AppSec USA 2011 chapters workshop agenda

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General Information

As part of AppSec USA 2011, on Wednesday, September 21,2011 at 12:00h-15:00h at the Minneapolis Convention Center (Room # TBA), the Global Chapter Committee is organizing a chapter leader workshop for all the chapter leaders that attend the conference. Please note that this Workshop will take place on the day before the Conference starts.

View AppSec USA 2011 chapters workshop invitation

Items that will be discussed are:

  • How to improve the current Chapter Leader Handbook?
  • How to start and support new chapters within Canada and the United States?
  • How to support inactive chapters within Canada and the United States?
  • What Governance model is required for OWASP chapters?
  • How can the Global Chapters Committee facilitate the North American chapters?
  • ...


Proposed agenda (open for discussion):

Minneapolis Convention Center - Room TBA
14:40 - 14:55 Welcome and Introductions
14:55 - 15:25 Handling chapter finances

Introduction & moderation: Tin Zaw, Participation: All

Current chapter handbook section to be elaborated.

15:25 - 15:40 Coffee Break
15:40 - 16:25 Top 10 advice for new and veteran chapter leaders

Introduction & moderation: Tin Zaw, Participation: All

Create list upfront and add action, impact and required support from the Chapters Committee.

16:25 - 16:35 Break
16:35 - 17:20 How to cross-pollinate success between Canadian and US chapters?

Introduction & moderation: Tin Zaw, Participation: All

Look for good pollinator mechanisms and define 7 goals to be accomplished by AppSec USA 2012 in Austin, Texas.


If you plan to attend, please fill in your name and chapter below:

  • Tin Zaw (Global Chapters Committee Chair) - Los Angeles Chapter
  • Sarah Baso (Global Chapters Committee Administrator)

Remote Participation

There will be WiFi, so we can set up a Skype or WebEx conference call for people who want to listen in or participate remotely.

Contact Sarah Baso if you are interested in participating remotely.

Chapters Workshop at AppSec EU

Minutes from Workshop

AppSecEU 2011 chapters workshop agenda

Revising the Chapter Leader Handbook

We hope to make time and space available to do hands-on work revising the Chapter Leader Handbook, details TBA.


Contact Sarah Baso or Tin Zaw