[Owasp-board] AppSecUSA 2016 - Discussion

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Tue Jun 30 01:28:45 UTC 2015

Can we start the discussion by listing all of our options?

   1. Find out why the Chapters are not wanting to step up and drive
   AppSecUSA.  Figure out how to incentivize them to do so.  If we don't do
   this, then this is a problem that we're not solving and will perpetuate
   into future years.
   2. Have the OWASP staff drive the AppSecUSA planning.  By having AppSec
   become a Foundation-driven event, do we lose some of it's personality in
   the process?  How do we ensure that we have enough volunteers to pull it
   3. Cancel or postpone it.  Obviously this would have a negative affect
   on OWASP's bottom line.

Are there any other options that I'm missing?


On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 2:09 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>

> 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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