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.
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We will be posting new events here as we have details. Our events are open to anyone but may be limited by capacity so RSVP. You should expect the quarterly meetings will fall on February, May, August, and November of 2013. Quarterly meetings will be more formal with two presenters. We will try to make sure that one of these presenters is from out of town. The monthly meetings will be less formal. The crowd will share their research and we will have some hands on workshops so you should bring a laptop that can run some VMs. There will be a lock picking station at each event. Food and beverage is provided.
OWASP Houston Kick-Off Meeting (November 19th)
We'll be reviewing survey results and trying to finalize some details like when and where to hold our meetings. If you want to get involved with OWASP Houston now is the time.
When: November 19th 2012 (Monday 6PM - 8PM)
Where: Stag's Head Pub (Private Room) - 2128 Portsmouth Street Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 533-1199
We're organizing at meetup.com you don't have to use your real name but you should consider registering so we can get a good idea of who is planning to attend.
We're always looking for sponsors to help us provide the highest quality experience for our attendees. For sponsoring OWASP Houston we will list your name on our site, mention your sponsorship in all announcements on the mailing list, send us a banner and we'll hang it at the event, and send you some pictures. If you'd like to send someone to attend the event we will make room for a table. We encourage sponsors to have raffles to try and capture leads. Rather than sponsoring just one event consider sponsoring a few from the 2013 series.
Opportunity #1 - Monthly Informal Meeting
At our monthly meetings we will be having lightning talks, workshops, bug hunting, lockpicking, and freehack sessions. Your sponsorship of this event includes appetizers and beverages for the attendees. We estimating $100 in appetizers and $200 in drink tickets. By using drink tickets, we ensure that our sponsors are able to interact with every attendee who wants a drink. Feel free to pass out business cards and network just like you would anywhere else.
Opportunity #2 - Quarterly Formal Meeting
At our quarterly meetings we will be hosting two quality presenters. Generally we try to pull one presenter from out of state. Your sponsorship of this event includes food and beverages for the attendees. We are estimating $100 for food, $200 for beverages, and $300 to cover speaker travel expenses.
Opportunity #3 - OWASP Meeting Presenter Sponsorship
Although OWASP is a non-profit organization, we strive to provide our members with the best presenters we possibly can. In exchange for covering travel expenses for these presenters, our chapter will provide you with five minutes at the start of the meeting to introduce yourself and tell us about the products or services that your company offers.
Opporutnity #4 - Meeting Space
Think you have a better place to meet? Donate space for our quarterly meetings.
Call for Papers
We're actively accepting abstracts. Please send all abstracts to paul dot scott at owasp dot org.
November 5th 2012
Houston OWASP Chapter has been activated. Please join us in making this a successful security meetup. First meeting to finalize details around 2013 series of meeting has been scheduled for November 19th, 2012. Please fill out the quick five question survey if you have not.