[Owasp-board] Meetups

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Tue Mar 10 09:22:59 UTC 2015


Hi Noreen,

If there is policy, please share it. I wasn't able to find one. Thank you
and best wishes.

Sincerely,
Bev


On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 11:41 PM, Noreen Whysel <noreen.whysel at owasp.org>
wrote:

> Hi Bev,
>
> I am not aware of that specific restriction, although I would assume that
> members of a chapter would expect meetings to be held within their local
> areas most of the time. If a meeting were held outside the chapter area,
> and especially if there is already another chapter in the proposed meeting
> location, we would expect the courtesy of inviting the other group to
> participate, or at least informing them of the meeting in case there is a
> potential conflict or competing event.
>
> I am aware that the Brooklyn chapter has tentatively planned a May meeting
> in Midtown Manhattan. Brooklyn is located in very close quarters with NYC,
> LI and NJ and these chapters share some of its leadership, so I am assuming
> that there has been discussion among the chapters involved. Given this
> point I wonder if it is less about territory and more about developing the
> Brooklyn chapter within its own community. Has there been difficulty
> finding meeting space? Are there organizations and institutions in Brooklyn
> that we should be trying to connect with?
>
> There are other chapters with similar satellite type relationships, which
> you may want to look to for guidance, although my impression is that the
> NYC relationship is strong. Chapters may in fact choose to connect with or
> provide support to other chapters that are not nearby. We hope that in
> the long run these relationships serve to strengthen the OWASP community
> at large.
>
> Noreen Whysel
> Community Manager
> OWASP Foundation
>
> On Mar 9, 2015, at 11:00 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> Dear OWASP Board and Leaders,
>
> Are OWASP Chapters geographically limited by their local areas as in
> 'territories" for where they decide to hold meetups? For example, if the
> OWASP Brooklyn Chapter decided to hold a meetup in say, Anchorage, for
> example, would that be a problem? Or, perhaps OWASP Brooklyn meetups wanted
> to share a meetup with some other group in say, for example, Boston? Is
> there some kind of organization "territorial" limitation to locations based
> on the group's locations? If this is a policy, please kindly point me to
> the link. I have not been able to find it. Thank you and best wishes.
>
> Sincerely,
> Bev
>
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