[Owasp-board] Local Chapter Questions

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at owasp.org
Fri Jan 11 14:31:54 UTC 2008

Let's start with $500 for PDP and $500 for RSnake if they require it.  If
you can get video of the presentations, that really helps us maximize the
impact of investment in OOTM.  Thanks,




From: Kuai Hinojosa [mailto:kuai.hinojosa at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 2:13 PM
To: jeff.williams at owasp.org
Cc: Alison McNamee; OWASP Board
Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Local Chapter Questions


Thank you Jeff! I appreciate the response!  I don't need sponsoring travel
cost for Bruce S. he is doing this for free :) he leaves here in MSP and
told me he would not charge us anything.  

I will need travel cost help for PDP and RSnake and also Ryan C Barnett has
expressed interest. I am also trying to get some PHD students from my old
school (IU - School of Informatics) doing research on Web App Security and
Jennifer Granick from the Cyberlaw clinic at Stanford law school. I am
trying to keep the topics a bit diverse but focus on Web Application
Security too in an effort to attract more interest and support. 

Jeff - let me know how we can go from here for the $500 approval - I would
like to started on this for PDP and RSnake if possible. 

Thank you!

Kuai Hinojosa
OWASP Chapter Leader (MSP)

On Jan 10, 2008 10:19 AM, Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at owasp.org> wrote:

> I am hoping somebody can help me to get some answers for Kuai Hinojosa,
the chapter leader for the new Minnesota OWASP Chapter.  


We'll get this resolved today, as I know Kuai has been patiently waiting.


> First of all, he has been asking me for some time now what OWASP's policy
is for sponsoring speakers travel costs (for local chapter meetings).  He
has Petko D Petkov, as well as another speaker, interested in coming to
speak in February.  He needs this information ASAP, as he needs to let the
speakers know.


We have a program called "OWASP On The Move" to help with this kind of
expenses.  I think sponsoring Bruce Schneier and PDP to a certain extent
makes sense, as they're both pretty well recognized and I'd love to have
them writing about OWASP.  If there's a way to get a video of their
presentations so we can share with other chapters that would be excellent!


I'm not very familiar with all the details of the OOTM program, but in order
to get things moving, I can authorize at least $500 for Bruce and $500 for
PDP.  If I find out that we typically authorize more, then I'll update that
figure.  My apologies for the difficulties getting in touch with Seba who
runs the program.  Now that we have Alison helping us, we may need to look
into having her lead this kind of activity.  


> Also, Kuai has several companies interested in sponsoring his local
chapter.  Jeff- I know that you said that OWASP allows chapters to handle
their own finances for minor things like drinks and pizza, but what if
companies want to give a larger contribution?  Is there a specific form that
needs to be filled out?


Well, actually I hate to say that I don't think it's ever come up before.
So there's no specific form.  I'm sure that Alison and Dave can work out a
way to track these funds.  If you'd like to create an account and keep these
funds for local events - that's fine for now.


> I have copied Kuai on this, so please either respond to all with answers
to these questions..or just respond directly to me, and I will pass the info
on to Kuai.






Jeff Williams, Chair

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