OWASP Local Chapters

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The OWASP Chapters program helps to foster local discussion of application security around the world. Our Local Chapters are free and open to anyone. Sales activities are strictly prohibited, although vendors who can provide useful application security information are welcome. Generally, Local Chapters meet between monthly and quarterly, and have presentations and discussion of key application security topics. Many of the OWASP presentations are available for everyone to use.

Joining a Chapter

To join a Local Chapter, simply sign up on the appropriate mailing list and introduce yourself. You can find out about the next meeting by checking the OWASP Portal page for your Local Chapter, or by watching the OWASP Community events on the OWASP Main Page. All of the mailing lists can be found here.

Around the World

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Starting a Chapter

If you would like to start a Local Chapter, please submit a request and confirm that you:

  • Have read the and agree to the Chapter Leader Handbook and agree to the rules it set.
  • Will commit to organizing at least quarterly meetings
  • Will find a stable location for meetings
  • Will find great speakers
  • Will publicize the chapter and recruit new members
  • Will keep the chapter non-commercial

You don't need to be an expert in application security, just motivated to organize meetings. There's a lot of help available from other Local Chapter leaders. So get your community moving and start a local OWASP Chapter!

Move those Presenters!

To support Local Chapter meetings and (web application) security conferences we started a travel-support program for OWASP presenters. If you are interested in attracting an OWASP speaker to your event, have a look at OWASP on the Move!

Chapter Support Materials

  • For the OWASP Chapter Leader Handbook which includes rules and regulations, click here.
  • For OWASP Chapter resources, click here.
  • For OWASP Chapter presentations, click here.
  • For the OWASP news item template, click here.
  • For OWASP Chapter promotion tips click here.
  • For OWASP Branded Chapter Supplies please fill out this Google Form for requesting general OWASP promotional materials. Also, to view apparel available through our 3rd party vendor click here


Local Chapters by Geographic Region

Subcategories are listed alphabetically by state, province, or country as applicable.

United States
Alabama
Birmingham
Mobile

Alaska 
Alaska

Arizona
Phoenix

Arkansas
Little Rock

California 
Bay Area
Inland Empire
Kern County
Los Angeles
Orange County
Sacramento
San Francisco
San Jose
San Diego
Santa Barbara

Colorado
Boulder
Colorado Springs
Denver

Connecticut
Hartford

Delaware
Delaware

Florida
Gainesville
Hernando County
Orlando
South Florida
SW Florida
Suncoast
Tallahassee
Tampa

Georgia
Atlanta

Illinois
Chicago
Chicago Suburbs
Peoria

Indiana
Indianapolis

Iowa
Ames
Des Moines
Iowa City

Kentucky
Bowling Green
Louisville

Maine
Maine

Maryland
Baltimore
Southern Maryland

Massachusetts
Boston
Fall River

Michigan
Detroit

Minnesota
Minneapolis St Paul

Missouri
Kansas City
Mid-Missouri
Saint Louis

Nebraska
Omaha

New Hampshire
Southern New Hampshire

New Jersey
New Jersey Central
New Jersey North

New York
Albany
Brooklyn
Long Island
NYC
Rochester

North Carolina
Charlotte
Triangle

Ohio
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus

Oregon
Portland

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh

Rhode Island
Rhode Island

South Carolina
Charleston
Columbia

Tennessee
Chattanooga
Knoxville
Nashville

Texas
Austin
Dallas
Houston
San Antonio

Utah
Salt Lake

Virginia
Richmond
Northern Virginia (NOVA)

Washington
Seattle

Washington D.C.
Washington DC

Wisconsin
Madison
Milwaukee



Canada



Caribbean


Latin America



Europe
Chapters marked with an (i) are inactive and seeking new leadership. To request to start a new chapter or restart an existing one, visit the Chapter Request Form.



Asia/Pacific/Middle East


Africa

We just finished our first OWASP AppSec Africa 2017 in Casablanca/Morocco [1].

Thanks to Mohammed EL FATEH (Egypt) who made with Azzeddine RAMRAMI (Morocco) this event a great success.

If you would like to help, please feel free to add your name to the AppSec Africa Planning Committee page. Inactive chapters are marked with (I) and are seeking leaders. To request to restart a chapter, visit the Chapter Request Form.