[Global_education_committee] REQUEST FOR COMMENTS, please. - OWASP Academies - Discussion in January 2011

Seba seba at owasp.org
Wed Nov 24 01:42:07 EST 2010


Hi Sandra,

I think that is a great idea. On timing: why don't you do this the week
before the summit in Lisbon?

--Seba

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 5:28 PM, Sandra Paiva <sandra.paiva at owasp.org>wrote:

>  Hi Dinis, Board,
>
>
>
> I have been thinking of what would be a productive way to prepare some work
> on the OWASP Academies concept that could be used to include and discuss in
> the Summit 2011 to be held in February. The communication opened with our
> community on this subject has generated awareness and very interesting
> feedback from OWASP members who have, one way or the other, already
> established links with different universities through which are already
> including OWASP contents in the courses they are teaching or in the work
> they are doing with the academic departments with whom they are involved.
>
>
>
> On the other hand, we have also on this occasion been contacted by members
> of two Universities (Oklahoma State University, US, and ISCTE, Portugal)
> stating their Institution’s interest in establishing a relationship with
> OWASP and asking, for example, in what terms this relation might be possible
> and what benefits would arise for both parts.
>
>
>
> I think one way to turn this feedback and interest into something positive
> and constructive would be to sit these people at a table and discuss
> experiences, views and ideas for the OWASP Academies operational model.
> Knowing, for example, how the already established connections with
> Universities were started and how they are working, what would seem to these
> partners the most reasonable “next step” in terms of formalization or
> knowing what, from the Universities’ point of view, would be an interesting
> model of relationship, could be of great use for our own definition and
> consolidation of the OWASP Academies concept.
>
>
>
> Having this into account, I thought, and have discussed it with Dinis, that
> it would be interesting to organize a meeting in Lisbon – for mid-January –
> with a mixed format that could fulfill different objectives. The idea would
> be to have two days of working sessions focused on the OWASP Academies where
> the operational model could be discussed and drafted. On the third day, and
> given that a number of experienced OWASP members would be in Lisbon, we
> would organize an OWASP Training Day that would help us keeping the media
> attention on our Organization in the period that precedes the Summit,
> reinforce the activity of the Local Chapter and maximize the resources
> allocated. Should we go ahead with this plan, you are all obviously invited
> to participate.
>
>
>
> With regard to the list of people to invite, and although I have a few
> names in mind (the ones who gave me feedback and showed interest in
> participating, for example), I fear that I may be missing valuable people
> whom, either because of the fact that I am new in the OWASP family or
> because are at the moment too busy to step forward, were not able to reply
> to the challenge made.
>
>
>
> I therefore, was thinking of sending another email round to see if anyone
> else comes up. Furthermore, and even though we have to consider at a later
> stage the limitations of the budget available for this, it would be great if
> you could give me some insight or through some of the names you think cannot
> be left aside in this discussion.
>
>
>
> In the meantime, this is the list of names that I had preliminary in mind
> (again, please feel free to let me know your thoughts)
>
>
>
> -        Martin Knobloch (Netherlands) – Chair of the Global Education
> Committee.
>
> -        Kuai Hinjosa (USA) – Chair of the Global Education Committee.
>
> -        Andrew Petukov – Member of the Russia Local Chapter and OWASP
> Project Leader. As a Teacher in the Moscow State University has developed
> several courses and workshops where OWASP contents have been and are still
> being used.
>
> -        Konstantinos Papapanagiotou - Member of the Greece Local Chapter.
> As a Lecturer of the Department of Informatics of the University of Athens
> has included content from several OWASP projects in the modules of
> Information Systems Security. Has several contacts with other Greek
> universities and intends to replicate this model.
>
> -        Vasileos Vlachos – Member of the Greece Local Chapter. As a
> teacher at the Technological Educational Institute of Larissa uses content
> from different OWASP projects within the modules he teaches. Will teach,
> with Konstantinos P., an Application Security module at the University of
> Piraeus for this semester, which will be mainly based on OWASP material.
>
> -        Jim Burkman – Assistant Professor at the Oklahoma State
> University. Has contacted us stating the interest of his University in
> establishing a relationship with OWASP and asking in what terms that
> relationship could be consolidated.
>
> -        Lieven Desmet – Member of the Belgium Local Chapter. As a teacher
> at the University of Louven uses OWASP content in his materials. Actively
> participated in OWASP Training initiatives assuming the role of bridge
> between OWASP and the University of Louven.
>
> -        Fred Piper – Information Security Group, Royal Holloway
> University. Has been very close to OWASP and could be interested in taking
> the already established connection with us to the next level.
>
> -        Andreas Fuchsberger – Information Security Group, Royal Holloway
> University. Has been very close to OWASP and could be interested in taking
> the already established connection with us to the next level.
>
> -        Matteo Meucci – Leader of the Testing Guide Project and one of
> OWASP’s most active trainers within the context of the OWASP Training
> (delivered by OWASP members, on OWASP contents and free for OWASP members).
>
> -        Colin Watson – Member of the Global Industry Committee. Has
> established strong connections with different partners in the Industry which
> may be a very valuable aspect for an University. Colin is also one of the
> most active trainers within the context of the OWASP Training.
>
> -        Andreas Falkenberg – OWASP member and employee of the University
> of Bochum (Germany). Getting ready to lead an OWASP Project out of the
> University.
>
> -        Carlos Serrão – Leader of the Portuguese Chapter and Professor at
> ISCTE. Has showed interest in working with OWASP in the design of a
> post-graduated course in the WebAppSec area.
>
> -        Paulo Coimbra – OWASP Project Manager.
>
> -        OWASP Board
>
>
>
> I am looking forward to having your thoughts!
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Sandra
>
>
>
>
>
> Sandra Paiva
>
> OWASP Training Manager <http://www.owasp.org/index.php/User:Sandra_Paiva>
>
>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/global_education_committee/attachments/20101124/2ec0f869/attachment-0001.html 


More information about the Global_education_committee mailing list