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

Brennan - OWASP tomb at owasp.org
Mon Jun 7 13:47:59 UTC 2010

OWASP Foundation particularly after a vote by the conferences committee and the board override such.

On Jun 7, 2010, at 9:40 AM, Kate Hartmann wrote:

> Again, as I stated earlier, the guys were not open to alternative naming for
> their event.  I suggested a couple of different options, but they insist
> that the branding of AppSec DC that was started last year must continue.
> Kate Hartmann
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brennan - OWASP [mailto:tomb at owasp.org] 
> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 9:27 AM
> To: Kate Hartmann
> Cc: 'Eoin'; 'Matt Tesauro'; 'OWASP Foundation Board List'
> Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] AppSec DC - causing confusion with AppSec US
> I support APPSEC DC as a annual conference and event and annual summit
> session.  The DC team did a great job, full of passion, the .gov focus is
> east coast and we have a large population of US based members.  So I propose
> OWASP APPSEC GOV even as a annual title.  For the USA we have DHS and other
> agency support so lets use those relationships to drive the mission in the
> USA with such support we can be BIGGER globally.
> BTW Quick recap of last week
> 1.  OWASP Mexico was FANTASTIC - Juan Carlos and team did a fantastic job
> getting the media, local government and business involved.  The event was
> very professional and both myself and Pravir Chandra who was the only US
> based people simply commented WoW some photos from me here:
> http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2046262&l=2796d9854a&id=1047603676
> more to come + video  - found lots of local discussions about Application
> Security with core Mexican government persons after my talk that leveraged
> the OWASP evangelism and ambassador concepts of Jeff's prior email that is
> right on target.
> 2. OWASP Denver was also FANTASTIC - Kathy and Dave once again put on a
> great show.  Kathy has accepted the opportunity  to work on the Global
> Conferences Committee and having another experienced coordinator will be
> useful with a private sector focus (mark is government as that is his world)
> the video is posted including the Board Member (me) keynote
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Front_Range_OWASP_Conference_2010#tab=Agenda
> and this like Mexico had 1 primary objective -reinforce the mission, get
> people excited to contribute and join the mission (see video)
> Leading up to OWASP Sweden
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_Research_2010_-_Stockholm,_Swede
> n#tab=June_23 and all events for 2010, to set the tone I agree that the tone
> should be set with a recap of our annual report and to ensure that everyone
> in attendance understands the BIG PICTURE and then the micro tasks.  The
> audience is wide and this deck is a simple backdrop to reinforce the mission
> and the goals.

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