[Owasp-leaders] Chapter Leader Workshops at AppSecUSA

Tom Brennan tomb at proactiverisk.com
Wed Aug 12 19:54:07 UTC 2015


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On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> If anyone is running a chapter and is struggling for funds for things like
> pizza and soda (or veggies and smoothies for the hippies in LA/OC and
> similar) then please say something. There are several ways to ask for funds
> for such things.
>
> I have never seen anyone ask for OWASP funds (with a reasonable plan
> backing that ask) and not get it.
>
> So Azzeddine - if you are lacking funds for basic meeting costs - please
> talk to us and we'll see what we can do. I think one of the toughest costs
> is the cost to rent the meeting space which is why most chapters seek out a
> company to donate that space.
>
> Aloha,
> Jim
>
>
>
>
> On 8/12/15 8:59 AM, johanna curiel curiel wrote:
>
> I think Leaders like John Lita in Philippines should get more budget and
> more help.
>
> He is doing amazing work in that region to promote security among young
> developers.
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 2:51 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> That's a very fair point.
>>
>> Chapters take many forms. We're starting the Hawaii chapter up again and
>> that's an inter-island skype call. We do not even have a meeting space or
>> food budget....
>>
>> Aloha,
>> Jim
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 8/12/15 8:32 AM, Azzeddine Ramrami wrote:
>>
>> You forgoet the more important characteristics:
>>
>> - Budget
>>
>> A chapter with no budget cannot met one or more characteristics as your
>> wrote, so in your point of view this type of chapter is not "successful
>> chapter" !
>>
>> So I agree with 2 et 3. No need for budget. But I didn't agree with you
>> about:
>>
>> 1) They hold regular monthly meetings with decent speakers   --> Who will
>> pay the location, the food, the speake cost, etc.
>> 4) Heck, Many chapters have seen a big bump in membership just by using
>> Meetup --> Meetup is paid solution. Who can I pay?
>>
>>
>> The same remarks for projects.
>>
>> Without budget, what do you propose to chapter leaders to move to a
>> successful chapter ?
>>
>> Azzeddine
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 8:10 PM, Jim Manico < <jim.manico at owasp.org>
>> jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Jay,
>>>
>>> Just a few notes while on the topic.
>>>
>>> The successful chapters I have seen have a few characteristics...
>>>
>>> 1) They hold regular monthly meetings with decent speakers
>>> 2) They have more than one leader helping run the chapter
>>> 3) They communicate well and list chapter meetings on the
>>> wiki/meetings/etc well in advance
>>> 4) Heck, Many chapters have seen a big bump in membership just by using
>>> Meetup
>>>
>>> Just a few thoughts to consider. I'm sure others will jump in here.
>>>
>>> Aloha,
>>> Jim
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 8/12/15 7:35 AM, Jay Schulman wrote:
>>>
>>> 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>
>>> 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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>>
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>> OWASP Leader (Morocco Chapter)
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>>
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