[Owasp-leaders] The candidate for the OWASP board foundation available position

kuai hinojosa kuai.hinojosa at owasp.org
Tue Nov 17 13:53:28 EST 2009

Hello Owaspers,

Looks like the race is heating up!! First let me say that I had the  
privilege to meet Pravir, Eion and Matt in previous OWASP events and  
if the four of us were to become board members will be in really good  

However, looks like only two candidates can be voted and one MUST be  
me :) Being an OWASP leader is not just about contributing to the  
community, getting involved in projects and releasing the next tool or  
guide. It is really about true leadership and social intelligence, it  
is about leading a group of people to reach a common goal, building  
relationships and strengthening those relationships that have already  
been established. It is about recognizing other people's talent and  
develop their skills to become better leaders and doing all off these  
without any hidden agendas and staying true to the OWASP mission.

This is what I have to offer to the owasp community and I have a  
proven record as local chapter leader and committee member. I turned a  
small chapter into one of the most succesfull OWASP chapters in the  
nation in a very short period of time.

As board member I will:

- Improve communication among global committes and the foundation  
members by establishing calls with committee leaders and sharing their  
progress with the community. Create a committee news letter in an  
effort to keep everyone informed

- Focus on education. It is time to stop preaching to the choir and  
reaching out to other developers communities, academic leaders and  
industry leaders who can continue to make impact in application  
security. We can achieve this by continuing to reach out to the  
academic community and get their buy in. Allocating more resources to  
support education initiatives, building more relationships with the  
academic community and continue to participate in academic events. And  
by getting the support of companies in the industry that see a value  
of educating students and funding application security related research

- Improve the progress of projects and global committees by   
recruiting volunteers. There are a lot of people out there hungry to  
help out and contribute, some just don't know how or where to start  
and most importantly how this can benefit their careers. By recruiting  
students working with academic leaders I hope we can make contributing  
back to the OWASP community part of the academic curriculum

Vote for me!

My name is Kuai Hinojosa and I approve this message :)

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