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October 10, 2011 SB Report

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Sarah Baso - Activity for August and September 2011 (Prepared for October 10, 2011 Board Meeting)

Chapters Committee

General Committee Info

Major Activities/Projects (in addition to attending monthly committee meetings, taking & posting meeting minutes):

  • Continued revision Chapter Activity Matrix - used to inventory and manage information on local chapter activities and current leadership (ongoing maintenance required)
  • Work with Kate Hartmann to ensure that chapter-related requests on "OWASP website Global Feedback Form" are addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Planning, attending, and follow up of Chapter Leader Workshop at AppSec USA (Meeting Minutes) and [[AppSecLatam2011 chapters workshop agenda|AppSec Latam in Brasil (Oct.)]
  • Setting up new chapters -- email accounts, wiki page, mailing list, add to leader mailing list, and ensure chapter appears on regonline chapter list.
  • Respond to various chapter leader questions/requests via email
  • Manage OWASP merchandise requests via google doc, in Sept. made Business Card templates with varying layouts for chapter leaders to choose and request via the form.
  • Assisting Chapters Committee with revisions to the Chapter Handbook.
  • Arrange travel for chapter-related activities such as Chapters Workshops and Chapter Nurturing.

Basic Chapter Metrics:

  • 139 Combined Active & New Chapters - need further review of activity (Have they held a meeting in the last year? Have they agreed to the terms of the Chapter Handbook? Etc.)

New Chapters in August & September:

  • Fortaleza, Brazil - lead by Davi di Cavalcanti Sampaio and Luiz Gonzaga Mota Barbosa
  • Albany, NY - lead by Susanna Bezold.
  • Mansoura, Egypt - lead by Ahmed Neil.
  • Orlando, FL - lead by Tony Turner.

Pending New Chapters and Chapter Restarts:

  • Nigeria - lead by Tim Akano.
  • Pending new chapter in Honduras

Conferences Committee

General Committee Info

Major Activities/Projects (in addition to attending monthly committee meetings, taking & posting meeting minutes):

  • Updated and monitored google form for tracking schwag requests and monitor OCMS for events that have requested schwag but not entered request into google form.
  • Work with Konik, Kate, Rocksport, Zazzle, Lulu, and other misc. vendors to fulfull merchandise and conference requests.
  • Assisting with RegOnline requests from event planners and answering questions as needed. Following up with conference registrants with registration questions and invoicing.
  • Inventorying Conference Supplies and Equipment, setting up a scalable system to checkin/checkout items, researching inventory management system (with bar codes?)
  • Assisting Conference Committee Members and others receiving funding from the committee for their travel in booking flights and hotels.


  • Providing administrative support for the Los Angeles Local Chapter -- updating wiki, creating meeting registration on eventbrite, posting meeting info on various social media.
  • Creating and editing graphics for OWASP Merchandise (including business cards).
  • Volunteer: Planning, implementing, and follow up for AppSec USA -- this has all been unpaid work (outside of my responsibilities with the Chapters & Conferences Committees).