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* To: OWASP Leaders
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* '''August 24, 2008'''
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* Hi OWASP community,
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* I hope you are well.
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* As you all know, we have announced before the organization of a conference in Portugal 100% dedicated to OWASP – the [[:OWASP EU Summit 2008|OWASP EU Summit 2008]].
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* We are planning to make it a big, productive and interesting OWASP gathering, also with many non-OWASP attendees and external relevant speakers.
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* Beyond the software security relevant questions addressed by selected industry representatives, the idea is to discuss the open source answer to those issues by presenting all the most relevant work done within the OWASP context. We will also take the opportunity to discuss the OWASP strategic positioning for 2009.
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* We are on our way to finish all the details concerning the venue – it’s likely that it will happen in Portugal, Algarve. We are counting on having this question totally solved within the next week.
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* We also have begun the process of selecting the OWASP member attendees/speakers and, if you are a relevant OWASP participant, we are inviting you as well.
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* To be considered a relevant OWASP participant you must belong to one, or more, of the following categories:             
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# OWASP Summer of Code 2008 project leaders & reviewers,
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# OWASP Summer of Code 2008 special project contributors,
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# OWASP Spring of Code 2007 project leaders & reviewers,
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# OWASP Autumn of Code 2006 project leaders & reviewers,
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# Active Project Leaders (not currently participating on SoC 08),
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# Active Chapter Leaders,
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# Member with significant past OWASP Contribution.
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* In addition, regarding the categories between 1, 3 and 4, we will consider relevant OWASP participant only those who have timely delivered their projects or have timely performed their reviews.
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* Regarding the category 2, up to ten project contributors will be chosen by OWASP Board having into consideration the supported and detailed proposals made by the SoC’s projects authors. 
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* Regarding the category 5, we will consider relevant OWASP participant only those with projects in activity and the OWASP Board will judge that by checking if any significant update on the project page was done in the last six months.
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* Regarding the category 6, we will consider relevant OWASP participant only those with chapters in activity and the OWASP Board will judge that by checking if any significant activity was done in the last six months.
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* The last category, the seventh one, was deliberately created to assure that nobody with relevant past OWASP contributions will be excluded. As this judgement will be necessarily subjective and casuistic, it will be OWASP Board’s responsibility. However, you can present your application.
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'''* Hence, to those of you that fit the criteria, are planning to attend the conference and haven’t said so yet, I ask to fill in [[OWASP EU Summit 2008#Provisory list of 'expenses paid' participants|'''here''']] as soon as possible. To the others, I ask to go to the same wiki page and add the name of the city/airport of departure.'''
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* In terms of financial support, our goal is to cover as much of the flight and accommodation expenses as possible but we are not sure still about what eventually it will mean, as it will depend on how many attendees we will have.
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* Although we start with a good budget to cover expenses (150,000 USD), it will not be enough to cover the current projected number of OWASP participants (200 people). Therefore, if you can convince your company to pay for some or all of your expenses please do so and, on the other flip of the coin, we can advertise its logo at the conference materials - more details about sponsorship opportunities will be sent later on.
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* Fell free to contact me, or the [mailto:owasp-summit-europe-2008@lists.owasp.org OWASP EU Summit 2008 Team], if you have questions about this conference, but please beware that I will be out of office until next Thursday as I will be in Lisbon and Algarve with Dinis Cruz to try to sort out all the venue details.
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* Many thanks, best regards,
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* Paulo Coimbra,
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OWASP Foundation Project Manager
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'''* From: Dinis Cruz/OWASP Board Member
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* Date: July 2, 2008
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* To: OWASP Leaders'''
 
* Subject: [Owasp-leaders] OWASP EU Summit 2008 ,please register if you can make it (4-7 November 2008 in Portugal)
 
* Subject: [Owasp-leaders] OWASP EU Summit 2008 ,please register if you can make it (4-7 November 2008 in Portugal)
 
* Hello, as you probably have heard by now, we are going to organize a conference in Portugal 100% dedicated to OWASP.
 
* Hello, as you probably have heard by now, we are going to organize a conference in Portugal 100% dedicated to OWASP.

Revision as of 10:08, 1 September 2008

  • August 24, 2008
  • Hi OWASP community,
  • I hope you are well.
  • As you all know, we have announced before the organization of a conference in Portugal 100% dedicated to OWASP – the OWASP EU Summit 2008.
  • We are planning to make it a big, productive and interesting OWASP gathering, also with many non-OWASP attendees and external relevant speakers.
  • Beyond the software security relevant questions addressed by selected industry representatives, the idea is to discuss the open source answer to those issues by presenting all the most relevant work done within the OWASP context. We will also take the opportunity to discuss the OWASP strategic positioning for 2009.
  • We are on our way to finish all the details concerning the venue – it’s likely that it will happen in Portugal, Algarve. We are counting on having this question totally solved within the next week.
  • We also have begun the process of selecting the OWASP member attendees/speakers and, if you are a relevant OWASP participant, we are inviting you as well.
  • To be considered a relevant OWASP participant you must belong to one, or more, of the following categories:
  1. OWASP Summer of Code 2008 project leaders & reviewers,
  2. OWASP Summer of Code 2008 special project contributors,
  3. OWASP Spring of Code 2007 project leaders & reviewers,
  4. OWASP Autumn of Code 2006 project leaders & reviewers,
  5. Active Project Leaders (not currently participating on SoC 08),
  6. Active Chapter Leaders,
  7. Member with significant past OWASP Contribution.
  • In addition, regarding the categories between 1, 3 and 4, we will consider relevant OWASP participant only those who have timely delivered their projects or have timely performed their reviews.
  • Regarding the category 2, up to ten project contributors will be chosen by OWASP Board having into consideration the supported and detailed proposals made by the SoC’s projects authors.
  • Regarding the category 5, we will consider relevant OWASP participant only those with projects in activity and the OWASP Board will judge that by checking if any significant update on the project page was done in the last six months.
  • Regarding the category 6, we will consider relevant OWASP participant only those with chapters in activity and the OWASP Board will judge that by checking if any significant activity was done in the last six months.
  • The last category, the seventh one, was deliberately created to assure that nobody with relevant past OWASP contributions will be excluded. As this judgement will be necessarily subjective and casuistic, it will be OWASP Board’s responsibility. However, you can present your application.

* Hence, to those of you that fit the criteria, are planning to attend the conference and haven’t said so yet, I ask to fill in here as soon as possible. To the others, I ask to go to the same wiki page and add the name of the city/airport of departure.

  • In terms of financial support, our goal is to cover as much of the flight and accommodation expenses as possible but we are not sure still about what eventually it will mean, as it will depend on how many attendees we will have.
  • Although we start with a good budget to cover expenses (150,000 USD), it will not be enough to cover the current projected number of OWASP participants (200 people). Therefore, if you can convince your company to pay for some or all of your expenses please do so and, on the other flip of the coin, we can advertise its logo at the conference materials - more details about sponsorship opportunities will be sent later on.
  • Fell free to contact me, or the OWASP EU Summit 2008 Team, if you have questions about this conference, but please beware that I will be out of office until next Thursday as I will be in Lisbon and Algarve with Dinis Cruz to try to sort out all the venue details.
  • Many thanks, best regards,
  • Paulo Coimbra,

OWASP Foundation Project Manager


* From: Dinis Cruz/OWASP Board Member

  • Date: July 2, 2008
  • To: OWASP Leaders
  • Subject: [Owasp-leaders] OWASP EU Summit 2008 ,please register if you can make it (4-7 November 2008 in Portugal)
  • Hello, as you probably have heard by now, we are going to organize a conference in Portugal 100% dedicated to OWASP.
  • The idea is to get us (OWASP participants) together in the same place in order to:
    • 1) present your (project & chapter leader) great work and
    • 2) answer the questions: 'what is happening at OWASP?' , 'How can OWASP help?' and 'What should OWASP focus in 2009?'
  • Me (Dinis Cruz) and Paulo Coimbra are the crazy ones that will try to make all of this happen. We have started to put some ideas here: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_EU_Summit_2008 , but please note that these are still early days, and there is still quite a lot to decide. If you are able to help, or know somebody who is (we are going to have a couple extra invitations for helpers), please let us know asap with the area(s) you would like to be involved in .
  • The idea is to cover as much of your costs as possible.
  • In principle - for everybody that meet the invitation criteria (for example, the current SOC participants & Reviewers WILL NEED to successfully complete your objectives :) ) - we will be aim to cover 100 % of the accommodation expenses and a % of the transportation. And before you ask, no, the invitation criteria has not been finalized yet :)
  • The final number will depend of a lot of factors, but the current plan is to provide financial support to: all Seasons of Code participants and reviewers, significant & active Projects and Chapters leaders, significant past OWASP contributores and member of the summit organizing team (see https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_EU_Summit_2008#Participants).
  • Although we start with a good budget (150,000 USD) to cover expenses (i.e. venue, accommodation, transport & food), it will not be enough to cover the current projected number of OWASP participants (200 people). So if you can get your company to pay for some or all expenses (for example the flight), please do so (that will allow us to support somebody else that cannot get their expenses covered and doesn't match the invitation critia (which I note again, is still yet to be finalized))
  • We need to start sorting out the travel logistics as soon as possible, so if you can make those dates (and even if you are from a not very active project or chapter) please put ASAP your name in that list .
  • Fell free to contact Paulo (or me) if you have specific questions about this OWASP Summit,
  • Looking forward to see you all there :)

Dinis Cruz OWASP Board Member