San Franscisco-Bay Area Internet Society Chapter

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General Information
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
Type: ISOC Chapter, Non-Profit
Country: United States
Region: North America
Website:

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Issue Areas
Access
Inclusion
Roles
Community Engagement
Events
Discussion
Contact
Email: info@sfbayisoc.org
Facebook: F icon.svg   San Franscisco-Bay Area Internet Society Chapter
Twitter: Twitter.png@sfbayisoc
People
Susannah Gray, President
Fatema Kothari, Vice President
Board of Directors

With over 2,000 members, the San Francisco-Bay Area (SF-Bay) Internet Society (ISOC) Chapter focuses on Internet access issue and diversity and digital inclusion in California. The SF-Bay Area ISOC Chapter was officially recognized by ISOC on 16 February 2009.

Funding

As a nonprofit 501(c)3 entity, the SF-Bay Area ISOC Chapter’s work is funded entirely by donations, sponsorship and grants. The Chapter relies on volunteers to carry out its day-to-day activities.

Working Groups

The Chapter has three working groups: Internet Governance, IoT and Data Protection, Privacy & Security.

Projects

In 2016, the SF-Bay Area Chapter secured funding from the Internet Society’s Beyond the Net program for its “Bridging California’s Rural/Urban Digital Divide with Mobile Broadband” project. The Chapter joined together with California State University (CSU) Geographical Information Center (GIC), Chico, and Valley Vision to collect data on mobile broadband performance in Yolo County, near Sacramento in Northern California.

In the past, the Chapter was involved of the infamous Interplanetary Networking Special Interest Group (SIG).

Events

The Chapter holds various events throughout the year. Due to logistical limitations, events are currently held in around the San Francisco-Bay Area only.

Industry Representation

Chapter representatives attend as many ICANN, NARALO, ISOC, and related industry events as funding and schedules allow. The Chapter is an At-Large Structure (ALS) and is affiliated with NARALO.

References