[Owasp-board] Member Nation Portal

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Mon Apr 7 00:16:40 UTC 2014

I know there is a ton of integration into our existing sales force data and
many other benefits when Sarah and team evaluated. I'll wait for Sarah's
update and thoughts.
On Apr 6, 2014 4:35 PM, "Josh Sokol" <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> Last week I spent some time with Kate going through the functionality and
> features of the Salesforce Communities and I have to say that I'm a bit
> disgruntled.  For two years now we've had the http://my.owasp.org Ning
> site with way more features and over 300 members and now we want to move to
> this Salesforce portal thing?  Maybe if some of the staff took the time to
> use the existing social media platform, then they would realize just how
> much this Salesforce one sucks.  And I'm working on the conversion to Ning
> 3.0 right now which adds a ton of additional features as well (
> http://myowasp2.ning.com).  It looks better, works better, and already
> has some level of backing from our membership.  Why would we roll out a
> lesser version of what we already have?  I went into this with the hopes
> that the new platform would blow Ning out of the water and I could get rid
> of it, but I left feeling like we should still maintain the Ning platform
> because Salesforce just doesn't have the features necessary to be usable.
> Simple things like rich text formatting, user messaging, photo sharing,
> video sharing, etc.  If we had nothing, then it would work, but why anyone
> would prefer Salesforce over Ning is beyond me.  In addition, I'll note
> that the "Logout" link in this Salesforce portal does not exist on every
> page which makes it difficult for users to log out and can become a
> security issue.  Needless to say, this is very frustrating.
> ~josh
> On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 3:33 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>  Sarah/Michael,
>> The original proposal for the member nation portal discussed that it
>> would manage "event types, memberships, and donations as well as an
>> integrated eCommerce solution". This is awesome. I think will be a great
>> thing for the community and staff.
>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1yDTFCdmmZN3t732sqHTOFHMhQrXgUC46YbgDhGROcXM/edit?pli=1
>> Did we also plan to use this for application security/wiki content or for
>> OWASP project management? We never discussed that when we voted on the
>> member nation proposal. I though the portal was mostly going to be for
>> eCommerce streamlining, like the proposal said.
>> Has the scope grown? Sarah, can you give the board an update on the
>> member nation portal and what it's purpose will be? I see from recent email
>> that we plan to use it for project management? What will that look like?
>> Thanks all, Jim
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