[Global_chapter_committee] Fwd: Starting a new chapter in Costa Rica

Andrew van der Stock vanderaj at owasp.org
Wed Jun 29 18:31:31 EDT 2011


Kate,

can you please follow up or delegate to help Michael in his efforts to establish a Costa Rican chapter?

thanks,
Andrew

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Michael Hidalgo Fallas <michael.hidalgo at owasp.org>
> Date: 30 June 2011 12:35:09 AM AEST
> To: Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org>
> Subject: Re: [Global_chapter_committee] Starting a new chapter in Costa Rica
> 
> Hello Andrew,
> Thanks for your support. Im 25 years old,I´m not a security expert, but I´m a software developer, I know that I can do it. It´s a big challenge, but why not?
> I'm going to ask for some support from some universities in Costa Rica.
>  
> Thanks for this opportunity.
>  
> 
> 
>  
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 11:26 PM, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi there,
> 
> Thank you for considering starting a chapter in Costa Rica!
> 
> It is helpful but not essential to be a security expert. One of the main jobs of a chapter leader is to organize meetings preferably every month (and at least four times a year), and for that you need to:
> 
> a) have a (cheap) place to meet to hold the expected initially small number of attendees. Every chapter works this way at first.
> 
> b) Have a list of potential speakers. This is the hardest thing to do, and if you don't know anyone in our field, this will be a struggle every month. Everyone has access to all of OWASP's Powerpoint and video collection to help with months that you can't find a speaker, but having local speakers is a great reason for folks to come. This can be tricky at first especially if you don't know many folks or folks think they have nothing to talk about. What I do is encourage attendees to join OWASP projects, help them out, and give status updates on a rotating basis.
> 
> c) Encourage attendees to join OWASP. It's not mandatory to be a member to go to OWASP meetings, but we do strongly encourage folks who attend meetings to join OWASP. There's a 40/60% split in revenues to help offset certain costs you might incur. I would suggest not incurring any costs for as long as you can until you're sure there's enough interest for an active chapter.
> 
> If you think you can get a venue, organize speakers at least four times a year and up to the challenge of developing a new chapter into a self-sustaining group - and most of all, have fun doing it, please let us know.
> 
> If there are any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
> 
> thanks,
> Andrew
> 
> On 29/06/2011, at 2:48 AM, Michael Hidalgo Fallas wrote:
> 
> > Good morning,
> > I'm very interested in created a OWASP chapter in Costa Rica, I would like to know which things should I know before created. Should I be a security expert? It would be great if you share with me some learned leasons or steps I should take in consideration before start it.
> >
> > I appreciate your help.
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