DEFCON Furs

Interested in helping at DEFCON Furs 2020?

DEFCON Furs 2020 Volunteer Info

Do you want to know how the sausage gets made? Or at least how we cook the bacon? If so we need you! Without you, DEFCON Furs would not be. We depend on you. Your donations of time, service, and funds to make our events happen. On behalf of all of us who make up the DEFCON Furs community, we would like to offer our deepest thanks.

Would you like to help us make this year’s DEFCON Furs the biggest and best ever?

Questions regarding volunteering can be e-mailed to volunteer@dcfurs.com

EVENTS

DEFCON Furs provides events and entertainment for our attendees from our opening ceremonies on Saturday to our last DJ on Sunday. While the majority of our events are planned, organized, and hosted by DEFCON Furs, not all are exclusive to the DEFCON Furs community. This year we are an online event but we are going to try and make it as engaging and social as possible by providing multiple ways for people to interact. There are two types of events:

  • PANELS/TRACKS/TALKS invite speakers to share their knowledge, experience, and perspective with a DEFCON Furs audience.
  • PARTIES - Whether dancing or drinking or hanging out in Discord, Zoom, VRChat, or Second Life. Help us show DEF CON just how great furry parties are.

BENEFITS

DEFCON Furs is an all-volunteer organization, but that doesn’t mean we can’t show our appreciation in many ways.

  • Insider knowledge - this is how you make the con-sausage...
  • Best access to of all our limited run items and specials.
  • Upon request, written certification of your service hours for applicable professional development requirements or community donation drives.
  • All volunteers who contribute 6 hours or more also qualify for our gift pack
    • A DEFCON Furs 2020 electronic badge (LED mask)
    • A DEFCON Furs 2020 t-shirt
    • A DEFCON Furs year exclusive Challenge Coin not available to the public

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Shifts are four to six hours long. Our event begins on Saturday Aug 15 at 9am and ends on Sunday at 5am.

Discord Chat Moderators

When: Sat 8AM - Sun 5AM

Where: DEFCON Furs Discord

Training provided: Public Safety & Incident Handling.

Special Requirements: Must have a Discord account (free). Must join DEFCON Furs Discord server (https://discord.io/defconfurs). Prefer those with some experience as a chat or group mod or admin. Training will be provided (mandatory).

Job Description: (18+ Only) You will be the “face” of DEFCON Furs for all attendees and will be responsible for the first impression we make. The goal is to make guests and visitors feel comfortable and valued while at our events. Responsibilities can include:

  • Monitoring event channels in Discord
  • Helping people navigate the event

Q&A Moderators

When: Sat 9AM - 5PM

Where: DEFCON Furs Discord

Training provided: Incident Handling.

Special Requirements: Must have a Discord account (free). Must join DEFCON Furs Discord server (https://discord.io/defconfurs). Prefer those with some experience as a chat or group mod or admin. Training will be provided (mandatory).

Job Description: (18+ Only) You will be monitoring the Discord Q&A channels in discord and fielding / giving questions to the presenter during their talks. Responsibilities can include:

  • Liaison between talk/panel presenter(s) and virtual audience
  • See Also: Discord Chat Moderators

Content Streamers

When: Sat 9AM - 5PM

Where: DEFCON Furs Discord

Training provided: Incident Handling.

Special Requirements: Must have a Discord account (free). Must join DEFCON Furs Discord server (https://discord.io/defconfurs). Streaming experience with OBS. Stable network with high upload speeds. Some communication with presenters and basic troubleshooting skills will be required.

Job Description: (18+ Only) You will be responsible for ingesting content from presenters during the event, and streaming it to the public website using the Open Broadcaster Software. Responsibilities can include:

  • Ingest presenter content
  • Stream our content to our streaming server using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) with provided scene assets
  • Communicate with presenters as necessary

Party Feed Admin

When: Sat 5PM - Sun 5AM

Where: DEFCON Furs Discord / Zoom Call

Training provided: Incident Handling.

Special Requirements: Must have a Discord account (free). Must join DEFCON Furs Discord server (https://discord.io/defconfurs). Must have stable internet access and Zoom installed.

Job Description: (18+ Only) You will be responsible for running the party feed during your shift. This includes monitoring all participants in a zoom call to make sure everything shown is PG13, and pinning video feeds randomly every few seconds. Responsibilities can include:

  • Pinning video feeds in zoom
  • Managing users in zoom call
  • Working with Content Streamer

VRChat World Host

When: Sat 5PM - Sun 5AM

Where: VRChat

Training provided: Public Safety & Incident Handling.

Special Requirements: Must have a PC capable of playing VRChat and expiriance with the game (No VR equipment is required and you may be more comfortable in Desktop mode). Must have a Discord account (free). Must join DEFCON Furs Discord server (https://discord.io/defconfurs).

Job Description: (18+ Only) You will be responsible for hosting an instance of our selected dance world. This includes being present in the world during your entire shift, making sure the video player is playing our DJ stream, keeping an eye on users in the world for any trolling or bad behavior, and submitting counts on the number of people in the world on a half hour basis Responsibilities can include:

  • Kicking users from the instance
  • Using VRChat website to join instances
  • Controlling the world video player
  • Coordinating player counts and actions in Discord

DEFCON Furs 2020 Volunteer Terms and Conditions

Everyone volunteering for Hack Your Lives & DEFCON Furs events is subject to the terms and conditions in our general Code of Conduct, host platforms and accommodation policies, Federal/State/Local laws, and the conditions below.

Drugs and Alcohol

All volunteers must adhere to the following zero-tolerance policies regarding drugs and alcohol while on duty or when present at any of our events or our event spaces:

  • Volunteers are prohibited from the possession and/or consumption of any illegal substance while on shift.
  • Volunteers are prohibited from working as a volunteer while under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances.

Behavior and Conduct

Event attendees look to our volunteers as representatives of DEFCON Furs. While on duty or when present at any of our events or our event spaces, volunteers are required to follow the following policies:

  • Volunteers are free to socialize with others, provided that this behavior does not include inappropriate language or behavior.

Volunteers must be helpful, courteous, respectable, and easily identifiable.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of the event.

Volunteers who have questions about these policies can email volunteer@dcfurs.com.

All questions will be reviewed by DEFCON Furs conference organizers. The decision(s) of the DEFCON Furs conference organizers are final.

Sign Up Here!

If you would like to volunteer please sign up here!