[Owasp-board] Paulo @ OWASP AppSec USA 2011?

Jason Li jason.li at owasp.org
Sat Apr 10 02:28:28 UTC 2004


Paulo - I will respond shortly.


On Aug 23, 2011, at 8:19 AM, "Kate Hartmann" <kate.hartmann at owasp.org> wrote:

> Paulo, I think this plan is fine.  I’m looking forward to seeing you in MN.
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> Kate Hartmann
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> Operations Director
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> 301-275-9403
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> www.owasp.org
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> Skype:  Kate.hartmann1
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> From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Paulo Coimbra
> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:31 AM
> To: Jason Li
> Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List; Adam Baso; projects at owasp.org
> Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Paulo @ OWASP AppSec USA 2011?
> Importance: High
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> Jason, GPC,
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> I don't want to be a pain but I need to clarify the terms of my travel to the OWASP AppSec USA as soon as possible because right know I am merely a fortnight away from my ideal departure date.
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> In my email below I had asked for your agreement relatively to the possibility of moving my work place during the week before the AppSec USA (11 – 17 September) so that I could accompany my wife in a business travel in which she plans a stay in Boston. As I already said I would be working as normal throughout this period and go to Minneapolis immediately after. 
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> Also, in terms of costs,  I have presented a proposal in which I would pay for the internal flight Boston-Minneapolis, and would expense OWASP the stay in Minneapolis and the flights Lisbon-Boston and Minneapolis-Lisbon.
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> So, if you agree with the frame above as I have understood you do from your previous email, could you please let me know if I can work with Diplomata Tours and ask them to produce a cost estimation for the flights to present you? Also, can I work with Kate to make a hotel reservation in Minneapolis for the period 18 – 23 of September?
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> Thanks,
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> - Paulo
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> Paulo Coimbra
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> OWASP Project Manager
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> From: Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org>
> Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:18:56 -0400
> To: OWASP Foundation Board List <owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
> Cc: <projects at owasp.org>, Adam Baso <adam.baso at owasp.org>, Paulo Coimbra <pcoimbra at owasp.org>
> Subject: Re: Paulo @ OWASP AppSec USA 2011?
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> Board,
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> We had heard some previous discussions that implied that there were
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> already existing plans/budget to bring Paulo to AppSecUSA (either by
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> the conference organizers or by the Board), so I asked Paulo to verify
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> if his expenses would be covered by some other initiative within
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> OWASP.
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> The GPC had already planned for Paulo to attend both our working
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> sessions in our original budget proposal this year, so we will cover
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> the appropriate expenses based on our existing policies.
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> Specifically, our policy is to provide committee members with an
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> allowance up to the equivalent of the cheapest cost of airfare and
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> accommodations. This allowance is calculated taking into account that
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> it may be cheaper for OWASP to pay for additional night(s) of
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> accommodation if the airfare is substantially cheaper by either
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> arriving or staying earlier/later. For example, by arriving a day
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> earlier to the working session at AppSec EU, the GPC saved several hundred
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> dollars *per person* on airfare, which was more than enough to cover
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> the additional night of accommodations. Even after the additional
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> night of accommodations, the final costs of the first GPC working
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> session were still 11.6% under budget.
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> This "allowance" is the model we pioneered for the OWASP Summit once
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> it became clear that Diplomata/Summit Attendees needed proper guidance
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> to spend OWASP funds appropriately. Obviously, we also used the same
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> model for the previous GPC Working Session
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> (http://sl.owasp.org/gpcws-jun11-proceedings#h.8jvs9j2p59fn). This
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> policy ensures that OWASP is not paying unnecessarily high costs for
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> travel, while granting the attendee the flexibility to work their own
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> travel schedule and arrangements.
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> The GPC will communicate with Paulo the appropriate allowance and he
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> can choose his travel plans accordingly.
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> -Jason
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> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Paulo Coimbra <pcoimbra at owasp.org> wrote:
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> Board,
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> Since the OWASP AppSec USA 2011 is swiftly approaching, it seemed
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> appropriate to ask whether you consider my presence useful.
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> For your information, except for being confronted with an unplanned event, I
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> am available to join the meeting and believe that I could give a
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> contribution.
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> Also, the GPC is considering a working session to be held beginning
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>  September, 18 and I believe it supports my participation.
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> Being so, I ask whether OWASP pays the travel and accommodation costs
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> associated with my presence at these two events (GPC WS + Conf) throughout
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> the period 18 – 23 of September.
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> Additionally, in the event of your answer to the question above being
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> positive, please allow me, I have a couple more of issues on which I need
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> your evaluation as follows.
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> As my wife will need to be in Boston for work on the week before the OWASP
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> conference, I was thinking to also be in Boston during that time. I would be
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> working as normal throughout this period and go to Minneapolis immediately
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> after. What do you think?
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> If OK, I would obviously pay for the internal flight Boston-Minneapolis, and
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> would expense OWASP the stay in Minneapolis and the flights Lisbon-Boston
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> and Minneapolis-Lisbon.
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> Do you think this would work? If so, which OWASP budget would support this
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> cost? How should I proceed in operational terms? Can I book my flights and
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> see with Kate about accommodation?
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> Thanks,
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> - Paulo
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> Paulo Coimbra
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> OWASP Project Manager
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> OWASP Project Manager
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