[Owasp-board] Fwd: Request for 150K USD seed fund for the OWASP-DevSecCon Summit in April 2017 in the UK

Seba seba at owasp.org
Wed Nov 9 06:58:56 UTC 2016


Hi Tom,

I will listen to the recordings, respond to questions and push this further
towards a successful summit (together with the team).
I can join a call on the 30th, assuming it is on a CET-timezone friendly
time :-)
Preferably 21h30 CEST / 3:30pm EST ?

regards

Seba



On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 3:12 AM Tom Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> @ Dinis and Seba listen to the board meeting recording/mins., about the
> request for over 100k for joint effort with another business.  Based on the
> current model it actually falls under a joint-event and would require a
> co-marketing agreement and seed-money.
>
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/November_8,_2016 (when link is available)
>
> You guys have been board members you know what it is like to have
> something vague on the agenda a motion to approve money and questions from
> attendees members of the public, staff and board on the submission.
> Without anyone from your team to speak to the initiative or a staff member
> or board member briefed it unfortunately gets pushed and without a motion,
> a second or a vote to make it happen.
>
> So that it can be approved by a majority vote (4) people for 2017 would
> someone from your team who is going to LEAD the effort answer questions and
> be available on the 30th?
>
> Would that person be Francois or one of you guys?
> https://www.linkedin.com/in/francoisraynaud
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 3:32 PM, Matt Konda <matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> Seba,
>
> Is there someone attending the board meeting that can speak to this in
> more detail?
>
> In general, I like the idea.  I have questions ...
>
>    1. How many people do we expect to reach for the investment?
>    2. What would be the outcome?
>    3. What kind of organizational (events) support are you hoping for?
>
> As someone who was never part of the previous summits, I wonder if they
> are as open and inclusive as we would need them to be to justify almost 10%
> of our yearly budget to fund it.
>
> I definitely want to hear more - great work!
>
> Thanks,
> Matt
>
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 2:13 PM, Tobias Gondrom <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
> I support this initiative.
>
> This would be good to do!
>
> Best, Tobias
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* owasp-board-bounces+tobias.gondrom=owasp.org at lists.owasp.org
> [mailto:owasp-board-bounces+tobias.gondrom=owasp.org at lists.owasp.org] *On
> Behalf Of *Seba
> *Sent:* Monday, November 7, 2016 09:17
> *To:* Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>
> *Cc:* dinis <dinis at owasp.org>; OWASP Foundation Board List <
> owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>; Francois <francois at devseccon.com>
> *Subject:* Re: [Owasp-board] Fwd: Request for 150K USD seed fund for the
> OWASP-DevSecCon Summit in April 2017 in the UK
>
>
>
> hi,
>
>
>
> I have added this as an extra topic on the agenda:
>
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/November_8,_2016
>
>
>
> In the coming weeks I will create a detailed budget plan together with the
> team and Andrew/Laura.
>
> At this state we are looking for the approval under the condition that a
> detailed budget will be provided by the next board call.
>
>
>
> Available for questions on Skyp/mobile in the coming days.
>
> I will not be able to join the call, as it will be midnight for me then ...
>
>
>
> Kind regards,
>
>
>
> Seba
>
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 9:52 PM Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
> Acknowledged. We've got it now via the thread history.
>
>
>
> The correct list is
>
> OWASP Foundation Board List <owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
>
>
>
> In a previous email you sent it to a defunct owasp.org address that I
> believe was created as part of gmail. I don't recall why.
>
>
>
> --
> Michael Coates | @_mwc <https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=_mwc>
>
> OWASP Global Board
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 2:40 AM, Seba <seba at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> Got an email that this is the correct email address?
> Weird, as I already sent this to the email below.
> Can hou confirm reception of this email?
>
> Thx!
> Seba
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Seba <seba at owasp.org>
>
> Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 at 14:00
> Subject: Request for 150K USD seed fund for the OWASP-DevSecCon Summit in
> April 2017 in the UK
> To: Laura Grau <laura.grau at owasp.org>, owasp-board at owasp.org <
> owasp-board at owasp.org>
> Cc: dinis <dinis at owasp.org>, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com>, Francois <
> francois at devseccon.com>
>
>
>
> Dear Laura, Board,
>
>
>
> Last week I attended DevSecCon in London together with a couple of other
> OWASP leaders (Dinis, Simon) and was excited about the positive atmosphere,
> content, workshops and attendees (both from development as from security
> backgrounds).
>
>
>
> Together with Francois Raynaud (founder of DevSecCon, in cc) we would like
> to organise a summit with as main focus and theme: grouping the DevOps,
> Security and OWASP communities to work on actionable and automated
> solutions for secure development and operations of software.
>
>
>
> We submitted the following event as Summit in OCMS as proposal for next
> year.
>
>
>
> *Owasp-DevSecCon Summit, England, April 2017*
>
>
>
> *OWASP is joining forces with DevSecCon to create a Summit focused on the
> collaboration between *
>
>
>
> *Developers and Application Security. This is not a conference with
> uni-directional presentations, this is a working summit with working
> sessions on areas like: Secure Coding, Security Testing/TDD, DevOps, Threat
> Modeling, Mobile Security, IoT, Risk & Governance, Privacy & CTO/CISO
> requirements, Secure Design, Bug-bounties, Browser Security, AI for Attack
> & Defence, DDoS, Cyber Warfare, AppSec Standards; and of course, working
> sessions on popular OWASP projects (lead by its leaders) such as: Zap, Top
> 10, Dependency Checker, OwaspSAMM, OWASP Guides (Testing, ASVS, Core
> Review), AppSensor and dozens more.*
>
>
>
> *Using the same model as the past two OWASP Summits in Portugal, this 5
> day event will be a 16h day high energy experience, where the attendees are
> expected to work and collaborate really hard. Every working session will be
> thoroughly prepared and focused on actionable outcomes.*
>
>
>
> *If you care about Application Security and want to collaborate with the
> key players in this industry, this is the event to be.*
>
>
>
> *The Summit will occur in England, April 2017, with an entry ticket of
> $2000 (covering travel + hotel + accommodation + event fee).* OWASP is
> funding a large number of its leaders and other deserving individuals to
> attend, so if you feel you can't afford this fee, or your company is not in
> a position to sponsor you, please contact the event organisers.
>
>
>
>
>
> In terms of budget we *ask for a seed fund of 150K USD* (first draft
> budget attached in the OCMS request).
>
>
>
> Our objective is to lower the financial impact (and possibly get this to 0
> or even make it a budget positive event) through sponsoring (externally and
> from projects/chapters) and have participant's organisations cover the
> costs.
>
> Nevertheless, we ask this seed fund to get the ball rolling and focus on
> content, speakers, workshops and tracks. In parallel we will involve Laura,
> the staff and our community to co-organize this as a professional event and
> submit a detailed budget in the following cycles.
>
>
>
> Our main question is:
>
> 1) your approval to reserve this summit seed fund (either by email or on
> your next board meeting 9-November).
>
> + your support to make this a great summit!
>
>
>
> Available for any questions/remarks thru email or other means.
>
>
>
> Thank you
>
>
>
> Kind regards
>
>
>
> Seba
>
> OWASP SAMM project
>
> OWASP Belgium chapter
>
>
>
>
>
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