Peter Harrison Running for ARIN Trustee

Santa Clara, CA – September 21, 2016 – Peter Harrison, President and Chair of the Palisadoes Foundation, has been nominated and is running for office at the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) as a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Harrison is currently a member of the Board and is seeking reelection.

“It is an honor to have been nominated. It reflects the internet community’s appreciation of my contributions at Google, Netflix, eBay and Colovore; as well as my non-profit work.” noted Peter.

In his current term, he has served on the:

  • ARIN Finance Committee, 2019-2021
  • ARIN Compensation Committee 2021
  • ARIN Governance Working Group, 2020-2021
  • ARIN Community Grant Program Committee, 2019-2021

“ARIN needs to review some areas of its governance to reflect an organization of its scale and maturity. As a member of the Governance Working Group, I’d like to see that through to completion,” he continued, “We have made great strides in financial oversight in my term, and I’d like to use that as a model for governance.”

Interested parties can endorse any of the candidates, including Peter, by clicking the REGISTER link of this easy online form. It’s advised that adding a signature at the end of your endorsement will provide great context. You can also review the complete set of candidate bios here.

We wish Peter all the best in his campaign.

About ARIN

The American Registry of Internet Numbers manages the distribution of Internet number resources used by every device attached to the internet, from phones to computers.

These resources include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs). ARIN manages these resources within its service region, which comprises Canada, the United States, and many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands.

In addition to the registration of these resources, ARIN also provides services that ensure the security and integrity of routing traffic over the Internet.

ARIN also coordinates policy development by the community and advances the Internet through informational outreach.

About Palisadoes

Since 2016, The Palisadoes Foundation has been assisting STEM students to become globally competitive in software engineering.

The Foundation promotes software engineering education internships for university students in under-served communities. Over 40 students have participated in its summer programs mentored by IT professionals.

The demographic focus is on Black, Brown, Latinx and indigenous groups. The geographic focus is on the North American and the Caribbean regions.

Palisadoes has participated in the annual Google Summer of Code, the GitHub Externship, and the DigitalOcean Hacktoberfest programs.

Meet Aditya Birangal

Aditya is one of our 2021 GitHub Externship students working on our Talawa project. He started formal coding with the Externship in June and has been collaborating with other students and mentors on his various GitHub pull requests.

Welcome Aditya!

I’m Aditya Birangal from Pune, India leading the Google Developer Student Club to help students grow their knowledge to be better developers & build solutions for local businesses and their community.

I’m extremely passionate about Technology. I’m a #SelfTaught developer and makes Android, iOS & Web Apps using #Flutter & deploy them on #Cloud. I spend a lot of my time in learning, innovating & developing new tech stuff.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

Steve Jobs

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Meet Muskan Modi

Muskan is one of our 2021 GitHub Externship students working on our Talawa project. She started formal coding with the Externship in June and has been collaborating with other students and mentors on her various GitHub pull requests.

Welcome Muskan!

Hello! My name is Muskan Modi and I am an active open source contributor. I love dogs 🙂 and enjoy contributing to the exciting technological advances. I have worked in almost every technical field from Cloud Computing, DevOps to Big Data and Machine Learning. I am a final year student at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India. Since my childhood, I have always been eager to learn something new whether it is skating, painting, or coding. With Palisadoes Foundation it feels like every day we are learning something new. Happy open source contributing!

Meet Sumitra Saksham

Sumitra is one of our 2021 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) students working on our Talawa project. He started participating in March, and was formally accepted as a GSoC student in May. He has been collaborating with other students and mentors on his various GitHub pull requests for Talawa and the Talawa API backend.

Welcome Sumitra!

I am Sumitra, a graduate student from the Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad. I have completed my bachelors in Petroleum Engineering. During my pre-final year of college, I was introduced to backend development in Nodejs and GraphQL for an Order Management System. Since then, I have devoted myself to technology. I love to dig deep into problems and solve them with technology. My specialities include problem-solving, app optimization, user interface design, user experience design, database design, continuous integration, and continuous delivery of code. I was selected as one of the Student Software developers in GSoC 2021 to contribute to Talawa App and Talawa Backend (the project under palisadoes foundation). This is the first time I am working for an open-source organization. The amount of growth that I witness here has been phenomenal. I began to ask myself many questions related to scalability, project structure, database design, encryption, and clean code, which helped me grow my knowledge base. My intention in life has always been to build something people love. I am sure that the work we are doing here will help the community to grow and make this world a better place.

UWI Software Architecture Presentation

The Palisadoes Foundation’s GitHub projects are now being used as a part of the Software Architecture SWEN3120 course at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

This video explains how to get started with Talawa and outlines many of the everyday challenges that software developers face in creating applications that users value.