ISOC-HK eNewsletter – March 2012

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HIGHLIGHTS 

World Internet Developer’s Summit – Over 500 Registration now!

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An overwhelming supporting from the community brings us to over 500 registrations for the first World Internet Developer’s Summit.We have over HKD 40k valued of prizes give away such as Adobe Web Premium, Visual Studio Professional, Xbox with Kinect, Office Home, Cisco Router and more. Arrive early to the conference and you could even get a Facebook USB, Microsoft writing pads, souvenirs from Mozilla and more!Everyone is waiting for the exhilarating line up of speakers which is thrilled to share their thoughts and experiences.

These comprise of:

Philippe Le Hegaret, W3C – Why HTML5?

David Lim, Facebook – Bringing the web into mobile apps

Henri Holm, Rovio Asia – Angry Birds on Facebook

Giorgio Sardo, Microsoft – Behind the scenes of Cut The Rope in HTML5

Marcus Chan, Yahoo! – Build your web apps with YUI and YQL

Tim Chien, Mozilla – Apps on HTML5 – Why, how, and beyond

Elke Mak, The Government of HKSAR – Web for All

Giorgio
Sardo, Microsoft – Building HTML5 Metro style application in Win 8

Note: March 7th AM conference and How to build a multiplay HTML5 game Workshop is FULL

 

Date: March 6 – 7, 2012 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Venue: Cyberport on March 6; Hong Kong Science Parks on March 7

Last Chance to Register!   Seats are very limited!

Event Website


Survey on Awareness, Knowledge and Impacts of IP Address in Hong Kong

WIN iPad2!

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ISOC HK is currently carrying out an awareness promotion campaign on IPv6 and we are interested to know the awareness level of IPv6 deployment in Hong Kong. We have commissioned City University of Hong Kong to conduct an online survey to gather more insights from the community.Complete the 5 minute questionnaire and enter your personal particulars at the end of the survey, you will be entitled to a lucky draw entry, in which 2 winners will be selected by random draw for an iPad2 each! Win your iPad2 Now!Please click here for the survey by March 7.

Good luck!

 


World IPv6 Launch – The Future is Forever!

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Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012.Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held on 8 June 2011, World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet’s continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.World IPv6 Launch Website

Find out more about what happened on World IPv6 Day (Jun 8, 11) and what will happen on World IPv6 Launch.

RECENT EVENTS 

ISOC HK First Hurricane Electric IPv6 Certification and Training Program

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Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC-HK) and Hurricane Electric, the largest IPv6 backbone in the world, have collaborated and conducted our First IPv6 Certification and Training Program on Dec 20-21, 2011. The program featured content of real-world IPv6 concepts and deployment techniques. The program also incorporated hands-on exercises for practical deployment. Many participants have now been certifited through the online IPv6 certification program. ( http://ipv6.he.net/ certification/ ) Read More The next scheduled Hong Kong IPv6 Certification and Training Program will be tentatively in May 2012 with enhanced content and hands-on experience. Stay Tune!If you are interest in upgrading your skills, please email [email protected]

POLICIES AND PAPERS 

Internet Society Hong Kong Response to the Second Draft of the Code of Practice for Online Service Providers (Mar 2, 2012)Internet Society Hong Kong Response to the “Legal, Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Health Record Sharing Public Consultation (Feb 11, 2012)Internet Society’s letter dated to Honourable Members of the European Parliament (Feb 2012)

To review previous policy papers, please check here.

ISOC-HK MEDIA COVERAGE 

國際互聯網開發者會議-HTML5:集結全球互聯網開發者精英,分析未來網絡發展意見 (eZone)Mar 2012參加國際互聯網開發者會議,與 World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Facebook, Yahoo!, Mozilla, Microsoft, Angry Birds 等業界專家連繫,以取得最新互聯網開發消息、各種發展平台的最新技術及建議,以及分享他們對未來網絡發展的意見,啟發各界精英的思維。是次活動的主題將圍繞 HTML5 ,一連兩天於香港舉行專題講座及工作坊。工作坊提供一個雙向的溝通平台,讓開發者於小組討論中取得實戰經驗、學習新的技術、分享經驗及交換意見。

See eZone Magazine Coverage

World Internet Developers’ Summit ( Computer World Hong Kong)

Mar 2012

Get connected with the greatest minds in the industry with the latest Internet development, news, various development platform techniques, hints and tips. W3C, Facebook, Yahoo!, Mozilla, Microsoft, Angry Birds and more are coming all together with motivating and inspirational talks and workshops. Developers will gather at the summit to meet, learn and exchange experiences and ideas on different development platform/environment.

Information Security Tips Videos on Roadshow (Feb 6 – 19, 2012)

For two weeks in February, Internet Society Hong Kong had shared a set of Information Security Tips videos for the general public in Hong Kong. Through a valuable media using RoadShow , an estimate of 3.6 million bus passengers daily across Hong Kong had a chance to view one of the four informative video produced by Internet Society Hong Kong. (Videos in Cantonese)

IT NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS 

Cyberport awards HK$1.5 million to new tech projects(Computer World Hong Kong)Feb 21, 2012Cyberport will award a total of HK$1.5 million to 15 start-up tech projects via its latest round of Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF), the organization said Monday.Each of the projects will receive HK$100,000, according to Cyberport, adding that the 15 selected projects come from a wide range of categories, including digital entertainment, mobile applications, business tools and social networking services. Read More

Apple confirms solar farm at Maiden data center(Datacenter Dynamics)

Feb 21, 2012

Apple said it is building the largest end-user solar array and carrying out the largest non-utility fuel cell installation in the US for its data center in Maiden, North Carolina.

Apple’s plans to build the solar farm at the site first came to light in October 2011, after it received a permit from local officials to reshape a slope on its 171-acre property in Maiden. At the time there was no confirmation the solar farm would be used for its data center. Read More

The Internet Society wants ACTA reconsidered (The Inquirer)

Feb 13, 2012

NON-PROFIT GROUP the Internet Society has written to the European Parliament about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

In its letter addressed to “Honourable Members of the European Parliament” the group says that ministers must use the time between now and official ratification at the end of June to carefully consider the treaty and what it means for the internet. Read More

Bridging the gap between doctors and hackers to upgrade health care (The Globe and Mail)

Feb 20, 2012

Among some computer geeks, it’s the Hacker Way: A loose model for rapidly solving problems through intense, inexpensive jam sessions among software programmers and web designers, with little planning and total freedom.

Mark Zuckerberg used the term to describe how his collaborators and employees refined Facebook with thousands of small improvements and turned it from a dorm-room project into a $100-billion corporate giant. Read More

EU court: Social networks can’t be forced to monitor users (CNET)

Feb 16, 2012

The European Union’s highest court says social networks cannot be forced to monitor users just to stop piracy.

The European Court of Justice ruled today that forcing social networks to install monitoring systems just to see if people are illegally downloading copyrighted material creates a “complicated” and “costly” burden on the sites for little or no upside. The court was also concerned about the privacy of user data. Read More

New Internet Rules in China (Mayer Brown)

Feb 15, 2012

The PRC Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MII”) has recently promulgated “Several Provisions on Regulating the Market Order of Internet Information Services” (“Provisions”) to ensure a level playing ground for website operators in China and to enhance protection to Internet users in areas such as Internet security, web advertising and data protection. The Provisions will come into effect on 15 March 2012. Read More

FBI says social media monitoring won’t infringe privacy rights (Computer World)

Feb 14, 2012

The FBI today said that its proposed plans to monitor social media sites as part of a broader strategy to improve real-time situation awareness will be fully vetted by the agency’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Unit.

The unit will review the legal implications of the monitoring application and ensure that it meets all privacy and civil rights obligations before it is implemented, the agency said in a statement emailed to Computerworld “Although the FBI has always adapted to meet changes in technology, the rule of law, civil liberties, and civil rights, will remain our guiding principles,” the agency said. Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS SUPPORTED BY ISOC HK 

ISACA Conference – IT Governance Executive Roundtable 2012The conference is designed for senior IT, Governance and Risk Management leaders like you who are seeking to strengthen your organizations by developing strategies for effective integration of business and technology. This is a quality conference, where you can:

  • Interact face-to-face with colleagues in an environment ideal for unparalleled knowledge sharing.
  • Update your knowledge. Broaden your understanding of new research and projects being developed across the globe and ISACA.
  • Interact with speakers who provide insight on IT governance, risk and compliance topics.

Date: Mar 14-16, 2012 @ Regal Hong Kong Hotel


SingTel CIO Day 2012SingTel CIO Day 2012 – Hong Kong, into its 3 rd year, themed ” Unleash the Power of Your Business with Fixed Mobile Cloud Convergence” will be held on 23 rd March 2012 at Grand Hyatt Hotel Hong Kong.

Gathering up to 600 C-level of your peers, this will be the largest congregation of industry movers and shakers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders from the region. Learn how 3 intelligent ICT services can converge and unleash the power of your business to its utmost.

Offering more than just the technology, the event features: Renowned Futurist sharing 2020 ICT Predictions, Executive Insight Panels on Convergence of ICT Services, Cutting Edge Solution Showcases from Leading Providers and Extensive Networking with ICT Thought-Leaders and Peers.

Date: Mar 23, 2012 @ Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

HKCS Outstanding IT Achiever Awards (OITAA) 2012To accentuate, recognise and honour the significant contributions of the ICT professionals in the Hong Kong’s ICT industry, Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) had launched the first-ever HKCS Outstanding IT Achiever Awards (OITAA) in 2008 to reward the much praised individuals in the ICT field and to showcase the impact that they have made to the local ICT industry and the community.

HKCS is going to organise the 2nd OITAA as it should be time to highlight the achievements and contributions of ICT professionals again.

Submission Deadline: Mar 30, 2012 Noon


Next Generation Information Technology and Standard SymposiumCyberport, together with OGCIO, is therefore taking the lead to organize the “Next Generation Information Technology and Standard Symposium” for industry professionals to learn and to exchange ideas. This one-day event brings together renowned leaders, enterprises, experts and academia from a number of cloud base Mainland cities under one roof, including the national cloud computing service innovation and development pilot cities Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, together with Hong Kong and Guangdong.

Speakers will share their valuable experiences on cloud computing standardization with insightful analysis on hot topics such as overall planning, key technologies, applications and security governance. What’s more, two panel discussions titled “Information Infrastructure” and “Cloud Computing and Mobile Cloud’s Technology & Standardization” will also be staged for industry practitioners from Mainland and Hong Kong to discuss implementation strategies, share best practices with interaction and collaboration in the arena of cloud computing ecosystem.

Date: Mar 30, 2012 @ Cyberport

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