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Project Division Updates

Currently Working On

  • New Project Web Page
    • The web page has been launched.
    • It has replaced the OWASP Projects Page
    • I am focusing on updating and maintaing our projects page at least twice a week.
  • Projects Handbook 2013
  • Preparation for FOSDEM
    • FOSDEM went very well for the Event team in Brussels.
    • The flyers went down very well.
    • Simon's presentation on ZAP went very well according to attendees.
    • The OWASP representatives at the event mentioned that many developers were not aware of OWASP.
    • It is suggested we attend more events like these for outreach.
  • Preparation for London BSides
    • Fabio Cerullo and I had a conversation about flyers and Schwag for this event.
    • We are still in the process of creating, and sourcing items for this.
    • Security BSides London
  • Guidebooks Project Management
    • The Guidebooks Projects have now begun their work.
    • We are using a collaborative Gantt chart tool to manage our work flow.
    • Start Date: February 4th 2013
    • End Date: June 4th 2013
  • Daily Project based queries and requests
    • This has not changed much since I began the post: questions are very similar in nature.
    • Global AppSec questions.
    • Funding queries.
    • Travel availability.
    • Project based administrative help.
    • Project status information.
    • Several project donations questions.
    • OWASP LinkedIn Updates.
    • What's happening with projects, questions.

Grants Updates

  • Guidebooks Grant
  1. Amount: $25,000
  2. Status: We are still waiting for payment.
  • ESAPI Proposal
  1. Amount: $25,000
  2. Status: The ESAPI proposal is still being reviewed.
  • ModSecurity Grant Writing
  1. Amount: $30,000
  2. Status: This proposal has been submitted and received.
  • Google Grants Proposal
  1. Amount: $120,00 in Adwords Funds
  2. Status: I have begun managing the Adwords account regularly. I am waiting until we reach the implementation phase with our marketing company.
  • OWASP Static Analysis Tools Funding: DHS
  1. There is a possibility of funding some of our Static Analysis tools.
  2. The interested party is a different department within the DHS.
  3. I am currently in talks with the DHS representative responsible for these initiatives.
  • Total Grant Funds Awarded: $145,000 for 2013.