OWASP PM Information Samantha Groves

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 As of June 10, 2014, Samantha Groves is no longer with the OWASP Foundation. Please submit your inquiries HERE.

Samantha Groves: OWASP Program Manager: OWASP Projects

Sam3.jpg Samantha Groves is the Program Manager at OWASP for our Global Projects. Samantha has led many projects in her career, some of which include website development, brand development, sustainability and socio-behavioral research projects, competitor analysis, event organization and management, volunteer engagement projects, staff recruitment and training, and marketing department organization and strategy implementation projects for a variety of commercial and not-for-profit organizations. She is eager to begin her work at OWASP and help the organization reach its project completion goals.

Samantha earned her MBA in International Management with a concentration in sustainability from Royal Holloway, University of London. She earned her Bachelor's degree majoring in Multimedia from The University of Advancing Technology in Mesa, Arizona, and she earned her Associate's degree from Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona. Additionally, Samantha attained her Prince2 (Foundation) project management certification, and she undertook executive management training in Intellectual Property Strategy from Harvard Business School. .

Please see the OWASP Program Manager: Projects Role Description for more information.

Program Reports




Board Meeting Reports

Project Funds

Program Grants: Proposals Awarded

  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: Awarded. The first payment has been allocated to our project budgets. The second invoice has now been sent to Georgia Tech and payment has been received.
  3. OWASP Development Guide Plan
  4. OWASP Testing Guide Plan
  5. OWASP Code Review Guide Plan
  • Google Grants Proposal
  1. Amount: $120,000 USD in Adwords Funds
  2. Status: Awarded.
  3. Note: There is no link to show the proposal for this grant. There was a form that was submitted to Google, and we did not receive a record of this form.
  • Google Summer of Code
  1. Amount: $5,500
  2. Status: Awarded
  • Projects breakdown:
    • 4 ZAP Projects: $2,000
    • 4 OWTF Projects: $2,000
    • 1 PHP Security Project: $500
    • 1 Hackademics Project: $500
    • 1 Modsecurity Project: $500
    • Note: Big thank you to Fabio Cerullo for coordinating and managing this award.
  1. Amount: $15,000 USD
  2. Status: Awarded.
  • Total Funds Awarded: $172,170 USD for 2013.

Proposals Denied

  • European Commission Grant Proposal
  1. Amount: €250,000
  2. Status: Denied.
  1. Amount: $112,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $30,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $55,800 USD
  2. Status: Denied

Program Presentations: Projects

Program Manger's Quarterly Strategic Objectives

Goals and Objectives: 2013 Q4

  1. Finish planning Project Summit & Execute Summit at AppSec USA.
  2. Develop & Finish Global Projects Strategy for 2014: Includes Budget
  3. Finish Fundraising Strategy for 2014: Includes Budget
  • Ongoing Objectives for 2013
    • Quarterly Report to DHS
    • Continue helping leaders reach their grant required milestones
    • Finalise graphic design delivery from Patrick: 2 pieces to go.

Goals and Objectives: 2013 Q3

  1. Marketing: Work with Sarah to solicit feedback from community on Marketing deliverables and finalize relationship with Patrick and Denita.
  2. Project Review Process - Work with new Technical Project advisors to finalize project review criteria and process.
  3. Grants: Develop a grant strategy for rest of 2013 and 2014, utilizing fundraising intern(s) as part of this strategy.
  • Ongoing Objectives for 2013
    • Work with Project leaders to reach grant required milestones - ONGOING
    • Develop a project charter outlining appropriate grant revenue spending and grant required milestones. - DUE IN SEPTEMBER - ONGOING
    • Oversight of Marketing and Graphic Design deliverables (Phase 2/Phase 3) provided by 3rd party contractor

Contact the Program Manager

If you need any help with anything projects related, or if you simply need some more information, please do not hesitate to contact the OWASP Projects Manager, Samantha Groves.