We are a Non-for-profit IT cyber security conference in Melbourne, Australia organised and run by a small group of local volunteers. The target audience is the IT software engineering community (website developers, DevOps, testers, programmers, etc). It's an informal, "t-shirt and jeans" style 1 day conference with a goal of gathering people that develop websites and mobile applications and teach them how to design, write, test and deploy secure online applications / websites so that malicious hackers can't break in and steal customer and corporate information (https://informationisbeautiful.net/…hes-hacks/). More information here https://appsecday.io/about/
AppSec Day core aims
+ Provide a welcoming environment for all technology professionals with a focus on attracting people not working directly within the security industry (developers, testers, devops, students, etc).
+ Present attendees with several diverse opportunities (talks, workshops, etc) to learn how to produce secure and defendable web and mobile products.
+ Attract experts from around the world that not only know their stuff technically but that can also articulate their ideas and concepts clearly to an engineering audience.
+ Keep the conference accessible to students and engineers that don't have large training budgets.
+ Adhere to the OWASP core attributes, specifically around vendor neutrality, inclusion, diversity and openness.