dotNews - November 2017

Welcome to the November issue of dotNews.

This month we recap NetHui 2017, introduce a new online identity resource for anyone affected by the closure of a Vodafone email address, and do a regional and International round-up of stories and events that have importance to our community.

NetHui 2017 Round up

NetHui is a yearly event where the community comes together to talk about the challenges and opportunities the internet brings to us all - personally and professionally. The theme for NetHui 2017 was Trust and Freedom on the Internet. Hon Clare Curran addressed NetHui with her first speech as the new minister responsible for portfolios that cover our areas of work. 
You can view the recorded sessions from NetHui 2017 here:

Thur sessions.    Fri sessions.

During the discussions some valuable and exciting points were raised that were not able to be fully developed in the time available. It would be great if we were able to set up some special interest groups to progress these further, but we need your help. Find out more here.

Your email is your personal identity, so choose it carefully

Vodafone has announced it's shutting down its email service, closing all accounts on 30 November 2017. We're excited to provide a new resource to help anyone affected by these changes, or considering their email options and online identity, to choose between subscribing to a free email service like gmail or outlook or creating an online identity through the adoption of a personalised domain. More here

Keep up with technology or be left behind

Regulations can either assist technological advancement or hold us back on the World stage. Our NZ state of regulation report discusses recent changes and is available now. More here

InternetNZ announces new community grants

With over $100,000 available in InternetNZ's new research funding round, if you have projects to benefit the development of the Internet in New Zealand then you should apply now. Find out more

ICANN held its latest global public meeting

ICANN held its latest global public meeting in Abu Dhabi in late October. There were a broad range of topics covered, from dealing with the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation, through to the future of the .AMAZON domain... More here

Watch out for these upcoming events!

National Digital Forum - Te Papa Wellington
20-22 November 
The National Digital Forum is a network of people working together to enhance digital interaction with culture and heritage in New Zealand. Detailshere.

SafeStack Security Big Day Out - Wellington 
22 November 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
The biggest FREE security class for non-profits, charities and generally lovely people. Let the SafeStack team bring their world class reputation for engaging, pragmatic and plain english security education to your world. Details here.

BSides - Wellington
23-24 November
BSidesWLG 2017 is a diverse and inclusive information security conference welcoming anyone and everyone that is interested in security. Details here.

InternetNZ Auckland and Wellington stakeholder functions
This is your chance to meet the InternetNZ team, mingle with members, industry and those who just simply love the internet. 
Wellington 28 November - Wharewaka Function Centre 5.30 - 7.30pm 
Auckland 30 November - Tabac Bar, 6 Mills Lane, Auckland 5.30 -7.30pm

Still time to RSVP here.

MobileTECH - Rotorua
27-28 March 2018

Join our rural industry leaders, technology developers, engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators and early adopters to discuss, showcase and learn about new innovative tools & technologies that can improve efficiencies & productivity of these industries through connectivity. Details here.