[Owasp-board] Fwd: Samy's OWASP World Tour 2010

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Fri Aug 20 12:06:12 UTC 2010


FYI, another owasp tour is on the horizon :)

Dinis Cruz

Begin forwarded message:

*From:* Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl>
*Date:* 19 August 2010 19:58:39 GMT+01:00
*To:* Lorna Alamri <lorna.alamri at owasp.org>
*Cc:* dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>
*Subject:* *Re: Samy's OWASP World Tour 2010*

Just learned I *will* be available 10/16, thus I can actually do a tour any
time between 9/20 and 10/21. Would be great to also make OWASP Germany since
this is the case.

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl> wrote:

> Lorna,
>
> Awesome! I would love to do a tour of western European countries/Nordic
> countries if possible. Sweden, Poland, UK, Italy, etc between 9/20 and
> 10/14.
>
> I'm seeing if I can possibly extend by a week in case we want to choose
> later dates (to make OWASP Germany) but I'm waiting to hear back from
> someone.
>
> Thanks,
> samy
>
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 8:37 AM, Lorna Alamri <lorna.alamri at owasp.org>wrote:
>
>> Hi Samy,
>> Loved your presentation at DefCon and would be happy to help you get a
>> world tour of OWASP chapter meetings set up. We'd love to have you come
>> speak in Minneapolis for our AppSec day on Oct 8th if that works with your
>> schedule. We usually have 250+ attendees at this event. If you were looking
>> for something in September you could speak at our regular meeting but that's
>> a smaller group of around 50. We'd chauffer you around and have a place for
>> you to stay.  Did you have any specific cities you really want to hit on
>> your tour?  If you could give me a broad outline I can start from there and
>> fill in the details.
>>
>> Lorna
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 11:03 PM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>wrote:
>>
>>> Sounds good,
>>>
>>> Lorna, let's work together on a proposed tour schedule (we will be doing
>>> this as part of the OWASP Connections Committee).
>>>
>>> Dinis Cruz
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 19 August 2010 04:37, Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl> wrote:
>>>
>>>> If we started 9/20, I would have almost four weeks entirely free,
>>>> potentially five. I'm waiting to hear back on something on 10/16...if it
>>>> isn't happening, maybe we can push the date a little forward and then I can
>>>> make OWASP Germany on 10/22. Only thing is I need to be back in LA by end of
>>>> day 10/22, so that may not be doable.
>>>>
>>>> Do you think that would work? The only other time I have free is 11/1 -
>>>> 11/15 which would be really tight and pushing it (would be leaving to Brazil
>>>> right after and coming from a week of cons the day before)
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 8:17 PM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Sounds good (and yeah let's do Europe :)  )
>>>>>
>>>>> What date do you want to start?
>>>>>
>>>>> Dinis Cruz
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 19 August 2010 04:11, Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hmm...well, I assume I'd give the same presentation at each place, the
>>>>>> "How I Met Your Girlfriend" which seems to be a big hit. Any themes around
>>>>>> that? :)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Correct, I'm in the US (Los Angeles).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If it will be in the US, any major cities (except Los Angeles, they
>>>>>> hear me enough) will be good, also any cities in Canada would be great if
>>>>>> we're doing the US.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I would especially love to do Europe if they have funds / big OWASP
>>>>>> chapters. Specifically Sweden/Norway/UK/etc, but we can plan that for
>>>>>> another time if that's tough! That would also be a bit more flying I'm sure
>>>>>> and a longer trip, but I'm pretty open.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Let me know what you guys think. Thanks!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 7:56 PM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I actually live in the UK , you're  in the US right?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The cities are the ones where there is an OWASP chapter (and we could
>>>>>>> also do a number outside of the US), 161 at last count (
>>>>>>> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Chapter), not all are
>>>>>>> active and have budgets, but there is plenty of choice :)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Lorna will be taking care of you, so you two can start planning this
>>>>>>> :)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Lorna, can you start by looking at the chapters that have budgets and
>>>>>>> try to create a proposed schedule (with maybe 3 presentations a week? (to
>>>>>>> give Samy the extra day))
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Samy, it would be good to have a 'theme' for this tour. Any ideas?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Dinis Cruz
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 19 August 2010 03:49, Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Congrats, welcome back!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Nice! This sounds cool! I'm also interested in visiting other
>>>>>>>> countries, but would still enjoy a week or two of traveling around the US
>>>>>>>> visiting various chapters to speak.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I'm finishing up a full time project by mid September so I wouldn't
>>>>>>>> be able to begin until late Sept or early October. I would be busy the last
>>>>>>>> week of October as well (speaking at LASCON, the Austin chapter of OWASP
>>>>>>>> during the last week though).
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I'm happy to stay with OWASP'ers to keep costs down. I think 5-10
>>>>>>>> days would be good, it would be nice to stay an extra day in the major
>>>>>>>> cities in order to get a little more out of them. What cities do you think
>>>>>>>> would be good?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 4:52 PM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> well.... since you asked :)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Why don't you do a US tour just like the one I just completed today
>>>>>>>>> (I arrived from the US this morning): see
>>>>>>>>> http://diniscruz.blogspot.com/2010/08/owaspo2-us-tour-aug-9-17-6-cities-in-8.html for
>>>>>>>>> more details.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Ok, you don't need to have the same aggressive schedule (5 cities
>>>>>>>>> in 5 days), and this time around you will probably even have a couple other
>>>>>>>>> OWASP leaders joining you.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Regarding funding, the model would be that OWASP would cover all
>>>>>>>>> your travel expenses since there are a number of local chapters that have
>>>>>>>>> funds available.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Also, during my tour of the US , out of the 8 days I was there, I
>>>>>>>>> only sleept two in hotels. You don't have to do that, but it is better for
>>>>>>>>> OWASP's funds and it is actually more fun (since hotels are boring and the
>>>>>>>>> OWASP crowd is usually very friendly)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> So when do you want to do it?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Sep 2010? Shall we pencil it for after the OWASP AppSec USA? In
>>>>>>>>> fact you could start your tour there :)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> How many days/dates do you want to do? 5, 10, 15?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> We can make it happen, and as I have just shown, it is easy to
>>>>>>>>> organize and as long as the presenter has time, it is a great experience for
>>>>>>>>> all involved
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Dinis Cruz
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Blog: http://diniscruz.blogspot.com
>>>>>>>>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/DinisCruz
>>>>>>>>> Web: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/O2
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On 19 August 2010 00:42, Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Hey Dinis,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Thanks so much for making this happen! I really appreciate all you
>>>>>>>>>> guys are doing for me. I'm confident the attendees will get some great
>>>>>>>>>> information and be well entertained!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> That's awesome. I'm basically taking the next few months off and
>>>>>>>>>> just working on personal pet projects and speaking at various conferences. I
>>>>>>>>>> *really* have been enjoying speaking at conferences and the attendees seem
>>>>>>>>>> to be pretty happy, so I'm happy to speak anywhere. Really just trying to
>>>>>>>>>> arrange a full speaking schedule for the next few months and combine it with
>>>>>>>>>> some travel to see the world :)
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> If there are any other conferences (anywhere!) that you think
>>>>>>>>>> would be a good fit, please let me know! The only issue is unemployment
>>>>>>>>>> doesn't allow me to go wild in spending so I'm really only able to make most
>>>>>>>>>> places if the conference is able to support the airfare/stay or if I can get
>>>>>>>>>> one conference to happen to send my "return flight" to the next conference
>>>>>>>>>> if they're back-to-back.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Can't wait to catch up!
>>>>>>>>>> -samy
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 4:26 PM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org
>>>>>>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Hey Samy (Dinis Cruz from the OWASP Board, we meet before on an
>>>>>>>>>>> OWASP Conference)
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> I want to thank you for your effort in making this trip (i'm on
>>>>>>>>>>> the Brazil organization team).
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> I also wanted to ask you that if you have other ideas on where
>>>>>>>>>>> you would like to be involved at OWASP (projects, committees, chapters,
>>>>>>>>>>> conferences), let me or Lorna (CCed) know and we will try to make it happen
>>>>>>>>>>> :)
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Looking forward to catching up with you in Brazil
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Dinis Cruz
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> On 18 August 2010 22:52, Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Please let me know if you can send an invitation letter
>>>>>>>>>>>> (assuming you can have me out there!)
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> I'll need to get this quickly to acquire my passport -- I have
>>>>>>>>>>>> an appointment with an agency to acquire my passport on the 24th and they
>>>>>>>>>>>> asked for proof of travel, either with a letter or actual travel itinerary.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 5:12 PM, Lucas Ferreira <
>>>>>>>>>>>> lucas.ferreira at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Officially, the decision can take up to Sep 8. Give me until
>>>>>>>>>>>>> next week, and I'll try to have an answer for you.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Depending on your nationality, you may need to get a visa to
>>>>>>>>>>>>> enter Brazil. You can check the nearest Brazilian Consulate here:
>>>>>>>>>>>>> http://en.brazilny.org/index.php?/consulado/jurisdiction/ and
>>>>>>>>>>>>> check if you need a visa here:
>>>>>>>>>>>>> http://en.brazilny.org/index.php?/consulado/t_c/visa_requirements_by_country/
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you need a visa, you may need an invitation letter. If this
>>>>>>>>>>>>> is the case, please let me know.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lucas
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 20:00, Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl>wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Submitted - only question I do have is when I would learn if
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the talk gets accepted. I'll need to get my passport renewed and everything
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> set up for travel!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl>wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lucas, that's amazing! I will submit immediately.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thank you so much! That's all for now :)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 3:43 PM, Lucas Ferreira <
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> lucas.ferreira at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hello Samy,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I just got the information that we CAN sponsor your hotel
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and air tickets.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Is there any other information I can help you with?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lucas
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 14:55, Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl>wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Lucas Ferreira <
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> lucas.ferreira at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hello Samy,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> at this moment, we can guarantee you up to 2 hotel nights.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We are working to be able to provide air travel as well, but this will
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> depend on our revenue.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you will need the conference to cover your expenses,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> please make it clear on your proposal.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lucas
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 14:45, Samy Kamkar <samy at samy.pl>wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hello!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I would love to submit the CFP and present at AppSec
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Brasil, however I don't work for any company or have anyone to sponsor my
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> travel/hotel. Is this something that could be covered by the conference?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Samy
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Homo sapiens non urinat in ventum.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Homo sapiens non urinat in ventum.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Homo sapiens non urinat in ventum.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Lorna Alamri
>>
>> OWASP Connections
>> Dir: 651-338-0243
>> skype: lorna.alamri
>> lorna.alamri at owasp.org
>>
>
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