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Welcome to the Denver chapter homepage. Chapter leader is Steve Kosten.
Don't let the dated look and feel of this website fool you...
The Denver OWASP Chapter is one of the largest and most active in the World!
Note that we primary use our MeetUp.com site for regular updates and meeting information so be sure to visit it to keep apprised of our regular meetups.
We also organize Denver's premier application security conference SnowFROC every year, please see that site for details.
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About the chapter
The Denver OWASP chapter is comprised of Denver metro area (and beyond) professionals and is constantly evolving. In the early years, our chapter meetups consisted of 3-5 people talking about appsec in a donated meeting space. From there we have migrated to holding meetings of 15-25 people at the Hosting.com building in Denver, to 30-40 people on the Community College of Aurora campus, to maxing out capacity at the Chinook Tavern to our current location of Dave & Busters (maxing out the 120+ capacity at this venue as well on many nights). The Denver OWASP chapter is about the community, application security, and discussing advances in technology that impact us all.
Chapter Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of designated months, see the MeetUp.com site for regular updates and meeting information.
A large part of why 100+ people regularly attend our meetings is due to our presenters (spectacular networking with intelligent individuals coupled with great food and drinks certainly helps). As such, we are always looking for talented speakers ready to share interesting information on a wide variety of topics: Please reach out to Denver OWASP Chapter Leader Steve Kosten: steve 'dot' kosten 'at' owasp.org if you are interested in presenting at one of our regular meetups.
Chapter Board of Directors
Here's the team that's putting it all together:
- Chairman/Chapter Leader - Steve Kosten
- Board Member: Serge Borso
- Board Member: Aaron Cure
- Board Member: Matt Shufeldt
- Board Member: Kathy Thaxton
- Board Member: Frank Vianzon
Questions can be directed to
- Steve Kosten, Denver OWASP: steve 'dot' kosten 'at' owasp.org
As you can tell we have been doing this for quite some time with regularity. Some of our older presentations are listed below
All meetings after July 2014 may be found on our : Denver OWASP Meetup Site
Denver January 2012 meeting January 18th, 2012| Greg Knaddison "How Does Drupal Security Stack up?"
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