[Global_conference_committee] OWASP Summit

Mark Bristow mark.bristow at owasp.org
Mon Dec 20 09:17:55 EST 2010


I would add a freeform text asking "what the GCC can do better to support
your conference" that would be valuable.

Also ask "What were your biggest challenges in putting on a conference"

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 9:09 AM, Lucas Ferreira <lucas.ferreira at owasp.org>wrote:

> Mark,
>
> I once said that I would put out a survey so that conference planners
> could tell us what could OWASP provide to make it easier to plan a
> conference.
>
> I think we should have this information before the Summit, so I am
> willing to build the survey ASAP.
>
> So, I would like the help of all committee members to:
>
> 1. find a good web site to build surveys (I know Google Forms)
> 2. build a list of conference planners that could answer the poll
> 3. Define the polls questions. I have a few initial topics, but would
> welcome feedback and suggestions. My initial questions and topcis are
> listed at the end of this message.
>
> Regards,
>
> Lucas
>
> --------------------
> Conference Planner Survey
>
> - Do you think you have received adequate support from OWASP?
> - Have you used the "How to host a conference" wiki page?
> - In which of the following areas do you think OWASP could improve
> support to conference organizers?
>  - Budgeting
>  - Sponsorship
>  - content selection
>  - venue selection
>  - volunteer workforce management
>  - marketing
> - How to Host a Conference: please rate each topic of the "How to Host
> a Conference" wiki page
> (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference):
>  - Event definition
>  - Board member role
>  - Planning
>  - Budget
>  - Sponsors
>  - Venue
>  - Content
>  - Audio visual/Recording
>  - Registration
>  - Promotion
>  - Catering
>  - Social Events
>  - Travel
>  - Accomodations
>  - Resources
>  - Requirements
>
> **Each item should allow the respondent to rate OWASP Support from
> 0-10, with 0 for "no support" and 10 for "awsome".
>
> ------------------------
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 20:44, 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
> >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Homo sapiens non urinat in ventum.
>



-- 
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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