[UA-discuss] Hackathon @ ICANN55 - Update

Andre Schappo A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk
Wed Nov 18 07:10:07 UTC 2015

Here is an alternative to a Hackathon -

An open competition for ideas for 2 domain names for this group. An ascii new gtld domain name and an idn new gtld domain name. Entries will be judged on creativity, uniqueness, relevance …etc…

The 2 winning entries will be registered and used by this group. The 2 winning entrants will receive prizes

This seems to me to have a lot of potential because

① it will be totally open to absolutely everyone
② i consider this could take place over a long period of time
③ it will aid in promotion of UA
④ it could serve as a way into schools, colleges and universities
⑤ i think it less risky than a hackathon

André Schappo

On 18 Nov 2015, at 05:56, Don Hollander wrote:

> A quick update on the idea of a Hackathon @ ICANN55
> Ram, Dennis & I had a call with folks at ICANN about a Hackathon @ ICANN55.
> We indicated that the UASG was not prepared to run a Hackathon there, but we would be happy to participate as one of the potential projects should ICANN want to pursue one.
> We provided some indicative information on costs and approaches used by AngelHack for their consideration.
> The ICANN folks are going to reconsider the idea with this information and will let us know if they decide to proceed.
> Don

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