Stephen’s Thoughts…

Next Event: Laracon Online
Online, 1st September 2021
Presenting: Think Like a Hacker (for Laravel)


I’m Stephen Rees-Carter.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet.

I’m a Senior Developer, Security Analyst, and International Speaker based in Brisbane, Australia.

Most of my time is spent working for Defiant (we make Wordfence), however I am also the doer of technical things for WithExtraVeg, the Vegan company my wife has started.

You may have see me present talks at conferences in-person in Australia and New Zealand or online across the “virtual world”, focusing on Security and Development. My most popular talk features live hacking, teaching the attendees how to protect their sites.

You’ll find more about me by browsing through my site, or finding me online under the alias valorin. I’m active on Twitter and my open source contributions can be found on GitHub. If you’d like to contact me securely, you can get my public key on Keybase. (You can also verify my online presence there too, if you need to.)

If you’d like to contact me directly, please send me an email.