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OWASP Bay Area

Welcome to the Bay Area chapter homepage.
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Participation

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 and guided by the Chapter_Leader_Handbook. 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. To be a SPEAKER at ANY OWASP Chapter in the world simply review the speaker agreement and then contact the local chapter leader with details of what OWASP PROJECT, independent research or related software security topic you would like to present on.

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Geographic Area of Bay Area Chapter

The 'Bay Area' is actually the San Francisco Bay Area in California, which is near other large towns that are across the bay from San Francisco such as Berkeley and Oakland, and south of San Francisco are San Mateo, Palo Alto, and the whole San Jose area. Currently, the Bay Area OWASP Chapter covers this whole geographic region.

Become a Presenter

Submit your talk now for an upcoming OWASP Bay Area Chapter Meeting

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Notes about OWASP presentations

OWASP presentations are geared for a technical audience. We are particularly interested in new approaches to tackling application security problems, defensive techniques for new technology in the application security space and lessons learned from developers and security professionals tackling application security. Please consider a wide breadth of topic areas and we can discuss if they should be tailored in a particular direction for the OWASP audience.

OWASP chapter presentations must not be sales pitches and must adhere to a vendor neutral approach to the topic.

Social Hour(s)

About OWASP Social Hours

The purpose of the OWASP social gathering is:

  • Informal security chat - the benefits of "hallway con" and security talk with others in the industry
  • Networking - meet other people in the field and industry
  • After work drinks - a nice break after a long work day

Note: These events won't have any formal presentations. They're meant to be social gatherings to meet others in the industry and chat about security. Check our quarterly OWASP Bay Area schedule for the security presentation events. https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Bay_Area

Is your organization interested in hosting an OWASP social hour in the bay area (San Francisco, South Bay, East Bay)? Contact michael.coates@owasp.org

Dec 2013 - San Francisco - Next Event

OWASP Social Hour in San Francisco Hosted by Twilio

RSVP https://owasp-bayarea.eventbrite.com/
Please RSVP so we can gauge attendance

When:

  • Thursday 12/19/2013
  • 5:30-7:30pm
  • Space and drinks will be provided by our event host Twilio

Where:

Transportation


Past Events

Nov 2013 - San Francisco

OWASP Social Hour in Mountain View Hosted by LendingClub

When:

  • Wednesday 11/6/13
  • 5:30-7:30pm
  • Space and drinks will be provided by our event host Lending Club

Where:

Sept 2013 - Mt View

OWASP Social Hour in Mountain View Hosted by Shape Security

When:

  • Wednesday 9/25/13
  • 5:30-7:30p Shape Security, 800 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA
  • 7:30-8:30p Cascal, 400 Castro St, Mountain View, CA

Where:

  • Shape Security Office & later Cascal restaurant
  • Meet at 800 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA

Chapter Meetings

July 2013

When: Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

Location: Room 150, University Hall, UC Berkeley.

The room is to the immediate left after entering the building from Addison street at ground level (not basement level).

For driving/public-transit directions, look up: 2199 Addison St., Berkeley, CA, 94720


No RSVP Required

Details:

5:30 - 5:45 Social gathering

5:45 - 6:00 Welcome (Cory Scott) / OWASP Update (Sarah Baso)

6:00 - 6:15 An Empirical Study of Vulnerability Rewards Programs, Devdatta Akhawe

6:15 - 7:15 "Putting Your Robots to Work", Twitter Security Team


Getting There:

BART: The "Downtown Berkeley" BART station is two blocks away.

Parking: It's Summer, and metered street parking is available nearby.

Paid off-street parking is also available. One street south on Center street, the Bank of America lot is cheap but small, and there is a large lot on Alston street between Shattuck and Milvia.

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