Starting a chapter

Presented at AppSec USA 2014, Sept. 18, 2014, 9:30 a.m. (45 minutes)

This session covers everything you need to know about starting a local OWASP chapter: requirements, obligations, resources, and more.


  • Kate Hartmann - OWASP Foundation - OWASP Foundation
    Kate joined the OWASP Foundation May 2008Kate's Ongoing Job DutiesKates work within the OWASP Foundation includes supervising and facilitating the completion of operationally critical tasks. She provides direction to the operational team by mapping out cross-committee objectives and identifying opportunities that promote the Foundation's short term and long term strategic goals.Current Initiatives include:Improving Foundation, Committee, Operational GovernanceCoordinating Travel ProgramsFormulating and Executing Committee and Foundation BudgetsEstablishing OWASP EUDeveloping HR PoliciesImproving Membership Benefits and ProcessDeveloping and Implementing Global Chapter GuidelinesInitiating Global Training ProgramIncreasing University ParticipationImproving Quarterly NewsletterBackground:Kate has a B.A. in English and History from VA Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Prior to joining the OWASP Foundation, she worked with Government funding sources in the Healthcare Industry.


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