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OWASP Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

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March 18, 2015 10:00 AM



The OWASP Foundation and OWASP Projects have pages on Wikipedia. But according to Wikipedia policy, OWASP staff and project participants may not edit these pages, due to the site's independence requirement. A recent discussion on the OWASP-leaders mailing list noted errors on the OWASP page, opening the question of how to ensure accuracy of these pages without violating the site's independence policy. Noreen Whysel, OWASP Community Manager, will show you how.

You will learn how to apply your application security expertise to Wikipedia, generally, to highlight current topics in AppSec, suggest new content, resolve disputes and misconceptions, all while upholding the principles of community and shared learning. We will also look at OWASP's own wiki, which is based on the same MediaWiki platform as Wikipedia, and can be edited freely by OWASP members. If you have ever wanted to add to the World's understanding of Web Application Security, this will be a great activity for you.

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