[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Academy[Project Cancellation]

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Tue Jul 19 12:24:36 UTC 2016

Hi John

Could you let us now why the project was removed? I'm assuming is because
financially you could not support the project anymore.

One of the major issues, for all projects, is feasibility, especially when
the projects requires some form of investment . Many people come to OWASP
expecting financial support and up to certain level this is provided but
very limited. Or you have to look for sponsors yourself.

All projects were supposed to get USD500 but were you able to get this
financial aid for your project?
Was this financial aid not enough?

OWASP projects is an excellent platform to promote and connect with people,
but I have not see this as a major financial platform such as grants. OWAPS
does not have such platform to help projects at this level and the
educational initiative so far has focused on very limited activities such
as webinars using this new platform that was bought (Go Training) or
activities in Chicago and other chapters in US.

I took a personal initiative to connect Simon from ZAP with Linux
foundation, but hey, that was me , and so I can do with other Grant
initiatives but not all projects are ready for this and OWASP does not have
the administration necessary to manage funds from the EU for example.

So if we want to help projects at this level this is the place were it
needs to start: setting the right people to know how to manage grant funds
and carry on the administration and auditing for this.

 As long as that does not exist within OWASP , forget about getting certain
kind of funds such as Cyber research from EU.

Were you able to get access to GoTraining? It is possible to move the
materials there if the staff provides you access to it.Question is, if you
have time to do this but I think the GoTraining platform can support the
OWASP Academy by setting up the materials such as videos and classes over


On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 3:23 AM, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org>

> Hi all
> OWASP Education is one of our strategic goals. I'm sad to see this go by
> the wayside. It's not the first time such a thing has happened, and unless
> we fix the fundamentals of OWASP Education, it will not be the last. I'm
> determined to create a self-sustaining education platform that advances
> OWASP's mission.
> @JP and Munir, please work with Claudia and Tiffany (cc'd) to get all
> donated materials into our forthcoming education platform, which is coming
> along.
> We should not lose donated materials (again!) because this particular
> platform is not working. If you want to be involved in the new platform,
> please let us know so that we can make a success of it. I had the ASVS
> training materials recorded, and will be up on our new training platform as
> soon as it is ready, or OWASP's YouTube channel, whichever comes first.
> thanks
> Andrew
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM, Munir Njiru <munir.njiru at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> Sad to see this project go . we have a lot of content developed towards
>> it :(
>> Munir Njenga,
>> OWASP Chapter Leader (Kenya) || Information Security Consultant ||
>> Developer
>> Mob   (KE) +254 (0) 734960670
>> =============================
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>> Project Site:
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>> Email: munir.njiru at owasp.org
>> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OWASP.Kenya
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>> On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 5:32 PM, John Patrick Lita <
>> john.patrick.lita at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> Good day to All,
>>> As we started the project OWASP Online Academy (
>>> https://owasponlineacademy.zenler.com ), we sad to say that the project
>>> will be cancelled and remove on the internet,
>>> We have so many instructors who likes to give time on the platform once
>>> the project supported and funded by the foundation, but the project
>>> development is already done and it been around for one year without any
>>> comments and feedback.
>>> we would like give thanks those who show their support and give time to
>>> upload a demo video on the site, as we want to initiate this project world
>>> wide, provide a reach out all types of learners and seekers to improve
>>> their skills, enhance their knowledge in awareness.
>>> i decided to have this project locally here in Philippines (Tagalog
>>> Language) and this can be possible and do-able and this will be available
>>> on youtube channel of OWASP Manila.  As the Project leader of OWASP Academy
>>> i hope someday, someone ca do this project successfully. thank you.
>>> Regards!
>>> *John Patrick Lita *
>>> Manager for cyber security and IT services
>>> OWASP Manila chapter chairman
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>>> *https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Manila
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Johanna Curiel
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