Network Engineer and Trainer
Md. Abdul Awal is a passionate network engineer and a trainer at the Network Startup Resource Center. He works for the national data center in Bangladesh. He has been consulting for several ISPs and Universities mostly to help them design, operate and troubleshoot their networks. He teaches courses on Routing & Switching, Network Security and Cyber Security at the Central Information and Technology Service at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).
Over the past few years, Awal has conducted several workshops and tutorials, many of them in cooperation with the NSRC, covering topics such as campus network design and operations, advanced BGP routing, IPv6 deployment, MPLS network deployment, network monitoring and management and network security. He has been teaching at NOGs across the Asia-Pacific region such as bdNOG, SANOG, and APRICOT events in partnership with the NSRC to help improve Internet operations across the area.
Awal helped build and operate countrywide DWDM infrastructure and IP/MPLS backbone network for Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN). He spent a lot of time helping universities to build structured campus network and deploy advanced networking technologies. He conducted many workshops for the network administrators in universities to help improve their campus network operations. Before joining BdREN, he worked for one of the largest transit providers in Bangladesh for three years.
He is a member of the executive committee of Bangladesh Network Operators Group (bdNOG) and a member of the board of trustees of ISOC Bangladesh Chapter. He was instrumental in founding these two non-profit forums in Bangladesh. He has collaborated with various Internet governance and technical groups including ISOC, IETF, APNIC, APAN, ICANN, APrIGF, and the Youth IGF Movement.
Awal holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree..