[Global_chapter_committee] FW: OWASP Pittsburgh Chapter

Seba seba at owasp.org
Mon Apr 11 12:52:52 EDT 2011


If it is not already in there we should incorporate it in the main sections
--Seba

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 6:50 PM, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>wrote:

> Group, we should include Marco’s suggestions into an appendix for the
> chapter handbook
>
>
>
> Kate Hartmann
>
> Operations Director
>
> 301-275-9403
>
> www.owasp.org
>
> Skype:  Kate.hartmann1
>
>
>
> *From:* Marco M. Morana [mailto:marco.m.morana at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, April 11, 2011 12:43 PM
> *To:* 'Kate Hartmann'; kstasiak at securestate.com; 'Andrea Cogliati'
> *Cc:* 'Lee Cambria'
>
> *Subject:* RE: OWASP Pittsburgh Chapter
>
>
>
> Lee
>
>
>
> Nice to know you are thinking to establish the chapter in Pittsburgh. I
> started the chapter in Cincinnati in 2008 . One advice I would like to give
> you, the most critical points are:
>
> 1)      to establish a  community of followers for the meetings
>
> 2)      establish a good location for meetings
>
> 3)      attract good speakers and select presentations relevant to the
> audience
>
> 4)      raise funds for your local chapter to pay for lunch through
> membership and sponsorship
>
>
>
> For 1) you can start with a mailing list and an event to introduce OWASP to
> new people. I suggest to recruit from your workplace and academic community
> as well as by advertising on local LinkedIn security groups
>
> For 2) I suggest to ask your employer or local university if supports a
> location. You might want to reach any academic that covers security courses
> at your local universities in your area
>
> For 3) you can start with local security consultants willing to have their
> name out, you can also try to reach OWASP on the move for nearby speakers.
> If you need, I will be happy to came to talk to your chapter assuming does
> not conflict with my calendar etc
>
> For 4) I would encourage OWASP membership from the first meeting, also
> reach out security companies to sponsor lunch at the meeting with a donation
> and keep some funds left for other activities
>
>
>
> Our chapter web page can give you a little history of our presentations.
>
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cincinnati
>
>
>
> Let me know if you need any help, feel free also to reach me on Skype at
> marco.m.morana
>
>
>
> Best Regards and Good Luck
>
>
>
> Marco Morana
>
> Cincinnati OWASP Chapter
>
>
>
> *From:* Kate Hartmann [mailto:kate.hartmann at owasp.org]
> *Sent:* Monday, April 11, 2011 12:08 PM
> *To:* kstasiak at securestate.com; Marco M. Morana; Andrea Cogliati
> *Cc:* Lee Cambria
> *Subject:* FW: OWASP Pittsburgh Chapter
>
>
>
> Ken is the chapter leader for the Cleveland, Ohio chapter, Marco is the
> leader for the Cincinnati chapter, and Andrea is the chapter leader for the
> Rochester, NY chapter.  I believe that they are the three chapters which are
> geographically closest to you.
>
>
>
> Ken, Marco, and Andrea, Lee has expressed an interested in restarting the
> defunct chapter in Pittsburgh, PA and is hoping to get some advice/pointers
> from guys who have - been there…done that.
>
>
>
> I would appreciate it if any of you three could reach out to him and give
> him a hand getting started.
>
>
>
> Thank you for your efforts!
>
>
>
> BTW, I don’t think I have headshots for any of you for our volunteer page.
> You know, this IS national volunteer week.  Please forward your photos and
> I’ll get them posted.  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Volunteers
>
>
>
> Kate Hartmann
>
> Operations Director
>
> 301-275-9403
>
> www.owasp.org
>
> Skype:  Kate.hartmann1
>
>
>
> *From:* Lee Cambria [mailto:lee.cambria at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, April 11, 2011 11:43 AM
>
> *To:* Kate Hartmann
> *Subject:* RE: OWASP Pittsburgh Chapter
>
>
>
> Yes that would be a great help
>
> On Apr 11, 2011 11:40 AM, "Kate Hartmann" <kate.hartmann at owasp.org> wrote:
> > No problem about having questions. That’s fine.
> >
> >
> >
> > The meetings would be held where you could get space. Some chapters meet
> in company board rooms, others in public libraries, others need bigger
> spaces like a university lecture hall, and others (mostly our chapter is EU
> J) meet at a local pub. It really will depend on if you find a sponsor or a
> university who might be willing to donate the space.
> >
> >
> >
> > If you want to, I can connect you with a chapter leader who might be able
> to help address some of your logistical concerns and help you get things
> moving. Would that be helpful? Then you wouldn’t feel like you were going
> alone.
>
> >
> >
> >
> > Kate Hartmann
> >
> > Operations Director
> >
> > 301-275-9403
> >
> > <http://www.owasp.org/> www.owasp.org
> >
> > Skype: Kate.hartmann1
> >
> >
> >
> > From: Lee Cambria [mailto:lee.cambria at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 11:37 AM
>
> > To: Kate Hartmann
> > Subject: RE: OWASP Pittsburgh Chapter
> >
> >
> >
> > Thank you
> > Also where would the chapter meetings be held? Or is this whenever we can
> secure a place for them?
> > Sorry I have so many questions...
>
> >
> > On Apr 11, 2011 11:23 AM, "Kate Hartmann" <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
> wrote:
> >> Lee, the amount of time you will put into the chapter will depend on how
> many others you can enlist to help you. J
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I would estimate a couple of hours/month (maybe up to 10 depending on
> the size of a chapter) to manage the mailing list and set up meetings would
> be a fair estimate. I have copied the Global Chapter committee as they are
> all chapter leaders and would be better poised to answer your questions.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Kate Hartmann
> >>
> >> Operations Director
> >>
> >> 301-275-9403
> >>
> >> <http://www.owasp.org/> www.owasp.org
> >>
> >> Skype: Kate.hartmann1
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> From: Lee Cambria [mailto:lee.cambria at gmail.com]
> >> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 11:12 AM
> >> To: Kate Hartmann
> >> Subject: RE: OWASP Pittsburgh Chapter
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I will read the handbook and let you know
> >> I am wondering how much time I would need to dedicate before I commit
> >>
> >> Appreciate your time
> >>
> >> On Apr 11, 2011 10:57 AM, "Kate Hartmann" <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
> wrote:
> >>> Lee, we would love to have this chapter restarted.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Would you be the chapter leader? If so, please respond back that you
> have read the chapter leader handbook and other information on OWASP
> Chapters on our website.
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Chapter
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Kate Hartmann
> >>>
> >>> Operations Director
> >>>
> >>> 301-275-9403
> >>>
> >>> www.owasp.org <http://www.owasp.org/>
> >>>
> >>> Skype: Kate.hartmann1
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> From: Lee Cambria [mailto:lee.cambria at gmail.com]
> >>> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 9:08 PM
> >>> To: kate.hartmann at owasp.org
> >>> Subject: OWASP Pittsburgh Chapter
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Hi Kate-
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I work with BNYMellon in Global Operations and Technology Risk
> Management. There are some people in the Pittsburgh area that are interested
> in re-activating this local chapter.
> >>>
> >>> Please let me know what would have to be done in order to get the local
> Pittsburgh chapter active.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I look forward to hearing from you.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --Lee
> >>>
> >>
> >
>
>
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