[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?


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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