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Global Chapter Committee - Application 8

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Applicant's Name Josh Sokol
Current and past OWASP Roles Austin OWASP President, LASCON Co-Chair, Austin OWASP Vice President
Committee Applying for Global Chapter Committee

Please be aware that for an application to be considered by the board, you MUST have 5 recommendations. An incomplete application will not be considered for vote.

Who Recommends/Name Role in OWASP Recommendation Content
1 James Wickett VP of Austin OWASP Chapter Josh is a hard worker and has led the OWASP Austin chapter for 2010 and 2011.  Josh has been an instrumental part of the chapter even before that time and has served in many capacities to make OWASP successful in Austin--from communication to members to arranging food for events to speaking at meetings.  I highly recommend Josh and I know that he would make a good addition to the committee.  
2 Brad Causey GPC Member I've enjoyed working with Josh on each of my multiple occasions visiting the Austin, TX Chapter. It seems like everything Josh touches, is done exquisitely. OWASP would be well served by adding Josh to it's list of global leaders.
3 Robert Hansen Ex-Connections Committee Member Josh has been working with the Austin OWASP Chapter for the past couple of years and has provided immeasurable assistance to the chapter in drumming up membership, getting top-notch presenters, and generally supporting our activities. He is a stand up person and is amongst the smartest security people I know. I think he would be an excellent fit for the OWASP Global Conferences Chapter Committee role and he has my highest recommendation for this position.
4 Nishi Kumar OWASP Global Industry Committee, OWASP CBT Project Lead Josh is extremely enthusiastic, bright and hard working Austin chapter leader. His efforts keep Austin OWASP Chapter constantly thriving and vibrant. He would be awesome for OWASP Global Conferences Chapter Committee considering he was instrumental in arranging Austin OWASP LASCON Conference and made it a huge success.
5 Greg Genung Austin OWASP Membership Director, LASCON Volunteer Josh and I have worked together through the Austin OWASP chapter for the last 5 years. He has been a tremendous individual contributor to the security community - but specifically - has been a huge proponent for OWASP in Texas. He has supported each of the growing chapters in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio - as well as his efforts in Austin with our local chapter. In addition, Josh (and James Wickett) took it upon themselves to start the LASCON conference, which in its first year was a trememdous success. Finally - Josh is reliable. When he says he is going to do something - it gets done. I reccomend Josh for this role and believe he would be a benefit to this committee.