OWASP Project Manager Activity Reports/January 14 2013

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OWASP Project Manager Report

Work accomplished since December 10, 2012

  • Project Numbers
    • Active Projects: 124
    • Inactive Projects: 67

Project Manager Q1 2013 Objectives

  1. Continue grant funding research: Target $150 K in 2013.
  2. Finalize and Implement New Project Infrastructure processes.
  3. Coordinate OSS and OWASP Track documentation, guidelines, and processes as they apply to Global AppSec Conferences. (Ongoing for 2013)
  4. Increase Sales Force use for project management.
  5. Complete and Launch Projects page.
  6. Finalize the Project Leader Handbook.

Currently Working On

  • Grant Opportunities Recap & Updates
    • Guidebooks Proposal: We are in the process of invoicing for this grant award. We will be given the funds in 3 installments over the course of the project.
    • Amount: $25,000
    • ESAPI Proposal: Deb, our DHS representative, has let me know that this proposal is still under review.
    • Amount: $25,000
    • Google Grants: We have been accepted into the Google Grants scheme. I am waiting to hear back from the Google for Non-Profits team for confirmation of the award.
    • Amount: $120,000 a year in Google Adwords Money
    • ModSecurity Proposal: Ryan and I are working together to develop the first draft of the proposal.
  • AppSec APAC 2013: Planning
    • We have now selected our two OPT speakers.
    • Dennis Groves: OWASP AppSensor the future of Application Security.
    • Jim Manico: Using ESAPI for Java to Build Secure Web Applications.
    • They are both registered, and have their travel arrangements sorted.
  • New Project Web Page
    • The new Project Page design is now complete.
    • Please review the page, and note down any comments, changes, etc.
    • I have received great feedback from the OWASP Board. Thank you.
    • I will send this out to the Leader's List today after our call.
  • Projects Handbook 2013
    • The Projects Handbook is almost complete.
    • Please review when you get the opportunity, and provide feedback on the last draft.
    • I plan to make this live with the Projects Page.
    • Simon Bennetts is presenting ZAP.
    • We have been successful with our stand application.
    • Seba and Martin Knobloch will be helping coordinate the OWASP stand.
    • Event: February 2nd & 3rd, Brussels, Belgium.
    • We are working together to get OWASP branded material for the event.

Important GPC Meeting Outcomes and Discussion Points

  1. GPC Meeting: December 14 2012 Project Manager Report
  2. GPC Meeting: December 21 2012 Project Manager Report
  3. GPC Meeting: December 27 2012 Project Manager Report
  4. GPC Meeting: January 04 2013 Project Manager Report
  5. GPC Meeting: January 11 2013 Project Manager Report
  6. Part-Time Project Support Volunteer Role for Guidebook Projects: The final applicants have been chosen. Cristhian Fabia: Testing Guide; Larry Conklin: Code Review Guide; Dulan Dhana: Development Guide.
  7. I will not have any scheduled GPC meetings for the rest of January. These meetings will be replaced by the OWASP Initiatives Meetings.
  8. Keith suggested that we should try the initiatives meetings for the month of January, and then decide whether we wish to meet more regularly come February. I agree. This is the plan. Please make sure you join the Initiative Meetings for Projects related updates and news.
  9. Projects Handbook 2013- Please review when you get the opportunity, and provide feedback on the last draft. I plan to make this live with the Projects Page.
  10. Keith suggested we develop a project requirement that will identify a project's maturity level both visually and within their documentation.
  11. I tasked myself with developing a template, visual branding, and review criteria to meet this need as I feel it is a very important distinction to make between our projects.