- 1 OWASP Bay Area
- 2 Participation
- 3 Sponsorship/Membership
- 4 Geographic Area of Bay Area Chapter
- 5 Become a Presenter
- 6 Social Hour(s)
- 7 Chapter Meetings
- 8 Bay Area Past Events
- 9 Bay Area Chapter Leaders
- 10 Stay In Touch
OWASP Bay Area
Welcome to the Bay Area chapter homepage.
Click here to join the local chapter mailing list.
OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is 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.
Or consider the value of Individual, Corporate, or Academic Supporter membership. Ready to become a member?
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Event -- Feb 2014 - San Francisco
OWASP Social Hour in San Francisco
Note: This event follows a free OWASP Security Bootcamp. You can also RSVP for the training event at the link below.
- Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
- Jillian's Billiards Club
- 175 4th St
- San Francisco, CA 94103
Jan 2014 - San Jose
OWASP Social Hour in San Jose - Wednesday 1/22/2013 Hosted by F5
Dec 2013 - San Francisco
OWASP Social Hour in San Francisco - Thursday 12/19/2013 Hosted by Twilio
Nov 2013 - San Francisco
OWASP Social Hour in Mountain View - Wednesday 11/6/13 Hosted by LendingClub
Sept 2013 - Mt View
OWASP Social Hour in Mountain View - Wednesday 9/25/13 Hosted by Shape Security
Planning under way!
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
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
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.