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OWASP Points

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OWASP Points are a system that allows us to recognize an individuals achievement and accomplishments in OWASP. The system is designed to be distributed and self nominated.

  • Each Global Committee will establish it's own criteria for assigning points for participation in the committee's area of responsibility
  • The OWASP Board will establish points for areas outside committee areas of responsibility
  • The Committee chairs and a board rep will meet as needed (at least quarterly) to normalize the point values
  • OWASP Members will have the ability to self nominate for points
  • Each Committee will be responsible for providing overnight of points claimed under their areas


Members can self-nominate for points by adding the associated "Badge" to their wiki user account. It is the intention of the point system that any individual who reaches a total of 100 Points. At the beginning of each year, half of all member points earned two years ago will be carried over to the next calendar year. For example, if you earned 100 points in 2009, you would keep your points in 2010, in 2011 you would get 50 points and in 2012 these points will expire.

For example (add example of me in here and how many points would carry)


If you have any questions about point eligibility, please contact the associated committee

Activity Points Badge Committee
Be an OWASP Board Member 200 points per year {{OWASP Points|activity=b1|year=<<Year on the board>>|detail=Board Member}} Board
Be an OWASP Global Committee Member 100 points per year {{OWASP Points|activity=b2|year=<<Year on the Committee>>|detail=<<Committee Name>>}} Board
Organize a Global AppSec Conference 150 points per conference {{OWASP Points|activity=c1|year=<<Year of the conference>>|detail=<<Conference Name>>}} Conferences
Organize a Regional/Theme Conference 100 points per conference {{OWASP Points|activity=c2|year=<<Year of the conference>>|detail=<<Conference Name>>}} Conferences
Organize a local event 40 points per conference {{OWASP Points|activity=c3|year=<<Year of the event>>|detail=<<Event Name>>}} Conferences
Be a Lead Volunteer at a Global AppSec or Regional Conference 80 points per conference Conferences
Volunteer to work an OWASP Event 30 points per event Conferences
Speak at an OWASP Conference 10 points per presentation {{OWASP Points|activity=c4|year=<<Year of the Presentation>>|detail=<<Conference Name>>}} Conferences
Attend an OWASP Event 5 points per event Conferences
Lead an OWASP Project 10 points per project per year Projects
Bring a project to release status 10 points per release Projects
Review an OWASP project 20 points per project Projects
Bring in an OWASP Corporate Member 25 points Membership
Bring in an OWASP Educational Member 10 points Membership
Develop an OWASP Course 50 points Education
Teach an OWASP Course 25 points Education
Speak at an OWASP Event 10 points per presentation Education
Provide OWASP overview at an industry event 10 points per event Industry
Participate in a standards review team 15 points per standard Industry
Lead (or be on the board of) an active chapter (> 4 mtgs a year) 50 points per year Chapters
Organize a chapter meeting 10 points per meeting Chapters
Start/Restart a chapter 50 points Chapters
Speak at a chapter meeting 10 points per presentation Chapters
Organize an OWASP Summit 100 points Connections
Edit/produce the newsletter 15 points per newsletter Connections
Contribute an article to the newsletter 10 points per article Connections
Edit/produce the OWASP Podcast 15 points per episode Connections