[Owasp-board] Meeting Today

Matt Tesauro matt.tesauro at owasp.org
Mon Dec 5 13:45:12 UTC 2011

I can attend at the current time or later if needed.

-- Matt's phone
On Dec 5, 2011 6:05 AM, "Seba" <seba at owasp.org> wrote:

> I can move, but only later
> --Seba
> sent from 'smartphone', typo's are mine.
> On Dec 5, 2011 12:35 PM, "eoin keary" <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I can not make it to today's meeting unless you are willing to move it
>> either way by 1 hour.
>> Comments below are in relation to the spreadsheet in googledocs "2012
>> Budget"
>> Some, you may disagree with but, it is our job to challenge ad make
>> robust our strategy and financial position.
>> *Expenditures*:
>> Summit 2013 - $100K - Should this be in 2012 budget? I believe we need to
>> do additional fundraising to achieve this funding goal.
>> The current revenue stream is related to "keeping the lights on".
>> If we want a summit in 2013 I believe we should think of options to
>> promote the event and seek corporate sponsorhsip, starting this now means
>> we have a year to do it.
>> Do we pay for a 2013 summit from 2012 revenue?
>> We should should offer corporate members the option of sponsoring the
>> summit as part of the membership fee? (Say an extra $1000 guarantees them a
>> ticket to the event, this has obvious benefits for an organisation).
>> We should offer individual members the option of donating to the summit
>> when signing up for membership (say $10 for a change to win a summit ticket
>> for OWASP Summit 2013).
>> We should approach the large corporates (IE, Goog, Moz, IBM etc) now via
>> the conferences committee (or board) to ask for summit support citing what
>> was achieved at the last summit and "how they can help change the face of
>> application security" by supporting such an event.
>> *Connections committee*:
>> I believe $21K for connections is very expensive? What did it cost last
>> year? $1000 per month for marketing seems rich unless such funds are
>> earmarked and there is a plan for it?
>> *Membership Committee*:
>> I think this budget needs to be increased given membership is a direct
>> revenue source. We need membership: corporate, individual, barter-in-trade,
>> the more the better and a strategy in getting more members and funding
>> behind this activity.
>> *Conferences Committee*:
>> Do we need $5K for cameras? Stats show that very few people look at
>> recorded events!! Sure AppsSec EU videos were not even released even
>> thought expensive transport costs for the equipment was paid for.
>> What does event sponsorship support do? why does it cost $10K.
>> Sponsorship is meant to make money!! :)
>> Should we continue to support loss making conferences? To what extent. Do
>> we have a cap of exposure?
>> Lets increase conference ticket fees and training by 10%
>> *Chapters*:
>> Should we consider a chapter "Summit Tax" which shall help fund the
>> summit? May chapters out there (including my one) have lots of money and
>> don't seem to spend it!!
>> *Training*:
>> I believe and after talking to Seba, We need to roll out a training
>> roadshow across USA/EU
>> This will work on the 40/60 split but can yield significant revenue for
>> the foundation. ($50K-$100K per region).
>> This is ala SANS model and needs to be considered.
>> *Membership*:
>> Lets increase membership by $10 and corporate membership fee by 10%!!
>> Industry is looking to increase corp membership by 10% ($18K) does the
>> 2012 budget reflect this?
>> -ek
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>> Global Board Member (Vice Chair)
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