[Global_conference_committee] GCC Plan and the OWASP track

Mark Bristow mark.bristow at owasp.org
Mon Dec 20 17:33:17 EST 2010


It will be up to us and the Projects committee to manage the content of this
track.  We will get to decide what content makes it and therefore will be
able to keep it to the "a-team".  Much like the training event below, we'll
have control over content.

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 5:06 PM, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>wrote:

> Good point.  I had read this having a comprehensive understanding of what
> happened in London
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/London/Training/OWASP_projects_and_resources_you_can_use_TODAYand was looking at this as my model.  It is set up as more of a speed
> training track than a presentation track.
>
>
>
> Kate Hartmann
>
> Operations Director
>
> 301-275-9403
>
> www.owasp.org
>
> Skype:  Kate.hartmann1
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>
>
> *From:* John Wilander [mailto:john.wilander at owasp.org]
> *Sent:* Monday, December 20, 2010 5:04 PM
> *To:* Mark Bristow
> *Cc:* Cassio Goldschmidt; Eoin; Kate Hartmann; Lucas Ferreira; Mark
> Bristow; Neil Matatall; Ralph Durkee; Richard Greenberg;
> global_conference_committee
> *Subject:* GCC Plan and the OWASP track
>
>
>
>
>    - All Global AppSec conferences must accommodate
>    an OWASP Track
>
>
>    - Will not represent more than 1/3 of content (can be half day, full
>       day, full conference as applies to the individual conference)
>       - Joint venture with Projects Committee
>       - Regional/theme events will have this available to them
>
>
>
> I'm still worried about the quality of the OWASP track. There are quite a
> few PowerPoint pushers out there and some of them will think an OWASP
> presentation is a voucher for going abroad. That would be a real waste of
> our precious money since the audience would get a lousy impression of OWASP
> while the foundation pays a hefty sum for moving and accommodating the
> speaker.
>
>
>
> If I were organizing a conference I'd read the instructions above as if
> there has to be an OWASP track regardless of the quality. Some OWASP leader
> from some chapter around the world sends in a default abstract for an OWASP
> Testing Guide presentation and I have to accept him/her. I might not even
> review that submission since I have to accept it anyway.
>
>
>
> A way around this would be to require OWASP speakers to _demo_ the stuff
> they're presenting. I just did OWASP training at IBWAS'10 and spent ~25
> hours implementing and preparing demos. I ran code live. Demo or Die, I say.
>
>
>
> /John
>



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