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.”
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We wish Peter all the best in his campaign.
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.
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.