OWASP University Challenge

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The OWASP University Challenge is a two day attack and defend event during the AppSec conferences training days!
University / Student teams can compete solving hack challenges and defending insecure applications.

The AppSec conference should take care of:

  • Venue / rooms during the conference training days
  • Feed the students
  • Local pr / announcements at local Universities


Upcoming events:

  • AppSec-EU 2013 Hamburg
  • AppSec-US 2013 New York

Previous events:

  • AppSec-US 2011 Minneapolis
  • AppSec-EU 2012 Athens
  • AppSec-US 2012 Austing

Ticket winning" pre-conference challenges:

-> option for conference to offer free tickets via solving Hacking-Lab challenges -> qualifying for UC? -> Team qualifying


Conference Organisation: - Announcement - event room --> internet connection required - outreach to the local Universities - sponsor for winner prizes - winner announcement during the main track / (before) end of the conference

  • HOWTO sign up
  • HOWTO prepare
What does this OWASP project offer you?
What releases are available for this project?
what is this project?
Name: OWASP University Challenge (home page)
Purpose: As first time organized at the OWASP AppSec-US 2011 in Minneapolis, this project is to enable "attack & defend" challenges.

First, at OWASP AppSec conferences, later also to enable this outside AppSec conferences.

License: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
  • Ivan Buetler @
  • Mateo Martinez @
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
Project Presentation:
Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Key Contacts
  • Contact Ivan Buetler @ to contribute to this project
  • Contact Ivan Buetler @ to review or sponsor this project
  • Contact the GPC to report a problem or concern about this project or to update information.
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