[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-board] Meetups

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Tue Mar 10 11:21:22 UTC 2015

Hi, I just want to clarify that when referring to "bullying" that I was not
referring to Simon or Noreen's comments, but rather to meetup groups trying
to "bully" other meetup groups into some kind of territorial nonsense. Not
anyone on this discussion. Sorry for any confusion. Best wishes, Bev

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 7:04 AM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:

> Thanks Simon, I have an established tradition of combining meetup events
> with other groups. We call them Meetup Mashups, and a nice way to get
> different communities together to discuss issues, and "dig deeper" than
> more "siloed" conversations. Attempts at bullying, however, don't settle
> well with me, but not worth the trouble, honestly, so moving on for now.
> Thanks and best wishes, Bev
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 5:47 AM, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In 2010 we held a Leeds (UK) chapter meeting in Manchester (they're close
>> in US terms, but not that close in UK terms;).
>> That was a deliberate test to see if there was an appetite for security
>> events in Manchester, and as a result of the successful event we started
>> the Manchester chapter.
>> So I think it can be a very good idea to have chapter meetings in new
>> areas, although I would obviously be very wary of one chapter 'encroaching'
>> on another's area ;)
>> I'm also in favour of combined events - we've talked about doing that in
>> the north of England (but not done so yet) and I'm sure this will have been
>> done in other areas.
>> I'd say go for it - see how many people turn up. If you expand OWASP's
>> 'reach' then its good. If you dont get as many people as you hoped then
>> maybe it wasnt such a good idea.
>> Cheers,
>> Simon
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