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==Currently Working On==   
 
==Currently Working On==   
 
   
 
   
*'''OWASP Projects at AppSec Conferences 2013'''
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*'''Projects at Conferences'''
**Planning continues for the project event modules for AppSec USA 2013.
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**AppSec USA: I continue to plan logistics for the [http://appsecusa.org/2013/activities/project-leader-workshop/ Project Leader Workshop], and the [http://appsecusa.org/2013/activities/owasp-project-summit/ Project Summits].  
**I continue to work with our project summit participating leaders to work out costs and logistics for their attendance.  
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**AppSec EU: The OWASP Projects Track and the Open Source Showcase (OSS) are scheduled to take place at AppSec EU. The local AppSec EU team is working towards gathering submissions for the OSS.  
**I am in the process of putting together our project leader workshop materials.  
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**AppSec LATAM: Now that AppSec LATAM is moving forward, I will reach out to the local event planners and discuss the possibility of having Projects at the conference.
**The workshop will be a 45 - 50 minute interactive presentation for current and potential OWASP Project Leaders.  
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**AppSec APAC 2014: I briefly spoke to the local event planning team in Tokyo this week about our different Project Event Modules. I will send them more detailed information on each module so we can discuss further.  
**It will take place at the AppSec USA 2013 conference in New York.
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**I will continue to provide support to the local event planning team for AppSec EU, as needed.  
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*'''Women in Security: AppSec USA 2013'''
 
*'''Women in Security: AppSec USA 2013'''
**The team has finished a first draft of the Sponsorship Document.
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**The team is now in the fundraising stage.
**The plan is to reach out to different organizations for sponsorship.  
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**[https://www.owasp.org/images/e/ed/Women-in-appsec-sponsorship.pdf Women in Security Sponsorship Document: AppSec USA 2013]
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**We have reached out to several organizations to seek sponsorship for this program.  
 
**You can find more information on the [http://appsecusa.org/2013/activities/owasp-women-in-application-security-appsec-program/ AppSec USA website].  
 
**You can find more information on the [http://appsecusa.org/2013/activities/owasp-women-in-application-security-appsec-program/ AppSec USA website].  
**We are currently attempting to raise $3,000.00 for each winner.
 
**We plan on having 2 winners for 2013.
 
 
**The total amount we are requesting is $6,000.00 to cover conference fee, training fee, travel and accommodation for both winners.  
 
**The total amount we are requesting is $6,000.00 to cover conference fee, training fee, travel and accommodation for both winners.  
**We are working hard to make this a possibility for our 2 potential winners.  
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**We have not gotten any sponsorship funding as of yet, but we continue to work hard towards bringing this initiative to AppSec USA 2013.
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*'''Marketing Phase 3 Update'''
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**Sisterworks Publishing has finalized their copywriting work, and they have sent their materials to the graphic design studio.
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**Design Foundry has now started designing their first drafts of our remaining marketing collateral.
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**The OWASP Team is currently working on a system that will allow community review of the design work. 
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**We will ask for community feedback once we get a more finalized version of each design. 
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**[https://www.owasp.org/images/7/7c/OWASP_Background-Research_Phase1_Final_%281%29.pdf Phase 1 Deliverable]
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**[https://www.owasp.org/images/c/c5/OWASP_Recommendations-Presentation2-April24.pdf Phase 2 Deliverable]
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**[https://www.owasp.org/images/4/48/OWASP-SEO-Content-Audit-Final-6-7-2013.pdf SEO Content Audit]
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***Note: Phase 2 Deliverable has recommendations made by Sisterworks and Design Foundry based on their research.
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***We are not necessarily moving forward with these recommendations towards implementation.
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***Sisterworks and Design Foundry are helping with our brand consistency and collateral design.
  
 
*'''[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AllOCxlYdf1AdEdCYVJpdmZHaWJYZ055WHROa19qN3c&usp=sharing Determining Active Project Status]'''
 
*'''[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AllOCxlYdf1AdEdCYVJpdmZHaWJYZ055WHROa19qN3c&usp=sharing Determining Active Project Status]'''
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**Flagship projects are completed.
 
**Flagship projects are completed.
 
**Labs are completed.  
 
**Labs are completed.  
**Incubator projects are now in the 3rd phase of 4 phases.
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**I am currently working on the Incubator projects.
 
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*'''European Commission Grant Opportunity: Proposal Status'''
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**Seba and I have finished our work on the OWASP section of the European Commission grant proposal.
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**The grant opportunity has the potential to help a hand full of OWASP projects with resources and funds.
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**Seba and I presented our internal proposal to proceed to the Board of Directors and it was approved.
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**The proposal has now been submitted to the European Commission.
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**We expect to hear back from the EU Commission with a decision towards the end of 2013.
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*'''Technical Project Advisory Roles'''
 
*'''Technical Project Advisory Roles'''
**I am currently on the 1st stage of the interview process for each candidate.
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**I am on the final stage of the selection process for each candidate.
**I created job descriptions for each role, and those roles were posted for over a month.
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**I created job descriptions for each role, and I had those roles posted for over a month.
**We had a good amount of candidates apply for each role.  
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**I had a good amount of candidates apply for each role.  
**I have sent out e-mails asking each candidate to answer 3 questions regarding their interest in these roles.
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**This week, I finished interviewing 10 candidates for the 6 advisory roles, and I have chosen the candidates for each role.  
**I will reach out to those individuals that responded to my request by this week.
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**I will send letters next week informing the successful and unsuccessful candidates about my decisions.  
 
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*'''Marketing Phase 3 Update'''
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**The marketing deliverables are going smoothly.
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**There is quite a bit of work to be done during this phase as this is where the back and forth approval process takes place.
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**The Ops Team is diligently working on this phase with Sisterworks Publishing and Design Foundry. 
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**At the moment, we are working on finalizing the copy for several pieces of collateral that are scheduled to be designed.
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**[https://www.owasp.org/images/7/7c/OWASP_Background-Research_Phase1_Final_%281%29.pdf Phase 1 Deliverable]
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**[https://www.owasp.org/images/c/c5/OWASP_Recommendations-Presentation2-April24.pdf Phase 2 Deliverable]
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***Note: Phase 2 Deliverable has recommendations made by Sisterworks and Design Foundry based on their research.
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***We are not necessarily moving forward with these recommendations towards implementation.
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***Sisterworks and Design Foundry are helping with our brand consistency and collateral design.  
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*'''Strategic Goals Presentation'''
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*'''Event Manager Interviews'''
**Ludovic petit has requested that we put together a presentation that the community can use to communicate our 2013 Strategic Goals.
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**The OWASP Team is currently reviewing resumés, and interviewing candidates for the Event Manager role.
**Sarah and I have put together a first draft of the deck.
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**We are working together to tackle the 80+ applications we received for this position.  
**We plan to add to it over the coming weeks to make certain we encompass the thinking behind each goals for this year.
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**The team has a few more interviews to manage before we make our final selection.
**[https://www.owasp.org/images/1/13/OWASP_2013_Strategic_Goals.pdf 2013 Strategic Goals draft]
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**We plan to have a new candidate in this role by mid July.
  
 
*'''Personal Development'''
 
*'''Personal Development'''
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**I am still taking my online course from Coursera.
 
**I am still taking my online course from Coursera.
 
**The course topic is Information Security and Risk Management in Context.
 
**The course topic is Information Security and Risk Management in Context.
**I am currently in week 6 of the course.
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**I was able to take a week long, personal development course last week in the UK.
**Additionally, I am going to take a week long course in late June in the UK.
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**The program topic was Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy, and the material focused on the development and management of international IP systems for micro, SME, and multinational enterprises.  
**The course topic is Intellectual Property Strategy.
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**The course material was eye opening, and I truly enjoyed the experience.
**I will write a report on my learnings for the community after the course ends.
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**My primary objective was to become familiar with the different types of IP options that exist on an international level.
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**I felt it would help me manage this aspect of our OWASP Projects since most of the material created is IP related even if it is under a Commons license.
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**[https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Projects/Intellectual_Property_Report Intellectual Property Strategy Report.]
  
 
==Grants Updates==
 
==Grants Updates==

Revision as of 18:31, 2 July 2013

Contents

OWASP Projects Manager Report

Work accomplished since June 10, 2013

Project Manager Q2 2013 Objectives

  1. Identify and target 5-7 specific grants to pursue for 2013.
  2. Develop Brand Usage Guidelines for Projects.
  3. Need for consistent documentation of guidelines (similar to How To Host a Conference) that can apply to various events and venues.
  4. Volunteer Management - identification of skills and supervision required to engage volunteers productively.
  • Ongoing Objectives for 2013
    • Work with Project leaders to reach grant required milestones - ONGOING
    • Develop a project charter outlining appropriate grant revenue spending and grant required milestones. - DUE IN SEPTEMBER - ONGOING
    • Oversight of Marketing and Graphic Design deliverables (Phase 3) provided by 3rd party contractor - ONGOING

Currently Working On

  • Projects at Conferences
    • AppSec USA: I continue to plan logistics for the Project Leader Workshop, and the Project Summits.
    • AppSec EU: The OWASP Projects Track and the Open Source Showcase (OSS) are scheduled to take place at AppSec EU. The local AppSec EU team is working towards gathering submissions for the OSS.
    • AppSec LATAM: Now that AppSec LATAM is moving forward, I will reach out to the local event planners and discuss the possibility of having Projects at the conference.
    • AppSec APAC 2014: I briefly spoke to the local event planning team in Tokyo this week about our different Project Event Modules. I will send them more detailed information on each module so we can discuss further.
  • Women in Security: AppSec USA 2013
    • The team is now in the fundraising stage.
    • Women in Security Sponsorship Document: AppSec USA 2013
    • We have reached out to several organizations to seek sponsorship for this program.
    • You can find more information on the AppSec USA website.
    • The total amount we are requesting is $6,000.00 to cover conference fee, training fee, travel and accommodation for both winners.
    • We have not gotten any sponsorship funding as of yet, but we continue to work hard towards bringing this initiative to AppSec USA 2013.
  • Marketing Phase 3 Update
    • Sisterworks Publishing has finalized their copywriting work, and they have sent their materials to the graphic design studio.
    • Design Foundry has now started designing their first drafts of our remaining marketing collateral.
    • The OWASP Team is currently working on a system that will allow community review of the design work.
    • We will ask for community feedback once we get a more finalized version of each design.
    • Phase 1 Deliverable
    • Phase 2 Deliverable
    • SEO Content Audit
      • Note: Phase 2 Deliverable has recommendations made by Sisterworks and Design Foundry based on their research.
      • We are not necessarily moving forward with these recommendations towards implementation.
      • Sisterworks and Design Foundry are helping with our brand consistency and collateral design.
  • Determining Active Project Status
    • This is a status update on this initiative.
    • I am reaching out to each leader individually to confirm these pieces of data for all 154 projects.
    • Flagship projects are completed.
    • Labs are completed.
    • I am currently working on the Incubator projects.
  • Technical Project Advisory Roles
    • I am on the final stage of the selection process for each candidate.
    • I created job descriptions for each role, and I had those roles posted for over a month.
    • I had a good amount of candidates apply for each role.
    • This week, I finished interviewing 10 candidates for the 6 advisory roles, and I have chosen the candidates for each role.
    • I will send letters next week informing the successful and unsuccessful candidates about my decisions.
  • Event Manager Interviews
    • The OWASP Team is currently reviewing resumés, and interviewing candidates for the Event Manager role.
    • We are working together to tackle the 80+ applications we received for this position.
    • The team has a few more interviews to manage before we make our final selection.
    • We plan to have a new candidate in this role by mid July.
  • Personal Development
    • I am currently reading Board Member Orientation: The Concise and Complete Guide to Non-Profit Board Service by Michael E. Batts.
    • I am still taking my online course from Coursera.
    • The course topic is Information Security and Risk Management in Context.
    • I was able to take a week long, personal development course last week in the UK.
    • The program topic was Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy, and the material focused on the development and management of international IP systems for micro, SME, and multinational enterprises.
    • The course material was eye opening, and I truly enjoyed the experience.
    • My primary objective was to become familiar with the different types of IP options that exist on an international level.
    • I felt it would help me manage this aspect of our OWASP Projects since most of the material created is IP related even if it is under a Commons license.
    • Intellectual Property Strategy Report.

Grants Updates

  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: Awarded. The first payment has been allocated to our project budgets.
  3. OWASP Development Guide Plan
  4. OWASP Testing Guide Plan
  5. OWASP Code Review Guide Plan
  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: The ESAPI proposal is still being reviewed.
  1. Amount: $30,000 USD
  2. Status: The ModSecurity proposal is still being reviewed.
  • Google Grants Proposal
  1. Amount: $120,000 USD in Adwords Funds
  2. Status: Awarded.
  3. Note: There is no link to show the proposal for this grant. There was a form that was submitted to Google, and we did not receive a record of this form.
  • European Commission Grant Proposal
  1. Amount: €250,000
  2. Status: This proposal has been completed and submitted.


  • Total Grant Funds Awarded: $145,000 USD for 2013.


OWASP Projects Manager Weekly Reports

  1. Project Manager Report: June 07 2013
  2. Project Manager Report: June 14 2013
  3. Project Manager Report: June 21 2013 - No Report this week. PM was away at a week long course.
  4. [https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Projects/Reports/2013-28-06 Project Manager Report: June 28 2013