[Owasp-board] (Board only) Fwd: The Summit is ON (50k Approved)

Seba seba at owasp.org
Tue Aug 31 16:17:14 UTC 2010


This is indeed only seen from the limited cost point view - which can
be interpreted wrongly and is not motivating for the Summit team
--Seba

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 3:25 PM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:
> ...... WTF.......... !!!!!!!!!
> This email from Dave below (to the Summit list) is wrong in so many ways
> that I don't know even where to start!!!!
> Am I the only one that see the problem(s)?
>
> Dinis Cruz
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dave Wichers <dave.wichers at owasp.org>
> Date: 30 August 2010 21:42
> Subject: RE: [Owasp-board] The Summit is ON (50k Approved)
> To: dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>, owasp-summit-2011 at lists.owasp.org
> Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List <owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
>
>
> I support it if we can get the matching funding (the $100K) discussed below,
> but I think that if we can’t, we should seriously consider scaling back or
> delaying the summit until we have enough participation from others to make
> the cost affordable to OWASP   AND valuable to the participants at the same
> time.
>
>
>
> For example, I don’t think we should hold it if we don’t get any external
> contributions, or very limited contributions, or some other clever idea on
> how to get additional funds to help make the event a success.
>
>
>
> We had a similar goal for the first summit, but ended up essentially footing
> the entire bill. This one is being planned farther in advance, and I
> hope/expect that we will have more success on the cost sharing end of
> things. The trick is showing the value to the other contributors on the
> value of their expenditure.
>
>
>
> -Dave
>
>
>
> From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
> [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of dinis cruz
> Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 3:07 PM
>
> To: owasp-summit-2011 at lists.owasp.org
> Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List
> Subject: [Owasp-board] The Summit is ON (50k Approved)
>
>
>
> OK Summit 2011 team
>
> We just had majority vote on Kate's request below, so this means that we can
> now know for sure that the Summit is going to happen in early 2011 and that
> we have an initial budget of 50k USD to make it happen.
>
> There is a LOT to do now, and a lot of issues we have to sort out ASAP (for
> example we have a good oportunity next week at OWASP AppSec in Irvine to
> present the 2011 Summit and we really should get the most out of it).
>
> Lets work hard on the next couple weeks to finalize the operational plans
> for the Summit so that we can go out there are get as much participants in
> there as possible (which takes us to the issue that was also raised by the
> Board (as with several of you in past calls) which is "is where we are going
> to get the other 100k in sponsorship" (this is one of the key questions that
> we need to answer in out plans, but I think the first sponsorship idea of
> the 'Browser Day' is a great step on the right direction)).
>
> Wednesday call will be an important meeting, so please try to make it (and
> also invite who you think should be involved)
>
> Btw, we need to add to http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Summit_2011 a news
> section   :)
>
> Dinis Cruz
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
> Date: 30 August 2010 13:32
> Subject: [Owasp-board] 2011 Summit
> To: OWASP Foundation Board List <owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
>
> It has been proposed that we do not have the 2010 summit in DC and plan for
> a Portugal type summit in 2011.  Dinis has a team of summit planners – all
> have been active in conference planning.
>
>
>
> We currently have $50 K in budget set aside for a 2010 summit.  I have
> worked with Alison on this, and there is no problem with applying this $50K
> to 2011 instead.
>
>
>
> Dinis and his team have a planning meeting on Wednesday and have asked for
> confirmation of this expense to move forward with the event.
>
>
>
> Are there any objections to this expense?  Dinis will fill everyone in on
> his plans.
>
>
>
> Kate Hartmann
>
> Operations Director
>
> 301-275-9403
>
> www.owasp.org
>
> Skype:  Kate.hartmann1
>
>
>
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