[Global_conference_committee] OWASP Summit

Mark Bristow mark.bristow at owasp.org
Mon Dec 20 10:36:12 EST 2010


FYI,

Looks like the board just approved some additional funds for the Summit.
Not sure how it will be allocated yet, stay tuned.

-Mark

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 9:17 AM, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org>wrote:

> 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
>
>


-- 
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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