Get To Know the ARIN 35 Fellows

By Jennifer Bly - Public Affairs Specialist, ARIN

Only a few days are left until ARIN 35 takes to San Francisco. We’re getting excited and hope you are too! Coming to their first ARIN Public Policy and Members meeting are five fellows who are eager to learn more and dive into policy discussions at ARIN 35.

Get to know these ARIN 35 fellowship recipients so you can be sure to say hi and strike up a conversation with these outstanding individuals:

Andre Graham

Programme Coordinator, University College of the Caribbean – Jamaica

What is the #1 fun thing you hope to do while in San Francisco?

Riding the tram and visiting Fisherman’s Wharf.

Describe how you would modify a snail so it would go faster. 

Modify its shell and add wheels to it.

What interests you about ARIN?

With the advent of new and emerging technologies and the need for each device to have an IP address it is imperative to know how the change from IPv4 to IPv6 will impact these devices and communication in general on the various networking platforms. It is interesting to know that ARIN is actively seeking to educate and sensitize the region on how to make the switch from IPv4 to IPv6 and I would love to get the opportunity to be a part of this growing community. Additionally, I am also interested in the area of Internet Governance and the policies being put in place to manage this vast network and its implications for developing Caribbean nations.

How do you think your ARIN Meeting experience will benefit you or your organization when you return home?

In my capacity as a Programme Coordinator for the IT programmes at the University College of the Caribbean I will use my meeting experience and the knowledge gained at the meeting to disseminate the information to the stakeholders that I interface with.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?

A combination of the powers of Batman, Superman, Spiderman and Hulk with the ability to heal myself.  This would help me to be able to assist persons in danger and to give the aggressors a beat down when necessary.

 

Stephen Ives

Sr. Network Engineer, Matanuska Telephone Assn. – Alaska, USA

What is the #1 fun thing you hope to do while in San Francisco?

Going to a Giants baseball game.

Describe how you would modify a snail so it would go faster.


I would attach lubricating system on the head and miniature water jets on the side so that it could slide faster.

What interests you about ARIN?

I’m interested in the decision making process for IP address allocation.

How do you think your ARIN Meeting experience will benefit you or your organization when you return home?

Allow us to better serve our customers with their IP addressing needs.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?

My super power would be teleportation, because it would be the most comfortable and fastest way to travel.

 

Andrew Trudgeon

Manager, Scandia ISP Internet Inc. – Ontario, Canada

What is the #1 fun thing you hope to do while in San Francisco?

See the golden gate bridge and the full house tv show house haha.

Describe how you would modify a snail so it would go faster.

Rocket boosters, must have rocket booster.

What interests you about ARIN?

We are a small ISP and as such are always looking for ways to be most efficient. With IP addresses dwindled, moving to IPv6 has been a big under taking for us and would love more info or guidance on how we can better make this transition.

What do you intend to accomplish by attending an ARIN Meeting?

Gain industry knowledge and create friendships within the ARIN industry to help us move forward on the next big undertaking.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?

Invisibility – seems like you could do a lot of things being invisible to help fight crime.

 

Michael SchlohMichael Schloh

Computer Scientist, MSvB Recherche – California, USA

What is the #1 fun thing you hope to do while in San Francisco?

Take a walk (or run) in some nice place, and visit a hackerspace.

Describe how you would modify a snail so it would go faster.

Give it excellent teammates and coworkers.

What interests you about ARIN? 

Network peering, routing, standardization, general network engineering, and keeping standards and implementations of exotic (like SCTP) protocols consistent during adoption.   But… I’m mostly interested in IPv6 and helping to promote it. I operate three IPv6 networks and try to be instrumental in motivating operators to migrate their legacy IPv4 nodes to IPv6.

What do you intend to accomplish by attending an ARIN Meeting?

Learn of the process that diverse interest groups and regions control the network landscape. I would also like to propose ideas, such as those originating from a current RTC communications project to advance Internet principles communication.   Secondly, I am a ‘Intel Innovator’ with the mandate to promote the Internet of Things (IoT) which I believe will only fly on robust IPv6 networks. This topic is worthy of idea exchange at the San Francisco meeting, as well as networking at home with those getting started with IoT and IPv6.   Lately I’ve been very active with the Tor project, and would like to network with others to enable and facilitate democratic information and communication via standardized interfaces.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?

To be able to travel through time via a mayonnaise layer.

 

Jon AitchisonJon Aitchison

Senior Policy Advisor,Government of Canada – Ontario, Canada

What is the #1 fun thing you hope to do while in San Francisco?

Escape from Alcatraz.

Describe how you would modify a snail so it would go faster. 

I’d give my snail redbull, that stuff gives you wings.

What do you intend to accomplish by attending an ARIN Meeting?

I have participated in all forms of internet policy debate, whether it be from a private sector, Academic or Government policy perspective. I look forward to the opportunity to bring this experience to the conversation and to deepen/refresh my understanding of the technical discussions around internet architecture in order to inform my perspective on appropriate governance and security debates.

How do you think your ARIN Meeting experience will benefit you or your organization when you return home?

My goal is to deepen my technical knowledge and to understand all sides of the debates over internet’s future. Forward looking policy is difficult and exposure to big, mutifacted ideas is often difficult to solicit in one place. I hope this meeting will do just that and give me broader perspective on medium to long range issues.

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?

Bradley Cooper’s power from limitless. It’s great because it leverages what we all already have.  And if I could manufacture the pills I’d give them to everyone. It’d be great to be brilliant but better to be surrounded by brilliance.

 

Since its inception in 2009, the ARIN Fellowship program has allowed over forty different people to attend their first ARIN Meeting. ARIN warmly welcomes our newest ARIN Fellows to San Francisco and hopes you join their ranks in the future! Applications are already open for our next meeting ARIN 36 in Montreal, so take five short minutes to apply today.

 

POST WRITTEN BY:

Jennifer Bly

Public Affairs Specialist, ARIN