[Owasp-board] Question about AppSec regulations

Eoin Keary eoin.keary at owasp.org
Tue Oct 14 08:04:41 UTC 2014


I think it should be at organisers discretion. Your choice. You are running the event, not the board.  

Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board
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On 13 Oct 2014, at 20:04, Martin Knobloch <martin.knobloch at owasp.org> wrote:

> Board,
> 
> Currently, the chapters of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are organizing the AppSec-Eu/Research 2015.
> 
> A question that came up during the recent AppSec-US has been raised again on mailing and twitter:
> OWASP does not fund travel and lodging for regular conference speakers, only the keynote speakers the travel and lodging paid.
> 
> We are currently looking into possibilities of paying (limited) travel expenses and / or lodging.
> As, if we as the current organizing team, would change the rules about this, this would be expected to be continued for future AppSec's. Therefore we ask your opinion as board of the foundation, what are your opinion about:
> 
> Option 1: Lodging (hotel) paid by the conference
> Option 2: Lodging (hotel) paid by the conference plus limited travel expenses
> Option 3: Keep as is, no lodging of travel paid
> 
> Just a quick sum:
> 2 days x 4 parallel tracks x  6 spakers: = 48 times expenses
> Option 1: 1 night about 100 Euro, total about 9600 Euros (paying two nights)
> Option2: Top the expenses at from Europe to 500 Euro, Out of Europe: 1000 Euro.
> Assuming 3/4 of the speakers being form Europe, 1/4 from out of Europe (and max expenses used):
> 36 * 500 = 18000
> 12 * 1000 = 12000
> Hotel expenses: 9600
> Total: 39600 Euro 
> 
> For sure, option 2 would have a serious impact in the budget and cannot be done without serious increase the ticket price
> Option 1 is still a major post of the budget.
> 
> Looking forward to hear your opinion!
> 
> Cheers,
> -martin
> 
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