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GCC Agenda 2009-10-27

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From Previous Meeting

  • Chapter survey (Matt/Seba)
    • Only forty active chapters / inactive chapter contacts?
    • different survey for (in)active chapters (use questions from to get the status of the inactive ones)
    • try to have the survey ready (drafted) by Nov 11
    • ALL: shoot an e-mail to Matt with question ideas
  • Chapter handbook (Ofer)
    • New version online - mail to leaders list (Ofer)
  • DC summit:
    • chapter handbook
    • survey results
    • goals: revive inactive meetings (new active chapter leaders + provide guidance) - grow # active chapters (at least 2 meetings per year) + put 'scoring' system on that.
  • Call for mentors (Seba)
  • Chapter governance (extended version of the rules) = Life cycle = cookbook chapter (Ofer)
  • Handling money (Seba to add stuff to the handbook)
  • Chapter success criteria: organize meetings / getting people actively involved in OWASP (I18N, translations...)

Current Meeting

  • Preparation DC Summit
  • Overview inactive chapters
  • Chapter survey (Matt/Seba)
  • Chapter success criteria?

Action points for next Meeting

  • Add here


  • start with basic survey (Matt-Seba - have results by the Summit)
  • automatic list of last activity per chapter to be created (Seba=>Kate)
  • follow-up specific mailing towards inactive chapters (Ofer)
  • Kate & Seba will be representing GCC @ Summit
  • Call for mentors (Seba)
  • Chapter success criteria / goals:
    • # meetings
    • # people in mailing list
    • # people attending meetings
    • # active board members
    • membership drive: # owasp supporters - membership - sponsors
    • # media attentation: how to measure? e.g.
    • participating in other events
    • providing awareness at local schools & universities
    • I18N, translations...
    • involvement in projects and committees

=> this should be seen as guidance: chapters are different all over the world => we should talk about guidelines and minimal criteria => avoid 'succes criteria', see these as goals

  • in general the wiki should be used as placeholder for chapter activity - for reasons of openess, licensing and in general making it easy for people to find their local chapter. Exceptions are acceptable for I18N issues.