[Owasp-africa] Reaching out_Appsec Africa

Azzeddine Ramrami azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org
Thu Jun 8 15:46:17 UTC 2017


Go ahead and if you need any help I will be available.

Le 18 mai 2017 6:11 AM, "Aobakwe Kaboyakgosi" <aobakwe.kaboyakgosi at owasp.org>
a écrit :

> Thank you all
>
> With the above inputs from Kate, Azzeddine, Alfateh and Tarik I take it as
> there is no objection from OWASP Botswana hosting the *"OWASP AppSec
> Botswana 2017"*.
>
> As such I can go ahead and fill up the OCMS.
>
> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 4:44 PM, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
>> I agree that since Botswana will be hosting it's first event, the name
>> should be OWASP AppSec Botswana 2017 to avoid confusion with the recurring
>> event in Morocco.
>>
>> We have similar challenges and have overcome them by using this naming.
>> For example, AppSec California is named as such to avoid conflicts with
>> AppSec USA which is a recurring event.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 10:05 AM, Azzeddine Ramrami <
>> azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> We prefer (me, Tarik and Mohammed) to keep OWASP AppSec Africa name for
>>> the next year 2018.
>>>
>>> Bostwana chapter can choose any name other than this one.
>>>
>>> What do you think Kate ?
>>>
>>> Azzeddine
>>>
>>> Le 17 mai 2017 3:47 PM, "Aobakwe Kaboyakgosi" <
>>> aobakwe.kaboyakgosi at owasp.org> a écrit :
>>>
>>>> Helo
>>>>
>>>> Thank you Aouadi and here are my response;
>>>>
>>>> *"AppSec Africa 2019 is, for the moment, planned to be hosted in Egypt
>>>> since no other Chapter showed interest till now.."*As per my previous
>>>> communication, we (Botswana Chapter) were not included in the in the
>>>> Africa-list communication which circulated regarding that event but we
>>>> showed interest in hosting this year's event through an email to Mr
>>>> Azzeddine on May 2016 but it's clear he didn't see it as probably he was
>>>> busy organizing the Appsec Africa event.
>>>>
>>>>  "*Do you have any experience organizing that kind of events?"* .
>>>> My team here consists of people who were involved in Africa Internet
>>>> Summit 2016
>>>> <https://www.internetsociety.org/events/africa-internet-summit-2016>
>>>> and International-Conference-on-the-Internet,-Cyber-Security
>>>> -and-Information-Systems
>>>> <http://www.ub.bw/eventdet/tid/3581/The-First-International-Conference-on-the-Internet,-Cyber-Security-and-Information-Systems/>
>>>> events hosted in Botswana last year. Apart from that, fro the past two
>>>> years I have been in the organizing committee of my employer's Research
>>>> Conference. <http://www.bothouniversity.com/buirc/>
>>>>
>>>> *"Anyway, I’m just glad that Morocco & Egypt are not alone anymore"*
>>>> Well, as I mentioned above we have long showed interest
>>>> (miscommunication happened and can't be blamed on anyone) and I don't know
>>>> why other chapters showed lack of interest. We are the "new kids in the
>>>> block" and wanted to hit the ground running but we can wait for 2020 as per
>>>> your suggestion. Meantime we will extend our helping hand wherever possible
>>>> to the north African Chapters.
>>>>
>>>> To Azzeddine;
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *"I suggest to name your event OWASP AppSec Botswana 2017"*
>>>> Don't you think Aouadi's response is an objection to that?
>>>>
>>>> *.*
>>>> Please let's bring this to closure,  just in the past 24 hours I have
>>>> had two briefings even with possible speakers like Blessen Thomas (must be
>>>> familiar to most you) as I took into consideration the 'time' aspect
>>>> *.*
>>>>
>>>> I suggest Azzedine, Alfateh and Aouadi you talk among yourselves and
>>>> give the final decision as soon as you can so that I can pull off the
>>>> switch this side.
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Azzeddine Ramrami <
>>>> azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I suggest to name your event OWASP AppSec Botswana 2017
>>>>>
>>>>> I can help you in the organization​ phases as I gave experience.
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> Azzeddine
>>>>>
>>>>> Le 17 mai 2017 12:11 PM, "Tarik El Aouadi" <tarik.elaouadi at owasp.org>
>>>>> a écrit :
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I’m a little bit confused about the approach. Didn’t we just organize
>>>>>> AppSec Africa 2017 last February ? Mohamed Alfateh from Egypt have
>>>>>> sent some pictures/videos !
>>>>>> I guess you're talking about *AppSec Africa 2018*…
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Though, after discussion with active chapter leaders (Egypt and
>>>>>> Morocco mainly), the plan is to hold AppSec Africa 2018 in Morocco (the
>>>>>> previous edition was successful; we would capitalize on gains). AppSec
>>>>>> Africa 2019 is, for the moment, planned to be hosted in Egypt since no
>>>>>> other Chapter showed interest till now.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Holding such event is very time consuming and needs lots of
>>>>>> preparation. It can not be improvised…  Do you have any experience
>>>>>> organizing that kind of events? Have you ever hold any chapter meeting ? (A
>>>>>> chapter meeting is very easy compared to AppSec)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Anyway, I’m just glad that Morocco & Egypt are not alone anymore :)  So
>>>>>> if you’re interested in helping with the organization of the AppSec Africa
>>>>>> 2018 before planning to host a futur edition in your country, you’ll be
>>>>>> more than welcome. You’ll gain necessary knowledge to do it successfully.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tarik EL AOUADI
>>>>>> Owasp Morocco Chapter Co-Leader
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Le 17 mai 2017 à 10:09, Aobakwe Kaboyakgosi <
>>>>>> aobakwe.kaboyakgosi at owasp.org> a écrit :
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Am starting to work on all that from today so will you mind sharing
>>>>>> the previous event's draft action plan?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 6:44 PM, Azzeddine Ramrami <
>>>>>> azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Me and Tarik representing the Moroccan Chapter we will give all
>>>>>>> help. Mohamed will help you also.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Please create a team including your team and chapter leaders from
>>>>>>> Africa interested to participate to the organization because you cannot
>>>>>>> launch OWASP AppSec Africa 2017 based on your local chapter's team.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Don't forget to declare the event in the OCSM form I sent you.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Waiting for your reply and the action plan to start officially this
>>>>>>> event.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Azzeddine
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> OWASP Botswana Chapter Leader
>>>>>> Security Researcher
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> OWASP Botswana Chapter Leader
>>>> Security Researcher
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Kate Hartmann
>> kate.hartmann at owasp.org
>> +1 301-275-9403 <(301)%20275-9403>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> OWASP Botswana Chapter Leader
> Security Researcher
>
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