[UA-discuss] Hackathon @ ICANN55 - Update

Ram Mohan rmohan at afilias.info
Wed Nov 18 14:36:13 UTC 2015

I like your idea and see no barrier to doing this. Perhaps even do this in
collaboration with registries?


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-----Original Message-----
From: Andre Schappo [mailto:A.Schappo at lboro.ac.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:10 AM
To: ua-discuss at icann.org
Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] Hackathon @ ICANN55 - Update

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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