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==How to Generate Interest==
 
==How to Generate Interest==
* Hook up with local information security organizations, such as ISACA and ISSA.
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* Talk to local .edu and involve the university and its computer science students.
* Set up and maintain an individual mailing list to send out targeted chapter invitations. These direct mails tend to generate more response than a mail to the local OWASP mailing list.
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* Talk to your local information security organizations, such as ISSA, ISACA, FBI/Infragard, HTCIA and other local and international orgs.
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* Use OWASP chapter mailing lists to alert members of meetings
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* Conduct a annual survey (use a web form.... what a concept) to get feedback from the mailing list/chapter members what do they want to see?
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* Do a local talk about a OWASP project that you have been involved with.
  
 
==Sample Action Plan to (re)start your Chapter==
 
==Sample Action Plan to (re)start your Chapter==
 
An action plan that you can use is:
 
An action plan that you can use is:
* find sponsor for first meeting.
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* Find a location sponsor for first meeting
* as agenda you’ll have to go for an OWASP introduction and get one or more speakers that explain the web application security problem in a general way to attract a large crowd.  
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* Enable sponsorship for refreshments from a local source
* try to compile a list of people (and their e-mail) you think would be interested in the topic
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* Always cover OWASP mission, goals and explain the web application security problem in a general way to attract a large crowd.  
 
* send out the invitation and also try to let other local security organizations to announce the meeting as well. These can be local ISSA or ISACA chapters.  
 
* send out the invitation and also try to let other local security organizations to announce the meeting as well. These can be local ISSA or ISACA chapters.  
 
* try to get some local press attention  
 
* try to get some local press attention  
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=Chapter Meetings=
 
=Chapter Meetings=
==How much Meetings should be Organized yearly?==
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==How many Meetings should be Organized yearly?==
This depends on the activity level of the local OWASP members. There should be minimum 4 events per year.
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This depends on the activity level of the local OWASP members. There should be minimum 4 events per year to be a active chapter.
  
 
==Chapter Meeting Check List==
 
==Chapter Meeting Check List==
The following checklist should aid you in organizing individual chapter meetings:
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a. PRE EVENT - Obtain primary sponsor for meeting location
* Set appropriate date and timing
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* Speakers and topics
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b. PRE EVENT - Obtain co-sponsorship(s) to cover event expenses - encourage raffle item
* Location and sponsor for the meeting
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* Create invitation text on chapter page
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c. PRE EVENT - Obtain educational topics/speakers for the event with a abstract and bio
* Add chapter meeting to news list on OWASP home page
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* Send mail to Andrew to list in the next monthly mailing
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e. PRE EVENT - Update the RSVP form for each meeting
* Send invitation to the local OWASP mailing list
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* Send invitation 3 weeks prior to meeting to local contact list
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f.  PRE EVENT - Update the OWASP website to reflect that when, where, who
* Send reminder 5 days prior to meeting to local contact list and the OWASP mailing list
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g. PRE EVENT x4 - Communicate via email to the mailing list
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h. PRE EVENT x2 -Communicate to other orgs - ISSA, ISACA, INFRAGARD etc... to raise awareness as well as news media, blogs and other
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mailing lists.
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i.  PRE EVENT - Line up the refreshment logistics based on RSVP #
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j.  PRE/EVENT - Pay for the expenses (money has to come from (b))
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k. EVENT - Arrive early set-up meeting location
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l.  EVENT - Pre-flight check A/V, Computers, Final APPROVAL of Speaker
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PowerPoint's (no sales pitch)
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m. EVENT - <EXECUTE EVENT> (Badges/AV/Misc.)
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n. EVENT -Questionnaire/Survey/Feedback form - Use a survey type webform (example: www.formsite.com or build your own you g33k)
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o. POST-EVENT - Send out CPE credits to attendees that requested them.
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p. POST-EVENT - Review event and ways to improve with the other board members.
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q. POST-EVENT - Select topic focus for next event based on feedback from attendees or survey
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r. POST-EVENT - Money in - Money Out, Balance
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r - REPEAT ABOVE
  
 
==Chapter Meeting Template==
 
==Chapter Meeting Template==
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===WHERE===
 
===WHERE===
 
''Fill in place''
 
''Fill in place''
===PROGRAM===
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===AGENDA===
* 18h00 - 18h30: Welcome, get drink & sandwiches?<BR>
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* 18h00 - 18h30: Networking / Food, Drinks <BR>
 
* 18h20 - 18h40: ''Fill in''<BR>
 
* 18h20 - 18h40: ''Fill in''<BR>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''tbd'''<BR>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''tbd'''<BR>
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=Frequently Asked Questions=
 
=Frequently Asked Questions=
==''I don know the list of members. Can you advise how I can stay updated about this?''==
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==''I don't know the list of members. Can you advise how I can stay updated about this?''==
 
You can get the membership for your chapter from the administrative interface for your mailing list.  If you've forgotten your password, please contact Larry Casey (larry.casey@owasp.org) to reset it for you.
 
You can get the membership for your chapter from the administrative interface for your mailing list.  If you've forgotten your password, please contact Larry Casey (larry.casey@owasp.org) to reset it for you.
 
If you need to contact all the members, you can send a message to the mailing list, and they should all receive it.
 
If you need to contact all the members, you can send a message to the mailing list, and they should all receive it.
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If you've forgotten your password, please contact Larry Casey (larry.casey@owasp.org) to reset it for you.
 
If you've forgotten your password, please contact Larry Casey (larry.casey@owasp.org) to reset it for you.
 
==''How is a chapter funded from the membership fees?''==
 
==''How is a chapter funded from the membership fees?''==
Chapters are not funded from membership fees, although OWASP is considering just how to share a portion of the membership fees from members that are affiliated with a particular chapter.
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Chapters are not funded from membership fees, although OWASP is considering just how to share a portion of the membership fees from members that are affiliated with a particular chapter.  
 
==''Does enrollment to the mailing list mean official membership to OWASP?''==
 
==''Does enrollment to the mailing list mean official membership to OWASP?''==
 
Membership details are here - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership.
 
Membership details are here - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership.
 
=='' How do I update my OWASP Chapter page?''==
 
=='' How do I update my OWASP Chapter page?''==
 
First, create your Wikimedia account. Then go to your chapter page and hit the edit link. You can use the Chapter Meeting Template above to list your next chapter meeting details.
 
First, create your Wikimedia account. Then go to your chapter page and hit the edit link. You can use the Chapter Meeting Template above to list your next chapter meeting details.

Revision as of 15:28, 18 April 2007

Contents

Chapter Leader Handbook

This handbook aims to guide new and experienced chapter leaders in leading an active chapter community.

How to Generate Interest

  • Talk to local .edu and involve the university and its computer science students.
  • Talk to your local information security organizations, such as ISSA, ISACA, FBI/Infragard, HTCIA and other local and international orgs.
  • Use OWASP chapter mailing lists to alert members of meetings
  • Conduct a annual survey (use a web form.... what a concept) to get feedback from the mailing list/chapter members what do they want to see?
  • Do a local talk about a OWASP project that you have been involved with.

Sample Action Plan to (re)start your Chapter

An action plan that you can use is:

  • Find a location sponsor for first meeting
  • Enable sponsorship for refreshments from a local source
  • Always cover OWASP mission, goals and explain the web application security problem in a general way to attract a large crowd.
  • send out the invitation and also try to let other local security organizations to announce the meeting as well. These can be local ISSA or ISACA chapters.
  • try to get some local press attention
  • hook up with government and academic contacts in your area to relay the invitation and generate some interest.
  • find out what companies are active in this domain in your area in order to raise their interest and support.
  • network, network, network, …
  • The invitation should contain a request to forward it to other interested parties.
  • be sure to send out this invitation at least one month before the meeting

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Chapter Meetings

How many Meetings should be Organized yearly?

This depends on the activity level of the local OWASP members. There should be minimum 4 events per year to be a active chapter.

Chapter Meeting Check List

a. PRE EVENT - Obtain primary sponsor for meeting location

b. PRE EVENT - Obtain co-sponsorship(s) to cover event expenses - encourage raffle item

c. PRE EVENT - Obtain educational topics/speakers for the event with a abstract and bio

e. PRE EVENT - Update the RSVP form for each meeting

f. PRE EVENT - Update the OWASP website to reflect that when, where, who

g. PRE EVENT x4 - Communicate via email to the mailing list

h. PRE EVENT x2 -Communicate to other orgs - ISSA, ISACA, INFRAGARD etc... to raise awareness as well as news media, blogs and other mailing lists.

i. PRE EVENT - Line up the refreshment logistics based on RSVP #

j. PRE/EVENT - Pay for the expenses (money has to come from (b))

k. EVENT - Arrive early set-up meeting location

l. EVENT - Pre-flight check A/V, Computers, Final APPROVAL of Speaker PowerPoint's (no sales pitch)

m. EVENT - <EXECUTE EVENT> (Badges/AV/Misc.)

n. EVENT -Questionnaire/Survey/Feedback form - Use a survey type webform (example: www.formsite.com or build your own you g33k)

o. POST-EVENT - Send out CPE credits to attendees that requested them.

p. POST-EVENT - Review event and ways to improve with the other board members.

q. POST-EVENT - Select topic focus for next event based on feedback from attendees or survey

r. POST-EVENT - Money in - Money Out, Balance

r - REPEAT ABOVE

Chapter Meeting Template

This template you can use on your chapter page for listing chapter meeting details:

WHEN

Fill in date and timing

WHERE

Fill in place

AGENDA

  • 18h00 - 18h30: Networking / Food, Drinks
  • 18h20 - 18h40: Fill in

        tbd

  • 18h45 – 19h00: Fill in

        tbd

  • 19h00 - 19h55: Fill in

        tbd
        Presentation + Discussion?

  • 20h05 - 21h00: Fill in

        tbd
        Presentation + Discussion?

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't know the list of members. Can you advise how I can stay updated about this?

You can get the membership for your chapter from the administrative interface for your mailing list. If you've forgotten your password, please contact Larry Casey (larry.casey@owasp.org) to reset it for you. If you need to contact all the members, you can send a message to the mailing list, and they should all receive it.

I seem to have forgotten the list admin passwd

If you've forgotten your password, please contact Larry Casey (larry.casey@owasp.org) to reset it for you.

How is a chapter funded from the membership fees?

Chapters are not funded from membership fees, although OWASP is considering just how to share a portion of the membership fees from members that are affiliated with a particular chapter.

Does enrollment to the mailing list mean official membership to OWASP?

Membership details are here - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership.

How do I update my OWASP Chapter page?

First, create your Wikimedia account. Then go to your chapter page and hit the edit link. You can use the Chapter Meeting Template above to list your next chapter meeting details.