[Global_conference_committee] OWASP Summit

Lucas Ferreira lucas.ferreira at owasp.org
Thu Dec 30 12:21:34 EST 2010


Yes. I'll send this to the team so we can adopt this idea.

Thanks,

Lucas

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 15:14, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org> wrote:
> I think the issue is a bit confused.  There is no need to change the name to
> AppSec SA.  AppSec Br is the official Global AppSec South America for 2011.
> They are not exclusive and your welcome to continue building the AppSecBr
> brand.  The reason for the regional based names is so if the "Official
> Global AppSec in South America 2012" happens to be in, Chile or Equador or
> wherever, they would likely not want to keep the AppSec Br name.
>
> Make sense?
>
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Lucas Ferreira <lucas.ferreira at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>>
>> Yeah, I know that. But some of the guys in the team are not
>> confortable with the name change. There is also some nationalism in
>> the way of this change.
>>
>> I think the bigger question is: since we will loose our brand (AppSec
>> Brasil), what will we get in return?
>>
>> I was unable to make the case for the change. Maybe I am too involved
>> with the old name. I am still seeking a solution that would retain the
>> old brand.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Lucas
>>
>> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 14:58, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>> > Well I hate to tell you, but AppSecBR has been being billed as the
>> > AppSec
>> > for SA.  This distinction is largest in the US and Europe, but hopefully
>> > when there are 2-3 conferences a year in south America, it will matter
>> > there
>> > as well.
>> >
>> > Currently the material differences are not many but that will change
>> > with
>> > things like the Global AppSec Sponsors et all....
>> >
>> > -Mark
>> >
>> > On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Lucas Ferreira
>> > <lucas.ferreira at owasp.org>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Mark,
>> >>
>> >> In a discussion with the AppSec Brasil 2011 team, some questions about
>> >> what would the conference gain in becoming AppSec SA. I think we need
>> >> to make clearer to conference organizers what are the advantages and
>> >> responsabilities in doing a Global AppSec, instead of a regional
>> >> AppSec.
>> >>
>> >> I will try to send the survey today. I'll give everyone a week to
>> >> answer (as I will be mostly offline next week). If this works, we
>> >> might have the answers for our next conference and the results may
>> >> point to more items to discuss.
>> >>
>> >> Regards,
>> >>
>> >> Lucas
>> >>
>> >> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 14:43, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > So I'd like to get this thread moving again.  What other items do we
>> >> > want to
>> >> > discuss at our session?
>> >> >
>> >> > Lucas has moved forward with his Survey which should be a good topic,
>> >> > but
>> >> > what else do we want to discuss?
>> >> >
>> >> > On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Mark Bristow
>> >> > <mark.bristow at owasp.org>
>> >> > wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> 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
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > 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
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> 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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