[Owasp-board] AppSecUSA 2016 - Discussion

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Tue Jun 30 05:10:05 UTC 2015


+1 NYC and surrounding area. Proximity  of staff and past successes make this a compelling choice if we go in this direction.

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Jim Manico
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> On Jun 29, 2015, at 1:58 PM, Noreen Whysel OWASP <noreen.whysel at owasp.org> wrote:
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> 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.
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> 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.
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> Noreen Whysel
>> Community Manager
>> OWASP Foundation
>> 
>> 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.
>>  
>> 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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