• Ask yourself: “Do I want to go to the office, or would I rather go to the beach for two, three, or four days?“
  • If you live in the north, would you rather dig your car out of snow/ice on a few fine January mornings, or go to the beach?
  • Go ahead, make your day, and ours, too!
Here are all the details you may need to effectively and efficiently navigate the training workshops and the conference!
  • AppSec Cali is packed with talks, lots of prize giveaways, training, and parties during its 4 days at the beach in Santa Monica, California.  
  • Just an important reminder to everyone: Sunday and Monday are training days with a separate fee; unless you are taking training, the conference begins on Tuesday.
  • Please read the whole page, it will answer many of the questions you have about the logistics of the conference.

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Win Prizes

  • Win one of two $100.00 Visa Gift cards by filling out the pre-conference questionnaire HERE. The two winners will be drawn during the closing raffle on Wed.
  • Win another of  two $100.00 Visa Gift cards by filling out the post-conference questionnaire. The two winners will be drawn and notified.
  • Win either a $200.00 or a $100.00 Visa Gift card by visiting all the sponsors and filling up your Sponsor Bingo card. The two winners will be drawn during the closing raffle on Wed.
  • Various Sponsors will be drawing for prizes during the closing raffle; bring a box of business cards.

General Info

  • Bookmark our SCHEDULE, on your mobile device browser, then log in and create your own personal schedule! https://2018.appseccalifornia.org/index.php/program/sessions/
  • Free Wi-Fi is provided at the venue.
  • Click each of the following to find out more: Lodging, Sessions, Training

Venue

Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy Santa Monica, CA 90402 (Google Map Link)

Training
  • Sunday January 28 @ 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Monday January 29 @ 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Registration and Breakfast at 8 AM
  • Lunch, and afternoon snacks provided.
  • If you are not enrolled, visit training schedule to sign-up.
Conference

Tuesday January 30

  • 7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast; please do not show up early.
    • Sponsors can start their setup at this time; no setup on Monday
  • 9:00 AM Welcome Address, Keynote, Sponsors Greetings
  • 10:00 AM–5:10 PM Capture the Flag, Hosted by OWASP San Diego Chapter
  • 10:15 AM Technical Talks begin
  • 5:00 PM Technical Talks End
  • 5:10 PM Closing Keynote
  • 6:10 PM Opening Reception

Wednesday January 31

  • 7:30 AM Registration, Sponsor Expo, Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Welcome Address, Keynote
  • 10:00 AM–5:10 PM Capture the Flag, Hosted by OWASP San Diego Chapter
  • 10:15 AM Technical Talks begin
  • 3:50 PM Technical Talks End
  • 4:20 PM Closing Keynote with Cory Doctorow
  • 5:10 PM Raffle drawings: Sponsor and CTF Prizes

Lunch and afternoon snacks provided both days.

Code of Conduct

AppSec California is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or political affiliation.  We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment in any form.  Violations by any registered attendee or participant at AppSec California may result in expulsion and possible ban from future OWASP events.

Entertainment

  • Monday: 6:00 PM Netflix Happy Hour RSVP REQUIRED
  • Tuesday: 6:10 PM–9:00 PM Opening Reception at the pool area
  • Nathalie Alice on guitar during lunch Tues and Wednesday

Weather and Attire

  • Sunny 73-80°F daytime, partly cloudy
  • 0% Precipitation!
  • 55-58°F evening.
  • Bring a jacket (we are adjacent to the beach), swimsuit for the brave, and wear long pants.

Parking

  • Parking lots do not open until 7:00 AM
  • Tuesday and Wednesday (Conference)
  • Look for a person in a bright ORANGE shirt, that person will be handing out the limited number of free daily parking passes to attendees, speakers, and volunteers.  If you don’t get a free one, YOU MUST purchase the $8.00 parking pass each day! The parking pass machine is just outside the registration area. The city police ticket parked cars that don’t have the daily pass.
  • Sunday and Monday (Training Classes ONLY)
  • If you are a student in a training class, YOU MUST purchase the $8.00 parking pass each day!  The parking pass machine is just outside the registration area. The city police ticket parked cars that don’t have the daily pass.  Volunteers and Instructors, please pick up your parking passes at registration.
  • Overflow Parking is available at any of the city lots within about 1 block of the Annenberg; get a parking pass first.

Directions

  • 415 Pacific Coast Hwy Santa Monica, CA 90402 (Google Map Link)
  • From Los Angeles:
    Take the 10 West, which will become Pacific Coast Highway when it reaches the beach. At the second traffic light, Beach House Way, turn left into the parking lot.
  • From Malibu:
    Take Pacific Coast Highway south. Turn right at Beach House Way, into the parking lot.
  • From Santa Monica (downtown):
    Head west towards Ocean Ave. Turn left at Ocean Ave. Turn right at Moomat Ahiko Way (after Colorado/pier entrance); see signs for Pacific Coast Highway. Turn left at Beach House Way into parking lot.
Just a reminder

AppSec California is organized and run by a 100% volunteer staff that comes from all over California to put on the conference. Please stop any of us in an orange AppSec shirt and tell us what you think.  We hope it is all good feedback, but we also want to know if we can improve the conference for you next year.  Please also remember to fill out the post-conference survey with your feedback. If you don’t tell what you like or dislike we will never know.

Dietary Restrictions

  • Please let us know ASAP if you who have special dietary restrictions that we need to accommodate during the breakfasts or lunches at AppSec Cali 2018.
  • Please click on the link to reply: AppSec-California-info@OWASP.ORG
  • Please list your specific restrictions as much as possible; e.g. no peanuts, 100% vegan, fruitarian…. Also, tell us what days you plan on attending, so the catering group can plan accordingly: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday.