[Owasp-leaders] Insurance Certs

Tiffany Long tiffany.long at owasp.org
Mon Sep 12 20:02:29 UTC 2016


Do you need an insurance cert with the discrete dates of the event or will
a broader cert help?  Is this particular to one venue or a recurring need?


Tiffany Long
Community Manager

On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 12:52 PM, Sandeep Singh <sandeep.singh at owasp.org>

> Hi Sherif,
> We don't require showing an insurance cert at Delhi.
> However the issue here is interesting and may arise with others as well.
> We generally ensure availability of venue on the announced meetup date in
> advance with the help of our point of contact at the venue to avoid any
> last minute changes. Our meetups are generally on Saturdays (weekends) so
> chances of clashes with other events are rare because of which venue
> providers may have to cancel the venue.
> Also it is safe to connect with a backup venue every month and check their
> availability on the meetup date in advance so that in case you need to
> shuffle at the last moment.
> P.S. - Even after making all attempts to avoid such issues, they tend to
> arise sometimes so we can just learn and move on :)
> Hope this helps
> Regards,
> Sandeep
> OWASP Delhi
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 12:53 AM, Sherif Koussa <sherif.koussa at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I was just wondering if other Chapters require showing an insurance
>> cert requested by the organizing hosting the event?
>> OWASP was very generous to provide a cert as long as we ask way in
>> advance. However, sometimes our host change the dates on us all of a
>> sudden, and this is where we have a problem.
>> For example, we have an event this Wednesday, which was changed from
>> Thursday, for which we don't have a cert for, we have 70 professionals
>> RSVPed for the event and another 10 in the waiting list. What makes this
>> event extra special is we are kicking off The Mentorship Program (bringing
>> security professionals and those who wanna get into the field together) for
>> the first time. However, the whole thing is in jeopardy now.
>> Has anyone else been in this situation and had found a solution for it?
>> Regards,
>> Sherif Koussa
>> OWASP Ottawa
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