[Owasp-board] Hawaii Conference

Andrew van der Stock vanderaj at owasp.org
Mon Aug 10 04:42:27 UTC 2015


Jim,

It may not surprise you, but it's actually pretty cheap to fly to Hawaii
(well, Honolulu, anyways) from Australia. I'd attend if you had a
conference there.

thanks,
Andrew

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 7:42 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> So again Michael et al...
>
> * Hawaii has a very small tech community scattered across several islands
> * Regional Hawaii tech conference are tough since our tech community is so
> small
> * The OWASP Chapter is defunct in Hawaii
>
> I still want to do something. Perhaps just focus on a small conference on
> Kauai next year? Or propose something bigger?
>
> I am extremely flexible here. I have been asked about a Hawaii OWASP
> conference on many occasions and I have time to put in serious effort to
> make it happen.
>
> I think it will be easy to get good speakers, frankly. Shakacon has
> attracted a large number of amazing speakers - it's one of the more
> competitive conferences on the security circuit.
>
> What is the best path for the first run? 1-day no training? 2-day? 2-day +
> 1-day of training? I'd be grateful for more suggestions....
>
> Another possibility is to tag onto the end of Shakacon
> http://shakacon.org/. We would do our own thing of course - but just time
> a OWASP conference to happen right before or after Shakacon to leverage the
> community that will already be in town.
>
> Just thinking out loud. I'm eager for suggestions.
>
> Anyhow - I'll reactive the Hawaii chapter list and move a more serious
> conversation there, soon.
>
> Aloha,
>
> --
> Jim Manico
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>
> On 8/7/15 1:32 PM, Michael Coates wrote:
>
> Proposing as a regional conference via the local chapter? If so, that is
> all in your court and more power to you.
>
> Get great speakers and people will follow. Provide a professional site and
> handout and people will realize it's the real deal and hawaii is a benefit
> but not the primary reason for people attending.
>
>
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> On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Tom Brennan <tomb at proactiverisk.com>
> wrote:
>
>> +1
>>
>>
>>
>> > On Aug 7, 2015, at 3:05 PM, Jim Manico < <jim.manico at owasp.org>
>> jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > Board,
>> >
>> > I have been considering my plans for 2016/2017 and I would be happy to
>> spend a few months at home helping set up a OWASP Hawaii conference if the
>> desire was there for the community. I live on Kauai and there are several
>> conference centers on this island. For easier travel, I can also help set
>> up a conference in Honolulu near Waikiki - that main tourist center of the
>> state of Hawaii.
>> >
>> > This would be an expensive conference for many and the travel is tough
>> on everyone since Hawaii is in the middle of no where.
>> >
>> > But I have been asked to drive this several times and I would be happy
>> to get the effort started if the community wanted.
>> >
>> > I am really flexible on what this looks like. But I am willing to be
>> boots on the ground and put the work in to make it happen.
>> >
>> > What do you think?
>> >
>> > Aloha,
>> >
>> > --
>> > Jim Manico
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