[Owasp-board] [Owasp-leaders] Final Call for 2016 AppSec Conference Proposals

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Mon Mar 16 22:33:52 UTC 2015


There is an OWASP Ghana conference possibly coming up later this year. 
Perhaps we could tie into that?

Theo Sagoe <theodore.sagoe at owasp.org> is the main contact there.

Aloha,
Jim



On 3/16/15 12:30 PM, Tobias wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> a good of learning and building up promotion and chapter activity in 
> the Africa region could be to do an OWASP tour in 2015 (across a set 
> of Africa chapters, see our Latam tour happening in April) and run an 
> AppSec conference in 2016.
> The tour can help improve chapter activity levels which later can 
> increase participation at an AppSec. The events at an OWASP tour can 
> be half-day to full-day plus optional some training day if you like... 
> So in many ways like good start path Josh mentioned.
>
> For an OWASP Africa tour, we would need to know which chapter in 
> Africa would like to participate and host a half-day or full-day. And 
> at least 4-6 months before the events.
>
> Just my 2cents.
>
> Tobias
>
>
>
> On 16/03/15 14:48, Josh Sokol wrote:
>> Azzeddine,
>>
>> Our OWASP Austin Chapter was in a similar boat when we first started 
>> LASCON.  I am happy to help from afar by sharing with you my 
>> experiences and by guiding your approach.  My advice would be to 
>> start by assembling a core team of trustworthy people (in the sense 
>> that you can count on them to do what they say).  Get the team 
>> together and start brainstorming the best time of the year to do your 
>> conference and the best location to do it in.  If you've never done a 
>> conference before, maybe start with a simple half-day of talks (3-4 
>> speakers) to get your feet wet.  From there, you should learn a few 
>> lessons, and build up confidence toward running a full-day event.  
>> Baby steps. You have my support both as a former conference Chair, as 
>> well as a Board member, but you guys will need a team of local(ish) 
>> people to do the heavy lifting.  Can you start with that and I can 
>> advise further once you've got your team assembled?
>>
>> ~josh
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:24 AM, Azzeddine Ramrami 
>> <azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org <mailto:azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>     Hi,
>>     I don't car for the first location but we need to organise this
>>     first event in Africa may be in Morocc, Egypt, Algeria, Gabon, etc.
>>     I am available for an online meeting.
>>     As I have no experience to organise this type of event we need a
>>     help from OWASP and other AppSec existing conference organisers.
>>
>>     Azzeddine
>>
>>     On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:44 AM, Ahmed Neil
>>     <ahmed.neil at owasp.org <mailto:ahmed.neil at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>         Mohamed, and others
>>
>>         I discussed this point earlier in 2014 with some people from
>>         different chapters and the board directory aswell.
>>
>>         And we came out with some good points but for some reason we
>>         didnot move along with it, however we can all bring this idea
>>         again to life, if u are interested.
>>
>>         BR
>>
>>         On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 11:26 AM, Mohamed Alfateh
>>         <mohamed.alfateh at owasp.org
>>         <mailto:mohamed.alfateh at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>             I think we have to discuss this with other Africal
>>             leaders, we may come with one or two proposals supported
>>             by all chapters, I don't know how could we conduct this,
>>             one option may be by call for online meeting, what do you
>>             think?,
>>
>>             For our chapter, we will have a meeting this Monday and
>>             will try to work to submit the proposal, this will
>>             require meetings with Egypt-CERT and some governance
>>             entities those can help sponsoring the conference, your
>>             support could be by giving us an exception for the
>>             submission deadline :)
>>
>>             Regards
>>             Fateh
>>
>>             On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 6:29 PM, Josh Sokol
>>             <josh.sokol at owasp.org <mailto:josh.sokol at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>                 I don't see any reason why an "AppSec" event couldn't
>>                 be organized in Africa.  We have plenty of other
>>                 chapters organizing their own AppSec events (AppSec
>>                 California, LASCON, SnowFROC, etc). What support can
>>                 the Foundation give you guys to make this happen?
>>
>>                 ~josh
>>
>>                 On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 3:49 AM, Mohamed Alfateh
>>                 <mohamed.alfateh at owasp.org
>>                 <mailto:mohamed.alfateh at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>                     +1 to Africa, the security events attract a huge
>>                     number of attendees here,
>>
>>                     Here are Ec-Council Hacker halted conference
>>                     successfully hosted in Cairo before
>>                     http://www.eccouncil.org/news/hacker-halted-to-make-debut-in-egypt/
>>
>>                     and In our regular chapter meeting around ~100
>>                     attendee
>>
>>                     On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 9:37 AM, Azzeddine Ramrami
>>                     <azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org
>>                     <mailto:azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>                         Hi Paul,
>>                         What about Africa ?
>>                         Regards,
>>                         Azzeddine
>>
>>                         On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 8:48 PM, Paul Ritchie
>>                         <paul.ritchie at owasp.org
>>                         <mailto:paul.ritchie at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>                             Hello All:
>>
>>                             Is your Chapter or Region interested in
>>                             hosting our 2016 OWASP AppSec Conference
>>                             for Europe, USA, LATAM or AsiaPac?
>>
>>                             OWASP is actively seeking proposals and
>>                             we encourage any Chapter or Regional
>>                             group interested in hosting a​n *OWASP**​
>>                             ​**Global **Conference* to submit a
>>                             proposal. Additionally, we are looking at
>>                             other formats including static locations
>>                             and regional tours to help maximize
>>                             spreading the word about OWASP.
>>
>>                             The dates of each OWASP Global
>>                             AppSec conference vary somewhat each year
>>                             but ideally the conference is held:
>>
>>                             Europe ​- Q2​2016
>>
>>                             North America​ - Q3​2016
>>
>>                             LATAM & AsiaPac, regional tours covering
>>                             multiple countries in Q2 & Q4 have proven
>>                             successful.
>>
>>
>>                             Hosting a conference requires commitment,
>>                             responsibility and a lot of time, energy
>>                             and effort to properly plan and implement
>>                             a conference. For more information see
>>                             the How to Host a Conference
>>                             page.https://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference
>>
>>
>>                             To bid for a 201​6 OWASP Global
>>                             AppSec please complete the OCMS form
>>                             http://www.tfaforms.com/301382 with the
>>                             following information *by March 2**​
>>                             **0th, 201**​**5**.**   Please include
>>                             the following information.*
>>
>>                             1. The proposed city and host chapter.
>>
>>                             2. The name of the intended local
>>                             organizer and his/her team committed to
>>                             the task for 201​6​ along with a brief
>>                             explanation on why the conference
>>                             committee wants to organize an OWASP
>>                             Global AppSec. Include anticipated help
>>                             from volunteers before and at the conference.
>>
>>                             3. Previous conferences or local/regional
>>                             events experience of the conference
>>                             committee.
>>
>>                             4. The intended dates for the conference.
>>                             (Typically includes 2 days of
>>                             pre-conference training, followed by 2
>>                             days of conference talks).
>>
>>                             5. Venue recommendations.
>>
>>
>>                             6. Budget. Please use the form on google
>>                             docs
>>                             https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhOGWXgQrDnddE9nZnh1UEZzUHJ2cl85R2hVd2IxRGc&usp=drive_web#gid=0
>>
>>
>>                             We really appreciate every proposal we
>>                             receive, however not every proposal will
>>                             be approved. The selection process will
>>                             be made by the OWASP operations team with
>>                             input from previousAppSecorganizing
>>                             teams. *The deadline for applications is
>>                             March 20th.*
>>
>>                             Should you have any questions concerning
>>                             the proposal process or need assistance
>>                             with your application, please do not
>>                             hesitate to contact me. We are looking
>>                             forward to your proposals!
>>
>>                             Paul Ritchie, OWASP Executive Director
>>
>>                             paul.ritchie at owasp.org
>>                             <mailto:paul.ritchie at owasp.org>
>>
>>
>>
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>>         <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/User:Ahmed_M_Neil>, MSc.
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