[Owasp-leaders] Sydney OWASP and the ~Content Creation~ Journey

vanderaj vanderaj vanderaj at owasp.org
Wed Aug 21 04:16:25 UTC 2013

This is awesome. This is exactly the sort of thing that I encourage when I
speak at OWASP chapter meetings - don't just come for the beer, let's hack
on projects!

If you're in need of a location, don't hesitate to ask as I have access to
a 100 seat theatrette in Shelly St.


On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM, Andrew Muller <andrew.muller at owasp.org>wrote:

> Likewise, I'm in Canberra but happy to help with speakers. I think
> we could form an axis of evil along the eastern seaboard.
> On Wednesday, 21 August 2013, Serg wrote:
>> That's pretty awesome, Norm! Welcome back Sydney chapter :)
>> This is definitely a step in the right direction. I think it's about time
>> we started focusing on 'application security' and ditch the 'web' part.
>> I am in Melbourne, but if you want to organise a chapter meeting in
>> Sydney, I could definitely help with venue and probably some speakers,
>> too... Let me know.
>> Cheers
>>    Serg
>> --
>> Sergei Belokamen / CTO / Bugcrowd, Inc
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>> Skype:  sergbskype
>> Email:   serg at bugcrowd.com
>> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Dennis Groves <dennis.groves at owasp.org>wrote:
>>> Sweet, I love the 'old skool' hacking - back when I was a kid we had to
>>> reverse engineer, disassembling and debug our video games!
>>> How about you and I work on putting it into the github.com/OWASP/
>>> <project_**name> repository.
>>> Dennis
>>> On 20 Aug 2013, at 17:28, Norman Yue wrote:
>>>  Hi Internet-friends!
>>>> The Sydney chapter is kicking off again, and to be honest, the
>>>> experience
>>>> has been a bit hit and miss so far. The meetups thing only seems to work
>>>> when there's someone around to create and deliver content, and let's
>>>> face
>>>> it, with people having day jobs and all, that's not always going to
>>>> happen.
>>>> So we started making our own content: a month or so ago, I asked if
>>>> anyone
>>>> else didn't know anything about Mac OS X reverse engineering and wanted
>>>> to
>>>> learn. A few people put their hands up, and from then, we've been having
>>>> weekly meetups to work together on understanding fat binaries, Mach-O
>>>> and
>>>> whatnot.
>>>> This particular experiment has been an unmitigated success. I know it's
>>>> not
>>>> technically "web" but it's ~content~ and has people interested, so good
>>>> enough for me - and I want to share it with everyone else.
>>>> The source code is available at github.com/CreateRemoteThread/**macosx<http://github.com/CreateRemoteThread/macosx>(is
>>>> there somewhere I can stick it with an OWASP logo?), and the overarching
>>>> goal of the project is to write a (good/usable) Mac OS X disassembler +
>>>> debugger, and in the process learn heaps about Mac OS X executable
>>>> format
>>>> and process stuff. It's a learning experience for all of us so please
>>>> excuse the quality of the code, and I use emacs ("use" in the broadest
>>>> sense of the term) so excuse the derp formatting. If any of you other
>>>> chapter leaders, or your chapter members are interested in
>>>> collaborating on
>>>> this, or would like more information, please do drop me a line and we
>>>> can
>>>> work something out :)
>>> [Dennis Groves](http://about.me/**dennis.groves<http://about.me/dennis.groves>),
>>> MSc
>>> [Email me](mailto:[email protected]**owasp.org) or [schedule a meeting](
>>> http://goo.gl/8sPIy).
>>>     Unless someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...
>>>     nothing is going to get better...It's not."
>>>                                             -- The Lorax
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