The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) will be hosting CaribNOG’s 11th Regional Gathering in Montego Bay, Jamaica from April 20th from 3pm (local time in Trinidad and Tobago) to April 22nd 2016.
CaribNOG is a not-for-profit, independent, technical community that providing an important regional forum for building technical capacity, sharing industry experiences and promoting relevant solutions for advancing network engineering in the Caribbean. CaribNOG has built a reputation as an influential forum where computer network technicians and technology professionals share knowledge and experiences and participate in expert-led, high-tech training and hands-on technical workshops.
A key objective of CaribNOG is to better position the Caribbean to address critical technology challenges and issues and to collaboratively derive relevant solutions.
You can watch and participate at the sessions at CaribNOG 11 remotely. Here are the relevant links:
View/ Download the CaribNOG 11 Meeting Agenda. Note that the time in Jamaica is 1 hour earlier than Trinidad and Tobago. So you need to add 1 hour to the times of sessions to get the times in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published an infographic about Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs),
IDNs are domain names that include characters other than the letters of the basic Latin alphabet (the 26 letters “a-z”), numbers 0-9, and hyphen “-”. Such domain names could contain characters with diacritical marks as required by many European languages, or characters from non-Latin scripts,
such as Arabic or Chinese.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN ) will be having its 52nd public meeting from Saturday February 7 to February 12 2014 in Singapore.
Some important links to help you learn more and follow the #ICANN52 meeting
Daily Meeting Schedule – this will show the meetings happening on the day. Clicking on the meeting title will show the remote participation links that would allow you to follow the conversation and if you use the “Virtual Room Stream Live” link, that conferencing tool allows for persons in the virtual room to type questions or comments that could be read or answered by the Working Group chairing the meeting.
Full Meeting Schedule – this table (you will have to scroll in both directions) shows the various meetings happening in various rooms at the same time. All times listed are local to Singapore. The time in Singapore is 12 hours ahead of that of Trinidad and Tobago. So when looking at the ICANN 52 schedule, you’ll need to subtract 12 hours to get the time of the meeting in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) is an accredited ICANN At-Large Structure (ALS) and a founding member of the Latin American and Caribbean Regional At-Large Organisation (LACRALO), which today has 45 At-Large Structures in 18 out of 33 countries in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. At-Large is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN.
Currently, as the TTCS’ At-Large representative (Dev Anand Teelucksingh), I have continued to be involved in various At-Large activites, after serving as LACRALO Secretariat and on the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC). You can read my Statement of Interest for more information.
I do want to encourage anyone with a interest and a desire to learn more about ICANN policy issues and how to get involved, email me at [email protected] and I’ll try my best to help.