Global Chapter Committee
The Global Chapter Committee was created during the OWASP EU Summit in Portugal 2008. The primary purpose of the Global Chapter Committee is: Provide support and guidance on regional and global issues.
To provide the support required at the local level to accomplish the overll mission and goals of the association
Chapter Committee Board Member Rep: Seba (EU)
- Justin Derry (AU)
- Puneet Mehta (India)
- Ofer Shezaf (Israel)
- Kate Hartmann (U.S.)
Committee 2009 Plan
Committee Goals & Objectives
To define what a chapter is and its role in strengthening the OWASP initiatives and future goals
Identify the current state of Chapters- number of Chapters Vs active chapters
Define a clear and transparent process of chapter Governance at regional and local level
Develop Chapter Handbook that clearly defines the following
o Guidelines to start a new chapter / become a chapter leader
o Conflict of interest statement.
o Chapter closure –Guidelines
o Chapter operation boundaries & Rules
o Duties & Responsibilities of a chapter leader
o The performance measurement metrics
o Different Metrics reporting templates
Align chapter objectives with the OWASP Goals.
Work closely with Global Membership Committee to incorporate the member benefits that enables the chapter to attract more memberships.
Work with Education Committee to promote OWASP projects as educational tools.<
The Global Chapter Committee Meetings take place via Skype, see below for the local time: 7:00 a.m. @ New York 1:00 p.m. @ Belgium 2:00 p.m. @ Israel 5:30 p.m @ India 22:00 p.m. @ Australia
Next meeting(s) scheduled for:
- January 30th 2009
- February 13th 2009
(Scheduled for every two weeks currently) If you wish to join a discussion please email one of the committee members.
Deliverables & Tasks(DRAFT)
Below you can find the timeline of tasks, deliverables and objectives the committee has.
|Wiki Update||A.S.A.P (Feb 3rd 09)||Wiki||In Progress||Update the Wiki with the Strawman of meeting notes, strategy objectives, tasks and plan as laid out in the conference call with the committee members.||Justin|
|Global Chapter Survey 2009||End Q1 09||Survey||Planning||Create a Survey to be sent to every chapter leader globally, asking them about the chapter, OWASP and what they need/want in the regions.||Justin|
|Chapter Handbook||End Q2 09 (Draft)||Document||Planning||This is a core deliverable and will contain everything required to run a chapter successfully for OWASP. It will include guidelines, marketing, agreements etc. (See Below for further details)||All Committee|
|Chapter Marketing||2009||Plan/Roadmap||Planning||Identify and document key objectives for marketing OWASP within each region through the local chapters. Provide details on what support is available to local chapters for marketing in their regions.||TBD|
|How to make a successful Chapter||Q3 2009||Whitepaper||Planning||The begining of a series of whitepapers that explains how others have made OWASP chapters successful, and what works and doesn't work. These are provided to existing and new chapter leaders to help with local planning of chapters.||Puneet|
|Chapter Agreements||Q3 2009||Documents||Planning||Chapter Agreements are used for when speakers attend local chapters to talk or other types of formal duties take place. A number of default templates will be created (or existing ones reviewed and updated) and will be available for all chapter leaders.||TBD|