[Owasp-board] Changing the world one keystroke at a time

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Wed Mar 11 15:53:39 UTC 2015


I like the concept, but it seems like this is more oriented around "problem
solving" without any security-specific focus.  Would it be possible to
tweak the contest at our events in order to ensure that it is serving our
mission rather than someone else's?

~josh

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 8:33 PM, Tom Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> OWASP Foundation even with its amazing progress since 2001'  has fallen
> victim to security people talking to security people (aka: echo chamber
> effect) this discussion is GOOD but one of the strategic goals is outreach
> in particular to developers  about building-security-in when staring new
> projects or working on existing ones.
>
> So why not experiment with a *Hackathon* at AppSecUSA not a Capture the
> Flag (CTF)  they are *very different.*
>
> Introducing Sabeen at Angel Hack http://angelhack.com take a look....
> check out what they are doing for Mastercard
> http://mastersofcode.com/events/  <http://mastersofcode.com/events/>
>
> Sabeen the founder is located in San Fran (**Michael around the corner
> from you physically) and I was talking with her tonight about 2015, 2016
> and other events.
>
> Adding a turn-key module like this would be a bolt on to OWASP AppSec
> events and would generate a large awareness, more sponsors, more attendance
> to training and conference directly to the developer community that is
> inline with the charities mission in raising visibility for software
> security.  She does them turn-key and perhaps a perfect bolt on to x3 the
> size  of AppSec events.
>
> Throwing it out on board list to everyone and especially to Michael as
> conference chair of appsecusa 2015 to noodle.  2016 will be here before you
> know it and right now we don't even have a host chapter so its time to
> adjust.
>
> Discussion welcomed from the board members - move to leaders list if there
> is consensus.
>
> Elephant in the room for some is always $ well that is simply, 50k +/- per
> event.
>
> *Semper Fi,*
>
> *Tom Brennan *
>
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