What we're about

Welcome to the Sydney edition of the Identity and Security Meetup!

Our members represent a cross section of software developers, solutions architects, security practitioners, project managers and more, who share an interest in topics relating to digital identity, identity management, online security, and more.

Join us for an informal evening, usually comprising two talks separated by a catered networking session. Members often continue the discussions after the event at a local bar.

We value diversity and operate a strict code of conduct, for the comfort of all our members.

Identity and Security Meetup Code of Conduct

All Identity and Security Meetups are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or any other personal characteristic. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizer(s).

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

• Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination, related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or any other personal characteristic;

• Sexual images in public space;

• Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following;

• Harassing photography or recording;

• Sustained disruption of talks or other events;

• Inappropriate physical contact;

• Unwelcome sexual attention; or

• Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to a meetup organiser. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our events for everyone. We want you to be happy at our events. People like you make our events a better place.

You can make a report either personally to one of the meetup organisers at the event, or online to any organisers here ( https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Identity-and-Security-Meetup/members/?op=leaders ).

We will fully investigate reports and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

When taking a personal report, organisers will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event organisers to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.

Our team will be happy to help you contact venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Upcoming events (1)

[July 24] Beginners Guide to Identity :: Talk 2 TBA

Microsoft Reactor

The Sydney Identity and Security Meetup is an informal evening open to all. We start with food, drink, and mingling, followed by a talk or two. The evening ends with a networking session at a local venue. Please arrive at about 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. We value diversity and operate a strict code of conduct, for the comfort of all our members. ## Beginners Guide to Identity - Mitchell Pomery You may have heard "Identity is the new perimeter", but what is Identity and how does it relate to firewalls? Once we know what Identity is, we can use it to secure our systems, simplify our infrastructure and make creating new features easier. We will go into why Identity is important and the role it has in software development. We will also explore options for managing (or not managing) identity and their benefits. About Mitchell Pomery - Chief Problem Solver Mitchell Pomery is a Software Engineer and Identity/Security Developer who has recently moved to Sydney. He has been a Computer Technician, Domain Administrator, Production Support Engineer and most recently a DevOps engineer. He has always been interested in physical and digital security, both how to building securely and then figuring out how to break in. # Talk 2 - Steve King TBA ## Sponsors This meetup is supported and catered by Auth0 (https://auth0.com) and the venue is provided by Microsoft Reactor (https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/reactor/).

Past events (2)

[May 8] Why you shouldn't care about security

Microsoft Reactor

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