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Congratulations to PICISOC incoming Board Members

There were only THREE Nominations for the PICISOC Board Elections. Therefore, no Election was required as there were only three vacant Board Positions that were required to be filled. The candidates provided the following Bios and on behalf of the Board, we would like to thank them for their commitment to step up and support PICISOC Read more…

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Classes respond to women in tech drought

as originally appearing on Samoaobserver A search on Google Images for ‘hacker’ brings up a variation on the same theme of solo, hooded, largely male looking figures hunched over a keyboard, lines of computer code crossing their screens.  But is that all a coder really is?  Not according to the “hustler” behind Girl Geek Academy, Read more…

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TRBR oversees successful transition of .vu country code Top-Level Domain to Neustar

PORT VILA, Vanuatu – The Office of the Vanuatu Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) today announced the successful transition of Vanuatu’s .vu country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) to Neustar’s registry platform. Neustar was selected to be the Registry Operator for the .vu ccTLD in August 2019 following a highly competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) Read more…

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IGF Post-Meeting Report for Funded Participants

by Kanaan Ngutu click to read the report

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Kacific’s first satellite successfully launches to space!

as originally appears on Kacific.com Cape Canaveral, FL. 16 December 2019 – Kacific1 was launched successfully into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7.10pm Eastern Standard Time  (UTC-5) on 16 December 2019 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. It was placed into its target geostationary transfer orbit 33 minutes following initial Read more…

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Pacific Women in ICT – Analyst Programmer

Analyst Programmer Pacific Community (SPC) Educational Quality & Assessment Programme (EQAP) Background As an analyst programmer, I design, develop, and implement software programs, which are solutions to real-life challenges. I am in this line of profession for past four year. I started my professional career as a software developer at Datec Fiji Limited. Currently, I Read more…

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Mobile Me – Mapathon

Authored by Georgina Naigulevu 03/12/2019 Today’s celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities at our local Park and various remote island areas in Fiji , held an historic event whereby all the local Disability People Organizations came together with Community Volunteers to map out walkways and pavements using their mobile to collect data in Read more…

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Hands-on tutorial for system administrators on network monitoring and security

source: Tonga Govt news portal The Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) and the APNIC Foundation are visiting Tonga for consultations with key stakeholders. As part of the visit the team will gather input from network operators, the private sector, public enterprises and government ministries to scope a technical training plan that supports the development Read more…

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Cybersecurity: state of play in the region and current priorities

GPD Cybersecurity Workshop for Stakeholders in the Pacific session summary by PICISOC Board Earlier this month PICISOC board members Anju Mangal, Andrew Molivurae and Cherie Lagakali took part in a Stakeholder cybersecurity workshop in the Pacific. The one-day event was organized by Global Partners Digital in collaboration with the University of South Pacific (CROP ICT); Read more…

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Pacific Women in ICT: IT Technician – Branicia Itsimaera

My full name is Branicia Kalyn Itsimaera. I am 25 years old and the youngest daughter of Brandon and Lijune Itsimaera. I started working as an IT intern at the ICT department in Nauru in 2014 and have been with the department for 6 years. I took 3 years study leave (2016-2018) to attend the Read more…

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SINPF Develops Innovative IT Solution for youSave Members

Source: Solomon Times youSave members can now make deposits into their accounts with Solomon Island National Provident Fund (SINPF) through their mobile phones, using mobile top ups (airtime credit). Instead of having to visit an SINPF office or agent for deposits, this new service from SINPF provides easier and safer access for members anytime and Read more…

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Samoa launches Information Technology Association

By James Ah Wai (As originally posted on APNIC Blog) Last Thursday, members of the Samoa Information Technology Association’s (SITA’s) Executive Team met for the first time in Apia to discuss several projects and opportunities following SITA’s inauguration last month. More than 170 locals have registered their interest in becoming a member of SITA in the last Read more…

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ICT Professionals Meet to Talk About the Future of Technology in Solomon Islands

As originally published on Solomon Times Over 100 ICT professionals from across Honiara took part in a forum and networking event on the future of technology in Solomon Islands. Jointly organised by the IT Society of Solomon Islands(ITSSI) and the Women in IT Solomon Islands(WITSI), the event was supported by Australia’s Cyber Cooperation Program as Read more…

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Samoa to host ITU’s global Girls in ICT Day 2020 celebrations

As originally posted on ITU.int Pacific Island Nation strengthens commitment to promoting tech studies to girls & leveraging digital skills to boost sustainable development ITU’s annu​al global Girls in ICT Day celebration will be held next year in the Independent State of Samoa. The advocacy event, which raises visibility of the importance of attracting women Read more…

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IT Training Aims To Build Capacity Of Pacific Met Services

As originally published on sprep.org 28 October 2019, Apia, Samoa – Building the capacity of Pacific National Meteorological Service staff to effectively use and sustain new Information Technology tools is at the core of a week-long training workshop being held at the newly opened Pacific Climate Change Centre at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Read more…

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