[Owasp-board] AppSec DC - causing confusion with AppSec US

Eoin eoin.keary at owasp.org
Mon Jun 7 10:42:40 UTC 2010

Matt, I am actually on the connections committee since the last reshuffle.
But I agree with you on this issue if you think it shall affect delegate
numbers etc.
Question is does the US have two major confs every year or just one?


On 4 June 2010 17:02, Matt Tesauro <mtesauro at gmail.com> wrote:

> Eoin,
> I wanted to touch base with you about the naming of AppSec DC 2010 since
> you're the board member on the conference committee.
> I've had several people reach out to me about why OWASP is having two
> global conferences in the US so close together.  The emails that have gone
> out from the DC conference group haven't been very clear that it was a
> regional conference.
> I spoke with Kate about this on the phone a while ago but wanted to get
> your input as well.
> I think at the heart of it, the name is really the problem.  AppSec [your
> name here] has been used historically for all the global level conferences.
>  With DC, there's a regional conference with that name. Its muddying the
> waters and is particularly unfair to the AppSec US conference organizers.
> I'd really like to see name change for this conference before this goes on
> too long.  While I think the name change will be hard for the DC guys, I
> think this is one of those cases where we have to ask them to take the hit
> for the betterment of OWASP.
> Sad fact is that Mark is the one who wrote the rules around the separate
> levels of conferences.  He appears to be violating his own rules.
> --
> --
> -- Matt Tesauro
> OWASP Board Member
> OWASP Live CD Project Lead
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Live_CD_Project
> http://AppSecLive.org - Community and Download site

Eoin Keary
OWASP Global Board Member
OWASP Code Review Guide Lead Author

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