[Owasp-board] OWASP Summer Code Sprint Proposal

Konstantinos Papapanagiotou Konstantinos at owasp.org
Wed Apr 8 05:47:45 UTC 2015


Hopefully next year we might get selected again by GSOC so we might not
need this program. Or we might choose to run it in ay case, taking care
that it doesn't happen the same time as GSOC, if selected.

Kostas

On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 5:12 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Aloha,
> --
> Jim Manico
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>
> > 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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