The kick-off meeting for the Eugene OWASP Chapter is tomorrow night (Thursday, Feb. 28). My plan is to give everyone a chance to meet each other, talk about the importance of web application security, and introduce OWASP and the free resources that OWASP provides for securing web applications.
I'm excited about it and am looking forward to building a community of folks in the area with web app security expertise. I'm also working with the Lane County Chapter of the Software Association of Oregon and I'm hoping that a development community in Eugene/Springfield with a solid foundation on application security could be turned into a distinguishing characteristic of the area: you want a secure application built in Oregon, go to Eugene/Springfield. We'll see.
In any case, working with others on these sorts of security initiatives is the kind of stuff I love to do, and it is very satisfying. The doors open at 6:00pm and the presentation begins promptly at 6:30. I'll be (or rather, K2 Digital Defense will be) providing pizza and soft drinks.
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The meeting is open and free to all who are interested in web application security. To join the Eugene Chapter, simply sign-up for the mailing list at:
Thanks go to the Eugene Water & Electric Board for providing the space for this meeting. EWEB furnishes public meeting rooms as a community service and does not sponsor or endorse activities or groups using EWEB's facilities.
Thursday, Feb, 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm
EWEB Community Room
500 E 4th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401