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Welcome to the Indianapolis OWASP Local Chapter. The OWASP chapter meetings are free and open to anyone interested in application security. Chapter meetings are usually held monthly, please consult the calendar for the date of the upcoming meeting. If you have never attended a meeting before and you are interested to attend one in the future please join first the mailing list. The mailing list is also used for sharing application security knowledge among the local community members. You can also review the email archives to see what local folks have been talking about.

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If you are interested to present at one of the chapter meetings please send an abstract and bio to the chapter chair. Prior to participating to OWASP please review the Chapter Rules.

2011 Meetings Calendar

This is a provisory calendar and the incoming meeting is confirmed on month to month basis. In absence of a speaker for a monthly meeting we will opt for an OWASP Video Presentation & Moderated Forum Discussion or a backup presentation from one of our local members.

  • January 4, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
    • Organization Meeting
    • Topics: Chapter Board Members, Board Meetings, Venues, Presentations, OWASP Video Presentation to Follow
    • Location: IUPUI ICTC 535 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN
    • Nearest Parking: - North Street Garage
  • March 29, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
    • Regular Meeting
    • Topics: WAF's
    • Location: Farm Bureau Insurance 225 S. East St. Indianapolis, IN 46202
    • Nearest Parking: - Enter the parking garage on the first floor behind the building off of either E. Georgia St. or E. Louisiana St. (the streets immediately north and south of the building). Buzz the guards and they will lift the gate. Enter the building via the 1st floor entrance from the parking garage and they will direct to the meeting area.
  • April 19, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
    • Regular Meeting
    • Topics: OWASP Top Ten
    • Location: Netech Corp. 12272 Hancock St. Carmel, IN 46032
    • Nearest Parking: Building Parking Lot (Open/Free)
  • May 17, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
    • Regular Meeting
    • Topics: An introduction to web application threat & risk modeling using the STRIDE & DREAD frameworks.
    • Location: IUPUI ICTC 535 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN. Wait in lobby to be escorted to the meeting room.
    • Nearest Parking: - North Street Garage
  • July 12th, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    • Planning Meeting. The chapter is taking the time to reorganize from a monthly to a quarterly meeting schedule, in the hopes of generating more consistent interest and attendance. Our goals for this are two-fold: first, to provide enough lead time for members and potential members to mark their calendars; second, to adequately prepare an engaging session with well-planned, relevant topics and speakers. Additional information will follow shortly, but please do not hesitate to contact the local chapter through this forum, or other, if you have questions or suggestions. Thank you.
  • October 27th, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    • Regular Meeting
    • Topics: Ghosts of XSS Past with Jim Manico, Overview of OWASP WTE, and a recap of AppSec USA.
    • Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary School 317 E 57th Street, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Nearest Parking: - At location

Indianapolis OWASP Chapter Leaders

The chapter leaders are Carl Sampson, Landon Lewis, Garrett Held, Ron Pelletier, and Todd Grotenhuis.


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