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ICANN REfine - TechFest NW Hackathon

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We took on a problem of helping ICANN labs do a better job helping people understand what they do. This was a 5 hour hackathon. This is the resulting presentation. It was also supported by a working prototype.

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ICANN REfine - TechFest NW Hackathon

  1. 1. ICANN REfine (or if you want to be smart ICANN What?) TechFest NW - Hackathon for Social Good Sept 8th, 2013
  2. 2. ICANN wants to increased and broaden participation with people across the globe. > Participation in conversations about policy. > Participation in forming the topics and issues that become policy.
  3. 3. Barriers to Participation. > Understanding what ICANN is. > Understanding why what ICANN does is important. > Understanding how ICANN policies could and does effect you or the communities you care about.
  4. 4. Given the barriers mentioned above it would be nice if people could quickly gain an understanding of these terms when they see them. Most discussions include terms like these.
  5. 5. > Is this official definition the end of the story? > What if you speak a language other than English? > What if the concepts are larger than what a definition can express? (Did you notice that this definition of an acronym includes and acronym and the term "Stakeholder" which may not translate well.) GCOT An abbreviation for the GNSO OSC Constituency & Stakeholder Group Operations Team. It is also known as the GNSO Council Operations Work Team. It was established by the GNSO Operations Steering Committee (OSC) to identify areas that need to be reviewed in order to best seat the new Council, and to provide recommendations to update areas and submit them to the OSC for reviewing and feedback. [1] Here's a definition.
  6. 6. Our solution. 1. Provide the official definition of acronyms and jargon in-context. 2. Ask the reader if this is correct, makes sense or resonates with them. 3. Provide an immediate input mechanism to correct, contribute and expand on the definition. 4. Provide this culturally relevant user generated content along side the official definition for everyone to see.
  7. 7. (ICANN Word or Phrase + Language) = Official Definition + User Generated Content = Robust understanding and a step towards active participation.
  8. 8. Check out the prototype
  9. 9. Submit In our country policies like this are administered by the Join Fraction Committee... Usually people refer to this when discussing.... Stakeholder means the people who are in-charge of making the decision. Similar to ... What others say: Wiki link > | GCOT An abbreviation for the GNSO OSC Constituency & Stakeholder Group Operations Team. It is also known as the GNSO Council Operations Work Team. It was established by the GNSO Operations Steering Committee (OSC) to identify areas that need to be reviewed in order to best seat the new Council, and to provide recommendations to update areas and submit them to the OSC for reviewing and feedback. [1] Is this definition accurate? Can you provide context or information that might be helpful to others trying to understand this definition? Change Language ADD TO THIS DEFINITION Wireframe.
  10. 10. Coders Jazzy @tallgirltaadaa Braden O'Guinn @broguinn Daniel Johnson @teknotus Designers Jehn Glynn @jehnglynn Tyesha Snow @tyeshasnow The Team

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