The Brisbane Javascript meetup.

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Who we are

We're the Brisbane JavaScript programming group - BrisJS for short. Our mission is to provide a community and a voice for Brisbane's JavaScript technology community.

What we do

We present technical talks on the first Monday of every month, and have periodic networking events between. 

Code of Conduct

BrisJS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at:

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Present at BrisJS

We're always looking for presenters! If you have an idea for a talk you should absolutely get in touch with us!

Submit your talk

Talks requested

Need some inspiration? The following are talks requested by BrisJS users.

Click through to the GitHub issue tracker to claim the talk or add more info

Presentating at BrisJS

Talks run for either a 20 or 40 minute slot, let us know which you prefer. Presentation style is relaxed and can take the form of a presentation, live coding session, Q&A session or all of the above.

Talks are video recorded for eventual sharing on our Youtube channel. If you do not wish to be recorded, please let us know in advance and we will make arrangements to prevent this.

BrisJS is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Please make sure to familiareze yourself with our Code of Conduct

The tech

The Auth & General venue is fitted out with 1080p displays mirrored throughout the venue. These support HDMI & mini DP output, however audio is not yet supported via this output.

There is room wide amplification for your presentation, with a lapel & hand-held mic.

Internet is generally not available at this time. If required, you may request access to a tethered phone connection from organisers but please ensure your presentation will work offline should the worst happen.

If you have special requirements on the night (either technical or personal), please let us know.

Presentation tips

Follow these tips to help the audience get the most from your talk:

  • Use text that is large enough to read from the back of the room. This applies not only to slides but also your code editor, command line and browser if you are doing a demo - bump up the font size or use the accessibility features of your O.S. to zoom in on part of the screen.
  • Some colors are harder to read than others on the displays. Adopt a high-contrast color scheme for text to make it easier to read, and consider people who are colorblind when selecting colors.
  • To get the best result for the recording of your talk, remember to speak clearly using the microphone, and if someone asks a question, try to repeat or rephrase the question as part of your answer so that it also gets recorded.
  • If you're planning on live coding or giving a live demo, it's a good idea to have prepared a backup option (e.g. screenshots, video, or a version of the code that is known to work) in case it doesn't go to plan.
  • Consider checking your slides with slidelint
  • For even more tips on accessibility of presentations check out the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative's Guide

Job Board

The BrisJS job board is an opportunity for the community to post jobs for the community.

Post a Job

Have a job to advertise? Great!

  1. You'll need a GitHub account
  2. Create a job ad on our GitHub repo
  3. Your job will appear on this page after moderation

Get in touch

Whether you're looking to submit a talk, make an announcement, organise to sponsor us, or otherwise have a query, please feel free to contact us.

Find the Meetup

BrisJS meetups are held on the first Monday of the month, and are hosted by Auto & General.

Parking is available at Toowong Village until 10:30. Find more parking info on the Toowong Village site.

These meetups are accessible from the Gallery Level (GL) elevators. This is the same level as the railway station, and one level up from Coles.

Security will let people into the venue 30 minutes before and 15 minutes after the starting time. If you arrive late, you will need to get in touch with the contact on the meetup invite to arrange access.

Social Drinks

Social drinks are held at numerous venues around town, so check the meetup event page.

Feel free to suggest a venue on Twitter or Meetup.

BrisJS is committed to making our talks, pub meets, and other events a safe and enjoyable place for everyone.

Code of Conduct

The BrisJS community has proven to be a very welcoming and open group. By joining that group as an attendee, speaker, or sponsor, you will be held to that same high standard.

BrisJS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body sise, race, age, religion (or lack thereof)
  2. Sexual images in public spaces
  3. Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  4. Harassing photography or recording
  5. Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  6. Inappropriate physical contact
  7. Unwelcome sexual attention
  8. Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

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

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues, conference-related social events and online spaces.

If you are being harassed

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please get in touch with us. You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous report

You can use our anonymous report form. We can't follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Personal report

When taking a personal report, we will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. We 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.

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

Contacts you can speak to confidentially at or outside of an event include:

Ash Kyd
You can speak to him in person at most events or email For immediate issues you can call Ash on 0457 363 189
Anna Gerber
Anna is a BrisJS regular, you can speak to her in person at most events.

More info

This code of conduct is based on the work of the Conference Code of Conduct, CSSConf Australia, and the Geek Feminism anti-harassment policy.

If you have any feedback, recommendations for improving this policy, or wish to help in any way, please contact one of the organisers.