[Owasp-board] OWASP Board Meetings - scheduling of calls for next year - could you please include Asia timezones in consideration

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Fri Nov 8 23:39:00 UTC 2013


I agree about Fazil and the Malaysia chapter. Very well organized, respectful and Fazil really cares about OWASP. It's a gift to travel the world and visit OWASP-loving volunteers everywhere!

Aloha,
Jim

> I agree with Jim and Tom,
> and see no problem with remote participation. Am working all the time
> with remote teams and once you have met people face-2-face, doing the
> actual work remotely goes very smoothly.
> 
> Regarding meeting tools: I also agree with Tom to keep this simple: a
> room, a telephone and skype / hangout should do the trick. (in my
> corporate life, I sometimes worked with CISCO web presence rooms, which
> have a nice feel, but are really extremely expensive. So I think we
> should make it work with our free tools, skype, hangout, phone, etc.
> 
> See you in NY.
> 
> Cheers, Tobias
> 
> 
> Ps.: btw. I also agree with Martin's point that more important part that
> the board meet in person is that we stay connected with the community
> around us. In Josh's case, I have no doubt about that with so many
> chapter visits. Btw. give my best regards to Fazli and the Malaysia
> chapter there, they have an amazing community there as I could
> experience during my last guest talk there 3 months ago.
> 
> 
> 
> On 08/11/13 23:09, Jim Manico wrote:
>> I have worked with distributed developer teams worldwide using simple
>> tools like Skype video, google hangout and so on for over 10 years now.
>>
>> Good communication and preparation has helped make these distributed
>> teams very successful. We live in a global world. Face to face meetings
>> should not be required.
>>
>> In fact, I worked with a top notch designer for 7 years and only met him
>> in person a few weeks ago.
>>
>> So I strongly have the experience that remote teams can be very
>> effective if they (1) communicate effectively (2) bring the passion and
>> (3) do their homework before the meeting.
>>
>> Aloha,
>> Jim
>>
>>
>>
>>> Josh,
>>>
>>> Don't know if I missed it or just could belief it, the "in person" rule has been amended.
>>>
>>> None who ever worked with an team remotely, who got the chance to meat in real life, can't say this did not improve the understanding, productivity and results.
>>> One important example are the OWASP summits we had!
>>>
>>> Not as least, as next to the other board members, you also will miss the chance to meet the important asset of the community you have volunteered and been elected to guide, the community.
>>> The project leaders, the chapter leaders and all those others who are volunteering and contributing their free time in OWASP. 
>>>
>>> -martin
>>>
>>> Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org>
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>>> Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 15:21:26 
>>> To: Jim Manico<jim.manico at owasp.org>
>>> Cc: owasp-board at lists.owasp.org<owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
>>> Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] OWASP Board Meetings - scheduling of calls for
>>>  next year - could you please include Asia timezones in consideration
>>>
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