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Please help fund the participation of OWASP Leaders and key industry players at the next OWASP Summit


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An appeal from OWASP Portuguese Leader

In the 15th. century, Portugal discovered the World! Now, in the 21st. century, Portugal and OWASP will, once again, point to the World of AppSec the right direction - the OWASP SUMMIT 2011.

I already knew OWASP from some time ago. In 2007 I noticed that there was no Portuguese OWASP chapter, and I decided that didn’t make any sense. So, in late 2007, the OWASP Portuguese Chapter was born. After some initial time constraints the chapter as finally kicked-off and we were able to participate and actively help on the OWASP SUMMIT 2008, held in Algarve, Portugal.

Between then and now, I’ve been working to spread the OWASP message throughout our country, organizing several talks around Portugal (Castelo Branco, Viseu, Covilhã, Lisboa) as a way to promote OWASP mission and to create interest and motive people to actively participate.

More recently, we joined efforts with the Spanish OWASP chapter and we started organizing IBWAS (the Ibero-American Web Applications Security conference) that was held in its first edition (2009) in Madrid, and the more recent one (2010), in Lisbon. IBWAS is a research and industry conference, mixing the best of both worlds in a common ideas and knowledge exchange forum.

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Why Sponsor the Summit Participants

As the face of application threats continues to grow, we need your help. This February, we begin a new era of our mission by convening at the OWASP Global Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Many of our attendees fund their own way in order to spend a week of work, research and talks that will shape the next iteration of tools and deliverables for the global security community to share. As part of this effort, we need your financial support in order to get all of our top leaders present. This personal request is one that asks you to consider any monetary support for mobilizing our global leadership community to convene in less than a month. Please act today and you'll help to support the ongoing efforts of a growing non-profit that has given so much and is ready to give much more through its tools, research, frameworks, and much more.

How Can You Help?

As of January 10, 2011, after having spent much for organizing our global summit, we are still short of our goal. The current shortfall is what separates many of our top leaders/contributors from attending the Summit in February. If you are a company and would like to sponsor a leader, you can make a difference with your pledge today. Funds are used to subsidize their travel to and accommodations at the week-long working session. Our leaders and top contributors selflessly donate their time and Application Security knowledge to provide guides, tools, and other resources that benefit governments and companies all over the world. If you have benefited from the free materials at OWASP, please consider supporting our Summit today!

Here are some of the leaders/contributor that need your support in order to be present at the Summit:

Name and funding requirement

Name Projected Cost
Mateo Martinez
Anurag Agarwal
Talal AlBasha
Vishal Garg
Antonio Fontes
Abraham Kang
Gandhi Aryavalli
Mohd Fazli Azran
Steven van der Baan
Mike Zusman
Raul Siles
Jeremy Long
Ferdinand Vroom TBC
Zaki Akhmad TBC
Konstantinos Papapanagiotou TBC
Chris Schmidt TBC
Vasileios Vlachos TBC
Daniel Brzozowski TBC
Carlos Serrao TBC
Romain Gaucher TBC
Sherif Koussa TBC

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