[Owasp-boston] OWASP Autumn Of Code 2006

Dinis Cruz dinis at ddplus.net
Thu Aug 31 18:14:28 EDT 2006



For Immediate Release

				OWASP Autumn Of Code 2006

				London, United Kingdom, August 31, 2006

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is launching
today a new project aimed at financially sponsoring contributions to OWASP Projects.

The new project, called "OWASP Autumn of Code 2006", aims to
sponsor 8 individuals (4 at $3,500 USD and 4 at $5,000 USD) to work on
existing OWASP Projects. The objective is to improve the selected
projects to a the level of completeness and professionalism required
for its wide use and deployment.

There are no geographical, age or any other form of restrictions
of who can apply for an "OWASP Autumn of Code 2006" sponsorship. The
only requirement is that the candidate shows the potential to
accomplish the project's objectives and the commitment to dedicate the
time required to complete it in the allocated time frame (projects must
be completed by 31st December 2006).

Prospective candidates should visit the page https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Owasp_Autumn_Of_Code_2006 for project ideas, rules and information on how to apply.

				Project Schedule:

				 31th August - 'OWASP Autumn of Code' initiative is officially launched 

				 18th September - Deadline for project proposals

				 25th September - Publish of selected projects

				 1st October - Project starts 

				 15th October - Update of Project status on OWASP Conference in Seattle

				 15th November - Participants and to report on project status 

				 31st December - Project Completion 

The "OWASP Autumn of Code 2006" project leader is Dinis Cruz (based in London, UK) who can be contacted for further details.

				About OWASP

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is 501c3
not-for-profit foundation dedicated to enabling organizations to
develop, purchase, and maintain applications that can be trusted.
OWASP's open source projects and local chapters produce free, unbiased,
open-source documentation and tools. The OWASP community
also facilitates conferences, local chapters, papers, presentations,
and mailing lists. More information can be found at www.owasp.org.

				ENDS

				Contacts

Dinis Cruz, OWASP Autumn of Code Project Leader,

E-mail: dinis.cruz at owasp.net 

Andrew van der Stock, OWASP Executive Director, 

E-mail: vanderaj at owasp.org

Jeff Williams, OWASP Chair (Alternative contact for all OWASP matters), 

E-mail:jeff.williams at owasp.org


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