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OWASP University Challenge
OWASP AppSec conferences invite university teams (contestants) to the so-called OWASP University Challenge! The University Challenge is a competition among teams comprised of university students that will be held during the training days of the larger OWASP AppSec conferences (AppSec US, AppSec EU, …). There is no admission fee for the University Challenge – participation in the conference is possible for free. During the University Challenge teams will solve mission style security challenges using the Hacking-Lab framework. The OWASP University Challenge could be limited to 8 teams, depending on available space and budget. Teams will consist of 4-8 students, with one team per university. All team openings are on a first come first serve basis. If multiple teams are received from the same university the second team will be put on a wait list. All team members must be registered. Registration for the University Challenge event is free. Food and beverages will be provided during the challenge and all participants will get an OWASP University Challenge t-shirt. Of course, the first three winning teams will get some small prizes (to be announced).
The OWASP University Challenge is a one or two day mission style security challenge event during the AppSec conferences training days! University / Student teams can compete solving hack challenges and defending insecure applications.
First, at OWASP AppSec conferences, later also to enable this outside AppSec conferences
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What is the OWASP University Challenge?
OWASP University Challenge provides:
The AppSec conference should take care of:
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- 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
During the two training days
- challenges will be organized together with Hacking-Lab
- Hardware (challenge server) come from Hacking-Lab
- Hardware (wilreless routers) come form the Education Committee
Travel and lodging has to be organized and covered by the student teams themselves The Conference should feed the students, only expense for the conference
We could need the conference orga-team to help finding sponsors for the prices.
- AppSec EU 2014 Cambridge
- AppSec-EU 2013 Hamburg
- AppSec-EU 2012 Athens
- AppSec-US 2012 Austin
- AppSec-US 2011 Minneapolis
Ticket winning" pre-conference challenges:
-> option for conference to offer free tickets via solving Hacking-Lab challenges -> qualifying for UC? -> Team qualifying
Q1: When typically has the event run at AppSec, during the training days or during conference proper? A1: The UC is normally hosted during the training days
Q2: What size of room or seating capacity has typically been used? A2: Depending to the PR and number of teams (teams have a max of 8 members)
Q3: What prizes are usually awarded? A3: depends, if the conference manages to find sponsors there are prices. At the AppSec-Eu 2013, there where no prices, only the honor of winning
Q4: Do the teams have free conference access? A4: No, the teams have to organize travel and lodging themself. all we do is hosting the UC and feed them. There are no entrance / attendance fees charged previously The attendees usually get free access to the conference (because they travel from foreign countries too)
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