[Owasp-portland] Planning Meeting

Tim tim.morgan at owasp.org
Sat Oct 26 16:31:52 UTC 2013

Hi Folks,

I just posted our chapter planning meeting for this Wednesday:

If you plan on coming, please email me privately to RSVP so I can get
a head count.


On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 06:21:33PM -0700, Tim wrote:
> Greetings,
> I would like to hold a planning meeting in late October or early
> November.  It will just be an informal gathering to discuss what
> people want out of the chapter and how we can make it happen.  Here
> are some ideas of things we could be organizing over the next couple
> of years:
> - More chapter meetings.  I'd like us to get in the habit of having
>   monthly or bi-monthly meetings.  If we don't have enough formal
>   speakers, we can always do panel talks, lightning talks, or
>   moderated discussions-- just sharing news from the trenches. 
> - More FLOSSHacks.  Everyone keeps asking about these, and I really
>   want to do more, but it's something I don't have time to organze
>   more than maybe once or twice a year.  Would be great to get help on 
>   this to do them quarterly.
> - Local/regional conferences or training days.  Larger OWASP chapters
>   often do security conferences and one-off training days.  These both
>   promote participation, awareness, and raise funds for the chapter.
> - Corporate sponsorship.  Most chapters don't support themselves
>   through individual membership fees...  Typically security companies
>   pitch in to sponsor venues, refreshments, parties, whatever.  We
>   haven't really advertised sponsorship opportunities much (and OWASP
>   has strict rules about this, which is a good thing), but I think to
>   put on more fun events we should investigate next steps.
> - YOUR ideas.  Yes, James and I want to hear these.  OWASP is a very
>   eclectic and loosely structured organization.  If you have an itch
>   to scratch, then jump in and just do it.
> Please email me privately if you think you can pitch in some time to
> help out with the planning and organization.  Then we'll nail down a
> time and place.
> Thank you!
> tim
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