[Owasp-board] Eu event management resource?

Eoin Keary eoin.keary at owasp.org
Tue May 26 07:34:12 UTC 2015


Does OWASP have 2,000,000 in the bank? I think it can be afforded? Even using some of the profit from AppsecEu would work?
A business case needs to be made IMHO


Eoin Keary
BCC Risk Advisory - edgescan CTO
Gartner "notable vendor" MSSP MQ



> On 26 May 2015, at 07:48, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
> I think the issue with time zone difficulties is very legitimate, Martin.
> 
> I am wondering if we can narrow this down more. What tasks were you doing that could have been offloaded?
> 
> Do you need more help with catering? With vendor relations? With website building? Contracts?
> 
> Hiring a full time resource is expensive and I think just a few more details would help us understand what tasks are needed.
> 
> Respectfully,
> Jim
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On 5/23/15 3:58 PM, Martin Knobloch wrote:
>> ‎The staff was very helpful and supporting. Kate and Kelly have been super on what they did.
>> 
>> Nevertheless there are many things that could be taken care of by a European based resource, we now had to do ourselves for different reasons.
>> Furthermore, as Seba explains, there is the difference in time-zone.
>> 
>> Cheers, 
>> -martin
>> 
>> 
>> From: Jim Manico
>> Sent: zaterdag 23 mei 2015 15:17
>> To: Martin Knobloch
>> Cc: Seba; Tobias; owasp-board at lists.owasp.org; paul.ritchie at owasp.org; dirk at owasp.org; adrian.winckles at owasp.org; matteo.meucci at owasp.org
>> Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Eu event management resource?
>> 
>> This seems like a very reasonable request as our European conference attendance seems to just grow and grow every year...
>> 
>> May I ask, was the foundation helpful with this years conference organization? Were there services or help from the foundation that you found lacking or areas where more resources were needed?
>> 
>> I think the more detail we have in terms of what you need, the better we can allocate resources in that direction.
>> 
>> PS: AppSec EU was •awesome• in every way this year. The organization was excellent. I was shocked to see (and eat) such good food at a conference and it very positively added to the experience. Thank you for such a well done conference!
>> 
>> --
>> Jim Manico
>> @Manicode
>> (808) 652-3805
>> 
>> On May 23, 2015, at 2:51 PM, Martin Knobloch <martin.knobloch at owasp.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> ‎I concur Seba's statement! 
>>> -martin
>>> 
>>> From: Seba
>>> Sent: zaterdag 23 mei 2015 14:07
>>> To: Tobias; owasp-board at lists.owasp.org; paul.ritchie at owasp.org
>>> Cc: dirk at owasp.org; adrian.winckles at owasp.org; matteo.meucci at owasp.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Eu event management resource?
>>> 
>>> hi Tobias,
>>> 
>>> it would most certainly make sense to have a dedicated European based person (or service) that can handle the appseceu event management. if this person/service could also support the european administration, chapter support & chapter events it would even be better.
>>> 
>>> This resource should focus on the European teams (possibly extended with Middle-EAst & Africa), be in the same timezone, multi-lingual & understand the European society & culture. Hiring this in the coming months will offload the event management / operations  from the eu conference team, so we can focus on content
>>> 
>>> kind regards,
>>> 
>>> Seba 
>>> 
>>>> On Sat, May 23, 2015 at 1:49 PM Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>> Hi Seba, 
>>>> 
>>>> <board hat=off> 
>>>> at this moment, AFAIK there is only the question whether an additional resource for event management in Europe would be useful. So AFAIK, there is no timeline on this. 
>>>> 
>>>> If you feel this would be needed and helpful for our event success in Europe, please let us know your thoughts and input whether such could make sense? 
>>>> 
>>>> Thank you, Tobias
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On 23/05/15 13:38, Seba wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> 
>>>>> From conversations in Amsterdam I understand that an extra resource is considered for event management by the board/foundation? 
>>>>> 
>>>>> As Europe has the 2nd largest conference it would make sense to hire this resource/service in Europe?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Can you include the European conference team in defining the criteria & assisting in the selection? What is the timeline on this?
>>>>> 
>>>>> safe travels home!
>>>>> 
>>>>> kind regards,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Seba
>>>> 
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