[Owasp-hackademic-challenges] GSoC2012

Konstantinos Papapanagiotou Konstantinos at owasp.org
Wed Apr 4 15:30:37 UTC 2012

Hi Ian,

Your proposal seems more like a mix of the first idea (about
standardizing the challenges) and developing new challenges.
You're right that first we need to bring the old challenges up to the
same level, but I wouldn't expect that to take too much time.
I'll be providing you with further feedback privately.

Good luck,

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 11:02 PM, Ian Soutar <i.soutar0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey,
> I'm Ian Soutar, student at the University of Abertay Dundee in Dundee,
> Scotland and have submitted a brief proposal for the Hackademic Challenges
> Project. Primarily the focus is to produce new challenges however I feel
> this can't be done without fixing the current issues with the existing ones
> and bringing them up to the same level of standard.
> A little about me, I've disclosed security vulnerabilities to large
> companies - you can see me in the Google Security Hall of Fame - and have
> created Capture the Flag challenges previously. I'm a long-standing
> Committee member of the Ethical Hacking Society at my University and helped
> put together the Capture The Flag segment at our security conference,
> Securi-Tay, last year.
> You can catch me on IRC as zylche on Freenode in the #gsoc channel. On that
> note, is there any specific channel for entrants on this project to sit?
> Currently #owasp is there but its rather unofficial and there isn't much of
> a option otherwise.
> Sincerely,
> Ian Soutar
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