[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-board] Meetups

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Tue Mar 10 11:35:13 UTC 2015

PS: Pretty funny really, OWASP a la "West Side Story"! LOL! Morning AppSec
humor. Moving on, folks! Cheers, 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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