[Owasp-leaders] Fwd: Request for 150K USD seed fund for the OWASP-DevSecCon Summit in April 2017 in the UK

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Wed Oct 26 09:46:43 UTC 2016


This looks a great event to join forces and promote OWASP within the
Developer community

On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 2:04 AM, Seba <seba at owasp.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> Please see the mail below: we are preparing a summit in April!
> Main focus and theme: grouping the DevOps, Security and OWASP communities
> to work on actionable and automated solutions for secure development and
> operations of software.
> We call upon each of you to help make this summit as great as the previous
> (in 2011 wow, that is a long time ago - https://www.owasp.org/index.
> php/Summit_2011)
> How can you help:
> 1) support our request for seed funding this summit - contact our board
> members and convince them to approve this at the next board meeting (9-Nov)
> 2) reserve 2000 USD (times your number of supported attendees) from your
> marketing/training/R&D/whatever budget to support this with your
> company/organisation for next year
> 3) tentatively block 19-23 April in your agenda (timing not final yet)
> 4) if you have spare cycles in the coming months - join the core summit
> team to organize this: we need people to help out on content/workshops but
> also to prepare all the logistical aspects. We meet each Thursday evening
> with GoToMeeting at 21h CET as of 17 November - mark this in your agenda.
> 5) if you want to help out: send me/Dinis your contact details and we will
> add you to the Summit Trello project.
> 6) prepare your workshop/topics proposals & teams for the summit: let us
> know who should be there?
> Current placeholder of the event: https://www.owasp.org/index.
> php/Owasp-DevSecCon-Summit
> Really excited about this & looking forward to see you all at the summit!
> regards
> Seba
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Seba <seba at owasp.org>
> Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM
> Subject: Request for 150K USD seed fund for the OWASP-DevSecCon Summit in
> April 2017 in the UK
> To: Laura Grau <laura.grau at owasp.org>, owasp-board at owasp.org <
> owasp-board at owasp.org>
> Cc: dinis <dinis at owasp.org>, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com>, Francois <
> francois at devseccon.com>
> Dear Laura, Board,
> Last week I attended DevSecCon in London together with a couple of other
> OWASP leaders (Dinis, Simon) and was excited about the positive atmosphere,
> content, workshops and attendees (both from development as from security
> backgrounds).
> Together with Francois Raynaud (founder of DevSecCon, in cc) we would like
> to organise a summit with as main focus and theme: grouping the DevOps,
> Security and OWASP communities to work on actionable and automated
> solutions for secure development and operations of software.
> We submitted the following event as Summit in OCMS as proposal for next
> year.
> *Owasp-DevSecCon Summit, England, April 2017*
> *OWASP is joining forces with DevSecCon to create a Summit focused on the
> collaboration between *
> *Developers and *
> *Application Security. This is not a conference with uni-directional
> presentations, this is a working summit with working sessions on areas
> like: Secure Coding, Security Testing/TDD, DevOps, Threat Modeling, Mobile
> Security, IoT, Risk & Governance, Privacy & CTO/CISO requirements, Secure
> Design, Bug-bounties, Browser Security, **AI for Attack & Defence, **DDoS,
> Cyber Warfare, AppSec Standards; and of course, working sessions on popular
> OWASP projects (lead by its leaders) such as: Zap, **Top 10, **Dependency
> Checker, OwaspSAMM, OWASP Guides (Testing, ASVS, Core Review), AppSensor
> and dozens more.*
> *Using the same model as the past two OWASP Summits in Portugal, this 5
> day event will be a 16h day high energy experience, where the attendees are
> expected to work and collaborate really hard. Every working session will be
> thoroughly prepared and focused on actionable outcomes.*
> *If you care about Application Security and want to collaborate with **the
> key players in this industry, **this is the event to be.*
> *The Summit will occur in England, April 2017, with an entry ticket **of
> $2000** (covering travel + hotel + accommodation + event fee).* OWASP is
> funding a large number of its leaders and other deserving individuals to
> attend, so if you feel you can't afford this fee, or your company is not in
> a position to sponsor you, please contact the event organisers.
> In terms of budget we *ask for a seed fund of 150K USD* (first draft
> budget attached in the OCMS request).
> Our objective is to lower the financial impact (and possibly get this to 0
> or even make it a budget positive event) through sponsoring (externally and
> from projects/chapters) and have participant's organisations cover the
> costs.
> Nevertheless, we ask this seed fund to get the ball rolling and focus on
> content, speakers, workshops and tracks. In parallel we will involve Laura,
> the staff and our community to co-organize this as a professional event and
> submit a detailed budget in the following cycles.
> Our main question is:
> 1) your approval to reserve this summit seed fund (either by email or on
> your next board meeting 9-November).
> + your support to make this a great summit!
> Available for any questions/remarks thru email or other means.
> Thank you
> Kind regards
> Seba
> OWASP SAMM project
> OWASP Belgium chapter
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Johanna Curiel
OWASP Volunteer
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