[Global_chapter_committee] Approval for hew chapter in Rhode Island

Seba seba at owasp.org
Tue Apr 24 21:39:42 UTC 2012


On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 9:15 PM, Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org> wrote:

> Global Chapters Committee Members -
> We received the following request from  Patrick Laverty  to start a new
> chapter in Rhode Island. He has provided the necessary information about
> his background, reasons to start a chapter, and agreeing to the terms of
> the chapter handbook. Once I have a second approval for this chapter, I
> will set it up.  Thanks.
> *"Hi, I am looking to start a new OWASP chapter in Rhode Island. I have
> been running "Providence Web Application Security" group meetings since
> April of 2011. You can see some of our past meetings on our web site at **
> http://www.provwebappsec.com I think it would be mutually beneficial for
> my group to affiliate with OWASP and for OWASP to have a presence in Rhode
> Island. Yes, I understand that OWASP is in Boston, only about an hour away,
> and Jim and Mark do an outstanding job there. However we in Rhode Island
> have a mindset that anything more than a 20 minute car ride requires that
> one "pack a lunch".
> I did attend a number of Boston OWASP meetings and started wondering what
> was the Providence App Sec community like. I looked around and saw nothing
> and no one else was aware of any community in RI, so I decided to create
> one. In the year we've been in existence, we've already had some great
> speakers, which you can see the list here:
> http://provwebappsec.info/content/speaker-list. This is an area that I'd
> like to expand on, and we've even begun having some speakers present via
> videoconference, which works out well for everyone.
> My background is not in security. As I describe at the beginning of each
> of our meetings, the reason for these meetings is completely selfish. I
> want to learn more about application security so the best way to learn is
> from the experts. I have been a programmer at Brown University for ten
> years and was a Java instructor for Sun Microsystems before that. At Brown,
> I'm seen as the liaison between our network security group and our
> programmers. I've also created a "Brown Security Roundtable" group that
> meets once a month a Brown to talk about all security needs of the
> university, and each of the IT areas have a seat at the table. I have
> attended a couple SANS classes on application security, most recently the
> SANS 542 with Kevin Johnson and I attend local conferences whenever I can.
> More importantly, I'm very excited to be attending my first OWASP AppSec
> conference in DC this week.
> I have read the OWASP chapter manual and would have no problem abiding by
> it. "*
> --
> Sarah Baso
> OWASP Operational Support:
> Conference Logistics & Community Relations
> Dir: 312-869-2779
> skype: sarah.baso
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