[Owasp-board] Project Platform
tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Sun May 31 17:28:09 UTC 2015
I agree and I like your visualisation for the OWASP platform.
And I agree that the funding of a contract technical writer would be a
Best regards, Tobias
On 28/05/15 17:07, Matt Konda wrote:
> Hello all,
> Sorry in advance for the long email.
> Following up on our meeting and some discussions at AppSecEU, I wanted
> to think more about the OWASP "platform". I see one role of the board
> as working to make it easy for the volunteers and leaders to succeed
> with their projects, events and community building (chapters).
> I'm a visual person so I put this presentation together with boxes and
> colors as a point of reference. I'm interested in your feedback
> (comments enabled). Please be patient with me, this is just a rough
> idea and is not intended in any way to be a criticism of where we are
> and what we are doing!!! I made notes in the notes area to explain my
> color choices.
> Getting more concrete, I want to suggest based on this thought process
> that we invest in Meetup as an organization and hire a technical
> writer on a 3 month contract basis.
> Here is the long story of why:
> I asked one successful project leader what OWASP could do to remove
> obstacles to success and their answer (paraphrasing) was something
> like this:
> "We struggle with: publicity, documentation and training courses."
> This made me think that a concrete investment we could make to support
> projects would be to hire a contract technical writer to help with
> documentation across projects and the wiki. Assuming a 3 month, full
> time gig at a rate of $40 per hour (75th percentile according to this
> http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes273042.htm) would cost approximately
> We could build a list of tasks focused on:
> * Documentation for 3 projects
> * 10 wiki page updates per week (2 per day based on google analytics
> top hits)
> I imagine the person would work closely with the project co-ordinator
> and community manager.
> I don't know just what is realistic, but I am interested in exploring
> ways that we can model and then build a platform of core services that
> the foundation can provide to support projects, chapters and events -
> with the goal of making it easier to have success with our volunteers
> and leaders.
> What do you think? One thing that would help me is if we can think
> about the metrics we wanted to measure in strategic goals and whether
> these things would move the needle. I haven't gotten there yet, but
> it seems to make sense...
> Input appreciated!!!
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