Thursday, September 29, 2011

OWASP AppSec USA 2011 – The Wrap up

Article by Lorna Alamri

While the planning team is still sending out documentation, requesting invoices and finishing up tasks for the event. It’s time to give a summary of the event from a numbers perspective.

The Conference:

OWASP AppSecs bring together people around application security. What better opportunity to get attendees excited and involved in OWASP projects. Outside of an OWASP Summit it’s the largest gathering of OWASP and application security leaders, so a great opportunity to work on solutions and keep momentum going from the OWASP Summit.

Our goals:
500 attendees. $100,000 in funds raised for the OWASP Foundation. Raise awareness around OWASP and application security among developers.

Registrations: 
639, Total registration revenue as of 9/15/11 (536 attendees) $251,476.15
Sponsors: 24 with a total of $130,600 in funds raised.
Expenses: Estimated at $210,000. (We’re still waiting for some invoices from vendors.) 

The Talks:

2 days/4 tracks
75 speakers, 48 talks, 3 keynotes and one board discussion.

The Training:
4 two-day training courses
4 one-day training courses
Training Course Students: 146, OWASP profit from training: $63,000

The CTFs:
One University CTF challenge - 3 teams
One CTF -2 days

Organizers/Volunteers: 48

Statistics on Attendance:





*Education included both students and employees who attended OWASP AppSecUSA 2011.
*OWASP Employees and non-industry volunteers are not included in numbers.
 

Overall Attendees by Country

US Attendance by State




The Events:
We took the opportunity to try out a lot of new events at AppSec USA which we hope will be included in future OWASP AppSecs.

  • 5K/10K Run for Charity – funds raised were donated to the Bakken Musuem.
  • University Challenge – A CTF aimed at University students to increase OWASP awareness at a University level.
  • Women in AppSec – A grant program to increase particpation at OWASP AppSec USA by women.
  • Open Source Showcase – An opportunity to demonstrate OWASP and other open source projects to attendees of OWASP AppSecs.
  • Project work groups: ESAPI, AppSensor, Chapters and Industry along with board and committee meetings.

Lorna Alamri
OWASP AppSec USA


2 comments:

Michael Coates said...

Fantastic work by Adam, Lorna, Sarah, Mark, the entire volunteer crew and anyone else that had a hand in this event. It was a great OWASP AppSec event and the above numbers speak for themselves.

Nice work!

Neil Matatall said...

While I wasn't there, you guys did an amazing job. Thank you for everything!