[Global_conference_committee] OWASP Summit

Neil Matatall neil at owasp.org
Fri Dec 17 18:09:03 EST 2010

Here's a quick brain dump...

Profit Sharing - Decide

Post production - Come up with reasonable standards, make an easy
guide for planners

Marketing (SMM firms specifically) - Work with planners and approved
vendors to take a load off of planners

Wiki Editing Support (I hate media wiki, Sara seems amazing) - No comment

Cross-promotion - Come up with a definitive list of related groups, a
process for working with these groups, and a method to grow this

Sponsor Model (e.g. global sponsors?) - Decide/Expand.  Personally,
this was the most stressful part of AppSecUS.

On-site OWASP support - Can we clone Kate?

Being more proactive? (I was not aware of just how much support we
had, maybe that's my fault) - No comment

Making resources more readily available (expanding on the how to host
a conference) - Discussing tools like the conference planning
spreadsheet, Mark's new tool, etc

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 2:44 PM, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org> wrote:
> All,
> I wanted to get a couple of items started discussing the Summit.  Please
> read it all, many of you will not get past bullet 1, but it's important to
> know #1 before we plan #2.
> First, Who is going to be there?
> Originally, I was told that all Committee members travel would be covered to
> the summit and I have mentioned this to some of you, however this is not the
> current case.  Right now the only Committee members who's travel
> is guaranteed are members who are active and have been on the committee for
> 6 months or more (John, Lucas and Myself).  As many of you just joined the
> committee your travel is NOT guaranteed.  The initial run of travel is
> currently ongoing and depending on the availability and need of
> the Guaranteed Committee members the New members will be arranged based on
> previous participation in OWASP based on a set of points.  I believe the
> summit committee is still working out this bit, but should be making an
> announcement soon about who will get sponsored travel and how.
> Personally, I disagree with this policy.  After the board committee members
> are our second level leaders, and I feel it's really important that we all
> get together in one place to get some work done and communicate in a way
> that you just can't do via email.  Unfortunately, current funds are not
> available for all (ties somewhat into my positions on other matters?) and
> while I am working with others to secure these funds, I'm unsure if this
> will happen.  So in the mean time, there are other options:
> Wait.  Funds may be added/freed up for additional travel, and I will do
> everything I can to make sure your names are at the top of the list
> Approach your employer for funds
> (https://docs.google.com/document/d/10mE4EcsfwNOl3X43fKaTMERU79X2z5jUxLvAKkrlgqQ/edit?hl=en&authkey=CN2x0qoN)
> Use local chapter funds to sponsor your travel (Estimated costs are about
> $2000 per)
> So, if you've got an email indicating your funded, have other funding means,
> or are completely unavailable, please let me know.  I know I will be there
> (cleared employer for time and OWASP for funding, might even bring my
> pregnant wife, at my expense of course)
> What do we want to get done?
> If we can get a quorum at the summit, I'd love to have a meeting there to
> discuss overall strategy and the 2011 plan.  We can skype in people who
> can't make it.
> We also have a dedicated session
> (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Working_Sessions_Conferences) which
> I've tentatively titled "Improving Conference Planner Support".  I'd love to
> go over the plan for 2011 and discuss with attendees how we can better
> support planners putting on conferences.
> I haven't put a TON of thought into our session yet (I was just told I'm
> running 3 other sessions, fun) but i'd like to open it up to you all to
> discuss what we should put on the agenda and outcomes we'd like to achieve.
>  It's our floor, what do we want to do with it?
> Also, we are NOT limited to the 1 session.  If we have other compelling
> things we can break it out, and we might want to.
> Really I just wanted to get this dialogue going.
> Thoughts, comments, rotten tomatoes?
> --
> Mark Bristow
> (703) 596-5175
> mark.bristow at owasp.org
> OWASP Global Conferences Committee Chair - http://is.gd/5MTvF
> OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
> AppSec DC Organizer - https://www.appsecdc.org




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