[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-community] May 2015 Community Manager News Flash

Yune Sung yune.sung at owasp.org
Wed Jun 3 09:12:12 UTC 2015


Hi Noreen,

Thank you very much :-)

BTW, Korea chapter will have a half day workshop in Busan on June 12th,
Friday, named as OWASP Korea Day 2015-Busan.

If possible, would you put this in next news?

Thanks again!!

Best,

Yune

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 4:28 AM, Noreen Whysel <noreen.whysel at owasp.org>
wrote:

> Greetings OWASP Community,
>
> This month, I offered my news flash lead to board member, Fabio Cerullo,
> who reported on the Chapter Leaders meeting at AppSecEU, held last week in
> Amsterdam. Fabio reports on the many ways that chapter leaders can use
> their funding. Remember, we are a nonprofit foundation and we do have a
> responsibility to spend our funding to further our mission. If your chapter
> is sitting on a lot of funds, read through the following ideas for spending
> them.
>
> Noreen Whysel
> Community Manager
> OWASP Foundation
>
> *IN THIS ISSUE:*
>
>    - How To: Spending OWASP Chapter Funds
>    - Chapter Activity: New, Renewed and Student Chapters
>    - Honorary Membership Nominations 2015-16
>    - Tools: OWASP Adds Slack Channels
>    - Community Hangout: April 30 Recording
>    - Events: AppSecEU and AppSecUSA
>
>
> *HOW TO: Spending OWASP Chapter Funds*
>
> Last week the OWASP AppSec EU conference was held in gorgeous Amsterdam. I
> wanted to highlight the outstanding job done by the team... not only the
> event was amazing from start to finish and we set a new record in number of
> attendees for Europe (580+ to the conference / 140+ to the trainings) but
> also the energy shown by fellow OWASP leaders was truly contagious.
>
> One of the topics covered during the OWASP Chapter Leader workshop, that
> was attended by 20+ chapter leaders from all over the world, was on how to
> spend chapter funds according to OWASP rules a.k.a. The OWASP Chapter
> Handbook
>
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Chapter_Handbook
>
> Here are some ideas:
>
> 1) We are thinking on creating an initiative such as Brucon 5x5.
> In case you haven't heard about it, I'm attaching an overview of this
> program. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzX1KEAVrdrCOHRBck9fZUhkMU0/edit
>
> it is basically an initiative that allocates 5K Euro/USD for
> 5 security research projects that could help to build a bridge
> between security researchers, students, hackers and professionals in the IT
> and security industry. You could run it at a local level among projects in
> your chapter or you could extend it to the rest of the world. Ideally,
> these projects when finished would then be presented at an
> OWASP AppSec conference.
>
> If you are interested in supporting this kind of activity, please get in
> touch.
>
> 2) Support/Adopt an OWASP Project to develop it further. In this case, you
> could pick a project and donate funds for translation efforts, write
> documentation, implement a new feature, bug fixes, etc. For translation
> efforts, you could hire professional translators to get it translated into
> any language using our official translation platform Crowdin.
>
> More here: https://crowdin.com/profile/owasp
>
> For bug fixes, we have a platform called Bountysource that you basically
> allocate funds to a project of your choice and then developers earn
> "bounties" to fix those bugs in the code.
>
> https://www.bountysource.com/teams/owasp-foundation
>
> For new features, on 1st June we are going to launch the OWASP Summer Code
> Sprint that allow students to work on OWASP projects during the summer and
> get paid a nominal amount (USD1500). The OWASP Foundation is funding 8
> students to work on various projects but if you want to purchase a student
> slot for a particular project you could do so as well.
>
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Summer_Code_Sprint2015
>
> 3) Reward an active leader/member of your chapter to attend an
> OWASP Conference or Summit. Next AppSec conference:
>
> https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/
>
> 4) Organise a Project Summit in your city to bring together academia,
> industry and professionals. For example: The very successful OWASP OpenSAMM
> Summit has been co-organised/sponsored by the OWASP Belgium & London
> chapters plus other industry organisations.
>
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_SAMM_Summit_2015
>
> So I would encourage to check your chapter funds below and support these
> sort of activities:
>
>
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/2/d/11acTOmtmBGq6-5CIGsjlEByU8POSGqda0r23VNnhEGQ/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&output=html
>
> Also, if you don't currently have funds in your chapter but want to
> organise an activity there are funds available to do so.. please check out
> the type of activities below that you could request funding:
>
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Funding
>
> Have a great day,
>
> Fabio
>
>
> *CHAPTER ACTIVITY*
>
> A new region has been set up for Caribbean countries to more accurately
> reflect chapters in that area. Curaçao, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico
> are now listed in the Caribbean list on the main chapter page. Puerto Rico,
> which is currently listed as an inactive chapter, will also appear in the
> United States list. Contact me if you are interested in restarting this
> chapter, or view a list of inactive chapters in the Volunteer page of our
> wiki:
> http://owasp.force.com/volunteers/GW_Volunteers__VolunteersJobListing
>
> OWASP Sydney's infosec community has hosted a number of interesting
> events, and are working with other industry organisations on collaborative
> content, first with Sectalks, and then with their local AISA chapter. Next
> up they plan to host a newbie night, called "Pentest 101." Chapter
> Leader, Norman Yue offered to share resources and bring this kind of event
> both across Australia and overseas. Visit OWASP Sydney's Meetup Group for
> details:
> http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Sydney-Web-Application-Security-Group/
>
> Tom Brennan of OWASP NYC/Northern NJ reports that OWASP projects were
> featured as part of a Cybersecurity & Compliance panel discussion at the
> East Coast Gaming Congress on May 28th in Atlantic City. The event
> addressed the growing threat of cyber attacks in the context of online
> gaming:
> http://www.eastcoastgamingcongress.com/news/view/23/. The OWASP NYC also
> invited members to attend a June 11 screening of  "The Security Brief," a
> new show on Bravo, hosted by Paul Viollis.
>
>
> *New Chapters*
>
> Cape Town, South Africa: Leader, Timo Goosen, timo.goosen at owasp.org
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cape Town
>
> Columbia, SC, USA: Leader, Frank Catucci, frank.catucci at owasp.org
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Columbia
>
> El Salvador: Leader, Nelson Chacon, nelson.chacon at owasp.org
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/El_Salvador
>
> Madurai, India (In Process): Leader, M.S. SivaKumar
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Madurai
>
> Southern New Hampshire, USA: The Kick-Off meeting has been scheduled for
> June 1 in Salem, NH. Visit the chapter page for details:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Southern_New_Hampshire
>
>
> *Restarted Chapters*
>
> Bristol, UK: Leader, Jason Alexander, jason.alexander at owasp.org. First
> meeting will be July 2. Visit the wiki page for details.
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Bristol
>
> Saint Louis, MO, USA: Leader, Justin Wood, justin.wood at owasp.org
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Saint_Louis
>
> Vitoria, Brasil: Leader, Ulysses Monteiro, ulysses.monteiro at owasp.org
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Vitoria
>
>
> *Student Chapters and Academic Supporters:*
>
> Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge, UK - Renewed academic supporter role and student
> chapter
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Anglia_Ruskin
>
> Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronic, Kharkiv, Ukraine - New
> mailing list
>
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Kharkiv_National_University_of_Radio_Electronics
> https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-knure
>
> Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK - NEW student chapter
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Leeds_Beckett_University_Student_Chapter
>
>
> *HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS for 2015-16*
>
> The form to submit your Honorary Membership request is now available thru
> June 30 To be sure you qualify, please see
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/2015_Global_Board_of_Directors_Election#Honorary_Membership
>
>
> *TOOLS: OWASP Slack Now Available*
>
> We have launched a Slack as a resource to discuss project and chapter
> activity. We now have 38 channels. sign up at http://owasp.herokuapp.com.
>
>
> *COMMUNITY HANGOUT - April 30 Recording*
>
> A recording of the April 30 Community Hangout, hosted by Tobias Gondrom,
> is available athttp://youtu.be/vffjs8Xbfjg. We discussed new #OWASP
> <http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=OWASP> updates, #AppSec
> <http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=AppSec>, our ops team and
> OWASP projects. Stay tuned for the next update announcement via Twitter and
> the owasp-community mailing list.
>
>
> *EVENT: **AppSecUSA*
>
> AppSecUSA registration has launched. Visit http://2015.appsecusa.org/ for
> conference information and the registration form and follow us @AppSecUSA
> <http://www.twitter.com/appsecusa> on Twitter. Please look for a separate
> mailing with information about accessing the Leader discount code. In the
> meantime, here is our press release
> <http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/owasps-appsec-usa-2015-announces-keynote-speakers-yahoo-ciso-microsoft-mvp-2025718.htm>
> announcing our Keynote lineup.
>
>
> *EVENT: AppSecEU Slidedecks and Recordings*
>
> The AppSecEU Team is gathering slides and videos from the event last week
> in Amsterdam. Some have already been posted to the @AppSecEU
> <http://www.twitter.com/AppSecEU> Twitter feed. Watch the AppSec.eu
> website for details.
>
>
> *RESOURCES: In this Issue*
>
> Funding Resources:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Funding
>
> Chapter Funding - Current Allocation (Donation Scoreboard):
>
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/2/d/11acTOmtmBGq6-5CIGsjlEByU8POSGqda0r23VNnhEGQ/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&output=html
>
> Chapter Leader Handbook:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Chapter_Leader_Handbook
>
> Volunteer Opportunities:
> http://owasp.force.com/volunteers/GW_Volunteers__VolunteersJobListing
>
> Honorary Membership Form:
>
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/2015_Global_Board_of_Directors_Election#Honorary_Membership
>
> OWASP Slack Channels:
> http://owasp.herokuapp.com
>
> April 30 Community Hangout:
> http://youtu.be/vffjs8Xbfj <http://youtu.be/vffjs8Xbfjg>
>
> AppSecUSA:
> http://2015.appsecusa.org/
>
>
>
> *Contact Me*
>
> Feel free to contact me at any time if you have a question or suggestion.
> To create a trackable case, please use the contact us form at
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>
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