[UA-discuss] Hackathon @ ICANN55

Richard Merdinger rmerdinger at godaddy.com
Fri Nov 6 16:56:04 UTC 2015

Unfortunately, I agree with Ram here.  I want to get excited about how we can accomplish such an event that will achieve some “needle-moving” results.  That said, I’m not sure what we would be “hacking” on yet.  Also agree on the question of ICANN as an event being thee right location for such an effort once-defined.

I suggest we not rush this concept, but continue to have ongoing open discussion regarding it as part of the combined UASG project teams with a goal of defining the event concept by Marrakech.

Thoughts always appreciated,

Richard Merdinger
VP, Domains – GoDaddy
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From: ua-discuss-bounces at icann.org [mailto:ua-discuss-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Ram Mohan
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2015 10:29 AM
To: Don Hollander <don.hollander at icann.org>; UA-discuss at icann.org
Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] Hackathon @ ICANN55

I’m skeptical of the success of a hackathon in Marrakesh, or indeed at an ICANN meeting. It needs developers, not policy people to make it successful.

The probability of success will increase if co-located with a more developer friendly meeting, or in a University setting.


From: Don Hollander [mailto:don.hollander at icann.org<mailto:don.hollander at icann.org>]
Sent: Friday, November 06, 2015 12:09 AM
To: UA-discuss at icann.org<mailto:UA-discuss at icann.org>
Subject: [UA-discuss] Hackathon @ ICANN55

ICANN, through Cyrus Namazi, has raised the idea of supporting a “Hackathon” in conjunction with ICANN55 in Morocco.

A “Hackathon” is where a bunch of geeks gather for a short period of time – one or two days – and code to solve problems.

At the UA Discuss call yesterday there was strong interest in supporting such an event, but we ran out of time to reach any meaningful conclusion.

So, this thread is to instigate discussion, ideas, and volunteers to help drive it forward.

Your thoughts, please….
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