OWASP Winter Code Sprint

Winter Code Sprint

Winter Code SprintThe second round of the OWASP Winter Code Sprint is now open to mid October and is looking for students to work on current open source security projects

The OWASP Winter Code Sprint (OWCS) is a program to involve students with Security projects. By participating in OWCS a student can get real life experience while contributing to an open source project and getting university credits.


You get to work for a popular project. Since the project is open source your work is publicly visible. You get university credits while doing so. You are supervised by a person with real-world experience on security You make excellent contacts and you participate in an international team


Students who successfully (successful participation means a passing score granted by University authorities) participate in the project will get:

An OWASP annual individual membership. More info here: http://owasp.com/index.php/Individual_Member

An OWASP Winter Code Sprint t-shirt.

An OWASP conference pass (no flight/accommodation – just an OWASP conference pass of choice)

How it works

Any project that will give you university credits can participate in OCWS. Each project will be guided by an OWASP mentor along with a professor. Students are graded by their University, based on success criteria identified at the beginning of the project.

Projects are focused on developing security tools. It is required that the code any student produces for those projects will be released as Open Source.

Universities are free to specify their own requirements to projects, such as written reports. OWASP does not influence the way grades are allocated. The OWASP advisers will provide any information professors need in order to grade their students.

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