OWASP Birmingham, UK

OWASP Birmingham UK

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Speaking at OWASP Birmingham UK Chapter Events

Call For Speakers

We’re always on the look out for speakers, whether from the local area or from anywhere and just in Birmingham for business or pleasure - please review and agree with the OWASP Speaker Agreement and send the proposed talk title, abstract and speaker bio to the Chapter Leaders via e-mail (See links on the right hand side)

Next Meeting/Event(s)

OWASP Birmingham Chapter Meetup October 2020


First talk: “Detect complex code patterns using semantic grep” – Yoann Padioleau

Second talk: “Being secure by default” – Dan Abel


Yoann Padioleau is a software engineer at r2c, and the main author of Semgrep. Yoann started the AppSec, Test Engineering, and Program Analysis teams at Facebook.

Dan Abel has spent 25 years as a software engineer and technical leader. He works as a principal engineer for Tes Global.

Code of Conduct:

We hope you enjoy our events, we care deeply about inclusivity and diversity so that OWASP is a comfortable and welcoming community for everyone. Please reach out to one of our chapter leaders if you have any feedback or would like to speak to us, we take these matters very seriously. You can find out more about our policies here: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Governance/Conference_Policies

Past Events

OWASP Birmingham Chapter Meetup May 2020 (14th May 2020)


First talk: “DevSecOps, it’s just a jump to the left…and then a step to the right ” – Dr Keith Batterham

Second talk: “How to Build Awesome Security Instrumentation to Automate AppSec Testing and Protection” – Jeff Williams


Dr Keith Batterham is a cybersecurity specialist with more than 20 years experience in delivering cutting-edge technologies and organisational change.

Jeff brings more than 20 years of security leadership experience as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Contrast Security. He recently authored the DZone DevSecOps, IAST, and RASP refcards and speaks frequently at conferences including JavaOne (Java Rockstar), BlackHat, QCon, RSA, OWASP, Velocity, and PivotalOne. Jeff is also a founder and major contributor to OWASP, where he served as Global Chairman for 9 years, and created the OWASP Top 10, OWASP Enterprise Security API, OWASP Application Security Verification Standard, XSS Prevention Cheat Sheet, and many more popular open source projects.