Where was the NSRC in 2011

NSRC Staff and Volunteer Activities Around the World


December 5-16: The NSRC in conjunction with intERLab of AIT organized workshops on Campus Network Design and Multicast that where held at the Centre for Vietnam Research and Education Network (VINAREN) in Hanoi, Vietnam.

December 5-8: The First West African Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks was held in Accra, Ghana. NSRC team member Sebastian Buettrich assisted and taught and the NSRC provided books for the workshop.

December 2-3: Sebastian Buettrich from the NSRC and ICTP in conjunction with the Assocation of African Universities (AAU) assisted with wireless network deployment at the University of Ghana, Legon in Accra, Ghana.


November 21-26: The NSRC organized, taught and presented at the PacNOG 10 workshops and meeting held in Noumea, New Caledonia. Phil Regnauld and John Kemp taught a workshop on systems admin, management tools & IP Fundamentals, as well as presenting on Routviews and Common security issues affecting ccTLDs during the PacNOG 10 Conference Day.

November 14-19: Hervey Allen, Brian Candler, Kevin Chege and Carlos Vicente from the NSRC as well as Jens Kuehlers of Google taught a six-day workshop on Network Monitoring and Management, IP Address Planning and BGP with the assistance of the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG). The workshop was held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology (KNUST) campus in Kumasi, Ghana to assist with the developing Ghanaian Research and Education Network (GARNET).

November 16-18: Dale Smith and Sebastian Büttrich traveled to the University of Cape Coast in Cape Coast, Ghana to provide on-site, technical assistance with the campus network and campus wireless design.

November 9-12: The NSRC supported women network engineers from Kenya (Irene Misoi, Phoebe Mutua, Dorcas Muthoni), Malawi (Chimwemwe Fredrick) and Senegal (Khoudia Gueye SY) to attend the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, USA.


October 31-November 4: The NSRC supported a Unix System Administration Workshop for Women Engineers held in Blantyre, Malawi at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine and held as part of the AfNOG Chix 2011 Workshop

October 27-30: NSRC staff members Steve Huter, Phil Regnauld and Alain Aina taught a Network Monitoring and Management workshop in French held in Dakar, Senegal at l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD).

October 23-25: Phil Regnauld and Alain Aina of the NSRC and Joe Abley from ICANN taught a DNS Security workshop (Local Host Link) at the ICANN 42 meeting held in Dakar, Senegal.

October 10-14: Hervey Allen, Carlos Vicente and Carlos Armas from the NSRC and José Domínguez from the University of Oregon organized and taught in multiple workshops (Gestión de Redes and Enrutamiento Avanzado y Multicast) at the WALC 2011 held at La Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Steve Huter from the NSRC worked with the Ecuadoran National Research and Education Network (CEDIA) and ESPOL during the WALC 2011 event.

October 2-5: Dale Smith and Carlos Vicente attended the Internet2 Fall Members Meeting. In addition the NSRC sponsored travel for technicians from Tanzania, Nigeria and Senegal to attend the meeting and present updates about their respective national R&E network developments. The meeting took place in Raleigh, North Carolinia, USA.

October 6: Steven Huter and Dale Smith participated in a Principal Investigators meeting at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia for the International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program of the NSF.


September: The NSRC supported a Career Workshop for High School girls held in Nairobi, Kenya.

September 14: Alain Aina of the NSRC gave presentations in French on Routing and DNSSEC Security as well as on Security, a Multi-Layer Problem at the ISOC INET Cotonou meeting held in Cotonou, Benin.

September 8-16: The NSRC organized and taught a Campus Network Design and Deployment workshop at the SANOG 18 meeting held in Pokhara, Nepal.


August 29-September 2: NSRC personnel Hervey Allen, Carlos Armas and Carlos Vicente organized and taught a Campus Network Design Course in Spanish in conjunction with RedCLARA and CONCyT in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

August 5-6: Hervey Allen, Steve Huter, Phil Regnauld and Dale Smith took part in an NCAR/NSF National Science Foundation Workshop on Science and Cyberinfrastructure in Africa in Boulder, Colorado.


July 9-15: NSRC personnel taught and assisted at the NG REN-NSRC Network Design Workshop held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, as well as participating in a campus audit and meeting at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.


June 27-July 2: NSRC personnel organized, taught and presented during the PacNOG 9 workshops and meeting held in Suva, Fiji.

June 7-11: The NSRC along with WirelessU and KENET taught a workshop on Wireless University and R&E Networking at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya.


May 29-June 10: NSRC personnel taught, organized and assisted in a Network Monitoring and Management workshop, a DNSSEC and Wireless tutorials and an Introduction to UNIX/Networking one-day intensive session at the AfNOG 12 meeting, workshops and tutorials held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

May 2-5: Phil Regnauld from the NSRC and Joe Abley of ICANN organized and taught a DNSSEC Workshop with the Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) in Nairobi, Kenya.


April 18-21: Dale Smith chaired the Emerging NREN Special Interest Group (SIG) as well as participated on the Internet2 Standing Committee on International Strategy at the Spring Internet2 Meeting held in Washington, D.C. at the World Bank. José Domínguez participated in Caribbean and Haiti meetings at the same event. Steve Huter, also, attended.

April 2-13: NSRC personnel taught a Campus Network Design Workshop in French at l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) with a focus on helping to design the architecture for SnRER - the Senegalese National Research and Education Network. The NSRC team assisted Senegalese network engineers with campus network audits at universities in Saint Louis and Dakar, to improve the infrastructure, performance and services in the campus network.


March 21-25: Phil Regnauld and Brian Candler worked with the tech staff for the Association of African Universities in Accra, Ghana assisting with some upgrades to the AAU network.

March 14-16: Steve Huter attended the ICANN 40 meeting in San Francisco, CA, USA.


February 28-March 11: The NSRC supported the 2011 ITU-ICTP Workshop on Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring in Developing Countries (WSN-2011) that took place in Trieste, Italy as part of the Wireless@ICTP initiative.

February 15-25: NSRC personnel organized and taught a Network Monitoring and Management workshop, a Robust and Reliable DNS workshop and a DNSSEC Tutorial and attended numerous meetings at the APRICOT 2011/APAN 20 event held in Hong Kong, China.

February 7-11: Sebastian Buettrich of the NSRC took part in the WirelessU-intERLab-NSRC Wireless Workshop that took place at intERLab at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand.


January 26-28: NSRC personnel Dale Smith, José Domínguez and Jeff Hite taught a Campus Network Design workshop at the 23rd Workshop on UniNet Network and Computer Applications (WUNCA) held at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.

January 11-18: NSRC personnel Hervey Allen, Brian Candler and Carlos Vicente taught a Campus Network Design and Management workshop at the SANOG 17 meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.