NSRC Staff and Volunteer Activities Around the World in 2014
Dec 15-19: NSRC and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) worked with the Asian Institute of Technology's (AIT) intERLab north of Bangkok, Thailand at AIT to teach a Wireless Sensor Network workshop.
Dec 8-11: NSRC collaborators Dean Pemberton and Andy Linton worked with the Lao Education Research Network (LERNET) that is part of the National University of Laos (NUOL) in Vientiane, Laos providing several days of campus and national network review and direct engineering assistance.
Dec 4: Steve Song and Steve Huter of the NSRC attended the 3rd Global Internet Access for All (GAIA 3) meeting held in San Jose, CA.
Dec 2-3: Steve Song of the NSRC attended and was part of the Go Local! workshop held in Berkeley, CA. The event brought together lawyers, policy experts, technologists, entrepreneurs, community organisers, and researchers to discuss the topics of Technological Innovation, Policy and Regulation and Business and Operational Models.
Dec 1-5: The NSRC supported the 16 Pacific Network Operators Group (PacNOG 16) meeting and workshops, including teaching workshops on Linux System Administration and Security as well as Advanced Routing and supporting travel for participants. PacNOG 16 took place in Honiara, Solomon Islands and was hosted by Solomons Telekom.
Nov 26-27: Andy Linton, representing the NSRC, attended and presented at an IXP formation workshop in Apia, Samoa that was sponsored by ISOC and included discussion between the Office of the Regulator (OOTR) and local ISPs. A group picture of the workshop is available here.
Nov 17-21: Philip Smith from the NSRC as well as Dean Pemberton and Hans Kuhn took part in the Bhutan Network Operators Group (BTNOG) first meeting and workshops. Philip led a workshop on Routing and BGP while Dean and Hans taught a workshop on Virtualization and Cloud Computing. The event took place at the College of Science and Technology in Phuntsholing, Bhutan.
Nov 13-14: NSRC staff Dale Smith, Hervey Allen and Andy Kirkpatrick attended and spoke at the UbuntuNet-Connect 2014 conference that took place in the Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia and was hosted by the Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN).
Nov 10-15: NSRC collaborator Anna Secka Saine as well as Patrick Okui and the NSRC assisted and took part in the AfCHIX 2014 Linux System Administration and Security workshop that took place in Kampala, Uganda.
Nov 9-14: Hans Kuhn of the NSRC assisted with the IETF 91 meeting and workshops network infrastructure setup as well as working in the IETF Meeting NOC during the event and assisting with network troubleshooting and network monitoring and management. IETF 91 took place in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Nov 8-12: UbuntuNet staff, NSRC staff and collaborators and Network Engineers from the UbuntuNet Alliance member research education networks took part in the second Train the Trainers workshop held in Lusaka, Zambia as part of the UbuntuNet-Connect 2014 event.
Oct 27-Nov 4: NSRC collaborator Patrick Okui of Uganda assisted the Research & Education Network for Uganda (RENU) teaching an Information and Systems Security workshop.
Oct 27-31: NSRC staff and collaborators Carlos Armas, Antonio Lobos, José Domínguez, Jeff Hite and Alvaro Vives coordinaed, organized and taught a workshops on Network Monitoring and Bandwidth Optimization and IPv6 Networks at the WALC 2014 workshops held in Manta, Ecuador. All workshops and materials were taught and provided in Spanish.
Oct 26-30: The NSRC sponsored network engineers from Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka to attend the 2014 Technology Exchange conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana and sponsored by Internet2 and the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet).
Oct 26-30: NSRC staff and collaborators worked with network engineers at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in the Philippines to provide direct engineering assistance for the campus network.
Oct 20-24: NSRC staff and collaborators worked with the Philippines Advanced Science And Technology Institute (ASTI) in Manilla to teach a Campus Network Design and Network and System Security workshop to assist the Philippine Research Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET).
Oct 12-16: NSRC staff Steven Huter and Hervey Allen attended the ICANN 51 meeting held in Los Angeles, CA, United States.
Oct 1-8: In conjunction with CAREN and DANTE NSRC staff and collaborators Hervey Allen, Anton Berezin and Phil Regnauld taught a Network Monitoring and Management as well as DNS Operations workshop as part of the 1st CAREN Regional Networking Conference (CRNC 2014) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The workshop was held in English and Russian and the NSRC presented a paper on Network Monitoring and Security Measures.
Sep 22-26: Dale Smith and Carlos Armas provided on-site direct engineering assistance to the Charles Darwin Research Station, part of the Charles Darwin Foundation and a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded site. Carlos and Dale assisted with network design, network software installations and planning for future updates, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Sep 20-22: NSRC collaborators Brian Candler, Patrick Okui and Phil Regnauld worked with Emmanuel Togo of the University of Ghana, Legon in Accra, Ghana to provide direct engineering and assistance.
Sep 2-5: Steve Huter and Steve Song attended the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2014), including Steve Song participated on the IGF panel Global Access; Connecting the Next Billion Global Citizens, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Aug 25-29: The NSRC, Asian Institute of Technolgoy's intERLab and the TEIN Coordination Center (TEIN*CC) teamed up to teach a workshop on Network Monitoring and Management, perfSONAR, Network Design and Software Defined Networking, in Bangkok, Thailand. Assisted with the build and configuration of the upcoming Bangkok National Internet Exchangae (BKNIX)
Aug 18-22: Dale Smith, Dean Pemberton and Phil Regnauld coordinated and taught in the Cyberinfrastrucure and Water Resources in the Lower Mekong Region workshop and meeting held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Aug 12-16: NSRC collaborators Carlos Armas, Alain Aina and Joe Abley from Dyn taught a workshop on Network Monitoring and Management (Gestion et de Supervision des Réseaux) at the 2014 AYitic event held in conjunction with LACNIC in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Aug 11-15: NSRC staff and collaborators provided direct engineering assistance to the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and to the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Aug 10-20: Philip Smith of the NSRC and Patch Lee of the TEIN Cordination Center (TEIN*CC) met with engineers from Bhutan Telecom, the Royal University of Bhutan, Department of Information Technology & Telecom (DITT) and other stakeholders to plan and prepare for the eventual deployment of DrukREN, the Bhutan Research and Education Network as well as for the upcoming First Bhutan NOG meeting (BTNOG1 held November 17-21). Meetings took place in Thimphu, Bhutan.
Aug 3-23: NSRC staff and collaborators Phil Regnauld, Amanda Thomsen and Khoudia Gueye SY along with Fanta Bouba assisted during the 2014 African School of Physics (ASP 2014) held at Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar University, Senegal. The NSRC sponsored travel for two US Scientists from the University of Texas and the University of Kansas to attend this event. The NSRC led sessions on Linux / UNIX basics.
Aug 3-8: NSRC staff and collaborators taught and assisted during the tzNOG 2 workshops held in Mwanza, Tanzania. Topics included Introduction to Linux, Routing and Switching and Systems and Network Security.
Jul 29-Aug 1: Marco Zennaro and Ermanno Pietrosemoli (ictp), Emmanuel Togo (University of Ghana, Legon) and Phil Regnauld of the NSRC assisted Khoudia Gueye SY and team members of the Université Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) with deployment of a wireless link to support the Senegal NREN snRER.
Jul 20-25: Hans Kuhn of the NSRC assisted with the IETF 90 meeting and workshops network infrastructure setup as well as working in the IETF Meeting NOC during the event and assisting with network troubleshooting and network monitoring and management. IETF 90 took place in Toronto, Canada.
Jul 14-Jul 18: Jon Brewer, Dean Pemberton and Philip Smith of the NSRC taught a workshops on Network Security and BGP Routing as well as organized and participated in the PacNOG 15 Meeting, Conference and Educational Workshop that took place in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Jul 8-9: NSRC staff and collaborators attended the 2-day U of Oregon OIN Workshop on the perfSONAR toolkit as well as discussion and hands-on of OpenFlow and the Open Daylight SDN controller software that took place in Eugene, Oregon.
Jul 7 and 10: NSRC staff and collaborators met with staff from the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) at the Knight Library, University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon to collaborate on future trainings surrounding the perfSONAR network performance tool set.
Jun 21-26: Dale Smith attended the European Open Science Grid Forum meeting (ESOF 2014) that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jun 2: Dale Smith of the NSRC took part in the 2014 Africa Research Education Network meeting (AfREN) that was part of the 2014 African Internet Summit event that took place in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
May 25-June 6: NSRC staff and collaborators Hervey Allen and Phil Regnauld as well as multiple NSRC colleagues and volunteers took part in workshops on Network Monitoring and Management (English / French), Scalable Network Infrastructure (English / French), Scalable Internet Services (English / French) and Advanced Routing at the 2014 Africa Internet Summit these workshops, except Advanced Routing, were taught in both French and English. In addition NSRC led a 1/2-day Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Networking. Additional information about the workshop can be found on the African Network Operator's Group web pages here. AIS 2014 took place in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
May 19-22: Steve Huter, Director NSRC, attended the 2014 TERENA Network Conference (TNC2014) and met with NREN directors and engineers as well as partner organizations. TNC2014 took place in Dublin, Ireland.
May 13-14: Steve Huter and Steve Song attended and presented at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit (DSA) held in conjunction with the Ghana Academic and Research Education Network (GARNET) in Accra, Ghana at the Labadi Beach Hotel.
May 8-9: Hervey Allen of the NSRC attended an NSF meeting in Washington, D.C.
April 28-May 5: NSRC staff and collaborators Brian Candler, Patrick Okui, Dale Smith, Andy Linton and Philip Smith assisted and taught in a Campus Network Design workshop held at Uganda Christian University (UCU) as well as providing direct engineering assistance to both UCU and Nkumba University. In addition University of Oregon employee and NSRC volunteer Andy Kirkpatrick was present to record the event. The workshop was organized and largely coordinated by Matisiko Perez of the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) to assist with the rollout of RENU with assistance from Damas Makweba of the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) and Maureen Wanja Njue of the Kenya Education Network (KENET).
April 21-25: Dean Pemberton, Dale Smith and Philip Smith of the NSRC assisted Kenya Education Network (KENET) staff Maureen Wanja Njue and Hezron Mwangi during the KENET Scalable Campus Network & Wireless LAN design workshop held at the University of Nairobi, in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition the NSRC donated multiple routers and switches to KENET to build a remote switching and routing teaching lab. Dean, Dale and Philip assisted KENET engineers with the initial build and configuration of the remote lab.
April 21-25: Phil Regnauld of NSRC was in San José Costa Rica with Richard Lamb of ICANN, to run a 5-day DNS Operations and DNSSEC workshop, in collaboration with ICANN. The event, hosted by NIC CR was followed by two days of hands-on Direct Engineering Assistance.
April 6-10: Hervey Allen and Dale Smith attended the 2014 Internet2 Global Summit in Denver, Colorado, USA to support NSRC-supported network engineers Eric Sifuna of KENET (Kenya), Stein Mkandawire of ZAMREN (Zambia), Boubakar Barry (CEO of WACREN, Senegal) and Khoudia Gueye SY of UCAD (Senegal) as they presented in the Special Projects in Support of Global NREN Development session. In additional Dale and Hervey met with staff from NSF, DANTE and numerous other organizations.
March 23-27: Phil Regnauld of NSRC was in Dubai, UAE with Richard Lamb of ICANN and Christian Teuschel of RIPE NCC, to run a 5-day DNS operations and DNSSEC workshop, during the 14th MENOG workshop and conference.
March 23-26: Hervey Allen gave the keynote speach for the GALA 2014 conference session Interpreting + Translation + Technology: The New Language Services Paradigm held at the Istanbul Hilton in Istanbul, Turkey.
March 19-21: Phil Regnauld of NSRC was in Singapore with Richard Lamb of ICANN to run a 3 day DNSSEC deployment workshop, in collaboration with SGNIC and ICANN. The workshop took place before the ICANN 49 conference.
March 13-14: Steven Huter and Phil Regnauld of NSRC presented at the 2014 WACREN Conference and annual general meeting in Lomé, Togo. The NSRC presented a tutorial on virtualization for capacity building in Research and Education in developing regions.
March 6: Steve Huter and Hervey Allen presented in the inaugural IETF IRTF Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA) meeting held during the IETF 89 meeting in London, England. Archives of this meeting are available here.
March 4-7: NSRC staff and collaborators Hervey Allen, Phil Regnauld and Brian Candler worked on multiple NSRC projects in a planned retreat in London, England as part of the IETF 80 event.
March 3-14: NSRC staff and collaborators Steve Huter, Steve Song, Jon Brewer and Sebastian Buettrich worked in conjunction with staff from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) teaching in the 2-week ICTP School on Applications of Open Spectrum and White Spaces Technologies in Trieste, Italy. The NSRC sponsored several network engineers from Africa to attend the school.
February 24-28: NSRC collaborator Patrick Okui assisted in a Campus Network Design workshop that was coordinated and run by Damas Makweba of the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) with assistance from Matisiko Perez of the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) held in Arusha, Tanzania.
February 18-25: NSRC Staff and collaborators Hervey Allen, Andy Linton, Dean Pemberton, Phil Regnauld and Khoudia Gueye SY taught workshops on Network Monitoring and Management, Security and Intro to Routing, spoke at the 2014 APTLD Meeting as well as teaching a tutorial on DNSSEC at the APRICOT 2014 workshops and conference held in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
January 29: NSRC instructors Dean Pemberton and Andy Linton presented a full-day tutorial on Software Definited Networking (SDN) including performing an Openflow installation as part of the 2014 New Zealand Network Operators Group meeting held in Nelson, New Zealand from January 27-31.
January 20-24: Dale Smith attended the APAN 37 Meeting held in Bandung, Indonesia to discuss regional and national research education network issues in the Asia Pacific region.
January 13-21: The NSRC taught a workshop on Virtualization Technologies, and supported a workshop on Security at the SANOG 23 workshop and conference held in Thimphu, Bhutan. In addition NSRC staff provided direct engineering assistance to local universities before and after the workshops.