Projects/Asia Leadership Outreach Proposal 2013
I propose developing and implementing an OWASP Malaysia and Singapore outreach project that will involve a workshop, and the co-running of the Hack in the Box booth by members of both chapters. The project aims to help the Malaysian and Singaporean chapters understand their responsibilities at similar outreach events by developing a workshop with more experienced leaders giving primary direction. I am proposing a half day workshop followed by two days of conference participation at the Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. Mr. Dhillon Kannabhiran, the CEO of Hack in the Box, has kindly agreed to let us have an OWASP booth if we can get the necessary resources needed to move forward with this initiative.
I had the fantastic opportunity to meet with Mr. Kannabhiran at the Black Hat EU 2013 conference. We spoke about a possible partnership between OWASP and Hack in the Box. We currently have a booth for the Amsterdam show this year, and we discussed the possibility of having a booth for OWASP at the Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia event as well. Dhillon mentioned that he has offered OWASP a booth at the Kuala Lumpar, Hack in the Box event for a few years now. However, the local OWASP chapter volunteers have not been able to represent OWASP very well at his conference. He let me know that our local chapters lacked knowledge on how to manage an outreach opportunity for OWASP, and he felt this was mostly due to the difference in culture. Our proposed solution was to develop an OWASP Malaysia and Singapore outreach project that would involve a workshop, and the co-running of the Hack in the Box booth by members of both chapters.
This is a difficult problem to solve mostly because of the large amount of global projects we have. Nevertheless, I think we have gotten off to a good start. The test reviews proved very informative, and now we have a much clearer vision for what needs to be done.
Thank you for your time.
OWASP Projects Manager