[Owasp-board] AppSecUSA Free Trainings

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Thu May 28 21:21:15 UTC 2015


It looks like a great plan to me.  I'm excited to see how it pans out in
action.

~josh

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 2:50 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

>  First of all, this is a great idea. But it's not a new idea - there have
> been many volunteers offering free training at a number of levels and we
> should be grateful for them. :)
>
> Part of our mission statement is:
>
> " Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are
> available under a free and open software license."
>
> So by all means do more free training. It's what we are supposed to be
> doing. :)
>
> What I want to challenge the foundation to do is let these free trainings,
> free materials and open source be the focus of what we do *even at
> conferences*. The fact that we do paid commercial training at conferences
> using proprietary materials is against our mission in my opinion.
>
> Rock on AppSecUSA and thank you for doing this.
>
> Aloha,
> Jim Manico
>
>
>
> On 5/28/15 8:16 PM, Michael Coates wrote:
>
>  Note: This idea is not fully finalized. Anyone watching this thread
> should wait to prepare any materials until the final doc is publicly shared
> on appsecusa.rg
>
>
>  Board,
>
>  The AppSecUSA team is planning to launch a new idea - free 1 hour
> training sessions held during the conference.
>
>  A few quick points:
> 1. These won't compete with our 2 day paid training courses offered before
> the conference
> 2. This approach will only accept open source materials (see the link) and
> no freemium tools from vendors
> 3. This idea will result in building an owasp repository of open training
> decks
> 4. We are standardizing on virtualbox (free) so attendees can setup their
> environment with no software costs.
> 5. Presentation decks must be submitted ahead of time and must use the
> owasp template.
>
>
>  I'm circulating this idea to the board since there have been previous
> discussions around free training and it's role at conferences.
>
>  Current plan:
>
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D8FnjonO4BFQXZmW0NPYs7wei1p-vH3dmAp_qGngcfE/edit?usp=sharing
>
>
>  Other note - while I appreciate feedback on the specifics of the plan.
> This is something we're ironing out at the AppSecUSA planning team. We'll
> certainly take anyone's feedback, but ultimately we'll make the final call
> on the details.
>
> --
> Michael Coates | @_mwc <https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=_mwc>
>  OWASP Global Board
>  Join me at AppSecUSA <http://AppSecUSA.org> 2015 in San Francisco!
>
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