[Owasp-leaders] Chapter Event Idea - Social Hour(s)

Eoin Keary eoin.keary at owasp.org
Mon Sep 30 15:07:16 UTC 2013


Ireland has been doing the free beer thing and social malarkey for years. Well...er...it's ireland right.




Eoin Keary
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On 30 Sep 2013, at 16:01, Mark Miller <mark.miller at owasp.org> wrote:

> We've done this type of thing in New York City, too, for SharePoint gatherings... they are called "SharePint, and now have a huge global following. Every time there is a conference or a SharePoint Saturday anywhere in the world, there is a community lead SharePint that is a perfect way to finish off the event. 
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> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>> (Chapter) Leaders,
>> 
>> This week we experimented with a new idea in the bay area OWASP chapter - a social gathering for drinks and networking - no security presentations at all. I think this idea may work well for other chapters and thought I'd share for all.
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>> In short, it went really well. We had 60 people RSVP and about 40 people show up throughout the evening. The event space was donated by the sponsor company and the company also paid for drinks and light snacks.
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>> For 2 hours we had a solid crowd of bay area security professionals networking and enjoying the benefits of "hallway con" without the "conference". Lots of great informal discussions on security and several people commented how they really enjoyed having this social event in addition to our normal quarterly presentation meetings.
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>> We're planning to do these events monthly in addition to our normal quarterly presentation events. Also, several other companies have already contacted me to offer to be the next sponsor of the event! This will allow us to rotate around the bay and attract different people based on location and availability.
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>> For reference, the invite for the event is below. Feel free to ping me if you have any questions on this idea. 
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>> --
>> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
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>> OWASP Social Hour in Mountain View 
>> Hosted by Shape Security
>> 
>> When:
>> 
>> Wednesday 9/25/13
>> 5:30-7:30p Shape Security, 800 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA
>> ~7:30-8:30p Cascal, 400 Castro St, Mountain View, CA
>>  
>> Where:
>>  
>> Shape Security Office & later Cascal restaurant bar area
>> Meet at 800 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA
>>  
>> The purpose of the OWASP social gathering is:
>> Informal security chat - the benefits of "hallway con" and security talk with others in the industry
>> Networking - meet other people in the field and industry
>> After work drinks - a nice break after a long work day
>>  
>> Note: These events won't have any formal presentations. They're meant to be social gatherings to meet others in the industry and chat about security. Check our quarterly OWASP Bay Area schedule for the security presentation events.
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Bay_Area
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>> Is your organization interested in hosting an OWASP social hour in the bay area (San Francisco, South Bay, East Bay)? Contact michael.coates at owasp.org
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