Today we’re announcing the recipients of our 2018 “Ron Yokubaitis Internet Community Leadership Award”: longtime Internet infrastructure industry advocates and publishers, Allison Heather and Stephen Mayhew.
They will be recognized for founding The Web Host Industry Review (TheWHIR). The WHIR made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the web hosting industry, from its founding in 2000 to the end of its 17-year publishing run, late last year.
i2Coalition Executive Director Christian Dawson stated “When Allison and Stephen built TheWHIR, they didn’t just build a new resource, they built a community hub around which an entire industry grew up, connected, and flourished. TheWHIR was our trusted source of information, and TheWHIR events provided not just networking, but fraternity and friendship. I can’t think of better community leaders to honor.”
The i2Coalition fifth annual Congressional Fly-In will take place on June 5th and 6th, 2018. The event brings together business leaders from across the Internet’s infrastructure in Washington, D.C. to advocate for a free and open Internet. The award will be delivered on the 6th, during the closing ceremonies of the annual Fly-In. A reception will follow. Information on the i2Coalition Congressional Fly-In can be found here.