[Owasp-board] AppSecUSA 2016 - Discussion

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Wed Jul 8 20:38:36 UTC 2015


Michael, he said "content selection", not "conference location".

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Jim Manico
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> On Jul 8, 2015, at 10:23 AM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
> By conference selection do you mean the community should pick the location of the conference?
> 
> If so, I disagree. The purpose pf soliciting chapters for hosting the conference was to get a group to signup to do a fair amount of work and host in their city. Since no one volunteered I'm suggesting we move the work of fully planning the conference to the foundation. 
> 
> If the foundation, not a local chapter, is doing all the work then the foundation should pick the location that would lead to the best event given their restraints. 
> 
> All chapters in the community are free to hold regional or chapter events of their choosing. 
> 
> Either way, we should add to the agenda. 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Jul 8, 2015, at 1:06 PM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Michael, 
>> 
>> I support the proposal. With one modification: content selection should be done by members of the community. 
>> 
>> Could we add this topic to the agenda of our next board meeting for vote? 
>> Do you like to add this to the agenda? 
>> 
>> Best, Tobias
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On 29/06/15 21:09, Michael Coates wrote:
>>> Board,
>>> 
>>> I'd like to suggest the following for discussion and information gathering.
>>> 
>>> Motion to move full responsibility of planning and execution of the AppSecUSA 2016 conference to the OWASP Foundation.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Current Situation
>>> - Open call for hosts conducted and conference is awarded to the most qualified submission
>>> - No submissions for AppSecUSA were submitted during first or second call (took place December and January 2014/2015)
>>> - A third call was recently announced by Laura just a few weeks ago.
>>> 
>>> Reality
>>> - Conference planning needs 18 months. Planning within 12 months is possible, but much more difficult
>>> - If we don't make a decision to invest this to the full time resources of the foundation, we won't have AppSecUSA 2016
>>> - This would lead to a significant impact on foundation resources
>>> 
>>> Opening for discussion. Thanks for your thoughts.
>>> 
>>> 
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