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Welcome to the Portland, Oregon OWASP Chapter.

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Past and future event information can be found in Calagator.

The Portland OWASP chapter currently aims to hold a chapter meeting once every 2-3 months with additional workshops and miscellaneous other events worked in whenever possible. Our chapter is also experimenting with a new type of workshop/hacking competition that we call FLOSSHack.

OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is and open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently by volunteers and guided by the Handbook.

If you are interested in attending chapter meetings or otherwise getting involved, we strongly encourage you to join the local chapter email list. This list is low-volume, but acts as a great resource for local security information and announcements about chapter meetings.

We would be thrilled if you would like to come give a talk at one of our chapter meetings. Anything security-related is a good candidate for a talk and will likely draw an interested audience. Suggestions for possible topics for future meetings:

  • Integrating security into an SDLC
  • HTML5 security
  • Social engineering
  • Application Security Tools Review & Comparisons
  • Discussion starters for controversial security topics
  • Your experiences trying to implement an security solution
  • Security basics talks; introductions to secure coding practices

Our OWASP meetings typically draw between 15 to 25 attendees. Chapter meetings are a great place to do a dry run of talks you intend to give at conferences or just to connect with locals. Before you present, please be sure you carefully review the speaker agreement.

Your Portland chapter organizers:

  • Timothy D. Morgan <tim . morgan {a} owasp . org> - Leader / Organizer
  • Adam Russell <adam . russell {a} owasp . org> - Organizer
  • James Bohem - Community Outreach
  • AJ Dexter (aj.dexter 'at' gmail.com) - Founder (now retired)
  • Matthew Lapworth - Organizer (on hiatus)

Chapter Supporters

Besides being funded through individual contributions and chapter memberships, our chapter is also supported through corporate sponsors. We would like to thank our sponsors for making many excellent activities possible:


Champion Supporters


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Patron Supporters


Want to become a chapter supporter? See the OWASP Portland Sponsorship Policy for more information.

OWASP is non-profit, volunteer-managed organization. All chapters are organized by volunteers. By donating to your local chapter or becoming an OWASP member, you help support a variety of activities and events including chapter meetings, competitions, and training. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of any meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online chapter donation button.

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