[OCC] Fwd: [Owasp-leaders] Bring a Developer Goal for AppSec 2010 - Irvine, CA

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Mon Aug 30 06:42:27 EDT 2010

Owasp leaders

I know we are close to the date, but I really like the idea that we bring as
many developers to the Irvine conference as possible.

For the next conference(s) we will make this idea much more official (with
guidelines and explicit workflows) but lets use the opportunity at hand to
try out the system.

There are two operational models here (both referenced in the email thread

*Mode 1)* the local chapter uses the budget they have available ($56,266 at
of today <http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p6IFyntQTi7t-yH-peiD8Aw>)
to pay for the expenses of a local developer that they feel would benefit
the most from the conference and be able to push OWASP at his organization
(see Tony's email for details). There are also two projects that currently
have enough funds to also do this: Podcast $1,574.92 and Top 10

*Model 2)* give the developers the ability to buy a discounted ($250)
conference admission ticket (see Tin's email). This idea was presented to
the Board and there were no objections, so the question is 'will it work?'
(Tin, I don't think you have sold any of these tickets, right?)

Tony has already found 2 developers from Atlanta that are going to attend
the conference (under Mode 1), but it would be good to have more cases
(since they will be great case studies for OWASP). Tony, can you add their
details to
(so that we can track their participation and help them as much as we can)

An idea that is very dear to Robert Hansen's heart is the fact that we
(OWASP) should be also pushing hard to penetrate the QA community. I
completely agree with this (and during the OWASP/O2 tour I also got quite a
lot of feedback supporting it).

SO, if you want to replace 'developer' with 'QA' in this thread, you will
have my unconditional support :)



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tin Zaw <tin.zaw at owasp.org>
Date: 19 August 2010 16:17
Subject: Re: [Owasp-leaders] Bring a Developer Goal for AppSec 2010 -
Irvine, CA
To: owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org

How about allocating a limited number of at-cost admission tickets ($250)
for developers, like we do to students? Local leaders can decide who qualify
for this price and send us a list of names so we can check against the list
when they register.

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 10:57 PM, Tony UV <tonyuv at owasp.org> wrote:

>  Hey U.S Leads,
> As we get closer to AppSec 2010 in Irvine, I would like to see if any
> chapter leads may be interested and have room in their budget to bring some
> local area developers from your respective city to the conference in
> September.  We all recognize that developers are notably absent for such
> cons and it would be good to invite them to ‘our side’ in order to bridge
> the knowledge gap and get some real lessons learned from their end.  If you
> have some money to spend and would like to put it to good use, please let me
> know as I’m trying to organize this effort stateside.
> Essentially, the goal here is to pay for the developer’s travel, lodging,
> and entrance to the con.  I don’t think it’s a very hard sell and in fact
> the response may be a bit overwhelming.  For the ATL, I’ve added made it
> more of an application process where they have to submit the following info
> as a potential candidate to freeload for this event.  They are as follows:
> -        Experience developer of web applications for 5+ years in a major
> enterprise environment or deployment
> -        Requirement to attend the trainings and presentation versus
> simply looking for a free ride to a less humid and more scenic place
> -        Brief description as to why they should attend.
> In order to get the best turnout and the best candidates, I’ve emailed a
> couple of clients with whom I’m know have IT staff members in web app
> development who are longing to know how to apply many of the OWASP tools,
> frameworks, and related web app sec material to their daily grind.
> Hope this helps and let me know if this is something that you may have some
> funds and interest for.
> Tony UcedaVelez, CISM, CISA, GSEC
> *Chapter Lead*
> *OWASP Atlanta*
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Atlanta_Georgia
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