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International Technical & Privacy Leadership Group

Working with the Association Executive Director/CEO, the International Technical and Privacy Leadership Group (ITPLG) has the responsibility of directing and overseeing the International Project Teams of the Corporation. The main purpose of the International Technical and Privacy Leadership Group is to support the Technical and Privacy & Security Project Teams to enable the development of high quality and consistent SIF Specifications, supporting projects and activities, and direct the International Project Teams.

Call Schedule:  Every 4 weeks, Thursday

Group page:  https://www.a4l.org/group/ITB  (elected & nominated members only)

International Technical Project Teams

Data Model, Mapping & Migration (D3M)

The primary mission of the Data Model, Migration, & Mapping (D3M) Project Team is to design and document a SIF data model mapping that:

Call Schedule: 4th Monday, monthly

Infrastructure

The international SIF Infrastructure Team will: Define, enhance and maintain the international infrastructure framework of the SIF Association/A4L Community; Document this framework in a separate volume of the SIF Specification that can be reused directly by all locales in the SIF releases they issue; Work with the local Technical Boards to evangelize and support the infrastructure framework to ensure it is accepted and leveraged effectively; Where applicable, foster a continuing dialog with other industrial standards organizations to facilitate harmonization at the infrastructure; Leverage new middleware technologies to allow the effective, reliable, and secure exchange of information over open networks in a platform-neutral manner; and Ensure the investments of existing SIF adopters by minimizing the effects of any breaking changes to the infrastructure framework.

Call Schedule:  Every 2 weeks, Wednesday 

Open Source Developers Network (OSDN)

The mission of the Open-Source Developers network is to: align resources amongst SIF adopters reducing effort; ensure an open-source structure that helps developers find resources based on their locale.; curate projects, such that the best are identified and promoted; promote co-operation amongst members and non-members; and make available resources to complete projects that benefit the contributor.

Call Schedule:  Every 2 weeks, Thursday

International Privacy & Security Project Teams

Data Privacy

This Project Team will concentrate on end user (District and State) issues relating to student data privacy.

Call Schedule:  2nd Tuesday, monthly

Australia

AU Leadership Group

The Leadership Groups have the responsibility of directing and overseeing the locale activities of the Corporation. The Leadership Group shall review projects and programs for the benefit of their Association Participants and make recommendations to the Association Board of Directors.

Call Schedule:  Quarterly

Group page:  https://www.A4L.org/group/AU-LG (elected members only)

AU Technical Project Team

Working with the respective Leadership Group, the locale Technical Project Teams (alternatively referred to as a Technical Advisory Committee) shall make recommendations on all technical projects and programs, for the benefit of the Association Members, to the locale Leadership Group, and based upon their current charter.

Call Schedule:  Last Wednesday, monthly

North American Project Teams

NA Leadership Group

The Leadership Groups have the responsibility of directing and overseeing the locale activities of the Corporation. The Leadership Group shall review projects and programs for the benefit of their Association Participants and make recommendations to the Association Board of Directors.

Call Schedule:  4th Monday, monthly

Group page:  https://www.A4L.org/group/NA-LG (elected members only)

NA Technical Advisory Committee

Working with the respective Leadership Group, the locale Technical Project Teams (alternatively referred to as a Technical Advisory Committee) shall make recommendations on all technical projects and programs, for the benefit of the Association Members, to the locale Leadership Group, and based upon their current charter.

Call Schedule:  2nd & 4th Thursday, every month

Group page:  https://www.A4L.org/group/NA-TAC (elected members only)

CEDS Alignment

This group is open to all North American Community members to assist with ensuring the NA SIF Data Model Specifications (specifically Unity Specification) are fully aligned with CEDS.

Call Schedule:  1st & 3rd Thursday, every month

Unity Adoption

This Project Team will focus on key areas including Unity Data Model, Unity Infrastructure, Technical Handbook, Implementation Considerations, Java, .Net, Use Cases, even Quality Control and Marketing options. 

Call Schedule:  1st & 3rd Tuesday, every month

State Requests

The mission of this project team is to identify and close the gaps between data standards and the Unity Specification, as well as update the Unity Specification to best reflect the needs of states. 

Call Schedule:  Every 2 weeks, Mondays