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OWASP Global Chapter Meetings

In addition to local chapter meetings organized by leaders in communities all over the world, OWASP Global Chapter meetings are an opportunity for community members that don't have access to a local chapter to get engaged and participate in OWASP discussions. This is a new initiative, and volunteers to help with the organizational, technical, and social challenges are invited to participate!

Meeting Format

Ideally Global Chapter meetings should follow a rough format:

1. Host Chapter Introduction

The host chapter should introduce themselves, announce the chapter, and announce which chapters are participating.

2. Participating Chapter Introductions

Individual chapters should have the opportunity to introduce themselves, and the number of people in attendance.

3. OWASP Monthly Updates

A guest speaker (such as a chapter or project lead, board member, OWASP staff member) should work through a set of chapter items collected in advance of the meeting to update the community on the last months events, announcements, and any interesting things that have happened. Upcoming chapter meetings should most definitely be referenced (either as a count, or listing chapters that have meetings before the next global chapter meeting.

4. Speaker Presentation

The chapter host should introduce the speaker, and then hand off the session to the speaker, with the chapter and online hosts working to ensure that questions from remote participants are raised (and repeated for the audience).

5. Moderated Round Table Discussion

After the speaker presentation, the chapter and online host should facilitate a moderated discussion about a range of topics (initially related to the speakers topics, but also a related list of round table items proposed prior to, or during the meeting.

6. Closing Remarks

The chapter host should close the meeting with an announcement of the date, time, and location of the next meeting, including the speaker details.

Speaker Rules

Speakers must comply with the standard OWASP Speaker Agreement. Slides and media will be shared to the online community by the online organizer, and as a result must be shared a week in advance to allow for proper testing.


Date Proposed Time Zone Host Chapter Chapter Contact Online Contact Participating Chapters Media
8/7/2013 GMT-8 Vancouver Yvan Boily Jonathan Marcil Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec Stream
9/16/2013 GMT+1 OWASP Paris Sebastien Gioria Yvan Boily Paris Youtube Video
10/10/2013 GMT-4 OWASP NYC (Tentative) TBD TBD TBD
11/6/2013 GMT-0 London (Tentative) TBD TBD TBD
12/4/2013 GMT+1 TBD TBD TBD TBD
1/4/2014 GMT+3 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2/1/2014 GMT+4 TBD TBD TBD TBD
3/5/2014 GMT+5 TBD TBD TBD TBD
4/2/2014 GMT+6 TBD TBD TBD TBD
5/7/2014 GMT+7 TBD TBD TBD TBD
6/4/2014 GMT+9 TBD TBD TBD TBD
7/2/2014 GMT+10 TBD TBD TBD TBD