[Owasp-board] Hawaii Conference

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Mon Aug 10 20:30:10 UTC 2015


Don't worry Kelly - I'll go through the formal proposal and acceptance 
process and get Laura and staffs feedback before moving forward with 
anything. :) We are just doing to footwork to get pricing info and similar.

But yea, good point. We were thinking March or later.

Aloha,
Jim

On 8/10/15 10:24 AM, Kelly Santalucia wrote:
> Hi Jim,
>
> I am not sure how early in 2016 you were thinking, but just an FYI 
> AppSecCali is taking place again in January 2016.
>
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org 
> <mailto:jim.manico at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>     This is just the advice I was looking for. Thanks Michael.
>
>     I'm going to propose a regional for early 2016. My wife has agreed
>     to help. We are calling hotels in the area, getting pricing info,
>     and will then make a formal proposal with the numbers.
>
>     Thanks again, Michael.
>
>     Aloha!
>     --
>     Jim Manico
>     Global Board Member
>     OWASP Foundation
>     https://www.owasp.org <https://www.owasp.org/>
>     Join me at AppSecUSA <http://appsecusa.org/> 2015!
>
>     On Aug 10, 2015, at 10:12 AM, Michael Coates
>     <michael.coates at owasp.org <mailto:michael.coates at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>>     Jim,
>>
>>     Here's one potential way to start digging into the opportunity.
>>     You of course know most of this already from your board work,
>>     just providing some perspective.
>>
>>     1. Consider if you want to try for a national conference or a
>>     regional conference. The tradeoffs here are largely around size
>>     and risk. A regional conference is typically smaller (which by no
>>     means less awesome). Think of the Southern California conference
>>     which is intimate at around 200 people and absolutely amazing! As
>>     you've seen, these events still draw amazing speakers.
>>
>>     A national conference on the other hand is going to have more
>>     structure around profit goals since it's a major fundraiser for
>>     the organization. Most likely this would necessitate a bigger
>>     event 1000+ attendees.
>>
>>     2. Run the numbers on attendees - Based on location you would
>>     have the best chance with West Coast from North America, some
>>     midwesterners and perhaps Australia and asia. You can work with
>>     Laura to understand the attendee demographics for conferences,
>>     but in general about 50% of attendees are from the regional area.
>>
>>     3. Run the numbers on cost for attendees - What is the typical
>>     airfare for an attendee to get to Hawaii? What is the lodging? It
>>     could be the same costs as a mainland flight to NYC or SF, if so,
>>     that's a really good point to make if it costs the same.
>>
>>     4. Other cons - have other security conferences been held on
>>     Hawaii? How many people showed up? Perhaps they are bigger or
>>     smaller organizations and this can give you an idea of how it
>>     went for them.
>>
>>     Hope this helps. My opinion (without knowing the above
>>     information) is that you could go a regional conference route and
>>     create an amazing experience for a few hundred people.
>>
>>
>>     --
>>     Michael Coates | @_mwc
>>     <https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=_mwc>
>>     OWASP Global Board
>>     Join me at AppSecUSA <http://AppSecUSA.org> 2015 in San Francisco!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>     On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 2:42 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org
>>     <mailto: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
>>         Global Board Member
>>         OWASP Foundation
>>         https://www.owasp.org
>>         Join me at AppSecUSA 2015!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>         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.
>>>
>>>
>>>         --
>>>         Michael Coates | @_mwc
>>>         <https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=_mwc>
>>>         OWASP Global Board
>>>         Join me at AppSecUSA <http://AppSecUSA.org> 2015 in San
>>>         Francisco!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>         On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Tom Brennan
>>>         <tomb at proactiverisk.com <mailto:tomb at proactiverisk.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>>             +1
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>             > On Aug 7, 2015, at 3:05 PM, Jim Manico
>>>             <jim.manico at owasp.org <mailto: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
>>>             > Global Board Member
>>>             > OWASP Foundation
>>>             > https://www.owasp.org
>>>             > Join me at AppSecUSA 2015!
>>>             >
>>>             > _______________________________________________
>>>             > Owasp-board mailing list
>>>             > Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
>>>             <mailto:Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
>>>             > https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-board
>>>
>>>             --
>>>             WARNING: E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be
>>>             secure or
>>>             error-free as information could be intercepted,
>>>             corrupted, lost, destroyed,
>>>             arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The
>>>             sender therefore does
>>>             not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the
>>>             contents of this
>>>             message, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission.
>>>             No employee or
>>>             agent is authorized to conclude any binding agreement on
>>>             behalf of
>>>             ProactiveRISK with another party by email.
>>>
>>>             _______________________________________________
>>>             Owasp-board mailing list
>>>             Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
>>>             <mailto:Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
>>>             https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-board
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>     _______________________________________________
>     Owasp-board mailing list
>     Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org <mailto:Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
>     https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-board
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> */Kelly Santalucia/*
>
> */Membership and Business Liaison/*
>
> /OWASP Foundation/
>
> /1200-C Agora Drive, #232/
>
> /Bel Air, MD  21014/
>
> /USA/
>
> /Direct: 1+ 973-670-5784
> /
>
> /Fax: 1+ 443-283-4021 /
>
> Skype: kelly.santalucia
> Url:https://www.owasp.org
>
> *Join us at AppSecUSA 2015 <http://2015.appsecusa.org/> in San 
> Francisco!!*

-- 
Jim Manico
Global Board Member
OWASP Foundation
https://www.owasp.org
Join me at AppSecUSA 2015!

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-board/attachments/20150810/407a6394/attachment-0001.html>


More information about the Owasp-board mailing list