ISOC-NY is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Students For Free Culture 2011 Conference (SFC NYC) to be held February 19th-20th 2011 at NYU. Susan Crawford and the diaspora developers will be keynote speakers.
** Audio and video now posted below!**
Last October the NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) issued a request for proposals for “services to obtain, manage, administer, maintain and market the geographic Top Domain name .nyc.”. At ICANN’s recent 37th meeting in Nairobi, consensus was reached on the “overarching” issue of intellectual property protection. This leaves only the issue of the final (4th) draft of the Applicants Guidebook, expected before the 38th meeting in Brussels in June 2010, before the much delayed new generic top level domain (gTLD) delegation process can finally grind into action. (One caveat – a policy forbidding cross-ownership of registries and registrars is still not totally set in stone.)
The Internet Society – New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) has for some years been following the .nyc and ICANN process on behalf of the NYC community and, on May 8 2010, hosted a seminar “dot nyc – How are we doing?” at NYU. NYC Council Member Gale Brewer delivered keynote remarks, then vendor Eric Brunner-Williams of CORE Internet Council of Registrars revealed details of their proposal to the City, and Antony Van Couvering of Minds + Machines and Public Advocate Beill DeBlasio’s earlier comments to the City Council were shown in video. There was a discussion “What’s it for?” about possible applications – civic, community, commercial, and “outside the box” – for a local top level domain. Speakers included Tom Lowenhaupt of Connecting .nyc and Richard Knipel of Wikimedia NYC.
Audio/video is below:
On Jan 14 2010 the newly formed New York Technology Council held its second public meeting in the form of a panel discussion on the topic “Technology Trends for 2010“. Representatives of Google and Microsoft were joined by City Council member Gale Brewer to pontificate on what the new year might bring.
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)
New York, NY – 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 held 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.
Archived webcast and the twitter feed are embedded below.
TEDxNYED will be an all day conference in NYC on Mar 6, 2010. It is designed to examine education and the impact of new media and technology. Speakers are challenged to share innovative insights and inspire conversations about the future of education. Attendees are challenged to rise to the occasion: learn for themselves, educate each other and, following the spirit of TED, spread these ideas.
Upper Green Side will be hosting an Electronics Recycling Event at the First Avenue Greenmarket this Sunday. They will be collecting cell phones, computers, laptops, copiers, fax machines, IPods and PDAs, modems, monitors, keyboards, mouses, printers, stereo and radio equipment, telephones and telephone equipment, televisions, typewriters, speakers, digital cameras, VCRs and DVD players. All e-waste collected will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner here in the U.S.
WHAT: Electronics Recycling Event
WHEN: Sunday, November 22, 2009 – 8 a.m. to 3 PM
WHERE: West Side of First Avenue between 93rd & 94th Streets
On November 12 through 14, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts hosted an international conference titled, “The Internet as Playground and Factory ,” exploring the meaning and changing face of labor in the digital era. The conference inaugurates Lang College’s new conference series, “The Politics of Digital Media.” Schedule.
WordCamp NYC 2009 – took place at Baruch College on Nov 14-15 – a 2-day extravaganza of presentations, workshops, and demos relating to the popular WordPress web publishing platform (as used by ISOC-NY!).
David Bisset’s I Wish I Was At WordCamp
Audio/video will be added below as it becomes available.
Oct 5 2009: The NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) has issued a Request for Proposals for “services to obtain, manage, administer, maintain and market the geographic Top Domain name .nyc.”
Proposals will be sealed and for a 5 year term with two 5 year renewal options. They must be submitted by 3pm on Nov 12 2009. Questions may be submitted to Vito Pulito at firstname.lastname@example.org. (212-788-6285) until 3pm on Oct 19, 2009.
New York, NY â€“ In addition to the annual OneWebDay celebration of the Internet in all its diversity, which will again be held in Washington Sq. Park on Sep 22, New York netizens will be active in the coming weekend participating in two pre-OneWebDay events, a symposium and a party on Saturday Sep 19.
Below is video of the NYC Council Committee on Technology’s hearing on Jun 29 2009 regarding proposed Int. 991, Open Data Standards.
The NYC Broadband Advisory Committee will hold its fifth public hearing in Staten Island on March 5 2009.
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2009, 11 AM â€“ 3 PM
WHERE: CUNY College of Staten Island (Building 1P)
Recital Hall, The Center for the Arts
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314 [map] [travel info]
ICANN has produced a revised version of its gTLD Applicants Handbook.
Many alterations/additions have been made in provisions for “community-based” and “geographic name” applicants that will be of particular interest to potential applicants for a .nyc TLD. In particular details of ‘comparative evaluation’ procedures for competing applications are enumerated, as are the processes for individual or community based objections to applications.
Initial application fees will be $185,100. Notably, those repeating applications from the 2000 round will get a $86,000 discount.
An edited version of some relevant provisions is below.
Below is video of last week’s public hearing on the proposal to webcast NYC City Council and other municipal meetings. It was informative with first, representatives of the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) giving the official line, and then, two presentations by commercial vendors. After which Common Cause, the Peoples Production House, and others spoke on behalf of the public interest.