[Owasp-leaders] Appsec USA 2014 Proposals

Sarah Baso sarah.baso at owasp.org
Tue Jun 18 20:56:55 UTC 2013


Checklist version 1 is available here:
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Conference_Planning_Table  and overview of
tasks here:
https://www.owasp.org/images/2/2a/Conference_Timeline_Overview.pdf

This definitely could use some work but it is a starting place for now ;-0


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:

> Agree with Tom.
>
> For an Appsec Conference there should be a track record of at least one
> regional event being held by the soliciting chapter.
>
> A scoring criteria for proposals will definitely help. Also, a checklist
> of "things to be done" once the proposal has been selected with time
> frames, etc.
>
> Fabio
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 18 Jun 2013, at 21:42, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> Denver has been kicking ass and taking names at FROC proven team and
> experience.
>
> I would love to see a Nebraska event however is there a track record?  I
> would like to see a active chapter, a active regional event that makes OCMS
> before the investment of time energy and effort.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> All -
>> We have received an additional proposal for AppSec USA 2014 from the
>> Omaha, Nebraska Chapter.  So, now that we have 2 proposals to consider
>> (Denver and Omaha)  I think it is appropriate to have an open comment and
>> vote on the about the two proposals.
>>
>> In the future, as Eoin noted in his original email, we need to develop
>> some scoring criteria for proposals.  Since time is of the essence though
>> with the AppSec USA proposals and I don't think it is fair to set scoring
>> criteria AFTER the submissions have been received, I think the best way to
>> handle this is to have an open voting.  I have included some previous
>> AppSec conference hosts on this thread hoping they will weigh in on any
>> considerations or thoughts on the proposals, base on their past
>> experiences.
>>
>> *I have set up this google moderator page for voting
>> https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=20c908&t=20c908.41 *
>> *
>> *
>> *We will be accepting votes until the end of the day FRIDAY, JUNE 21.*
>>
>> *Information on the two proposals:*
>>
>> *DENVER, CO*
>> *Submission from Snofroc Team (Denver & Boulder Chapters) -  *
>> https://ocms.owasp.org/events/230/
>>
>>    - Team leads: Mark Major & Steve Kosten
>>    - Presentation (Why Denver?)
>>    https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/file/d/0B5cq5xuMqNYSRWlUbUZSckhNMlk/edit?usp=sharing
>>    - Budget -
>>    https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Apcq5xuMqNYSdHMyUnAwaDBlQ1Nxa3AyWDEwN0Zya3c#gid=0
>>
>>
>> *OMAHA, NE*
>> Submission from Omaha Chapter -- https://ocms.owasp.org/events/231/
>>
>>    - Team leads: Fred Donovan and Rob Temple
>>    - Presentation (Why Omaha?)
>>    https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/file/d/0B6ftS9CyBPmqYThQR1NPYko4Yjg/edit?usp=sharing
>>    - Budget -
>>    https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/file/d/0B6ftS9CyBPmqaTgwdXdteWpzd2c/edit?usp=sharing
>>
>>
>> Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts and feedback!
>>
>> Regards,
>> Sarah Baso
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 5:54 PM, Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Eoin (and OWASP community members)
>>>
>>> Great questions ;-)
>>>
>>> First the specifics for next year's events:
>>>
>>> We have received one proposal for each AppSec USA 2014 (Denver CO) and
>>> AppSec Europe (Cambridge UK) - so there is no selection as much as an open
>>> opportunity for anyone to voice any objections before I approve these two
>>> great proposals so they can get planning.
>>>
>>> AppSec EU/Research for 2014 is proposed for the end of June in
>>> Cambridge, UK -- details here: https://ocms.owasp.org/events/220/
>>>
>>> AppSec USA 2014 is proposed for Q3 (September ideally) for Denver,
>>> Colorado -- details here: https://ocms.owasp.org/events/230/
>>>
>>>  So, please take this opportunity to voice any questions, objections,
>>> support and barring no big issues, I will go forward with approving the
>>> events in OCMS on next Friday, the 14th.
>>>
>>>
>>> -----
>>> In terms of a transparent and audit-able selection process - when there
>>> is only one proposal received for the event (as has been the case for all
>>> the Global appsecs last year and most of them the year before that, and so
>>> far for next year) - there really is no "selection process" as much as an
>>> opportunity to review the budget, discuss expectations with the local team
>>> proposing to host, and barring no issues "approve".  The Global Conference
>>> Committee previously conducted this process and there was not a scoring,
>>> but they just voted on the location  if there was more than one submitted.
>>>
>>> If you would like to put together a process or outline for what you
>>> would like to see, I think that would be great. Otherwise, we will put it
>>> on the wish list and when we get someone new hired for the conferences
>>> position the staff, community, and that person can work on putting
>>> something together.
>>>
>>> Open to other feedback you have!
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Sarah Baso
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 6:14 AM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> May I ask when venues for 2014 shall be selected and also how is the
>>>> selection process conducted.
>>>>
>>>> Who makes the choice, how is the panel made up?
>>>>
>>>> I really want a transparent an auditable selection process.  What
>>>> scoring mechanism is being used?
>>>>
>>>> For me this is a staff decision coupled with our (to be hired)
>>>> conference manager.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Eoin Keary
>>>> Owasp Global Board
>>>> +353 87 977 2988
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Executive Director
>>> OWASP Foundation
>>>
>>> sarah.baso at owasp.org
>>> +1.312.869.2779
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Executive Director
>> OWASP Foundation
>>
>> sarah.baso at owasp.org
>> +1.312.869.2779
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>


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