[Owasp-leaders] Best advice on locating and scheduling presenters

Patrick Laverty patrick.laverty at owasp.org
Sun Sep 23 13:56:55 UTC 2012


Another option is getting people to present for you over Skype or a similar service.  Not as good as in-person, but you can get some great speakers this way.  



On Sep 23, 2012, at 3:24 AM, skyler.onken at gmail.com wrote:

> 
> I'm in fayetteville. Depending on the date and time I would be willing to present or help out in charlotte.
> 
> Skyler
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Justin Searle <justin.searle at owasp.org>
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> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 22:53:40 
> To: Jon Molesa<rjmolesa at owasp.org>
> Cc: <owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org>
> Subject: Re: [Owasp-leaders] Best advice on locating and scheduling
>    presenters
> 
> No I feel dumb.  I was in Charlotte a month or two ago and failed to
> offer to do a presentation for you.  I apologize.  I often try to
> reach out to the local chapter and offer to do a presentation.  I'd
> suggest looking for a security event taking place in the area (or
> within reasonable driving distance), and asking one of the speakers to
> present for you.  But those opportunities are often few and far
> between.
> 
> We've found that by simply having a monthly meeting (we meet the first
> Thursday each month), and consistently doing something interesting
> each month, people start getting it on their schedule and showing up.
> Once you get a 20+ people coming, you start having more volunteers to
> present.  We have a planning meeting every six months, and we usually
> have 10 or so volunteers to present or do a workshop, so more than we
> can schedule now.  Even if you have a few people, have a planning
> meeting and discuss the topics you'd like to cover each month (or
> quater), and see who volunteers to do one.  Even if nobody volunteers,
> pick a subject for the meeting and show up with your laptops and learn
> a new tool dealing with that subject.  Another option is to pick a
> hackercon video to watch that night.  Remember, OWASP, DEFCON,
> BlackHat, Shmoo, Derbycon, etc... all offer free videos a short time
> after the conference is over.  None of us get a chance to watch them
> regardless of our desire, so do it in a meeting once in a while.  Its
> a great way to get a "virtual" presentation from a big speaker, albeit
> you don't get your own Q/A.  ;-)
> 
> Hope that helps.
> 
> Justin Searle
> Managing Partner - UtiliSec
> 801-784-2052
> 
> 
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 10:48 AM, Jon Molesa <rjmolesa at owasp.org> wrote:
>> OWASP Charlotte
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