[Owasp-leaders] Gamifying OWASP

Fabio Cerullo fcerullo at owasp.org
Wed Nov 19 17:49:23 UTC 2014


Hi there,

During the 2014 Waspy Award election, the leaders began a discussion
focusing on awarding merits and recognizing participation that can be used
to award our active leaders for their contributions.

*Badges & Recognition*

Using the OWASP portal community functionality we now have the ability to
integrate badging and recognition allowing both Foundation level
recognition as well as peer to peer recognition. The badging system also
allows the Foundation to create a pool of funds with Amazon, or other
vendors, that can be distributed as financial rewards with associated
badges.

The badging system’s reporting functions will allow the annual awards to be
based on awards and contributions rather than on a popular vote. Metrics
exist around badge giving, receiving, and type of badge.


*Streamlined Communications*
In addition to this new gamification functionality, the platform provides
our entire community a place to discuss topics of interest to them. Daily,
weekly, monthly digest options ensure that the participant receives as much
or as little information as they want.

The OWASP portal has this and other functionality that could be used by
anyone once enabled. And best of all, it is absolutely FREE for all members
of our community.

So before moving forward, we would really like to hear your feedback.

Thanks and regards,

Fabio Cerullo
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