[Owasp-board] OWASP Summer Code Sprint Proposal

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Wed Apr 8 02:12:17 UTC 2015

I think this is fair input Kevin.

What if we plan this year with the intention of making it a yearly
endeavor and roll it out in 2016? That way we are not rushing to spend
30k and instead we do careful planning, get these funds formally in
the budget and then roll it out with more grace? I think that's better
for the foundation.

Jim Manico
(808) 652-3805

> On Apr 7, 2015, at 8:49 PM, Kevin W. Wall <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 9:32 PM, johanna curiel curiel
> <johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
> [...snip...]
>> Just keep in mind
>> Running this program is a lot of work
>> Submissions, proposals forms etc, the entire workflow
>> Do we have enough volunteers to run this show?
>> With all due respect to Kostas, this is not something he can run alone. The
>> Gsoc is run by Google and we only do a small portion as organisation admin
>> and Mentoring, compared to the entire program
>> Here is an entire administration, back office, payment, revision of progress
>> etc..so lets be honest, can we run this with a small bunch of volunteers?
>> Are these volunteers committed?
>> Most people do not have time, so lets be realistic, especially and
>> considering we also have a responsibility with this money
> All good points and I have seriously doubted whether OWASP would be
> unable to do all of the things necessary to pull this off at least for THIS
> SUMMER. Time certainly is not something that is on our side.  I fear
> that all we are seeing with respect to the # of volunteer hours is but
> the tip of the iceberg and it as you say that we are missing the much
> bigger effort that goes on behind the scenes. If we had a whole year
> to prepare for this, then, yeah, we probably could pull it off, but with
> only a few months remaining until traditional summer break, I personally
> don't see it as very realistic expectations.
> I'll go crawl back under my rock again now and just sit back and watch,
> because I did not intend to participate as a GSoC (tor)mentor this
> yes so I will be sitting this out as well. However, I wish you all the
> best and applaud your good intentions.
> -kevin
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