[Owasp-board] Appsec USA 2014 Proposals

Sarah Baso sarah.baso at owasp.org
Tue Jun 18 19:45:46 UTC 2013

All -
We have received an additional proposal for AppSec USA 2014 from the Omaha,
Nebraska Chapter.  So, now that we have 2 proposals to consider (Denver and
Omaha)  I think it is appropriate to have an open comment and vote on the
about the two proposals.

In the future, as Eoin noted in his original email, we need to develop some
scoring criteria for proposals.  Since time is of the essence though with
the AppSec USA proposals and I don't think it is fair to set scoring
criteria AFTER the submissions have been received, I think the best way to
handle this is to have an open voting.  I have included some previous
AppSec conference hosts on this thread hoping they will weigh in on any
considerations or thoughts on the proposals, base on their past

*I have set up this google moderator page for voting
https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=20c908&t=20c908.41 *
*We will be accepting votes until the end of the day FRIDAY, JUNE 21.*

*Information on the two proposals:*

*Submission from Snofroc Team (Denver & Boulder Chapters) -  *

   - Team leads: Mark Major & Steve Kosten
   - Presentation (Why Denver?)
   - Budget -

Submission from Omaha Chapter -- https://ocms.owasp.org/events/231/

   - Team leads: Fred Donovan and Rob Temple
   - Presentation (Why Omaha?)
   - Budget -

Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts and feedback!

Sarah Baso

On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 5:54 PM, Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi Eoin (and OWASP community members)
> Great questions ;-)
> First the specifics for next year's events:
> We have received one proposal for each AppSec USA 2014 (Denver CO) and
> AppSec Europe (Cambridge UK) - so there is no selection as much as an open
> opportunity for anyone to voice any objections before I approve these two
> great proposals so they can get planning.
> AppSec EU/Research for 2014 is proposed for the end of June in Cambridge,
> UK -- details here: https://ocms.owasp.org/events/220/
> AppSec USA 2014 is proposed for Q3 (September ideally) for Denver,
> Colorado -- details here: https://ocms.owasp.org/events/230/
>  So, please take this opportunity to voice any questions, objections,
> support and barring no big issues, I will go forward with approving the
> events in OCMS on next Friday, the 14th.
> -----
> In terms of a transparent and audit-able selection process - when there is
> only one proposal received for the event (as has been the case for all the
> Global appsecs last year and most of them the year before that, and so far
> for next year) - there really is no "selection process" as much as an
> opportunity to review the budget, discuss expectations with the local team
> proposing to host, and barring no issues "approve".  The Global Conference
> Committee previously conducted this process and there was not a scoring,
> but they just voted on the location  if there was more than one submitted.
> If you would like to put together a process or outline for what you would
> like to see, I think that would be great. Otherwise, we will put it on the
> wish list and when we get someone new hired for the conferences position
> the staff, community, and that person can work on putting something
> together.
> Open to other feedback you have!
> Best,
> Sarah Baso
> On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:14 AM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>> May I ask when venues for 2014 shall be selected and also how is the
>> selection process conducted.
>> Who makes the choice, how is the panel made up?
>> I really want a transparent an auditable selection process.  What scoring
>> mechanism is being used?
>> For me this is a staff decision coupled with our (to be hired) conference
>> manager.
>> Eoin Keary
>> Owasp Global Board
>> +353 87 977 2988
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> sarah.baso at owasp.org
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