[Owasp-board] AppSecUSA 2016 - Discussion

Noreen Whysel OWASP noreen.whysel at owasp.org
Mon Jun 29 23:58:07 UTC 2015


I am in NYC, right in Upper West Side Manhattan. Kelly and Claudia are NJ.  I have done Amtrak to Baltimore and DC. Flights are cheap, frequent and short. Philly is another fairly central option of you are looking at proximity to east coast staff.

Noreen Whysel
Community Manager
OWASP Foundation

> On Jun 29, 2015, at 7:43 PM, Alison Shrader <alison.mcnamee at owasp.org> wrote:
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> Just one note on the Baltimore area….I am the only one that is very close. 
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> Kate would not need to pay for a flight, but is not close enough to not need a hotel.  Everybody else would still need a flight as well.
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> Alison Shrader
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> From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Michael Coates
> Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 7:40 PM
> To: Andrew van der Stock
> Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List
> Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] AppSecUSA 2016 - Discussion
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> Andrew,
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> Since we're in some ways putting the cart before the horse, from your comments can I conclude you are for a foundation driven planning for AppSecUSA 2016?
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> To your notes, I do like the following ideas you mentioned.
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> 1. Picking a location where we've already been will drastically reduce effort and work because we've already used the location.
> 2. Moving to a foundation driven planning event would open up more funds since the split would be eliminated.
> 3. Proximity of staff is helpful. We have 2 in the bay area and several in the baltimore area
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> Michael Coates | @_mwc
> OWASP Global Board
> Join me at AppSecUSA 2015 in San Francisco!
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> On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 3:48 PM, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org> wrote:
> Michael,
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> Agreed we need to get on it.
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> 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 conference.
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> 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.
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> thanks,
> Andrew
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> 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.
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> Noreen Whysel
> Community Manager
> OWASP Foundation
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> On Jun 29, 2015, at 3:09 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
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> Board,
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> I'd like to suggest the following for discussion and information gathering.
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> Motion to move full responsibility of planning and execution of the AppSecUSA 2016 conference to the OWASP Foundation.
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> 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.
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> 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
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> Opening for discussion. Thanks for your thoughts.
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> Michael Coates | @_mwc
> OWASP Global Board
> Join me at AppSecUSA 2015 in San Francisco!
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