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Deploy360 23 March 2015

Dan York Changing His Role With Deploy360

Dan YorkCh..ch…changes…  I just wanted to give readers a bit of a heads up that some things are changing within this Deploy360 site… and some things are staying the same.

At the beginning of March I moved from the Deployment and Operationalization (DO) Team over into the Internet Society Communications team to expand the writing and content creation I’ve been doing about technology here on Deploy360 to also cover topics in our public policy and development areas.  At an Internet Society all-staff retreat last fall we identified that “telling our story better” overall was a critical objective for the organization.  Ever since we began what became the Deploy360 Programme back in late 2011, I’ve been here telling the stories about how we need to deploy key technologies such as IPv6, DNSSEC, TLS and more in order to make the Internet work better, faster and be more secure.  Now I’m just expanding the range of stories I’ll be telling – and working on our overall “content strategy” as an organization to become more effective with what we publish.

I won’t be leaving this Deploy360 site, though.  While most of my new role is focused on the communications aspects, a significant part is still in the technology realm focused on accelerating the deployment of DNSSEC.  I will still be writing here about DNSSEC – and I will still be leading our “DNSSEC Coordination” work to bring people together around the globe to help make DNSSEC deployment ubiquitous.

You just may not see me writing here quite as often about IPv6, TLS, Securing BGP, Anti-Spoofing and other topics.  Other voices will be writing here telling those stories although I may certainly contribute from time to time.

To that end, we are hiring someone to replace me within the DO Team, although we’ve changed the role a bit to focus less on creating new content and more on facilitating the creation of content by others.  A job description has been posted – and Chris has a post out with more details.

It has been an incredible opportunity to work with the DO team over the past 3.5 years to build out this Deploy360 site and resources.  Megan, Jan and Chris are all awesome people to work with (as was Richard Jimmerson before) – and I look forward to continuing to work with them in my new role.

Thanks to all of you who read all the posts and pages I’ve made over the past 3.5 years and used them, criticized them, commented on them and shared them.  Together I think we’ve done a great bit to make the Internet work better!

P.S. Those of you who really want to know more about what I’ll be doing in my new role can read my post on one of my personal sites.

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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