[Owasp-board] Send Craig to PyCon w/OOTM?

Dinis Cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Tue Oct 27 09:20:32 UTC 2009


I'm fine with it, since he will be a walking talking OWASP promotion  
machine at that conference

What we could maybe do is to try to contact the organizers directly  
and see if they can give him a bigger slot

Dinis Cruz

On 27 Oct 2009, at 07:04, Seba <seba at owasp.org> wrote:

> $ 1200 for a 5 min lightning talk seems a lot to me.
> Isn't there somebody who is already going that can do this?
>
> Seba
>
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 3:28 AM, Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at owasp.org 
> > wrote:
> I propose we send Craig to PyCon with the mission of doing as much  
> as possible to promote OWASP to the Python community.  I think the  
> cost would be about $1200.  Craig single-handedly implemented ESAPI  
> in Python over the summer for us.
>
>
>
> Agree?
>
>
>
> --Jeff
>
>
>
>
>
> From: Craig Younkins [mailto:craig.younkins at owasp.org]
> Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 10:07 PM
> To: Jeff Williams
> Subject: Re: What I've Been Doing
>
>
>
> Jeff,
>
>
> "Have you been accepted to do a lightning talk at PyCon?"
>
>
> So lightning talks are scheduled at the conference, and there is no  
> approval process. I just have to sign up while there. The PyCon site  
> has this to say: "Sign up on time, because the five-minute slots  
> fill up quickly! If all slots are full, consider creating or joining  
> an Open Space session for your topic instead." PyCon in Feb will aim  
> to have 50 five-minute talks over 5 hours. While there is no  
> guarantee that I could get a slot, I think there is a decent chance.  
> Obviously, signing up would be the first thing I'd do when there.
>
> Another option is to start an "Open Space" about web security using  
> Python. (http://us.pycon.org/2010/openspace/) These are informal  
> discussions about a particular topic. Bringing a pre-made  
> presentation is discouraged, but it would certainly give me a chance  
> to pitch ESAPI to web developers.
>
> And there's always the hallway track. In any case, I would surely be  
> able to connect with web developers to get ESAPI out there in the  
> Python community.
>
>
> The conference is Friday February 19 through Sunday February 21, so  
> 3 days.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
>
> Craig Younkins
> Mobile: (301) 520-0463
> Website/Blog
>
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at aspectsecurity.com 
> > wrote:
>
> Craig,
>
>
>
> Have you been accepted to do a lightning talk at PyCon?  If so I  
> think the OWASP Foundation would fund the trip to get you in front  
> of the Python community.  How long is the conference so we can get  
> an idea of the cost.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> --Jeff
>
>
>
>
>
> From: Craig Younkins [mailto:craig.younkins at owasp.org]
> Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 12:40 PM
> To: Jeff Williams
> Subject: Re: What I've Been Doing
>
>
>
> Jeff,
>
> Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to this email. The craziness  
> of the past week is finally dying down. I've been brainstorming a  
> few ways to reach out to the Python community to get people  
> interested and some eyes on the code for improvements. First I want  
> to wrap up a few things in ESAPI and push out v1, but after that  
> I'll be contacting the devs and users of the various frameworks to  
> try and gather some interest.
>
> I am eager to speak at a lightning talk at PyCon. Admission to the  
> conference is $300 or $350 (yowza). Staying at the hotel is $159/ 
> night, and a flight would cost ~$250 round trip. Who should I  
> contact to find out if this is feasible?
>
> I'll be sending you and Andi an update on what I've been doing and  
> the plan moving forward sometime this evening after my next exam.
>
> Best,
>
> --
>
> Craig Younkins
> Mobile: (301) 520-0463
> Website/Blog
>
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at aspectsecurity.com 
> > wrote:
>
> Hi Craig,
>
>
>
> That’s surprising. There were a lot of tweets and retweets about the 
>  launch.  I figured there would be more downloaders.  But don’t give 
>  up – there was very little activity on the Java version for a long  
> time too.  Can you think of some other ways to reach out to the Pyth 
> on community?  Are there Python developer conferences where you coul 
> d go speak about it </resume builder alert>?   I asked about PyCon a 
> nd they just closed their application period – but perhaps we could  
> do an open space or lightning talk?  OWASP may be able to help with  
> the travel cost.
>
>
>
> --Jeff
>
>
>
>
>
> From: Craig Younkins [mailto:craig.younkins at owasp.org]
> Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2009 9:44 PM
> To: Jeff Williams; Andi McDowell
> Subject: What I've Been Doing
>
>
>
> Hello,
>
> Well, the beta of ESAPI on Python was met without much fanfare. To  
> date we have had 9 downloads, and I haven't gotten any emails about  
> it. Hopefully once I can call it 1.0 I can start pushing framework  
> devs to integrate some or all of it.
>
> What I've been doing this week:
>
> * Increasing code coverage in many places.
> * Changed the way code coverage is computed such that interfaces no  
> longer count against us. At the release of the beta, code coverage  
> with the new metric was about 80%. Today it is 87%.
> * Changed the settings file (which was already python code) to  
> remove any time unit ambiguities.
>
> You can also look at the commit log if you want: http://code.google.com/p/owasp-esapi-python/source/list
>
> What's next:
>
> * Continue work upping the code coverage to ~95%
> * Improve documentation in a few areas
> * Push out v1
> * Connect with framework devs to encourage them to integrate some or  
> all of ESAPI
>
> Best,
>
> --
>
> Craig Younkins
> Mobile: (301) 520-0463
> Website/Blog
>
>
>
>
>
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