[Owasp-leaders] Grant for undeserved Leaders to attend Global AppSecs?

Bjoern Kimminich bjoern.kimminich at owasp.org
Tue Jul 11 02:24:12 UTC 2017

Hi Tiffany, 

I would recommend to strictly tie these kinds of travel cost reimbursements to some tangible contribution for that particular event. Examples:

- attending preceding project summit to do project reviews
- giving a talk or workshop at that conference
- hosting/moderating a track etc.

Community building or plain conference attendance is not enough to warrant such expenses on OWASPs end in my opinion.

All this obviously should apply to everyone equally, independent of their continent of origin or destination.


Am 10. Juli 2017 22:33:42 MESZ schrieb Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org>:
>Dear Tiffany, I support the concept that you presented and suggest that
>there be a development team created and assigned to work on this
>and any other OWASP funding needs as defined by the OWASP Community and
>Local Leaders that are not currently being served by the current
>model or without their own development team. I believe that there may
>Mentors available to assist and advise, as well.Thank you and best
>On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 4:28 PM, Tiffany Long <tiffany.long at owasp.org>
>> Dear Chapter and Project Leaders,
>> We have had many requests from Leaders of chapters with little funds
>> Africa and Asia to help fund trips to a Global AppSec.  We have never
>had a
>> Global AppSec in Africa to my knowledge, and while in 2018 we will
>host one
>> in Asia, this is not a usual occurrence.  Because our Global events
>> usually so far away, it can cost much more than $500 to send a leader
>to a
>> global event.  It is quite telling that only chapters from the two
>> continents we do not have regular events on make this request.
>> As a community, do we wish to put together funds to support these
>> attending global events?
>> If so, these funds would have to be sourced from Projects and
>Chapters to
>> supplement the max grant the foundation is able to give.  Is there a
>> Project or Chapter that specifically wants to fund this?  Do many
>> or Projects want to donate to a central pool?
>> Best,
>> Tiffany Long
>> Community Manager
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