[Owasp-leaders] Chapter Leader Workshops at AppSecUSA

Noreen Whysel noreen.whysel at owasp.org
Wed Aug 12 17:38:58 UTC 2015

Thank you Jay. That is engagement. Keeping members coming and volunteers
active, outreach to other like-minded groups and groups where you have
synergies, outreach to universities and student populations, etc. Also,
having a structure so volunteers know what to do, etc.

Noreen Whysel
Community Manager
OWASP Foundation

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1:35 PM, Jay Schulman <jay.schulman at owasp.org>

> I'd also like to see a session on keeping a chapter alive and active.
> Keeping our members engaged and participating.
> My two cents.
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 12:33 PM Noreen Whysel <noreen.whysel at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> I am finalizing a program for a set of Chapter Leader Workshops at
>> AppSecUSA and would love to get some feedback. We currently have a room
>> during the AM sessions on Thursday and all day between keynotes on Friday.
>> I would like to do four hour-long sessions on:
>>    - People and Capital: who can help you (meet OWASP staff), how to
>>    recruit members and volunteers, what you can do with funding and how to
>>    know what you have.
>>    - Jumpstarting a Chapter - The Basics: Overview of the updated
>>    chapter leader handbook, meeting formats, collaboration tools, social
>>    media, etc.
>>    - Hosting a Conference or Training event: how to host a money-making
>>    event for your chapter, event formats, working with sponsors and speakers.
>>    - OWASP Wiki Edit-a-thon/Hackathon: Intro to the owasp.org wiki and
>>    tools you can use to develop your chapter wiki page and integrate external
>>    services.
>> I am most excited about the Edit-a-thon. There has been some discussion
>> on this list about how to better curate content on the wiki. I'd also like
>> to explore APIs that can help integrate some of the internal and external
>> content. Meetup has an API that should allow leaders to autopost upcoming
>> events to their wiki page or to the mailing lists. How would you feel about
>> having access to tools that help you integrate external resources into the
>> wiki? What can we build to help us run chapters better?
>> Are the above sessions something you would be interested in attending
>> (project and chapter leaders welcome)? What time would you want to attend?
>> I'm taking all ideas in consideration and your ideas as leaders are the
>> most important. We want these sessions to be very interactive, tip sharing
>> from seasoned and new chapter leaders.
>> Thanks.
>> Noreen Whysel
>> Community Manager
>> OWASP Foundation
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