[Owasp-board] [Committees-chairs] OWASP Speaker Selection Committee

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Thu Aug 16 13:09:15 UTC 2012

Who is on the OWASP Global AppSecUSA selection committee as an example - can you help explain the process being used for future training/conference events. 

Commuting best practice to the knowledge tree helps all events; https://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference

Tom Brennan

On Aug 16, 2012, at 8:29 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> My $0.02....as a conference planner I like having the freedom to be able to choose how our speakers are selected.  We've assembled 3 industry recognized people who have spoken at conferences around the world.  Probably as good a committee if not better than anything this CFP Committee could attract.  Two of the three, in fact, are on the BlackHat CFP Committee.  This should be the conference planners option and not a mandatory.  For some planners, though, it may be nice to have this in their back pocket if they do not have the connections we had.
> ~josh
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:16 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
> +1
>> GCC,
>> OWASP Foundation continues to grow and by doing so our conferences are both
>> a revenue source, focused evangelism and out-reach in each region of the
>> world.
>> To keep the quality high and the focus on OWASP and its related projects, I
>> wanted to propose a global speaker selection committee assembled and used
>> for Global AppSec events.  This committee or task-force would be called on
>> for each of the Global AppSec events in 2013 and promoted as an opportunity
>> for industry volunteers to get involved at a global level very much like
>> the global committees.  One perk would be free access to the conferences
>> and exposure that John Doe CISO of ABC Bank/Insurance/Shipping Company
>> etc..etc..  is on the selection committee etc..  We start with the
>> corporate supporters ask them to get involved helping to steer the
>> direction of OWASP Conference content as a value of corporate supporter.
>> This style has worked well for UBM Media / BlackHat
>> http://www.blackhat.com/review-board.html wanted to socialize it for you
>> next global conferences and committee chair meeting.
>> A blind CFP point system is need similar to EZChair and there are several
>> others worthy of looking at:
>> http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/
>> http://cmt.research.microsoft.com/cmt/
>> In a simular thought process,  Kate has started to pull together training
>> feedback forms from 2010 - current as a metric this quality metric will
>> help us accelerate the selection of training firms too.
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