[Owasp-board] AppSecUSA 2016 - Discussion

Andrew van der Stock vanderaj at owasp.org
Mon Jun 29 22:48:52 UTC 2015


Agreed we need to get on it.

My views are to first pick a city, and then that should help crystallize
volunteer support once they know for sure that they are getting a major

   - *NYC* - we had a great event in 2013, and we know the hotel can help
   us even if we don't have bodies on the ground. We can use the additional
   revenue from a lack of splitting with a chapter to use more hotel resources
   in the planning phase.
   - *Baltimore* - this is close to OWASP HQ, and thus Foundation staff can
   do be there without hotel and travel costs. BWI is a great airport and has
   public transport linkages to Baltimore.This is a good option if we don't
   find any on the ground volunteers, as I'm sure Baltimore has similar
   convention capabilities to NYC, plus local OWASP staff.
   - I would suggest we consider *DC* as a distant third option for
   discussion as that DC is a hub for government agencies, but honestly, this
   is almost as bad as NYC in terms of getting OWASP Foundation staff to
   travel to DC as it's a good 1.5-2 hours from OWASP HQ to DC.

I think we need to pick a location, and then find volunteers to help once
they know that it will be in their neck of the woods.


On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 5:40 AM, Noreen Whysel OWASP <
noreen.whysel at owasp.org> wrote:

> The most successful events I've attended already had a location and team
> in place for the next year to announce at the current year's event.
> Noreen Whysel
> Community Manager
> OWASP Foundation
> On Jun 29, 2015, at 3:09 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>
> 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.
> --
> Michael Coates | @_mwc <https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=_mwc>
> OWASP Global Board
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