To add to what Tim said, Jon and Gaurab are both fine candidates and I
believe they would serve both APNIC and NZ interests well.
So make sure your organisation votes - whichever way that may be. I'm
happy to assist with the voting process or assignment of proxies, if needed.
On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 3:12 PM, Tim Hoffman <thoffman(a)twitter.com> wrote:
Hi New Zealand internet community!
I wanted to remind everyone that the APNIC elections
are coming up, with voting
closing in 6 days (3pm Monday, 27 February 2017).
It's important that we all get involved in the democratic process that
APNIC has and vote - those elected will determine policies that impact us
all (for instance around IP address transfers and justification of IP space
as we ramp down IPv4).
Specifically, I wanted to highlight two candidates from the list of
nominees <https://2017.apricot.net/elections/nominations/> that you may
want to consider voting for to represent us. Both have had ties to the New
Zealand internet community for over a decade, understand the challenges we
face, and I believe would represent our needs well.
<https://2017.apricot.net/elections/nominations/jonathan-brewer/> is well
known to our community. Wellington based, he founded Araneo and ran this
company for some years, then since selling Araneo to TeamTalk has focused
on helping developing communities (particularly in the pacific islands)
establish better connectivity locally and to the world.
*Gaurab Raj Upadhaya*
had involvement in many countries whose internet infrastructures have been
developing over the past decade. He has strong ties to the networking
community in New Zealand; these began in the early FX days. Starting his
career in Nepal, he has experienced challenges greater than those we face
in New Zealand around being a remote internet community connected to a
US-centric internet first hand. He now leads the network organization at
*Don't forget to vote!*
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