[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Global Chapter Meetings (was OWASP Canada)
jason.johnson at p7n.net
jason.johnson at p7n.net
Fri Aug 16 18:06:44 UTC 2013
How can Oklahoma City get on the list
On 2013-08-16 13:35, Yvan Boily wrote:
> So far we have NYC in tentatively for October and London in for
> November. Next week I will be at AppSecEU if anyone wants to meetup
> and discuss taking future meeting dates!
> On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 9:20 AM, Yvan Boily <yvanboily at gmail.com>
>> Right now the big thing we need are chapters to sign up.
>> For each of the meetings we need a local chapter host (and venue), a
>> speaker, and someone to volunteer to work as essentially the
>> production manager (managing the video and audio for the hangout,
>> setting what is visible, and controlling who has the microphone ).
>> I would prefer the speaker to be at the host venue, but that may not
>> be feasible for each location.
>> The technical requirements for a host venue are pretty
>> * a decent quality microphone
>> * a good webcam or video camera (preferably high-def)
>> * a reliable, high-speed internet connection
>> As we get each of those lined up for chapter meetings we can start
>> to do promotion work around raising awareness of the upcoming
>> On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 8:09 AM, Kate Hartmann
>> <kate.hartmann at owasp.org> wrote:
>> This is exciting! How can I help?
>> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 5:55 PM, Yvan Boily <yvanboily at gmail.com>
>> Hi OWASP Leaders,
>> Earlier this month several of the OWASP chapter leads in Canada help
>> an OWASP Canada  meetup which featured multiple host locations
>> and a single speaker that was live streamed, and supported internet
>> based and location based audience engagement.
>> The experience was broadcast via Google Hangouts On Air and streamed
>> live (and archived) on the OWASP Montreal youtube channel.
>> We thought the experiment was very successful, and although the
>> original objective was to create a recurring cross-Canada meeting,
>> we realized that was too limited in scope.
>> After a couple of discussions Jonathan, myself, and the other
>> Canadian chapter leads decided it would be worthwhile to put
>> together a regular monthly chapter call.
>> This format would provide a regular, streamed opportunity engage the
>> OWASP community, host speakers from all over the world, and most
>> importantly, enable true global participation.
>> The proposed model is a regular meeting with a repeatable structure,
>> that occurs on the first Wednesday of every month. In order to
>> ensure a global reach, these meetings will be scheduled to have a
>> different chapter lead the meeting each month, and on a monthly
>> basis the chapters will progress through time zones covered by OWASP
>> chapters, until next August the meetup returns to PDT.
>> I realize that OWASP has a webex account and can use that to present
>> to audiences, but I feel that the requirements for using Google
>> Hangouts are less onerous (browser+flash+plugin, as opposed to
>> browser+java) and provide a great deal of flexibility to the
>> partipants, and unless there are overwhelming objections, I propose
>> to continue using that platform.
>> At this point I would like to invite chapter leads to visit the
>> newly created Global Chapter meetup page and review the schedule,
>> and volunteer (or nominate) to host the monthly meetup. From
>> there, the OWASP community can help identify speakers, coordinate
>> physical locations for meetups where the time zones are compatible,
>> and generally get the ball rolling. Over the next couple of
>> iterations of the chapter meetups we can shake out the technical
>> details and document what is required so that by the time chapter
>> meetups move out of North American time zones there will guides and
>> documentation on how to host and run the meetups.
>> In order to facilitate this, I have taken the liberty of setting up
>> a Google+ page (and the associated channel). I can add others
>> managers for the page as the project grows. Please let me know if
>> you have any feedback, are interested in participating as a speaker,
>> host chapter, online organization, or any other means of getting
>> involved. There are only a couple of weeks left until the
>> September 4th meetup, and while I am happy to speak at the event
>> (redoing the talk I will give at AppSecEU next week), it would be
>> great to get a speaker who is located in the time zone engaged!
>> Yvan Boily & Jonathon Marcil
>>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZHp5Ssi67U 
>>  http://www.youtube.com/user/owaspmontreal 
>> Please note that using OWASP Montreal's YouTube channel is temporary
>> since we are looking into making a Global OWASP Channel as another
>> project that will mix live events and pre-recorded videos.
>>  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Global_Chapter_Meetup 
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>> Kate Hartmann
>> kate.hartmann at owasp.org
>> +1 301-275-9403 
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>  http://www.youtube.com/user/owaspmontreal
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