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

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Wed Nov 9 09:40:41 UTC 2016


Hi Seba

For the meeting, would it be possible to have a simple break down on how
the budget would be used?

Cheers

Johanna

On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 7:58 AM, Seba <seba at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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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Johanna Curiel
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