About us

Who we are


Josh Riesenweber


Brodie Carter

BSides Brisbane is run by 2 passionate security professionals in Brisbane.

The vibe

Each BSides is a community driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. For our third con (and hopefully you've picked it already), we are pushing for a retro synthwave theme (think Neon Drive) while keeping similarities to the last few years Space, Cyber Punk and Dystopian themes. We're hoping to carry elements of this styling through the whole conference, from the CTF room through to the badge. While we aren't strangers to organising smaller community focused events, this will be our third proper grown up conference. It won't all be perfect, in fact I would be surprised if any of it really is, but we will be busting our ass to make sure everyone that attends gets the most out of it as they possibly can, and that everyone has a blast.

Our vision

When this whole thing first kicked off, we wanted to do something different. We didn't want to deliver a 4 track conference with a vendor hall and an overloaded schedule with so much content that would ultimately lead to attendees being overwhelmed (and underwhelmed). Our true vision for BSides is to deliver content in a slightly different way, a focus on more workshop and interactive style presentations and events. We want to raise security awareness, assist in learning, and have like minded and passionate people connect in fun and interesting ways. All while keeping the conference accessible and affordable to all.

Thank you

We would love to use this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to everyone that has attendance, or assisted in the running of BSides Brisbane over the past few years. A special callout however to Bruce Large aka. BFL for the continued support through both MC and his talks, and as well to Jake Dunn aka. nomad for his thankless efforts in running the CTF year on year. Without the team we have supporting us, there would be no conference.