[Owasp-leaders] Chapter Leader Update

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Wed Aug 17 10:28:37 EDT 2011

As a result of repeated discussions at the OWASP booth at Blackhat this year, the following items are worth pointing out globally;

Chapter Leaders:  

When you host your next local meeting will you have a table throw, a pull up banner, swag to help raise the professional image and awareness of the mission of OWASP Foundation?
VISUAL Example:  https://www.owasp.org/images/a/a7/OWASP-BOOTH.jpg

FAQ: what can you REQUEST for your chapter to promote OWASP locally? 

Answer:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Chapter_Supplies


For many chapters there IS money in the chapter bank for this purpose over 100k actually.    Seeing that summer is almost over... its time to review your chapter budget and invest invest short term and long term in your local chapter before the end of the year.  If you are without funds contact your nearby chapter with funds collaborate with them we are a single community and ask for a transfer of funds to help out its a community effort. 

Here is where the 100k+ in funds are currently allocated by the hard-work of volunteer chapter leaders:


* NYC Chapter is offering $1000 to any chapter that is less than 12 months old, has used OWASP On The Move and a membership balance is currently less than $100 to help you get started (contact me for more details off list). 

**NOTE Many of the other chapter leaders that I have spoken with are also willing to help you out - you have to ASK them

***As a chapter leader you are coming to the Global AppSec USA 10 Year Anniversary of OWASP right? There is NO CHARGE for chapter leaders, don't miss the chapter workshop - http://www.appsecusa.org in September


Need Speakers for your Chapter? 

Have you looked at OWASP on the Move yet to bring in one of the 200+ OWASP Project Leaders to your chapter?


To see what has been used to date see:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_on_the_Move_-_Payments  we have a budget allocated USE IT!

Also consider being a scout and coming to AppSecUSA and asking presenters of AppSecUSA to come to your local chapter see:  http://www.appsecusa.org/schedule.html


FAQ where can we find the other OWASP Chapter guidance support information?

Answer:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Chapter#Chapter_Support_Materials  
For the OWASP Chapter Leader Handbook which includes rules and regulations, click here.
For OWASP Chapter resources, click here.
For OWASP Chapter presentations, click here.
For the OWASP news item template, click here.
For OWASP Chapter promotion tips click here.

Finally, we need your help   If you are a CHAPTER LEADER, you have a chapter mailing list (this might be why your even getting this email....),   we are counting "Chapter Leaders" by those that are listed on the administrative area of the chapter mailing list.  If someones name is listed on the wiki, that is NOT how we are counting the active chapter leaders, add there @owasp.org email to the mailing list administrative area.

Some chapters are announce only mailing lists and that is ok here is why;   Larry Casey our volunteer has a simple script that scrapes the administrative names/emails and includes them in OWASP-LEADERS list.  So this is how we get communication like the above out to those that are Chapter Leaders.  It is important that you add all associated chapter "leaders" to your chapter mailing-list so that they can be included in OWASP-LEADERS list communication such as this.  If you need your local chapter mailing list password reset click on the below or visit www.owasp.org and click on CONTACT US



OWASP ELECTION - https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership/2011Election -  This is in progress we are approx., at 50% of the eligible voters have already done so.  If you have not voted today the window is closing - VOTE TODAY.

Semper Fi,

Tom Brennan
Direct: 973-202-0122

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