[Owasp-leaders] AppSecUSA 2014 Project Summit Rescue

Eoin Keary eoin.keary at owasp.org
Fri Jul 18 08:20:37 UTC 2014

I am a strong supporter of your views Jonathan. We need to consider the greater good!

Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board
+353 87 977 2988

On 17 Jul 2014, at 23:17, Jonathan Marcil <jonathan.marcil at owasp.org> wrote:

> Leaders,
> the USA 2014 Project Summit is not going to happen unless we act fast.
> As part of the OWASP Projects Task Force, I made a plan to rescue it.
> Most concerns are that we don't have the resources.
> So I'm stepping in myself as primary planner.
> What I ask from you, if you consider that having a summit is a good
> thing for OWASP, is to pledge an amount of money that is in one of your
> OWASP funds bucket.
> Please use that Google form to do so:
> http://sl.owasp.org/usasummit2014pledge
> It is time that the chapters realize they have 387,327.90$ while
> projects have 30,731.73$ and all could benefit from the other.
> For Chapters Leaders, that means that the Summit will be open to you as
> well if you chip in enough money globally. We want to create a synergy
> that will benefit both the chapters and the projects.
> I urge anyone with access to money to think of OWASP globally: if you
> only spend it in your corner, smaller projects and chapters will never
> be able to grow within OWASP.
> If you have access to money and wish to participate to the summit by
> paying your expenses yourself you are not obligated to pledge, but
> please do so for a reasonable amount of money for food and coffee for
> two days (100-200$).
> Please take note that I'm not requisitioning money and that the form is
> only a pledge on what each participant themselves will do.
> If you have anything to say about this initiative, please read the
> detailed plan first on
> http://sl.owasp.org/usasummit2014rescue
> and be ready to be asked to join the task force to help for the summit.
> Thanks for your dedication to the cause,
> -- 
> - Jonathan Marcil
>   OWASP Projects Task Force Zealot
>   https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Task_Force/OWASP_Projects
>   Direct reach from your OWASP email at projects-task-force at owasp.org
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