[Owasp-leaders] Free training at major OWASP AppSec conferences

Marian Ventuneac marian.ventuneac at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 22:03:51 UTC 2014


I have bounced the idea of free OWASP training by Dennis and Jim (and some
Google employees) last year, so I am happy to contribute.

Marian Ventuneac
OWASP Limerick Chapter Leader


On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 8:09 PM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

> We (Jim and I) have shared our material for the last 2 years. Who else is
> willing to share? Lets gather links to all free training material.
>
>
> Eoin Keary
> Owasp Global Board
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>
> On 25 Mar 2014, at 17:23, Jerry Hoff <jerry at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> I think one major point is we should agree on an official OWASP curriculum
> and make the "free training" open to all.   The training materials should
> be free, open source and standardized - then all OWASP members we can do
> free training globally.
>
>
> --
> Jerry Hoff
> @jerryhoff
> jerry at owasp.org
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> On Mar 26, 2014, at 2:20 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> I think this is a situation where it is a net positive either way and in
> situations like these I'd prefer to leave it to the leaders running the
> conference to make the decision as they have first-hand knowledge of
> budgets and expectation.  I will say that there is empirical data
> supporting free training as we did this at AppSecUSA 2012 in Austin.
> There, Jim Manico did a free bootcamp for ~75 people one day and did a
> similar paid training with Eoin Keary for 14 attendees the next.  We still
> managed to raise almost $100k in revenue off training alone for the event.
>
> ~josh
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 12:05 PM, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Leaders,
>>
>> There has been a discussion on the AppSec EU 2014 list regarding the pros
>> and cons of giving free training at major OWASP AppSec conferences.
>>
>> A _very_ quick summary: Free training is a great way to get our message
>> across, but can (and it is claimed does) eat into our revenue, which will
>> therefore limit what else we can achieve.
>>
>> A poll was suggested, but it has been pointed out that this might be
>> counterproductive without a more detailed discussion regarding the full
>> impact this sort of free training could have.
>> I can understand that, but I would really like to hear the communities
>> views on this.
>>
>> I hope thats not too biased an introduction (I'm sure my views will
>> become apparent soon;) and that it is enough to get the discussion
>> started...
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Simon
>>
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