[Owasp-board] Fwd: Industry WS >> FW: [Owasp-Summit-2011] Working Sessions current situation.

Kate Hartmann kate.hartmann at owasp.org
Fri Jan 28 20:57:27 UTC 2011

I understand that the GIC needs assistance right now, especially leading up
to the Summit:  where the roadmap for the next several years of OWASP, will
be drawn.  I also understand that Sarah was hired to assist the GIC for

" Sarah Baso will be secretary of the industry committee, starting on
January the 1st. She will be with us for the duration of 2011. In terms of
"OWASP experience", she has previously been involved in the organization of
the summit, where she will continue to fulfill her role until late January."
Announcement to GIC members 12/30/10

What I want to avoid is Sarah being tasked with driving the GIC.  She is
currently managing ALL attendee travel and accommodations.  This includes
assuming travel agent responsibilities like booking flights and directing
registration questions.  This, in and of itself is a daunting task and the
Summit would not be nearly as well organized if it was not for her

Additionally, Sarah does not have an IT or AppSec background.  Asking her to
decide the priorities of the GIC working sessions is not really appropriate.
The Industry committee, and it's initiatives, should be driven by the

As we move into the final week of preparation, there are many operational
details that need to be finalized.  I would kindly ask that the working
sessions be moved to Paulo and Sandra's responsibilities as they have been
managing all of the other sessions.  

Sarah will be able to participate in the mapping of the GIC and new
initiatives, but determining what those should be is really a function of
the committee members.  She did send out an email earlier that identified
the attendees who had been personally invited and a plan to contact them
about the schedule changes.

Kate Hartmann
Operations Director
Skype:  Kate.hartmann1

-----Original Message-----
From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of dinis cruz
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:10 PM
To: Matt Tesauro
Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List; Sarah Baso; Sandra Paiva
Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Fwd: Industry WS >> FW: [Owasp-Summit-2011]
Working Sessions current situation.

Sarah Baso (CCed) is available to help with the GIC Working sessions (and
with GIC activities in General)

She was already scheduled to start working for GIC after the Summit, so it
makes sense for her to start a bit sooner and make sure the GIC Working
Sessions at the Summit are as productive as possible.

Sarah can you share what are your short term plans to help with the GIC
Working Sessions?


Dinis Cruz

On 27 Jan 2011, at 20:50, Matt Tesauro <matt.tesauro at owasp.org> wrote:

> I've traded a few emails with Colin over the last day or so and I get 
> the distinct impression that he somewhat shell-shocked by Yiannis's 
> departure and is unsure he can run the GIC with the efficiency that 
> Yiannis did.  At the very least, this will not be a smooth transition 
> to whomever is the GIC chair.
> Eoin:  Do you know if invites and/or travel plans were made for the 
> people Yiannis was talking to actually happened?  If so, we're going 
> to have issues if industry players show up for a working session that 
> doesn't exist.  Would you mind checking with Colin about this?
> --
> -- Matt Tesauro
> OWASP Board Member
> OWASP WTE Project Lead
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Live_CD_Project
> http://AppSecLive.org - Community and Download site
> On 01/27/2011 02:26 PM, Eoin wrote:
>> Ok,  so Colins take is the GIC is dead and not active anymore.
>>> On 27 Jan 2011 15:28, "Eoin" <eoin.keary at owasp.org 
>>> <mailto:eoin.keary at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>> No way we are dropping the GIC WS, its probably one of the most 
>>> important committees there is.
>>> I will talk to Colin and between us we will run this puppy.
>>> Eoin
>>> On 26 January 2011 17:19, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org 
>>> <mailto:dinis.cruz at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>>> Board, can we get some help with the GIC working Session? (see
>>>    email below)
>>>> I'm clearly part...
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