About us

Who we are

BSides Brisbane was founded in 2018 by 2 passionate security professionals located in Brisbane, Australia.


Josh Riesenweber


Brodie Carter

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 second con (and hopefully you've picked it already), we are pushing for a space theme, while keeping similarities to last years 'Cyber Punk' and 'Dystopian' theme. We are hoping to use this to theme all elements of the event, from the CTF room through to the badge. While we aren't strangers to organising smaller community focused events, this will be our first 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 too much content that would ultimately lead to attendees being overwhelmed (and underwhelmed). Our vision is to deliver content in a slightly different way, a focus on more workshop 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.