[Owasp-leaders] Full time OWASP evangelist...

Jerry Hoff jerry at owasp.org
Fri Dec 14 16:53:24 UTC 2012


I think a technical evangelist / CEO role would pay for himself / herself almost immediately.

Imagine doing training where all the $$ goes back to OWASP, in addition to spending time doing fundraising, etc....

Jerry

On Dec 14, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

> Jerry,
> It comes down to cash and revenue stream. I'd love  to have a CEO of owasp also.
> 
> 
> Eoin Keary
> Owasp Global Board
> +353 87 977 2988
> 
> 
> On 14 Dec 2012, at 04:52, Jerry Hoff <jerry at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
>> Esteemed Board and Leaders,
>> 
>> I've been doing a lot of thinking about OWASP and our mission - and I really think we need a little more balance.
>> 
>> We obviously have a strong volunteer base consisting of many of the most experienced and motivated web app sec pros on the planet.
>> 
>> However, I think we also need more full time owasp employees to evangelize, coordinate and guide us as we experience sustained growth, attention and involvement.
>> 
>> We want to make appsec more visible, to inform as many stakeholders as possible of the security issues that plague web and application development.
>> 
>> To better achieve these ends I move to start a petition / movement to hire a full time evangelist. 
>> 
>> Ideally this would be a position filled by a vocal advocate for OWASP and appsec who can take our message and advance it out to the developer community at large.
>> 
>> This role could also assist the other full time owasp employees shape and guide the organization and its outreach efforts. 
>> 
>> Along with owasp, I've been highly involved with toastmasters - what they have done as an organization can easily serve as an organizational  template for us. 
>> 
>> I have deep love and respect for OWASP and everyone who volunteers - I'm extremely confident that investing in a full time evangelist will reap huge returns and cement OWASP even more firmly in the development world.
>> 
>> Leaders, what do you think? Would love to hear from those who agree / disagree. Anyone interested in full time OWASP evangelizing?
>> 
>> In the meantime I'm going to be working towards getting corporate sponsorship to fund more full timers.
>> 
>> Distinti saluti,
>> Jerry
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