OWASP Media Project

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what is this project?
Name: OWASP Media Project
Purpose: The OWASP Media Project is an infrastructure project that gather, consolidate and promote OWASP content in video format on a central appealing hub.

The first and main instance of the project will be a YouTube channel.

License: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License (best for documentation projects)
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
Project Contributor(s):
  • OWASP Global Chapter Meetings Project: Yvan Boily
  • Nirmal Lama Titung & Ahmed Neil (inactive)
  • AppSec California Team: Kristian Erik Hermansen, Neil Matatall, Alexander Braehler
  • EU Students Team: Christian Dresen, Julian Held, Rene Boeing, Maik Dankel
  • USA Denver Team: Amelia Graycen, Tom Joy, Niko, Zach Lummis, Kyle Archer
  • USA San Francisco Team: Amelia Graycen, Katherine Carpenter, Neal Mueller
  • Ian Gorrie (AppSecCali & transition)
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
Project Presentation:
Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Key Contacts
  • Contact the GPC to report a problem or concern about this project or to update information.
current release
YouTube OWASP Channel
last reviewed release
Not Yet Reviewed

other releases

Next goal

Getting www.youtube.com/owasp for the channel.


  1. ✓ Create and setup an official YouTube channel with a non-profit partnership with Google
    1. Get youtube.com/owasp
    2. Connect YouTube with official OWASP Twitter account.
  2. ✓ Use the channel to publish live webcasts (Google Hangout) contents from OWASP Global Chapter Meetings project
  3. Gather videos from all around the web and put in into the channel and make them searchable and sharable easily
    1. ✓ Film on location at AppSecUSA Plan for more conferences, have teams, and synchronize with organizers
      1. ✓ Projects Summit interviews
      2. ✓ Interviews with Mark Miller during the conference with people of interest
      3. ✓ Find and uploads recording of talks ASAP (<12h after) (achieved <24h)
    2. ✓ Assimilate OWASP Webinar Series (Hangout+YouTube vs. GotoMeeting) done!
      1. ✓ Try a webinar with GotoMeeting
      2. ✓ Contact Webinar organizers - Live webinars will be on GotoMeeting for registration and viewers tracking purpose and recordings will be uploaded to YouTube.
      3. ✓ Webinar presentation about the new system (January) done!
  4. ✓ Link with other channels on YouTube, promote them into the channel
    1. other OWASP channels As playlists
    2. ✓ Some OWASP chapters Channels
    3. ✓ Some OWASP projects Channels
    4. AppSec Tutorial Series (Jerry Hoff)
    5. ✓ Old OWASP uploads Christiaan008
  5. Get more contributors and add them as channel managers
    1. OWASP Community Update, Michael Coates
    2. OWASP en Español, Fabio Cerullo
  6. Motivate people to make videos and provide a way of publishing them on the channel
    1. Idea : open Webinars; send us your videos we'll publish (Youtube) and promote (Connector).
  7. In the long term: expand our team by having more central hubs (other than YouTube, or language specific channels).
  8. If it needs to get bigger: recruit people with video editing skills, make shows, etc.
  9. Provide an appealing video central (out of YouTube) for owasp.org in place of the old one (this one in pending the front page changes of owasp.org).
  10. Document requirements for good A/V recordings during a conference
  11. potential camera http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ricoh-8gb-flash-memory-camcorder-360-degree-digital-camera-black/4595161.p

Help for Google Hangouts, YouTube Channel management and social media tips will be here.

Guidelines and standards for YouTube

In order to achieve an acceptable level of quality and consitence trought the videos upload on the channel, each uploaded videos must meet theses requirements :

  • Comply with YouTube Copyright regulations http://youtube.com/yt/copyright/what-is-copyright.html
    • Fun introduction https://www.youtube.com/copyright_school
    • Basically, do not upload any content or partial content that are from another source, that includes music, TV show captures, clips from movies/TV.
    • If we get Copyright strikes, after 3 we are out and will be ban from YouTube. We are at one strike before the writing of the current requirements and lost some advantages of our partnership with Google. Current resolution of status is due April 2013.
    • Deleting an infringement strike trigger (it's automated) videos won't help removing the strike.
  • Respect basic quality standards for uploaded videos.
    • 720p minimum, upload in 1080p Full HD if available (YouTube will create lesser resolutions versions automatically)
    • Slides must be readable in 480p (for mobile usage and default web view).
    • Sound must be clear and with no electronic noise or with minimal white noise.
    • Google Hangout are relaxed from theses quality standards as long as the slides are full screen and we can hear fine the speaker.
    • Editing must be professional level or very minimal with YouTube tools or absent.
  • Upload videos only with consent from the source even if it's OWASP (like a chapter or a conference).
  • For meta data information:
    • Put the subject and the speaker name in the title
      • If the subject is too long, the speaker name can be ommitted
    • Link to the source on owasp.org Wiki and then any links you want
    • Put the abstract if available and speaker BIO in the description
    • Leave the OWASP Media Project signature
    • Use the default tags (currently #owasp and #appsec) and optionally add some if desired
  • If videos are from a logical batch, associate it with a playlist (Example: AppSecEU2013 playlist)