NetHui 2019 is over - we managed to pack a few months of planning and hard work into two days full of breakout sessions, panel discussions and keynotes. Looking back on it, it was the best NetHui ever, and we aim to make the next one even better.
$15,000 was available to fund individuals or organisations attending conferences and events related to the development of the Internet. We are pleased to be able support these individuals with their growth of knowledge and networks in the Internet space.
Filtering porn out of the Internet is back in the news again. To cut to the chase - don’t break the Internet in response to moral outrage about porn. There are other answers and solutions; the most important of which involve New Zealanders using the large number of solutions they have at their own disposal to manage content in their homes and with their families.
For this funding year, $100,000 was available for individuals or organisations whose research is focused on the Internet. The latest Internet research round opened at NetHui in November 2017. We received 39 interesting and high quality applications, including technical, legal and social sciences research on the Internet and its uses.
How should we run our Internet in a way that is inclusive and as safe as possible for everyone? How do we rebalance rights and interests that new Internet enabled technologies imbalance? What implications could the Internet have on our society, and our rules and norms for living together?
Many of the programme sessions at this year’s NetHui are devoted to exploring new Internet-enabled technologies. If you’ve been wondering what these techs are and what they may mean for all of us here in Aotearoa New Zealand, then read this!