[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-community] [OWASP-chapters] Growing Your Chapter + 90% / 10% Splits

John Patrick Lita john.patrick.lita at owasp.org
Wed Nov 19 20:35:16 UTC 2014


Hello guys! im John Patrick Lita from OWASP Manila a new Chapter Leader

Thank you and regards to all!

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:09 AM, OWASP <noreen.whysel at owasp.org> wrote:

> I think it is possible for one person to manage up to three Meetups at the
> same rate. It could be something to look into for regional leads to support.
>
> Noreen
>
> On Nov 19, 2014, at 10:07 AM, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
> Leaders,  this is a great discussion!
>
> The dues for meetup can most definitely be reimbursed from your chapter
> account.
>
> When I reached out to Meetup back in early 2014 regarding a corporate
> account for OWASP, they were not willing to provide any discounts or group
> rates for us.  Instead, they instructed me to create a "Meetup Everywhere"
> account for the Foundation.  I did that, and it can be found here:
> http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Foundation/  This "global account" does not
> have nearly the same functionality as the individual accounts, but any
> chapter is free to use it.
>
> I have again reached out to the team at Meetup to see what can be done for
> OWASP at a global scale.  If anyone in the community has a point of contact
> for the company, that would be helpful.  I will continue to work on this
> along with Kelly Santalucia, our Business Liaison, and Noreen Whysel, our
> Community Manager as it is indeed, a true added benefit for our global
> organization.
>
> Kate Hartmann
>
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Timur 'x' Khrotko (owasp) <
> timur at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> Thanx to this thread I created a meetup group for our chapter
>> <http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-HU/>, and w/o doing anything we
>> automatically got 40 members within 6 days.
>>
>> Wouldn't it be possible to cover the cost of meetup.com (Julian
>> mentioned as a cons) from the budget a chapter has on its account of OWASP
>> from sponsors?
>> In our case it is relevant, since we do not maintain any legal body
>> (unreasonable cost and time to have such in Central Europe), thus we handle
>> no money. (Now I pay it from my pocket/card.)
>>
>> Regards:
>> Timur
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 1:40 AM, Julian Berton <julian.berton at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> As Andrew pointed out OWASP Melbourne chapter has been using Meetup for
>>> just longer than a year now. Its not perfect but overall a platform such as
>>> Meetup definitely makes managing/growing OWASP chapters much easier for
>>> both the leaders and members.
>>>
>>> Here is a quick list of some of the pros and cons:
>>>
>>> Pros:
>>> - RSVP feature - even though its not 100% accurate it gives indications
>>> of numbers for each meetup. also gives us an indication of active members
>>> - allows the use of google analytics so we can track page views and
>>> growth and how far our marketing efforts have gone.
>>> - user friendly interface for adding and viewing chapter meetings
>>> - too many features to mention! eg. commenting on meetup, export meeting
>>> to calendar, sending updates to select groups of users(i.e. only RSVPed
>>> members)
>>> - develops a mini social community, more so than a mailing list imo
>>> - and the list goes on... can post photos of meetups, allows adding of
>>> sponsors logos, option for members to rate and give feedback on meetups, etc
>>> - BIG ONE FOR GROWING -  cross promoting of meetup groups. In Melbourne
>>> Meetup.com is used heavily by developers, sysadmins etc to host
>>> meetups. We use this to get more developers interested and aware of OWASP
>>> Melbourne. As an example there is a Melbourne Mobile meetup group (~750
>>> members) which we contacted when we did our meetups on both Android and iOS
>>> security. They announced our meetup along with a few other related meetups
>>> and we got a massive boost in numbers attending and number of signups. We
>>> had ~80 people compared with ~20 people from previous events. Another
>>> advantage is that the barrier to entry for existing Meetup members to join
>>> other meetups is very low.
>>> - more transparent overall, everyone can see how active a meetup is with
>>> respect to both number of meetups and number of attendees.
>>>
>>> Cons:
>>> - its not a free service. Costs $89.94 every 6 months :(
>>> - new members will have to sign up to Meetup.com to RSVP or get
>>> notifications of new meetups, higher barrier to entry (note though that you
>>> dont have to sign up to view the meetup details)
>>>
>>>
>>> As far as KPI's of chapter activity are concerned. I am not aware of
>>> how its currently done... but once you have signed up to Meetup.com it
>>> becomes very much like a mailing list. Also it is not necessary to signup
>>> to Meetup.com to view all current and passed meetups (assuming you dont
>>> have the meetings set to private). So as long as a link to the meetup page
>>> is provided on the chapter wiki this shouldn't be a problem right?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Julian
>>> OWASP Melbourne
>>> @JulianBerton
>>>
>>> On 17 November 2014 18:33, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Very cool, Martin. Glad to see meetup working around the world...
>>>>
>>>> Please, no stress here chapter leaders. This is just an option to help
>>>> grow your chapter, it's not a requirement that anyone is putting on you.
>>>>
>>>> The chapter handbook is pretty flexible in this area, so I really
>>>> encourage you to experiment with ways to grow your chapter.
>>>>
>>>> As a side note, most searches for "OWASP <yourCity>" land at the OWASP
>>>> wiki so it's good to keep that page updated or at least pointing to your
>>>> meeting service.
>>>>
>>>> Aloha,
>>>> --
>>>> Jim Manico
>>>> @Manicode
>>>> (808) 652-3805
>>>>
>>>> On Nov 17, 2014, at 4:07 PM, Martin Knobloch <martin.knobloch at owasp.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> All,
>>>>
>>>> Meet-ups are growing in recognition and are becoming more normal here
>>>> in the Netherlands.
>>>> That is in certain area's, as BitCoin and DevOps. Say in community
>>>> driven, agile-style environments.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> -martin
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 4:36 AM, Gaston Toth <gaston.toth at owasp.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Dirk, I agree with you, I live in the south of Argentina and the
>>>>> use of meetup is not common here.
>>>>>
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