[Owasp-board] Project Summit countdown

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Sat Feb 7 21:39:11 UTC 2015

An idea -

Push the hackathon concept and see if we can bring in lots of new blood
college students. They could pick from 1 of X projects that want new
features or maybe prototype something new? You could add judging and a
prize and advertise heavily to nearby universities.

Just an idea.

Michael Coates | @_mwc <https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=_mwc>
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On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 11:47 AM, johanna curiel curiel <
johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:

> Board and Project Leaders
> After a first call to get people to assist and participate into the
> Project Summit NL, only 2 major projects(Flagship) have reacted and would
> like to participate.
>    - OWASP ZAP
>    - OWTF
> Right now we have 2 rooms available for this day-20th May (Martin please
> confirm if this is still the case)
> For the rest I think we definitely need to breed in new life into projects
> participation. It can be that for projects with leaders located in USA, it
> will be more convenient to have a small summit there specially for them or,
> we can try to promote participation to projects (looking for volunteers,
> starting a project etc).
> So far , I don't think we can call this a Project Summit , and it might
> get down to ZAP/OWTF summit
> In that case is essential to know:
>    - Identify how many people will be assisting to the ZAP and OWTF
>    session
>    - IF Traveling tickets and accommodation could be paid for ZAP/OWTF
>    leaders
>    - Coffee break sponsorship for the attendees of this summit
> That will basically resume the costs. based on this low attendance I don't
> think I'll be present in Amsterdam.
> I think we need to think of another strategy to promote Owasp projects
> through summits if we want to continue with this. What do we want to
> achieve indeed?
> My impression is that no new innovative projects are being started at
> We definitely need new 'blood' and innovative thinkers
> Regards
> Johanna
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