[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-board] Final Call for 2016 AppSec Conference Proposals

Azzeddine Ramrami azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org
Tue Mar 17 12:15:17 UTC 2015


I agree. +1

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Azeddine Islam Mennouchi <
azeddine.mennouchi at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> Last year we have hosted a two days event here in Algeria as a part of a
> bigger Tech event called CallForTech
> With both training and confs.
> Let me say this even though we did everything on our own here in Algeria I
> reached out OWASP lists almost 2 months before the event and I did not
> found any speaker willing to come (all expenses paid by us)
> At the last minute Enrico Branco OWASP Python Security Project stepped up
> and fortunately he got his Visa in no time thanks to an invitation we
> provided by our Academic Partner (University here In Constantine Algeria)
> African chapter are having a hard time hosting events (due to lack of
> budget) and this kind of problem I have faced and a lot of other problems
> For example for the Appsec Latam, EU or US Owasp was always willing to pay
> expenses for speaker and it is not the case for Africa (I reached a lot of
> people about this including Josh) and they all said that OWASP can help
> with experience and media reach but not with budget.
>
> This is just based on my experience :) sorry if those are bad facts but it
> is the reality and had to be said
>
> Regards Islam,
> On Mar 17, 2015 11:22 AM, "Azzeddine Ramrami" <azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
>> It is a good idea to start with Ghana chapter conference to assemble a
>> core team and discuss the opportunity for AppSec Africa in 2016.
>> Azzeddine
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 1:19 AM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>>  I think that would be a good idea.
>>> Please go ahead. We have discussed this opportunity a couple of times,
>>> but without the information about which chapters in Africa like to
>>> participate this remains academic.
>>> So if you could help find who would like to join, that would be great.
>>>
>>> Thanks, Tobias
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 16/03/15 16:41, Noreen Whysel OWASP wrote:
>>>
>>> I would be happy to put out a general inquiry via social media and my
>>> community manager newsletter if we feel we are ready to do do.
>>>
>>>  Noreen Whysel
>>> Community Manager
>>> OWASP Foundation
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On Mar 16, 2015, at 6:36 PM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>   Yes. That would be a good opportunity to anchor around it.
>>> In either case we need to identify other chapters in the region to see
>>> what would active to take part and support each other.
>>> Aloha, Tobias
>>>
>>>
>>> On 16/03/15 15:33, Jim Manico wrote:
>>>
>>> There is an OWASP Ghana conference possibly coming up later this year.
>>> Perhaps we could tie into that?
>>>
>>> Theo Sagoe <theodore.sagoe at owasp.org> <theodore.sagoe at owasp.org> is the
>>> main contact there.
>>>
>>> Aloha,
>>> Jim
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 3/16/15 12:30 PM, Tobias wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> a good of learning and building up promotion and chapter activity in the
>>> Africa region could be to do an OWASP tour in 2015 (across a set of Africa
>>> chapters, see our Latam tour happening in April) and run an AppSec
>>> conference in 2016.
>>> The tour can help improve chapter activity levels which later can
>>> increase participation at an AppSec. The events at an OWASP tour can be
>>> half-day to full-day plus optional some training day if you like... So in
>>> many ways like good start path Josh mentioned.
>>>
>>> For an OWASP Africa tour, we would need to know which chapter in Africa
>>> would like to participate and host a half-day or full-day. And at least 4-6
>>> months before the events.
>>>
>>> Just my 2cents.
>>>
>>> Tobias
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 16/03/15 14:48, Josh Sokol wrote:
>>>
>>>  Azzeddine,
>>>
>>>  Our OWASP Austin Chapter was in a similar boat when we first started
>>> LASCON.  I am happy to help from afar by sharing with you my experiences
>>> and by guiding your approach.  My advice would be to start by assembling a
>>> core team of trustworthy people (in the sense that you can count on them to
>>> do what they say).  Get the team together and start brainstorming the best
>>> time of the year to do your conference and the best location to do it in.
>>> If you've never done a conference before, maybe start with a simple
>>> half-day of talks (3-4 speakers) to get your feet wet.  From there, you
>>> should learn a few lessons, and build up confidence toward running a
>>> full-day event.  Baby steps.  You have my support both as a former
>>> conference Chair, as well as a Board member, but you guys will need a team
>>> of local(ish) people to do the heavy lifting.  Can you start with that and
>>> I can advise further once you've got your team assembled?
>>>
>>>  ~josh
>>>
>>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:24 AM, Azzeddine Ramrami <
>>> azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>>   Hi,
>>>>  I don't car for the first location but we need to organise this first
>>>> event in Africa may be in Morocc, Egypt, Algeria, Gabon, etc.
>>>>  I am available for an online meeting.
>>>>  As I have no experience to organise this type of event we need a help
>>>> from OWASP and other AppSec existing conference organisers.
>>>>
>>>>  Azzeddine
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:44 AM, Ahmed Neil <ahmed.neil at owasp.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>   Mohamed, and others
>>>>>
>>>>>  I discussed this point earlier in 2014 with some people from
>>>>> different chapters and the board directory aswell.
>>>>>
>>>>>  And we came out with some good points but for some reason we didnot
>>>>> move along with it, however we can all bring this idea again to life, if u
>>>>> are interested.
>>>>>
>>>>>  BR
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 11:26 AM, Mohamed Alfateh <
>>>>> mohamed.alfateh at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think we have to discuss this with other Africal leaders, we may
>>>>>> come with one or two proposals supported by all chapters, I don't know how
>>>>>> could we conduct this, one option may be by call for online meeting, what
>>>>>> do you think?,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> For our chapter, we will have a meeting this Monday and will try to
>>>>>> work to submit the proposal, this will require meetings with Egypt-CERT and
>>>>>> some governance entities those can help sponsoring the conference, your
>>>>>> support could be by giving us an exception for the submission deadline :)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>>  Fateh
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 6:29 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>  I don't see any reason why an "AppSec" event couldn't be organized
>>>>>>> in Africa.  We have plenty of other chapters organizing their own AppSec
>>>>>>> events (AppSec California, LASCON, SnowFROC, etc).  What support can the
>>>>>>> Foundation give you guys to make this happen?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>  ~josh
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 3:49 AM, Mohamed Alfateh <
>>>>>>> mohamed.alfateh at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>  +1 to Africa, the security events attract a huge number of
>>>>>>>> attendees here,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Here are Ec-Council Hacker halted conference successfully hosted in
>>>>>>>> Cairo before
>>>>>>>> http://www.eccouncil.org/news/hacker-halted-to-make-debut-in-egypt/
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>  and In our regular chapter meeting around ~100 attendee
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 9:37 AM, Azzeddine Ramrami <
>>>>>>>> azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>  Hi Paul,
>>>>>>>>> What about Africa ?
>>>>>>>>>  Regards,
>>>>>>>>>  Azzeddine
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>  On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 8:48 PM, Paul Ritchie <
>>>>>>>>> paul.ritchie at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>   Hello All:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>   Is your Chapter or Region interested in hosting our 2016 OWASP
>>>>>>>>>> AppSec Conference for Europe, USA, LATAM or AsiaPac?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> OWASP is actively seeking proposals and we encourage any Chapter
>>>>>>>>>> or Regional group interested in hosting an *OWASP* *Global *
>>>>>>>>>> *Conference* to submit a proposal.  Additionally, we are looking
>>>>>>>>>> at other formats including static locations and regional tours to help
>>>>>>>>>> maximize spreading the word about OWASP.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> The dates of each OWASP Global AppSec conference vary somewhat
>>>>>>>>>> each year but ideally the conference is held:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Europe - Q2 2016
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> North America - Q3 2016
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> LATAM & AsiaPac, regional tours covering multiple countries in Q2
>>>>>>>>>> & Q4 have proven successful.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>  Hosting a conference requires commitment, responsibility and a
>>>>>>>>>> lot of time, energy and effort to properly plan and implement a conference.
>>>>>>>>>> For more information see the How to Host a Conference page.
>>>>>>>>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Host_a_Conference
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>  To bid for a 2016 OWASP Global AppSec please complete the OCMS
>>>>>>>>>> form http://www.tfaforms.com/301382 with the following
>>>>>>>>>> information *by March 2**0th, 201**5**.**   Please include the
>>>>>>>>>> following information.*
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> 1. The proposed city and host chapter.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> 2. The name of the intended local organizer and his/her team
>>>>>>>>>> committed to the task for 2016  along with a brief explanation
>>>>>>>>>> on why the conference committee wants to organize an OWASP Global
>>>>>>>>>> AppSec.  Include anticipated help from volunteers before and at
>>>>>>>>>> the conference.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> 3. Previous conferences or local/regional events experience of
>>>>>>>>>> the conference committee.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> 4. The intended dates for the conference. (Typically includes 2
>>>>>>>>>> days of pre-conference training, followed by 2 days of conference talks).
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> 5. Venue recommendations.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>  6. Budget. Please use the form on google docs
>>>>>>>>>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhOGWXgQrDnddE9nZnh1UEZzUHJ2cl85R2hVd2IxRGc&usp=drive_web#gid=0
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>  We really appreciate every proposal we receive, however not
>>>>>>>>>> every proposal will be approved. The selection process will be made by the
>>>>>>>>>> OWASP operations team with input from previous AppSec organizing
>>>>>>>>>> teams.    *The deadline for applications is March 20th.*
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Should you have any questions concerning the proposal process or
>>>>>>>>>> need assistance with your application, please do not hesitate to contact
>>>>>>>>>> me.  We are looking forward to your proposals!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Paul Ritchie, OWASP Executive Director
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> paul.ritchie at owasp.org
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>  Azzeddine RAMRAMI
>>>>>>>>> +33 6 65 48 90 04 <%2B33%206%2065%2048%2090%2004>.
>>>>>>>>> Enterprise Security Architect
>>>>>>>>> OWASP Leader (Morocco Chapter)
>>>>>>>>>  Mozilla Security Projects Mentor
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>>>> +33 6 65 48 90 04 <%2B33%206%2065%2048%2090%2004>.
>>>> Enterprise Security Architect
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Azzeddine RAMRAMI
+33 6 65 48 90 04.
Enterprise Security Architect
OWASP Leader (Morocco Chapter)
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