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

Kate Hartmann kate.hartmann at owasp.org
Mon Sep 24 13:44:02 UTC 2012


The Foundation has an account with gotomeeting that is available for
chapter's to use.  We have a webinar room in addition to a conference room
available.

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Kate Hartmann
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On 9/23/12 9:56 AM, "Patrick Laverty" <patrick.laverty at owasp.org> wrote:

>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
>> 
>> Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Justin Searle <justin.searle at owasp.org>
>> Sender: owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org
>> 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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