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Wed Dec 16 07:03:46 PST 2009
Hello from ISOC-NY. Today most importantly we note that the NYC
Council Tech Committee is holding its hearing on promoting innovation
this morning, and also that our friends at NYLUG are having their
annual holiday party tonight! In other news: we have a new
Net-Neutrality poll on the website; there are videos from last weeks
OpenNY summit; a report from this week's ICANN North American At-Large
meeting; and an invite to, yet another, and very big, holiday shebang
- the NY Tech Holiday Party. Lastly news from ISOC Global - a new
relationship forged in support of the W3C and web standards, and a
call for nominations for the Board of Trustees.
NYC Council Tech Committee Hearing on Innovation
On Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10 AM in the Council Chambers of
City Hall, the New York City Council Committees on Technology in
Government and Small Business will hold a joint public hearing to
examine how small technology start-ups are surviving in this tough
economy. This hearing will help the Council understand the dynamics
behind successful firms as well as what options are available to the
City in aiding these important businesses in their struggle to remain
competitive and viable in a global environment.
alternative HQ webcast: http://livestream.com/g2gov
For convenience both streams and the twitter feed are embedded on the
Also today Wednesday our friends at the New York Linux Users Group
(NYLUG) will be holding their annual Holiday Pizza Party. Not to be
missed. Plenty of open sauce! Time:6:30-pm. Location: IBM 590 Madison
Ave. @ 57th St. 12th Floor . BUT! You have to RSVP via the website,
and you must bring proper ID!
Net Neutrality Poll
At ISOC-NY we care about what you, our members and associates, think!
So, we've instituted a fresh poll on our website where you can vote
your opinion on the hot topic of Net Neutrality. You can vote Nay, two
flavors of Yay, or suggest that the whole thing could be resolved by
increasing user choice by forcing the incumbents to share their pipes.
Mark your X now. Vote early and vote often! (although you'll have to
switch IP to game the system.)
Videos of the lightning talks from last Friday’s OpenNY Summit
lightning talk session can be found at
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=11E7C4F68DEFAE4A - Interesting
stuff includes a novel web-based suggestion/collaboration system,
proposals to put the City's 311 sytem online, and also to bring the
OpenCongress program to local legislatures. Cameo appearances from Tom
Lowenhaupt and Joly MacFie!
NARALO Meeting 12/14
ISOC-NY is a member Structure in ICANN's At-Large community, and an
active participant in the North America Regional At-Large Organization
(NARALO). There is much to discuss right now, what with the
introduction of new Top Level Domains, security changes in the Domain
Name System, and reorganization of the constituency system of
representation. ICANN itself is under new management as new president
Rod Beckstrom gets into his stride. At the most recent NARALO meeting,
we were presented with fresh proposals for resolving trademark issues
in the new domains, and also a draft of ICANN's Strategic Plan for the
next 3 years.
Read more, and comment, at
NY Tech Holiday Party 12/21
ISOC-NY is happy to once again be a community sponsor of the NY Tech
Community Holiday Party. This is the premium event of the holiday
season, if not the entire year, when the City’s tech community gets
together to not just network and grab sponsor freebies, but to have a
jolly good time. It’s always well attended so RSVP ASAP!!
What: NY Tech Community Holiday Party
When: Monday December 21 2009 7pm
Where: Forum, 127 Fourth Avenue (bet 12th & 13th)
ISOC supports new W3C Organizational Structure
W3CAt this month’s meeting, the ISOC Board of Trustees passed a
resolution in support of the W3C’s efforts to provide a more agile,
inclusive, and flexible organizational structure in support of the Web
community. The resolution approved an agreement for ISOC to provide
the W3C staff expertise in complementary areas, as well as funding.
Call for Nominations for the Internet Society Board of Trustees
ISOC10 December 2009 - The ISOC Nominations Committee seeks statements
of interest from individuals who wish to join the Board of Trustees.
In 2010, three positions on the Board of Trustees are open for
election. Two Trustees will be elected by ISOC Organizational Members
and one by ISOC Chapters. The Trustee positions are 3-year terms that
start June 2010 and expire June 2013.
Joly MacFie 917 442 8665 Skype:punkcast
Secretary - ISOC-NY - http://isoc-ny.org
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