[Owasp-o2-platform] OWASP/O2 US Tour Aug 9-17 (6 cities in 8 days)

John Steven jsteven at cigital.com
Mon Aug 9 07:53:20 EDT 2010


A tour of five or so people would be really interesting. The "No Fluff Just Stuff" Java tour would be a good model: speakers are hand-selected for technical capabilities and each conference is designed to be more like a working session than a series of talks/paid-training. Think about what happened last time you visited me--you got a spot of code to go home with for O2. 

I suggest the following:

* Select a set of 5-10 speakers that can credibly conduct application assessment but who also write automation. 
* Each speaker must sign up for at least 1-2 or 2/3 of the dates to ensure quorum
* Present topics ranging from the often separated penetration testing to code review to dynamic patch configuration, and hit the whole ecosystem of testing techniques facilitated by the O2 platform: program understanding & discovery --> Assessment --> Unit test production --> Patch creation.
* Configure the cost of the tour to be accessible to chapters but to aim at breaking even on the tour-participants travel reimbursement. 
* (From Ireland) Produce round-robin O2 training speaker-selections from the quorum to deliver O2 training at major OWASP conferences, freeing you up to do more advanced demos prototypes more accessibly

I would love to be a part of the above. Our NoVA chapter would, of course, love to be a sponsoring venue. 

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On Aug 9, 2010, at 4:15 AM, dinis cruz wrote:

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> Hi I'm about to embark on a great adventure and I hope you will be able to join me along the way.
> For the next 8 days I will be traveling to 6 US cities, visiting the local OWASP chapter and doing OWASP/O2 presentations. This is also a great opportunity to meet a number of local chapter/project leaders and have a number of brainstorming sessions on OWASP.
> Here is my itinerary:
> Mon 9th: NYC http://www.owasp.org/index.php/NYNJMetro
> Tue 10th: Minneapolis http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Minneapolis_St_Paul
> Wed 11th: Seatle http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Seattle
> Thu 12th: Atlanta http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Atlanta_Georgia#tab=Chapter_Meetings
> Fri 13th: San Antonio http://www.owasp.org/index.php/San_Antonio
> Sat 14th: San Antonio
> Sun 15th: Washington DC
> Mon 16: Washington DC , Virginia (TBC) http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Virginia
> Tue 17: Washington DC
> If you are around this area and want to meet up to talk about OWASP or O2, then ping me directly and lets make it happen
> This the first of many OWASP Tours, and hopefully the last that I (or another OWASP leader) will do it alone (wouldn't it be great to do this in a group of 5 or 10 OWASPers :)  )

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