[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?

Eoin


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
>



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