COVID-19 Statement

Wild West Hackin’ Fest – Way West 2021 – COVID-19 Statement


After much deliberation, we have decided to hold an in-person conference once again. Everyone in attendance must take the proper precautions in order to ensure that this event happens responsibly. We insist that all those participating:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Remain at home if they do not feel well or if they show any signs of having COVID-19.

Wild West Hackin’ Fest strongly recommends that attendees receive vaccinations.

Wild West Hackin’ Fest will provide hand sanitizer and complimentary masks to all in-person attendees. The Nugget Casino Resort, the conference venue, has already taken a number of steps to address the COVID-19 situation. For more details on these steps, please read the Nugget’s detailed “Reopening Guidelines” here.

At Wild West Hackin’ Fest, we realize that not everyone can or will want to attend this event in person. That is understandable. Thus, attendees will have the option to attend the conference virtually.

At the virtual conference:

  • You’ll get to watch the same awesome talks.
  • You’ll get to interact with the same speakers and with other virtual attendees via Discord.
  • You’ll get the same awesome swag bag that everyone else at the in-person conference gets.

Please know that conference organizers for this event will strive to be prudent and to exercise caution. Please help us to make this conference reasonably safe for all those involved. And finally, whether you attend in person or virtually, please, please, please… enjoy this conference. We plan to.

Wild West Hackin’ Fest

For more details about the Way West 2021 conference, please visit the conference home page here.