[Owasp-board] OWASP Summer Code Sprint Proposal

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Thu Mar 5 20:08:28 UTC 2015


I would like very much to help during this process but it is clear that if
I do this (and in order to avoid any conflict of interest)

   - I will not mentor any projects (in the past I was a mentor for ZAP,
   WebgoatPHP, OWTF)
   - Help create a selection criteria based on the project health criteria
   - Have a strong selection criteria for students similar to Gsoc and make
   sure projects follow up these guidelines
   - Communicate this clearly so tehre are no misunderstandings

I have added Timo who is also helpinbg us with the project reviews and have
developer experience that can help us asses projects



On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 3:51 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> I didn't participate in past GSoC at any level and really don't feel
> particularly qualified to assemble this program.  It would require way more
> research than my time currently allows.  My stipulations for support were
> stated in my earlier e-mail:
>    - Have a pre-defined scope for the opportunity with specific
>    milestones required
>    - Have a pre-defined award for completing the opportunity
>    - Publicly publish any and all opportunities so that anyone can
>    express an interest in them
>    - Have a formal selection process with ideally a committee of leaders
>    making the selections
>    - Those involved in the selection process cannot also submit
>    - Those involved in the selection process are also responsible for
>    assessing completion
>    - All work produced is provided under the same open source license as
>    the project
> As long as a proposal (from whoever doesn't really matter) adheres to
> these, then I feel that I can put my support behind it.
> ~josh
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:21 AM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
>>  In principle, I like the idea, because I can see how it helps inspire
>> students work in the security field.
>> For the amount: I think we could choose any amount and number of projects
>> that would seem meaningful and affordable. E.g. we could also scale back to
>> 5 projects or what we feel makes sense. GSoC did not start with 10 projects
>> at the beginning.
>> Small thing: our pockets are not as deep as Google's, so I am a bit more
>> cautious on what we get in return for this investment.
>> Would maybe Fabio, Josh and someone else like to call together and hash
>> out differences for a proposal to the board?
>> Cheers, Tobias
>> On 04/03/15 03:49, Fabio Cerullo wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>  As you probably know by now, we have not been accepted to Google Summer
>> of Code this year.
>>  Usually, this is a major push for projects during the year as
>> experienced by ZAP, OWTF, Appsensor, Hackademics, Seraphimdroid, etc. For a
>> full list of ideas in 2015 please check the following URL:
>>  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2015_Ideas
>>  In order to keep the momentum going and progress those projects, I
>> would like to request an extraordinary budget allocation of 30K USD to
>> cover up to 10 student slots at 3K each. Usually Google pays 5500 USD per
>> student during GSOC. We will use the same structure as previous years with
>> Kostas/me as org admins, the project leaders who usually participate in
>> GSOC (Core team) will pick the best student submissions and then a group of
>> dedicated OWASP volunteers who every year act as mentors for the students.
>> We could establish a mid-term and full term evaluation where if a student
>> is failed mid-term he/she will only receive half the funds (1500 USD). If
>> the student is approved full term, he/she receives the full amount (3000
>> USD).
>>  I understand this is a non-planned expenditure, but considering the
>> importance of GSOC in the last couple of years to progress OWASP coding
>> projects, I think is imperative to take some action considering the current
>> scenario.
>>  If you have any questions, please let us know.
>>  Thanks
>> Fabio
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