[Owasp-board] Projects/Chapters $500 for 2013?
josh.sokol at owasp.org
Mon Nov 12 19:02:49 UTC 2012
This is AWESOME Tom! Chapter Leaders.....free money doesn't come along
like this every day. I'd strongly encourage you to try and brainstorm
innovating ways to use this $500 to spread the OWASP mission at the chapter
level. And to get your creative juices flowing, I'd like to share with you
what the OWASP Austin Chapter did with some of our chapter funds at the end
of last year...
We've been very fortunate that we have many well-known security
professionals either based out of Austin or willing to travel here. As
such, we've had some pretty amazing speakers at our meetings. Guys like
Jeremiah Grossman, Robert Hansen, HD Moore, Michael Howard, etc. Having
had some extra funds from a very successful LASCON 2011 conference, I
decided that in 2012 I would use some of those resources to pilot a program
to run our meetings in a virtual format in addition to our standard
in-person format. We bought an audio mixer, a wireless microphone setup,
and some cabling, and next thing you know we're broadcasting our meetings
to attendees around the world (and sometimes even just those who didn't
feel like leaving their desk that day). You can even archive all of your
presentations and put them online for future viewing. The OWASP
GoToWebinar setup is now a resource that you can use for your chapter as
well. I've even created a handy document (attached) to get you started and
at just over $350 total cost, this might be something your chapter could
use this money for.
Help your chapter! Help OWASP! Do something cool for the community!
Chair, OWASP Global Chapters Committee
On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
> Do you want $500 for you chapter and/or project?
> 2013 Budgeting is happening at OWASP Foundation - If you have $10, $20, $50
> and you are a struggling or new chapter you might buy a bottle of soda or a
> pizza.... but what would you do with $500 to kick off 2013 think bigger?
> At AppSecUSA 2012 we stated that we have "over 200 chapters" I want to see
> us invest in the chapters -- read on...
> If you had $500 you could do wonderful things right? So... 200 Chapters *
> $500 each = $100,000 investment in OWASP continued volunteerism at chapters
> injecting some energy. For you CPA types ;) OWASP does not actually spend
> anything until you have submitted receipts. For this initiative to work
> there is a caveat, the chapter would first have to SPEND the money in your
> existing bucket to tap into this $500 overdraft. So if you're one of the
> chapters that have funds in your bucket such as the part of the GROWING
> TOTAL of $176,638.22 you would have to simply spend what is in your chapter
> bucket before tapping this "$500 over-draft". If your chapter has no money
> or only a few bucks... you get the idea now you would have $500
> FAQ - How much does your chapter currently have, well that is EASY and
> ONLINE see:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Donation_Scoreboard BTW if you need to
> borrow money or want a IOU transfer you should contact the chapter leader
> that successful chapter by email and ask for help or you can always ask
> OWASP Foundation too btw. The only thing we are here to do is provide as a
> platform for YOU to do great things!
> Additional chapter support materials available today:
> what would you like to buy? Want to pick up swag for your next meeting,
> gifts for speakers, new banners, grant a local college, host a appsec
> awareness social event other?? If you're not having these discussions
> your chapter members you're not helping OWASP grow!
> Calling all PROJECT LEADERS, if you had an additional $500 in each project
> that would help you too right? If you are aligned with your local home
> chapter touch base it's OWASP MONEY for one purpose to "Raise Awareness of
> Application Security" Today there is $5,563.10 allocated to the following
> projects; https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Donation_Scoreboard (see bottom)
> this is one of those situations that if you're not spending it.. #FAIL
> This is in addition to the Project Reboot effort... in case you missed that
> one: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Projects_Reboot_2012
> Questions -- Discussions -- Flames - FUNDS in the bank are YOURS OWASP
> LEADER invest locally, regionally globally. More discussion will happen on
> this at the next meeting join us:
> Owasp-board mailing list
> Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
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