[Owasp-leaders] New Project: The OWASP Top Trumps Project

Timur 'x' Khrotko (owasp) timur at owasp.org
Tue Aug 12 21:55:53 UTC 2014

I believe, OWASP badly needs this kind of attractive actions - my respect,

On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 11:42 PM, Mark Miller <mark.miller at owasp.org> wrote:

> To All,
> I am ecstatic to announce the creation of the "*OWASP Top Trumps for
> Projects*" card game project. For those of you in the UK, little else
> needs to be said, so you can head over to the project page and read about
> it <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Top_Trumps_for_Projects>. If
> you haven't heard of Top Trumps, read on.
> *What is the Top Trumps Project?*
> Top Trumps is a hugely popular card game in the UK. I was introduced to it
> while at Cambridge during AppSec Europe 2014 a couple months ago. There are many,
> many different deck versions
> <https://www.google.com/search?q=top+trumps&newwindow=1&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=hofqU8iYJ_HfsAT554HwBQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg&biw=1309&bih=697>
> because any subject can be used to create a Top Trumps game. The concept is
> very simple:
>    - Choose 5 or 6 attributes that are common between the items in the
>    deck
>    - Deal out all the cards to the players, face down
>    - Each player looks at their top card without showing it to the others
>    - A player chooses one of the attributes from their card, trying to
>    choose the highest value
>    - All players show their top card
>    - Whoever has the highest value of the attribute chosen wins that
>    round and collects the cards
>    - Play continues until all the cards are gone
> It is a VERY fast paced game and lots of fun. I brought the Marvel
> Superheros deck home with me and within a matter of days, my kids knew ALL
> the attributes of ALL the characters. As an example, one of the attributes
> in that deck was "Number of times the character has appeared in a comic",
> and "Debut year". When I get the Iron Man card, I always select
> "Technology" when it's my turn :-)
> Example Cards from an Actual Top Trumps "Star Wars" Deck. Notice there is
> a short description along with the attribute set. Awesome!
> [image: Inline image 1]
> *Purpose of the Project:*
> The purpose of the OWASP Top Trumps Project is twofold. First it is to
> encourage project leaders to improve their projects. *The more current
> your project, the higher your attributes will be on your project card.*
> The second is to help people learn about active projects on OWASP. When I
> brought home a Top Trumps deck of Super Heros, my 9 and 11 year old played
> for three days, and by then knew all the attributes and strengths of all 40
> characters in the deck. Can you imagine if we all knew six major attributes
> of the 88 active projects on OWASP?
> *Some suggested criteria: *
>    - Number of contributors
>    - Average commits (per week / month / year?)
>    - Open Hub activity level
>    - Open Hub Community Rating
>    - Open Hub OWASP ranking (as per https://www.openhub.net/orgs/OWASP)
>    - Open Hub users
> This is just a way to start so you can tell how the attributes of a
> project might be evaluated. These might not be the final criteria after
> final evaluation of the projects, but it's a start.
> *How Can You Participate*
> *As a leader of a project please make sure your project information is up
> to date*. The evaluation is dynamically generated from your project. The
> current status of your project evaluation can be found on the evaluation
> page <https://www.openhub.net/orgs/OWASP>. The more current your project
> information is, the higher your attribute score will be on your project
> card.
> *Conclusion*
> This is an extremely easy way for people to learn about ongoing projects
> as they play the game. The intent is to create a new deck each year.
> I will start building the deck on August 25, 2014, so that gives you
> enough time to evaluate and update your own project. My intent is to have
> the first iteration of the deck available for you to download prior to
> AppSec USA 2014, Denver.
> So get started! Make sure your project is up to date... and may the force
> be with you.
> --
> *Mark Miller, Senior Storyteller*
> *Curator and Founder, Trusted Software Alliance*
> *Host and Executive Producer, OWASP 24/7 Podcast ChannelCommunity
> Advocate, Sonatype*
> *Developers and Application Security: Who is Responsible?*
> <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Developers_and_AppSec>
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