[Global_industry_committee] Moving to Global Initiatives Program & Retiring Committee Structure

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Tue Apr 2 08:28:51 UTC 2013



Could you remove "OWASP Citations - References to OWASP in official, or
otherwise important, documents" from the list of ongoing initiatives
please? Citations is a wiki page and people can contribute just by editing
the page.

This page still refers to the GIC as a current body.


On 1 April 2013 04:24, Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org> wrote:

> Global Industry Committee Members -
> First and foremost, I wanted to thank you for your participation, input
> and advice as members of the Global Industry Committee.
> As you all know, the committee structure is being retired but we hope that
> you will still be involved in the OWASP Community, contributing to industry
> outreach or other community initiatives that interest you.  The goal of
> this transition is to motivate and encourage even MORE input into
> initiatives that interest volunteers without those individuals having to
> commit to monthly committee meetings or a structure that often required
> more than individuals were able to keep up with.  In the 5 or so months
> since we launched the Global Initiatives, almost 300 volunteers have signed
> up to help with one of the many volunteer job postings related to
> Conferences, Projects, Chapters, Industry, Membership, Education, and
> Connections.  We hope that if you haven't already signed up to help with
> one of these opportunities - you will consider getting onboard!
> *Industry Committee Legacy Initiatives:*
> Please visit the Global Initiative Wiki Page<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Initiatives_Global_Strategic_Focus> for
> the most comprehensive listing of volunteer initiatives and information,
> including forms to collect your new ideas for the community.
> We have set up an initiative that hopes to capture the positive work of
> industry outreach throughout the world and we hope you will consider
> signing up to be involved:
> OWASP Foundation Advisory Board of Critical Infrastructure Organizations<http://owasp.force.com/volunteers/GW_Volunteers__VolunteersJobListing?campaignid=701U0000000ASaO>
> Are there other initiatives that relate to conference activity that you
> would like to be involved in?  Send me an email or fill out the "Start
> your own initiative" form <http://www.tfaforms.com/262386>.
> *Ongoing Communication:*
> The OWASP Staff hosts* webinars on each the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each
> month*.  This is an opportunity for you to learn more about what is going
> on in the OWASP community and discuss any concerns or questions that you
> may have about initiatives or other OWASP topics.  We hope that this will
> be a forum similar to the monthly committee meetings, but opening up
> participation to a wider range of participants.  Information on the
> Webinars can be found on the Global Initiative Wiki Page<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Initiatives_Global_Strategic_Focus>
> as well as the OWASP Connector (email newsletter).
> The* OWASP Connector *is another opportunity for you to keep up with what
> is going on with the OWASP community (as well as share your news).  The
> Connector goes out to OWASP-All (all subscribers to all OWASP mailman
> lists) every 2 weeks.  Previous OWASP Connectors can be viewed on the OWASP
> Blog <http://owasp.blogspot.com/>.  If you have information you would
> like included in the Connector, please submit it to one of the OWASP Staff
> Members or through the Contact Us form<http://owasp4.owasp.org/contactus.html>
> .
> Again, I want to thank you for your contributions up to this point and
> encourage you volunteer to help with one of our Global Initiatives, join a
> Global Initiative call, and submit information for the Connector.
> Best,
> Sarah Baso
> --
> Director
> OWASP Foundation
> sarah.baso at owasp.org
> +1.312.869.2779
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:55 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org
> > wrote:
>> OWASP has grown significantly over our 10+ years of existence. As we’ve
>> grown the community has adapted and changed in many ways. Nearly five years
>> ago at the first OWASP Summit we created the global committees. This
>> structure created new channels where interested OWASP’ers could help shape
>> and grow the OWASP organization. Over those five years we’ve seen many
>> great results from the committees and many people have contributed
>> countless hours to further OWASP.
>> As we’ve continued growing it is now time to make another pivot. The
>> committee structure provided many successes but now there is a better
>> structure that will accommodate a growing population of interested OWASP
>> volunteers.
>> At this time we are retiring the committee structure and completely
>> moving to the Global Initiatives Program (
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Initiatives_Global_Strategic_Focus).
>> The Global Initiatives program will be the new way for any interested
>> individual to find and volunteer to assist with OWASP activities.  The
>> Global Initiatives program is a single place where individuals can post new
>> ideas to rally a team or can look for other activities that are in need of
>> assistance.
>> This transition will allow for further involvement within OWASP by:
>> * Creating smaller, task focused objectives for OWASP’ers to volunteer
>> * Minimize barriers and red tape for OWASP’ers
>> * Create projects with natural end dates so OWASP’ers aren’t required to
>> make multi-year commitments just to get involved
>> * Provides tasks that are short or long term commitments – OWASP’ers can
>> match their availability and desired commitment with the best initiative in
>> need of resources
>> * Enables easier recognition for all the great contributions from our
>> OWASP’ers
>> The efforts put forth in the committees was truly valued. While the
>> structure may be changing, we encourage and welcome all of the great
>> volunteers from the former committees to continue growing OWASP through the
>> Global Initiatives program.
>> We’re all excited about this new transition and hope to see many more
>> OWASP’ers contributing and spreading application security.
>> Want to talk more about the OWASP global initiatives program? Join the
>> monthly call. Next meeting is February 14th.
>>    - February 14, 2013 10am EST (GMT -5)<https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/628299286>
>>    - February 14, 2013 9pm EST (GMT -5<https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/350619470>
>> --
>> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>> OWASP Board
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