[Owasp-leaders] pycon CFP - outreach opportunity

Jonathan Marcil jonathan.marcil at owasp.org
Tue Sep 9 00:47:27 UTC 2014

Hi Bill,

great stuff. I think out reaching developers is really the center of
OWASP's mission so the more we do it the better.

For the involvement, we participated in local conferences like that with
our local chapter. It makes a good opportunity to grow chapter followers as
well as promoting OWASP itself.

The only rule you have to follow is if there's any contracts involved you
must check with the foundation. Usually if you help the organization or get
the partner table for free there's not. So if you want it to be easy just
work with that in mind.

In the case of pycon, I knew them and just asked.

For the materials, you can actually order that directly from the foundation
using the global outreach bucket or your local chapter. That includes roll
up posters, swag and table cover. (Google owasp merchandise). A kit like
cost less than 400 bucks and I suggest you go local for the banner (around
250 for something plastic like with a roll up base) as the design is
available online on
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Marketing/Resources#tab=BANNERS and prolly
on the merch page for other older designs.

You'll have to enter the event in http://www.tfaforms.com/301382 and
specify *Promotional and Outreach Event*.

That will make the event official and it will be shown in the connector.


- Jonathan
On Sep 8, 2014 5:47 PM, "Bill Sempf" <bill.sempf at owasp.org> wrote:

> This is a timely thread. I am running the security track at two local and
> very popular regional developer conferences - CodeMash (www.codemash.org)
> near Cleveland and the Midwest Tech Fest (http://mwtechfest.com/) in
> Columbus. Each draws around 2000 developers (MWTF is new, but it is a
> combination of two other older conferences). Is this something that should
> be done at the local chapter level? How does one get OWASP involvement in a
> con like these? Is there an official channel, or do we just set up a table
> and go for it?
> Those that have done it, have you just requested table space at the con?
> S
> On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 5:38 PM, Matt Konda <matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Nice!
>> What other conferences can we target?
>> I think we've seen Java One (Manico, Keary), SpringOne (Winch), RubyConf
>> (Smith), RailsConf (Bedra, Collins, etc. .. ), PyCon, Node (Adam Baldwin),
>> Clojure (Bedra) etc. maybe we should keep track of these?  It would be cool
>> to have a technology stack tuned way to get to AppSec presentations and
>> experts...  then we can start to build communities around these ...
>> I've had good success with smaller local dev meetups too.  Seems like
>> something we could suggest doing at a chapter level, maybe making stories
>> out of the different approaches people take and distilling out which things
>> seem to work.
>> Good stuff Jonathan!
>> Matt Konda
>> On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 11:29 AM, Jonathan Marcil <
>> jonathan.marcil at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> Hi leaders,
>>> it is settled, OWASP is gonna be represented at pycon by OWASP Montreal
>>> Chapter.
>>> Attendees reached : 2,500 (mostly python programmers)
>>> Total cost: 0$ (not including swag)
>>> https://us.pycon.org/2015/sponsors/
>>> I'll add the event to our official system later, and there's is no
>>> contract involved.
>>> I wanted to tell you that since the CFP is closing in one week. See
>>> below for details.
>>> Thanks,
>>> - Jonathan
>>>  On Aug 24, 2014 10:28 PM, "Jonathan Marcil" <jonathan.marcil at owasp.org>
>>> wrote:
>>> Hi leaders,
>>> pycon (the biggest baddest "hugest" conference about python) is in
>>> Montreal next year from April 8 to April 16 in Montreal.
>>> While I'm be doing by best to have a non-profit sponsor table and
>>> represent OWASP, it would be great if some leaders could applies for the
>>> CFP. Any subject related to python is good, so if your project is using
>>> python, or you have a subject that have python somewhere in the tech
>>> stack, it's good as well.
>>> Info for CFP is here:
>>> https://us.pycon.org/2015/speaking/cfp/
>>> It closes September 15th.
>>> Note that pycon is special in regards of expense coverage as per default
>>> people are sent by their companies so nothing is covered. You can
>>> however use their assistance program to get reimbursed (and I bet if
>>> your project is something done on a voluntary basis you'll get more
>>> chances):
>>> https://us.pycon.org/2015/assistance/
>>> If you happen to get accepted hit me up to do more things in Montreal
>>> that week.
>>> Thanks,
>>> --
>>>  - Jonathan Marcil
>>>    OWASP Montreal Chapter Leader
>>>    https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Montreal
>>>    jonathan.marcil at owasp.org
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