[Alac-sc-outreach] SSIG LAC in Washington

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 02:45:59 UTC 2016

Thanks Renata.

On Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 3:01 PM, Renata Aquino Ribeiro <raquino at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all
> Reporting a bit about SSIG and the participation there:
> As mentioned before, LAC were majority but also participants from US, EU and
> Asia/Pacific were there.
> The theme being cybersecurity and the venue being DC it was likely that a
> varied audience would participate.
> From a participant point of view I have heard more mentions from ALAC than
> any other ICANN const. or wg.
> At least 10 participants came to me seeing they browsed ALAC site and were
> thinking about joining
> 2 were interested in SSAC. 1 even found out that their org was already
> participating
> There were 180 participants so it is likely this conversation about engaging
> in ICANN will go on for the next weeks
> Becoming an ALS is an interest but also a concern for many LAC institutions
> in cybersec as some may be of a somewhat hybrid nature ie being financed by
> a bank but being also a foundation. Also many backgrounds were in
> engineering so getting to understand ALS ToRs seemed a bit legalese.
> Anyhow I hope more engagement comes from this event, surely there was a lot
> interest.
> Jason, thanks also for your kind words. We have an expression in Brazil
> "trabalho de formiguinha" (working like a little ant), very badly it
> translates but I guess you get what it is, building engagement little by
> little.
> Best,
> Renata
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