[Owasp-leaders] Help with remote participation part of the Summit

John Steven John.Steven at owasp.org
Tue Jan 18 21:35:07 EST 2011

Did I see Chris Schmidt was approved for funding to the SUmmit? I
thought he wasn't coming...?

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 9:26 PM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi OWASP leaders
> As you hopefully are noticing, the Summit 2011 is gaining a lot of momentum,
> but there is one area that I'm still very worried about, since we don't have
> anybody taking a good look at it and trying to make it happen (all Summit
> Team members are flat out with other activities)
> The problem is "how to handle the remote participation in the Summit's
> Working Sessions" (and the social + night events)
> If you look at
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Summit_2011/Remote_Participants , you will
> see a first pass at trying to centralize and organize what will need to be
> done, but as you will notice there is not a lot in there :(
> Although it is doable, there is a lot to think about and to plan:
> How do remote participants register the Working Sessions they want to
> participate?
> How do we manage the situation where the Working Session chair is
> participating remotely? (for example the project leader whose project is the
> title of the working session)
> How do remote participants map out when they are available? (note that we
> have to take into account their time zones (US, Europe, Australia, etc...)
> How much bandwidth do we need to reserve in order to have good uplink
> video/audio streams?
> What broadcast technology should we use?
> How to receive the remote participants comments, audio and/or video and
> relay that to the local participants?
> Who will be responsible for handling the local logistics?
> Who will be at the Working session writing a transcription of what is going
> on. I.e. doing what (for example) Sandra did for the OWASP Academies
> using http://www.coveritlive.com/
> How do we expose to the rest of the OWASP and WebAppSec community that it
> will be possible to participate remotely in the Summit?
> If all is set-up/organized properly, should we temporarily take over the
> OWASP.org home page and push as many visitors to what is going on at the
> Summit?
> At the moment, there are enough resources to do a OKish job at providing the
> remote participants a feed of what will happen at the Working Sessions, but
> my feeling is that with a little bit of work, we can create an amazing
> environment, where the owasp leaders that are not able to physically go to
> Portugal, can still be active participants in the Summit.
> Kate is trying to build up this team, so if you are interested and can help,
> please talk to her
> The other good news is that we still have 3 weeks to make it happen.
> :)
> Finally, on the topic of bandwidth, we can get a dedicated 2Mb line (fiber)
> to the Summit venue just for this. The catch is that it will cost about 2000
> Euros. So we either need to find a sponsor, or have a LOT of activity around
> remote participation that justifies that investment/cost
> Thanks for your help
> Dinis Cruz
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