Hi Hector,<br><br>Welcome aboard:)<br><br>Heres some random thoughts regarding setting up a new chapter, based on my experience setting up the Manchester (UK) one:<br><ul><li>Use your contacts to spread the word - colleagues, ex-colleagues, anyone who may know anyone who may be interested</li>
<li>Try to get as many developers interested as possible<br></li><li>Try to let people know the meeting dates well in advance so people can plan ahead</li><li>The OWASP Top 10 is a great place to start</li><li>You may worry about getting speakers, but once word gets out people will probably approach you about presenting<br>
</li><li>Make sure theres time for people to socialize at chapter meetings - everyone I've talked to at our meetings really enjoys that</li><li>Try to create an atmosphere where people feel comfortable to chip in - we've had some great discussions leading from comments people have made</li>
</ul><p>Good luck!</p><p></p><p>Simon<br></p><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:49 AM, Hector Aguirre <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:hector.antonio.aguirre@owasp.org" target="_blank">hector.antonio.aguirre@owasp.org</a>></span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><span lang="en"><span>Leaders</span><span>,</span><br><br><span>OWASP</span> <span>is starting</span> <span>Paraguay</span> <span>evangelization</span> <span>activities</span> <span>:)</span><br>

   <span>(</span><span>started</span> <span>two months ago</span><span>)</span><br><br><span>I am currently</span> <span>conducting</span> <span>talks on</span> <span>OWASP</span> <span>Top 10</span><span>.</span><br>
<br><span>For the month</span> <span>of December</span> <span>we are preparing a</span> <span>new seminar on</span> <span>Top 10</span><span>.</span> <span>I need</span> <span>to deliver</span> <span>items</span> <span>to the press</span> <span>to publicize</span> <span>chapter</span><span>.</span><br>

<br><span>Grateful if</span> <span>they could share</span> <span>their experiences</span> <span>about the start</span> <span>of the chapters.</span><br><br><span>regards<span class="HOEnZb"><font color="#888888"><br>
<br>Hector Aguirre<br>Paraguay<br></font></span></span></span>
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