[Owasp-board] [Owasp-leaders] OWASP Austin Video Archive

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Fri May 2 19:00:56 UTC 2014


I guess that I missed the e-mail where you made a formal announcement that
the Foundation had decided to kill the vimeo account and go with Youtube
instead.  Mind forwarding it or pointing me to a link for the archive?  I
want to make sure that I fully understand the work that has happened so
far.  In general, I support your efforts to consolidate our videos into a
single location and don't necessarily have a preference as long as it has
similar abilities to what we've been using with Vimeo:

1) Ability to upload videos of different codecs/formats
2) Ability to give videos a unique title
3) Ability to tag a video with keywords
4) Ability to select the still frame that is used for the video thumbnail
5) Ability to create channels to host videos of a similar type
6) Ability to upload videos without size or time restrictions between

As long as those are available, could you please direct me to the
instructions for leaders on how to upload content into Youtube instead?
Before anyone decides to drop payment on Vimeo, I'd like for someone to
make sure that all content has been migrated over to the new platform.
This includes the OWASP Austin content from meetings (
http://vimeo.com/channels/owaspaustin), as well as LASCON 2010 (
http://vimeo.com/user5484916/videos), LASCON 2011 (Looking for these), and
LASCON 2013 (http://vimeo.com/channels/lascon2013).

As for cancelling GoToWebinar in favor of Google Hangout, again, I'm not
necessarily opposed as long as we can verify a similar set of functionality
to what we currently use:

1) Ability to allow up to 1000 participants
2) Ability to field questions and chat with participants
3) Ability to call into meeting from a landline
4) Dial-in numbers from various countries as well as toll-free numbers
5) Ability to view content without seeing webcams
6) Ability to record content without recording webcams
7) Ability for a moderator to mute other parties except for the speaker
without ability to unmute

I'm sure there are other things that I'm not thinking off right now as
well.  Why didn't we think of contacting the OWASP Media Project?  To be
fair, we've been providing video content for OWASP since 2010 and the OWASP
Media Project has less than 9 months under it's belt.  I could also flip
that question and say that knowing that we had content out there already
for the community, why didn't the OWASP Media Project think to contact us?
The OWASP Austin Chapter, between it's 9 meetings a year and 4 years of
LASCON/AppSecUSA2012 could possibly double your current content.  Rather
than expecting individuals to engage you, maybe you should be engaging the

Ultimately, you're absolutely right.  OWASP should have a consolidated
video effort and my e-mail was mostly meant to just show other chapters
what is possible and to highlight the efforts of the OWASP Austin chapter.
Regardless of whether or not you like Vimeo, the fact that all of that
content exists is a net positive for OWASP.  So, absolutely, I will support
your efforts.  From here, let's take the conversation offline and figure
out what tool(s) will meet our requirements and come up with a plan to
migrate all content, if necessary.  I'm excited to see what we can do with


On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Jonathan Marcil
<jonathan.marcil at owasp.org>wrote:

> Hi Josh,
> unfortunately what you are telling there is kind of outdated on some
> points and goes not in the same direction as OWASP Media Project. On
> other points, you are spot on with the project, but just don't point to
> it when it's clearly in it's goals.
> First, we were supposed to drop the payment to the official OWASP Vimeo
> channel to have HD content and other whatnot since all the videos for
> the conferences are now uploaded to YouTube trough OWASP Media Project.
> I spoke with Kate or Sarah or Samantha (can't remember who) quite a
> while ago about this.
> Next, we are looking to replace GotoMeeting with Google Hangout+YouTube
> since GotoMeeting doesn't work on Linux and publishing is way easier
> that way. This is in Kate's hands and I exchanged emails with her and
> Samantha in the past weeks about it.
> I don't understand why you didn't think of contacting OWASP Media
> Project because I think everyone at OWASP Global are working with that
> in mind and knows about our plan. I think it's a miscommunication
> problem and I should address it better, but I don't know how to get the
> attention from OWASP Leaders more than I already do with reports and
> replies from time to time. Maybe having help from a board member can do it?
> That said, I know I can't force chapters or anyone to use a specific
> technology, but you somewhat proposed to go to Vimeo when all the
> efforts are elsewhere since quite a while. We are at 96 videos since
> only 8-9 months and more than 40,000 views on YouTube. I'm not asking to
> merge or copy old stuff to YouTube, but just to be consistent with what
> we do for something that large and central.
> I'm really sorry for all that misunderstanding and I hope we can manage
> something to get our (as the OWASP community) stuff together.
> Thanks,
>  - Jonathan Marcil
>    OWASP Media Project Leader
>    https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Media_Project
>    jonathan.marcil at owasp.org
> On 2014-04-30 10:50, Josh Sokol wrote:
> > OWASP Leaders,
> >
> > For the past 2.5 years, the OWASP Austin Chapter has been experimenting
> > with live broadcasting and recording our meetings.  With the creation of
> > the OWASP Vimeo account, we have set up a new permanent home for these
> > videos at https://vimeo.com/channels/owaspaustin.  Everything, including
> > our meeting from yesterday, is available for you to review.  Our setup
> > has evolved over the years so you'll notice a marked improvement in the
> > audio quality from when we first started to today.  Unfortunately, our
> > current setup is not something that is easily replicated because we use
> > the phone and audio integration provided in the meeting room by our
> > host.  That said, I documented our old configuration for webinars up
> > (attached) and for about $350, your chapter can have a pretty decent
> > setup for recording your meetings as well.  Just imagine how cool it
> > would be if OWASP had thousands of videos in our archive captured from
> > chapter meetings around the world.  Talk about exposure!  If you have
> > any questions, please let me know.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Josh Sokol
> >
> > OWASP Global Board of Directors
> > OWASP Austin Leadership Team
> >
> >
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> > OWASP-Leaders at lists.owasp.org
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> >
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