[Global_chapter_committee] Adding Leader to Khartoum

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Fri Sep 21 13:52:00 UTC 2012

Thanks for your feedback Tom.  This is already part of our committee
policy, but with the transition from Sarah to Kate for support I think Kate
is trying to be extra cautious in seeing how we'd like to run things.


On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 12:02 AM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> Why would the committee of volunteers even spend admin and volunteer time
> doing this??
> Set the policy as committee.  Manage to the policy in the handbook and
> administrative tracking should be done by paid staff members such as
> Kate/Kelly who do membership and operational support of the 200+ chapters.
>  Keeping in mind that the local chapters are also atononumous clusters of
> people who also volenteer
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Chapter_Handbook
> On Sep 20, 2012, at 7:04 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
> To my knowledge no approval is necessary if the current leadership is
> simply adding another leader to the team.  Only if this is a new leader to
> the chapter without current leadership in place.  Committee, feel free to
> speak up if you feel differently, but I think we can auto-approve this type
> of activity going forward.  Thanks Kate!
> ~josh
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 8:59 PM, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>wrote:
>> Please confirm the addition of Ali Abdel Rahman as a leader for the
>> Khartoum Chapter.
>> His request is copied below:
>> Dear Sir/Madam,
>> My Name is Ali Abdel Rahman a Web Developer by day but a security
>> enthusiast at night. I have been attending the OWASP Khartoum sessions
>> since day one and it has completely affected the way I approach web
>> development. The sessions currently held by OWASP Khartoum focus on the
>> OWASP Top 10 web application vulnerabilities list focusing on both
>> theoretical concepts and technical demonstrations using vulnerability
>> assessment tools and I have to say that I completely changed the way I
>> approached the way I develop applications and I started to do some studying
>> on information security on my free time.
>> As for my technical background, I have 2 years of experience in desktop
>> and web application development mainly in .NET and Java, developing
>> applications for telecom providers and Line-Of-Business applications. I
>> have a BSc. in Computer Science from the University Of Nottingham and
>> several technical applications including MCTS and ITIL foundation.
>> I have discussed with both the founders of the OWASP Khartoum Chapter to
>> join them as a Chapter Leader and they both welcomed and approved it.
>> Yours sincerely,
>> Ali Abdel Rahman
>> Kate Hartmann
>> +1 301-275-9403
>> Skype:  kate.hartmann1
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