[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Talk Back/Town Hall Re: Website Changes

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Fri Jul 22 13:26:05 UTC 2016


I have had a chance to read the report now. The RFP (
) was referenced by the the SOW (
) which stated the following would be done:

*The final report would consist of the following:*

   1. *Overview of interview and survey results regarding
   usability/accessibility and workflow inefficiencies *
   2. *Key areas of strengths and weaknesses of existing applications and
   how each meets the needs of OWASP *
   - *Mediawiki*
      - *SalesForce and integrated tools*
      - *Eventbrite, Quickbooks, Paypal, Vertical Response, Survey Monkey,
      Vimeo/Youtube, Citrix, Dropbox, Trello, Social media*
      - *Server hosting *
      - *Code Repository*
      - *Discussion List Tools*
   3. *Top-down priority list of assessment of gaps *
   4. *Recommendations to fill weakness/gaps identified *
   5. *Recommendation for suite of project hosting and lifecycle tools *
   6. *Conclusion of findings *

Many of those agreed outputs don't seem to be in the report. For example,
there is very little about project workflow, or other tools. Or assessment

When the RFP was published I considered submitting a response, but apart
from being a volunteer already and thus the possible conflict of interest,
some of these aspects were outside the areas I would have been comfortable
with (e.g. employee processes/systems, Salesforce forms). However the Needs
Assessment Report doesn't cover them either - or many website identified in
the RFP aspects either (e.g. internationalisation, content structure,
audiences, templates, etc). Now I wish I had submitted a response.

Also, a the questions stated above for next week's Facebook and Twitter
chats *only* relate to some simple aspects of the wiki. Most of the RFP's
scope is missing.

Worried, Colin

On 19 July 2016 at 22:44, Tiffany Long <tiffany.long at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> We now have the results of the Needs Assessment done by Sooryen (
> https://www.owasp.org/images/b/b2/OWASP_Needs_Assessment_Report.pdf).
>  The main takeaways of the report were:
>    - Clean up our navigation and content strategy to increase usability
>    and search capability.
>    - Create a cleaner front page and select landing pages (such as the
>    main Projects Page) so that people coming to our site can clearly figure
>    out their next steps.
>    - Improve the wiki aspect of our site so that it is easier to use.
>    - Better integrate back end systems and communication.
>    - Create a distinction between business/organization information and
>    App Sec information.
> Now we need your opinions on the matter.  To that end we will be hosting a
> Twitter and FB chat on July 25th where you can discuss your thoughts with
> Ram Ganesan, Gin Cheng from Sooryen as well as myself. Please share this
> information with your Chapters, Projects, Leaders, and fellow Members.  It
> is vital that we have as much participation as possible in this discussion.
> The *Facebook* chat will be hosted from *2 am PDT/9 am GMT to 8 am PDT/3
> pm GMT* on our FB Page
> <https://tracking.cirrusinsight.com/ffe97632-8093-43fd-874e-367d6297da7e/facebook-com-open-web-application-security-project-296236753839074>
> The *Twitter* chat will be hosted form *8 am PDT/3 pm GMT to 9 am PDT/4
> pm GMT*.  The hashtag will be* #OWASPChat*
> The Questions covered are:
>    1.
>    For the top level navigation, what do you think are the most relevant
>    categories that should be included?
>    2.
>    What are your thoughts on segregating the business and security
>    information?
>    3.
>    What are your thoughts on moving off of the MediaWiki platform?
>    4.
>    What search engine would you recommend (elasticsearch)?
>    5.
>    What are your thoughts on the redesigns?
>    6.
>    What communications platforms or methods do you think we should adopt
>    to better communicate with the community?
>    7.
>    Do you feel positive about moving forward with the site make over and
>    improvements?
> Tiffany Long
> Community Manager
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