This is an inclusive event with a Code of Conduct. If anyone has any special requirements please let us know. Men as well as women, those who identify as women and non binary are welcome at this event.

Past events (5)

Steelcon Dinner (sponsored dinner after the conference)

Sheffield Hallam University - Hallam Hall

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