[Owasp-leaders] Fwd: OWASP South Africa chapter restart

Neil Matatall neil at owasp.org
Mon Sep 6 13:52:56 EDT 2010


Kate is very busy with the planning of 3 conferences, please grant her a little extra patience.  She's been a machine and I'm sure she'll get back to you asap :) 

Neil

On Sep 6, 2010, at 9:26 AM, Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at owasp.org> wrote:

> Apologies.  I'll check into this with Kate.
> 
> --Jeff
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sep 6, 2010, at 7:17 AM, daniel cuthbert <daniel.cuthbert at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
>> Yah what Rogan said, seems the issue is with replies from the US. 
>> 
>> On 6 September 2010 10:30, Rogan Dawes <rogan at dawes.za.net> wrote:
>> On 2010/09/06 11:10 AM, Eoin wrote:
>> > Hello Paul,
>> > Great to hear it?
>> >
>> > Currently there is no ZA chapter, is this correct?
>> >
>> > I am cc'ing Daniel Cuthbert who is a long-time OWASP member who can
>> > clarify this also.
>> >
>> > -ek
>> 
>> Hi Eoin,
>> 
>> It is correct that there is no ZA chapter at this point. There was an
>> initial attempt to start one a couple of years ago, but it went nowhere.
>> Since then, we have had a "restart meeting" on the 11th May, and Paul
>> has been instrumental in the process.
>> 
>> The hold up now seems to be that Kate is not responding to Paul for some
>> reason.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Rogan
>> (Johannesburg, ZA)
>> 
>> > On 6 September 2010 10:05, Paul van Woudenberg <pvanwoud at gmail.com
>> > <mailto:pvanwoud at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >
>> >     Dear OWASP leaders,
>> >
>> >     I need some help getting the South African chapter restarted - see
>> >     the email correspondence below.
>> >
>> >     We're keen to start holding chapter meetings, but do not want to
>> >     advertise until our request to restart the chapter has been
>> >     approved. I have not received any response from Kate Hartmann,
>> >     despite a number of attempts. Should I contact someone else?
>> >
>> >     Regards
>> >     Paul
>> >     --
>> >     Paul van Woudenberg
>> >     ThinkSmart
>> >     information systems and security
>> >     www.thinksmart.co.za <http://www.thinksmart.co.za>
>> >     t: +27 21 4097844  m: +27 82 5656256  s: callto:pvanwoud
>> >
>> >     Begin forwarded message:
>> >
>> >     > From: Paul van Woudenberg <paul at thinksmart.co.za
>> >     <mailto:paul at thinksmart.co.za>>
>> >     > Date: 29 July 2010 10:51:31 GMT+02:00
>> >     > To: kate.hartmann at owasp.org <mailto:kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
>> >     > Subject: Fwd: OWASP South Africa chapter restart (was: Re: OWASP
>> >     SA Chapter restart meeting minutes)
>> >     >
>> >     > Hi Kate,
>> >     >
>> >     > Please respond when you have a moment.
>> >     >
>> >     > Thanks!
>> >     > Paul
>> >     > --
>> >     > Paul van Woudenberg
>> >     > ThinkSmart
>> >     > information systems and security
>> >     > www.thinksmart.co.za <http://www.thinksmart.co.za>
>> >     > t: +27 21 4097844  m: +27 82 5656256  s: callto:pvanwoud
>> >     >
>> >     > Begin forwarded message:
>> >     >
>> >     >> From: Paul van Woudenberg <paul at thinksmart.co.za
>> >     <mailto:paul at thinksmart.co.za>>
>> >     >> Date: 5 July 2010 22:24:29 GMT+02:00
>> >     >> To: kate.hartmann at owasp.org <mailto:kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
>> >     >> Cc: Theo van Niekerk <theo at thinksmart.co.za
>> >     <mailto:theo at thinksmart.co.za>>
>> >     >> Subject: Re: OWASP South Africa chapter restart (was: Re: OWASP
>> >     SA Chapter restart meeting minutes)
>> >     >> x-mailer: Apple Mail (2.1081)
>> >     >>
>> >     >> Hi Kate,
>> >     >>
>> >     >> We're keen to get going - any chance you can have a look at this
>> >     soon?
>> >     >>
>> >     >> Thanks
>> >     >> Paul
>> >     >> --
>> >     >> Paul van Woudenberg
>> >     >> ThinkSmart
>> >     >> information systems and security
>> >     >> www.thinksmart.co.za <http://www.thinksmart.co.za>
>> >     >> t: +27 21 4097844  m: +27 82 5656256  s: callto:pvanwoud
>> >     >>
>> >     >> On 11 Jun 2010, at 12:48, Paul van Woudenberg wrote:
>> >     >>
>> >     >>> Dear Kate,
>> >     >>>
>> >     >>> Could you get back to me re the non-profit status proof please -
>> >     I'd like to secure the owasp.org.za <http://owasp.org.za> domain.
>> >     >>>
>> >     >>> Thanks
>> >     >>> Paul
>> >     >>> --
>> >     >>> Paul van Woudenberg
>> >     >>> ThinkSmart
>> >     >>> information systems and security
>> >     >>> www.thinksmart.co.za <http://www.thinksmart.co.za>
>> >     >>> t: +27 21 4097844  m: +27 82 5656256  s: callto:pvanwoud
>> >     >>>
>> >     >>> Begin forwarded message:
>> >     >>>
>> >     >>>> From: Paul van Woudenberg <paul at thinksmart.co.za
>> >     <mailto:paul at thinksmart.co.za>>
>> >     >>>> Date: 3 June 2010 10:32:42 PM SAST
>> >     >>>> To: kate.hartmann at owasp.org <mailto:kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
>> >     >>>> Cc: bell at ctrlf5.co.za <mailto:bell at ctrlf5.co.za>, Stephan Buys
>> >     <owasp at stephanbuys.com <mailto:owasp at stephanbuys.com>>, Charl van
>> >     der Walt <charl at sensepost.com <mailto:charl at sensepost.com>>, Barry
>> >     Irwin <bvi at moria.org <mailto:bvi at moria.org>>, gjordaan at iqgroup.net
>> >     <mailto:gjordaan at iqgroup.net>, cmeyer at iqgroup.net
>> >     <mailto:cmeyer at iqgroup.net>, Haroon Meer <haroon at thinkst.com
>> >     <mailto:haroon at thinkst.com>>, rogan at dawes.za.net
>> >     <mailto:rogan at dawes.za.net>, kwessinger at iqgroup.net
>> >     <mailto:kwessinger at iqgroup.net>, Theo van Niekerk
>> >     <theo at thinksmart.co.za <mailto:theo at thinksmart.co.za>>, "Lindsay: BB
>> >     South Africa Van Eden" <lindsay.vaneden at barclays.com
>> >     <mailto:lindsay.vaneden at barclays.com>>
>> >     >>>> Subject: OWASP South Africa chapter restart (was: Re: OWASP SA
>> >     Chapter restart meeting minutes)
>> >     >>>>
>> >     >>>> Dear Kate,
>> >     >>>>
>> >     >>>> We'd like to restart the South African chapter. Please refer
>> >     (below) to the minutes of the restart meeting we held on the 11th of
>> >     May. I trust our dual-city arrangement is acceptable given our low
>> >     app sec population. As mentioned, the chapter leaders will be:
>> >     >>>> Cape Town:
>> >     >>>> - Paul van Woudenberg (me)
>> >     >>>> - Theo van Niekerk
>> >     >>>> Johannesburg:
>> >     >>>> - Stephan Buys
>> >     >>>> - Alastair Turner
>> >     >>>>
>> >     >>>> I have received the login details for the mailing list from
>> >     Lindsay (previous leader) and will admin it from now on.
>> >     >>>>
>> >     >>>> I'd like to edit the content of the SA Chapter page
>> >     http://www.owasp.org/index.php/South_Africa - please let me know how
>> >     I do this.
>> >     >>>>
>> >     >>>> I have registered owasp.org.za <http://owasp.org.za> and will
>> >     point it to the OWASP SA Chapter page above. If I can show that
>> >     OWASP is a non-profit org, I will not be charged domain registration
>> >     fees - could you perhaps send me proof of OWASP's non-prfit status
>> >     that I can forward to our registrar?
>> >     >>>>
>> >     >>>> I look forward to your response - please let me know if you
>> >     need any more information.
>> >     >>>>
>> >     >>>> Regards
>> >     >>>> Paul
>> >     >>>> --
>> >     >>>> Paul van Woudenberg
>> >     >>>> ThinkSmart
>> >     >>>> information systems and security
>> >     >>>> www.thinksmart.co.za <http://www.thinksmart.co.za>
>> >     >>>> t: +27 21 4097844  m: +27 82 5656256  s: callto:pvanwoud
>> >     >>>>
>> >     >>>> On 25 May 2010, at 10:39 AM, Paul van Woudenberg wrote:
>> >     >>>>
>> >     >>>>> Hi OWASPers,
>> >     >>>>>
>> >     >>>>> Thanks again for attending the OWASP SA Chapter restart
>> >     meeting at the ITWeb Security Summit. Sorry for my delay in getting
>> >     this mail out, last week was a bit hectic catching up after the summit.
>> >     >>>>>
>> >     >>>>> As discussed, Stephan, Alastair, Theo and I have volunteered
>> >     to lead the OWASP South Africa chapter. We will hold chapter
>> >     meetings in both Johannesburg (led by Stephan and Alastair) and Cape
>> >     Town (led by Theo and me). OWASP prefers to have chapters confined
>> >     to a single area, but let's hope they'll accept this arrangement
>> >     given our small market.
>> >     >>>>>
>> >     >>>>> The rules for (re)starting a chapter
>> >     (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Chapter#Starting_a_Chapter):
>> >     >>>>> - Send an email to Kate Hartmann and confirm that you:
>> >     >>>>> - Have read the and agree to the Chapter Leader Handbook and
>> >     agree to the rules it set. (ok, except for the "each metropolitan
>> >     area to have one chapter" requirement)
>> >     >>>>> - Will commit to organizing at least quarterly meetings (ok -
>> >     two in Jo'burg, two in Cape Town per year)
>> >     >>>>> - Will find a stable location for meetings (should not be a
>> >     problem - we discussed using corporate premises, and in Cape Town
>> >     can use the Bandwidth Barn's event room)
>> >     >>>>> - Will find great speakers (we'll do our best!)
>> >     >>>>> - Will publicize the chapter and recruit new members (ok)
>> >     >>>>> - Will keep the chapter non-commercial (ok)
>> >     >>>>>
>> >     >>>>> So if everyone agrees, I will send a mail to Kate Hartmann
>> >     requesting permission to restart the chapter. At the founding
>> >     meeting we agreed that we would hold a chapter meeting in both
>> >     Jo'burg and Cape Town before the end of June. Theo and I will
>> >     arrange a meeting in Cape Town where we will give the talk we gave
>> >     at the summit. We'll communicate the invite and details via the
>> >     OWASP SA mailing list.
>> >     >>>>>
>> >     >>>>> For the record, the founding group is:
>> >     >>>>> Barry Irwin (Rhodes University)
>> >     >>>>> Charl van der Walt - represented at the meeting by Nick
>> >     (Sensepost)
>> >     >>>>> Gerhard Jordaan (IQ Group)
>> >     >>>>> Stephan Buys (Exponant)
>> >     >>>>> Haroon Meer (thinkst)
>> >     >>>>> Alastair Turner (Ctrl F5)
>> >     >>>>> Craig Meyer (IQ Group)
>> >     >>>>> Rogan Dawes (Corsaire)
>> >     >>>>> Karl-Heinz Wessinger (IQ Group)
>> >     >>>>> Theo van Niekerk (ThinkSmart)
>> >     >>>>> Paul van Woudenberg (ThinkSmart)
>> >     >>>>> Guest appearance by Jeremiah Grossman (White Hat) - thanks for
>> >     the insights!
>> >     >>>>>
>> >     >>>>> I have taken over the mailing list admin from Lindsay. I have
>> >     also registered owasp.co.za <http://owasp.co.za> and owasp.org.za
>> >     <http://owasp.org.za> and will point them to the SA chapter homepage
>> >     (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/South_Africa).
>> >     >>>>>
>> >     >>>>> I will ask Kate about editing the chapter homepage -
>> >     http://www.owasp.org/index.php/South_Africa
>> >     >>>>> According to the chapter guide, the web site should include at
>> >     least:
>> >     >>>>> - Information about the chapter leadership.
>> >     >>>>> - Information about future and historical events.
>> >     >>>>> - The presentations given in past meetings.
>> >     >>>>>
>> >     >>>>> Regards
>> >     >>>>> Paul
>> >     >>>>> --
>> >     >>>>> Paul van Woudenberg
>> >     >>>>> ThinkSmart
>> >     >>>>> information systems and security
>> >     >>>>> www.thinksmart.co.za <http://www.thinksmart.co.za>
>> >     >>>>> t: +27 21 4097844  f: +27 21 8865914  m: +27 82 5656256  s:
>> >     callto:pvanwoud
>> >     >>>>>
>> >     >>>>
>> >     >>>
>> >     >>
>> >     >
>> >
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>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Eoin Keary
>> > OWASP Global Board Member
>> > OWASP Code Review Guide Lead Author
>> >
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>> >
>> >
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