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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 9 December 2009 ISOC-NY: Net Neutrality and Wordcam

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 9 December 2009 ISOC-NY: Net Neutrality and Wordcamp Vids, and more
Date: 9 Dec 2009 11:43:38 -0500

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 ISOC-NY news...  we are having the final members meeting for 2009 on
 Wednesday; there are a videos available of recent net neutrality
 events, and the recent WordCamp NYC; an ISOC-NY member's access
 project in Harlem has received funding; and the ISOC-NY website has an
 exciting new feature!

 ISOC-NY will be holding it=92s end-of-year members meeting on Wed Dec 9 at

     * What: ISOC-NY Members meeting
     * When: Wed. December 9 2009 6.30pm-8.30pm
     * Where: Room 317, Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street NYC (SW
 corner of West 4th) (See note below)

     * Note: Use the entrance on the west side since construction
 blocks the Mercer Street entrance. Must bring ID.


 Some tbd but:

    1. Meet new members
    2. Summary of year's activity
    3. Finances
    4. 2010 Event planning
    5. ISOC-NY elections

 Net Neutrality Videos:

 There have been two recent Network Neutrality related events in  NYC.

 1) Tech Debate - an "Oxford Style Debate' that co-incided with the
 Web2.0 conference resulted in a resounding triumph for the 'pro' team!
 see video..

 2) The NYC Technoolgy in Government Committee held a public hearing on
 Resolution 712a. that endorses FCC Net Neutrality principles, and
 urges passing of Rep. Markey's =91Internet Freedom Preservation Act of
 2009' . Here the pro's again well outnumbered the cons, but you will,
 in panel 7, see that the Internet Society's official stand on this is
 that User Choice should be the prime objective. Regulators should be
 careful to consider the full impact of any restrictions, and work to
 increase choice in service providers. See video..

 WordCamp NYC 2009

 This event, held over a weekend at Baruch College, attracted over 700
 participants who gathered to exchange information on the popular
 Wordpress web publishing platform (as used by ISOC-NY!). There were
 astonishing demos of this free and open-source software has been used
 not just for blogs, but for complex content management and
 sophisticated websites such as, for example, We have
 gathered up as much video, slides, etc as is available from the event,
 and it can be found on:

 The Harlem Computer/Internet Access Programme

 We would like to congratulate member Merle Bush on being the recipient
 of an ISOC Community Programme grant of $9,700 for the The Harlem
 Computer/Internet Access Programme. The money, along with funds
 granted by Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, will provide
 an Internet Technology lab for the local underserved and aged
 community in Harlem.

 Read more about ISOC's Community Grants Programme:

 ISOC-NY Notice Board

 At the WordCamp there was a lot of excitement about P2, a new
 WordPress theme that some call "twitter in a box". It features a
 stripped down interface that gives logged in users an input box where
 they can enter status updates, blog posts, links, or quotes, which
 instantly - through the wonders of AJAX - update the site. So it's as
 much a glorified chat room as a blog. What's more every tag, and every
 user, gets its own RSS feed! The installation we have is the latest
 beta version, also running on the beta of the latest WordPress -
 please feel free to go and play with it!

 Again to remind you, you can find ISOC-NY at the following:

 That's it for now - wishing every one Happy Holidays and see you
 tomorrow at the meet!

 Joly MacFie
 Secretary - ISOC-NY


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