ISOC-SF Bay Area Chapter News Zaid Ali, President/Chair
History • Silicon Valley chapter first floated around Feb 2008 • Outreach to members from ISOC. 30 showed interest and support. • April 2008 Website and mailing list established • Nov 2008 efforts from Sophia Bekele, Annalisa Roger, Franck Martin helped shape bylaws, chapter application. • Chapter established Feb 16th 2009
Mission • Enable members to exchange technical, policy, or otherwise relevant information amongst themselves. • Provide the opportunity for outreach from the chapter to the local community on these topics. • Promote the core values of the Internet society. • Interact with other ISOC Chaptersand groups globally as well as relevant groups outside of ISOC. • Develop programs related to standards, public policy, and education for the membership.
Officers • Zaid Ali – President/Chair • Annalisa Roger – Vice chair • Sophia Bekele – Secretary • Ken Krechmer – Treasurer/Adminstrative • Ted Hardie – Board Member • Franck Martin – Board member
Initiatives • Broadband technology program (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) • IPv6 technology • Trust/identity initiative • Open Standards • Cyber crime • Distance Education • gTLD • Membership drive (Currently Facebook group, Twitter, IETF) • Local Chapter funding, by way of Corporate Sponsorship • Speakers at a local chapter event
Recent activities • ISOC-SF Bay area presence through Annalisa Roger at ICANN Mexico • Participation with Wendy Rickard on manual for chapter development • ISOC-SF Bay area presence through Sophia Bekele as a presenter on internet governance at Golden Gate University (GGU) • Broadband adoption initiative chapter dialogue with firstmile.US, ISOC-LA • Chapter delegate supportfor broadband technology program