Where was the NSRC in 2015

NSRC Staff and Volunteer Activities Around the World in 2015


MoroccoDecember 7-8: Dale Smith of NSRC presented on Global R&E Network Ecosystems at the ASREN e-AGE 2015 event in Casablanca, Morocco.


GuamNovember 30-December 4: NSRC collaborators Jon Brewer and Mike Jager taught a wireless networking workshop at PacNOG 18 in Tumon, Guam. PacNOG 18 combined with APNIC's Regional Meeting to offer a one day conference where Jon Brewer and Mike Jager also presented.

MozambiqueNovember 19-20: Dale Smith of the NSRC attended the UbuntuNet-Connect 2015 meeting held at the VIP Grand Hotel in Maputo, Mozambique.

Costa RicaNovember 16-20: NSRC staff and collaborators Hervey Allen, José Domínguez, Carlos Armas and other instructors presented five day hands-on technical workshops focused on network monitoring and management and advanced routing in San Carlos, Costa Rica. The workshops were part of the larger WALC 2015 event. NSRC Digital Media Specialist Andy Kirkpatrick was on-hand to document the event and interview participants, organizers and instructors. Web pages for the Advanced Routing and Network Monitoring and Management workshops are available.

LesothoNovember 16-20: NSRC collaborator Anna Secka Saine participated in teaching a workshop on UNIX systems administration and networking for Southern African Women Engineers during the annual AfNOG Chix workshop. The event was held in Maseru, Lesotho.

MozambiqueNovember 15-18: NSRC trainers Patrick Okui and Philip Smith in collaboration with Michelle Opiyo of KENET taught a three and a half day routing/BGP workshop as part of the 8th annual UbuntuNet-Connect 2015 conference. The event was held in Maputo, Mozambique.

November 2-4: Hans Kuhn and Lucy Lynch of the NSRC attended the IETF 94 meeting held at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. Hans assisted with pre-event setup as well as working int he IETF NOC during the event.


United StatesOctober 23-25:Steve Huter participated in the People-Centered Internet Conference hosted by Vint Cerf and Mei Lin Fung of Digital Dividends for All in Palo Alto, California. Discussions at the Stanford University campus ranged from health care to building network infrastructure to information discovery. Bitange Ndemo, an associate professor at University of Nairobi’s Business School wrote a follow-up article titled "Towards a people-centred Internet in Africa" for Business Daily Africa.

IrelandOctober 18-22: NSRC staff and collaborators Steven Huter and Phil Regnauld attended the ICANN 54 meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

ThailandOctober 12-16: NSRC trainers Dean Pemberton and Hervey Allen with NSRC collaborator Ron Milford from Indiana University presented a five day hands-on technical workshop focused on network monitoring and management, network design considerations for research and education institutions and sessions on software defined networking. The Asian Institute of Technology's ​intERLab north of Bangkok, Thailand in Pathumthani hosted the participants as part of the annual TEIN NOC workshop.

United StatesOctober 4-7: Steven Huter, Dale Smith and Hervey Allen of the NSRC attended the 2016 Internet2 Technology Exchange held in Cleveland, Ohio. The NSRC sponsored a network technician from the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) and facilitated a remote overview presentation by a network engineer from the Cuban Research and Education network (RedUniv.


NigeriaSeptember 28-October 2: NSRC collaborators Patrick Okui, Anna Secka Saine and Sunday Folayan assisted in teaching a workshop on Network Monitoring and Management in Abuja, Nigeria at the NgREN Monitoring Center. The workshop was organized by WACREN in collaboration with the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN), the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Network Startup Research Centre (NSRC) and GÉANT.

UgandaSeptember 19-22: NSRC contract Patrick Okui along with network engineers from the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) and fellow NREN network engineers from University of Ghana provided direct engineering assistance to improve wireless infrastructure at the Uganda Management Institute (UMI) in Kampala, Uganda.

ArmeniaSeptember 17-21: NSRC contractors Phil Regnauld and Chris Elliott led a collaborative RIPE NCC/NSRC workshop on Network Monitoring & Management (NMM) as part of the RIPE NCC Regional Meeting held in Yerevan, Armenia.

UgandaSeptember 14-18: NSRC contractor Patrick Okui assisted with teaching a 5-day workshop on Campus Wireless and Network Monitoring (NMM) at the Uganda Management Institute (UMI) in Kampala, Uganda as part of a joint effort with the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) and fellow NREN network engineers from University of Ghana and the Kenya Education Network (KENET). After the workshop finished the group provided direct engineering assistance to UMI.

BhutanSeptember 12-15: NSRC staff and trainers Hans Kuhn, Dean Pemberton, Andy Linton, Dale Smith, Philip Smith and Duncan Barth of the University of Oregon provided direct engineering assistance to multiple institutions in Bhutan to assist with the formation of the nascent Bhutan Research Education Network, DrukREN. Locations in Bhutan where NSRC and University of Oregon staff and trainers worked included Samtse College of Education, the Institute of Language and Cultural Studies (ILCS), Sherubtse College, Jigme Namgey Polytechnic (JNP), College of Science and Technology (CST) and Gaeddu College of Business.

BhutanSeptember 7-11: NSRC staff and trainers Hans Kuhn, Dean Pemberton, Andy Linton, Dale Smith, Philip Smith and Duncan Barth of the University of Oregon collaborated with staff from the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) and Bhutan Telecom to teach workshops on Campus Network Design (CND) and Linux System Administration After the workshops were completed the same group worked with Department of IT and Telecom (DITT) to provide direct engineering assistance to several universities wishing to join the national Research and Education Network of Bhutan (DrukREN).

KenyaSeptember 7-11: NSRC personnel in conjunction with Indiana University presented a workshop on perfSONAR deployment and use as well as provided direct engineering assistance to the Kenya Education Network (KENET) in Nairobi, Kenya. KENET installed perfSONAR nodes at POPs around Kenya and NSRC and Indiana University personnel worked with KENET network engineers to actively monitor the performance of the KENET core network using perfSONAR tools.


TanzaniaAugust 30-September 4: NSRC trainers presented three workshops at the Third Tanzania Network Operators Group Meeting TZNOG3 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Workshops include Network Monitoring and Management, Layer2/Layer3 and Systems & Network Security.

EcuadorAugust 17-21: NSRC staff, contractors and friends Carlos Armas, David Teach, Jeff Hite and Ermanno Pietrosemoli of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) jointly offered technical assistance to the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Archipelago. The groups facilitated updating of the station's internal network, equipment and configurations. For more information see https://nsrc.org/node/182

FijiAugust 17-20: NSRC contractors Dean Pemberton and Andy Linton visited the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji to provide a network and security audit, an overview report and some direct engineering assistance.

MalaysiaAugust 10: Patch Lee from the TEIN Cooperation Center (TEIN*CC) presented for NSRC at the 7th TEIN4 Project Meeting and 8th TEIN*CC Governors Meeting held during APAN 40. The event was held at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

MozambiqueAugust 3-7: NSRC Wireless Spectrum Research Associate Steve Song, along with Ermanno Pietrosemoli and Marco Zennaro of ICTP, and David Salomao of the National Institute of Communications for Mozambique (INCM) presented a TV White Spaces workshop to deploy radios for rural communication in the district of Boane in Maputo province.

BhutanAugust 3-7: Philip Smith of the NSRC spent 5 days working with the Department of IT and Telecom (DITT) Bhutan in Thimphu, Bhutan working on network design and configuration in preparation for future rollout of high-speed fiber connectivity to multiple educational institutions across Bhutan as part of the Bhutanese Research and Education Network (DrukREN).


French PolynesiaJuly 21: NSRC staff and contractors Dale Smith, Steve Huter and Jon Brewer (sponsored by ISIF) assisted the Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE) scientific research stations on Moorea, French Polynesia with a site visit and network audit.

French PolynesiaJuly 20-24: NSRC staff and contractors Dale Smith, Steve Huter and Jon Brewer (sponsored by ISIF) assisted the Richard Gump Moorea Field Station in Moorea, French Polynesia with a network edit and direct engineering assistance.

SomoaJuly 18-21: Philip Smith, Andy Linton and Dean Pemberton of the NSRC provided direct engineering assistance to the National University of Samoa (NUS) as a follow-on activity to the PACNOG 17 meeting in Apia, Samoa.

Czech RepublicJuly 14-24: Hans Kuhn and Lucy Lynch of the NSRC attended the IETF 93 meeting. Hans assisted with pre-meeting setup as well as working in the NOC during the meeting. IETF 93 was held in Prague, Czech Republic.

SomoaJuly 13-17: NSRC trainers taught a BGP/IXP workshop & Linux SysAdmin/Security workshop at PACNOG 17 in Apia, Somoa. NSRC Collaborator Jon Brewer presented during the conference day.


ZambiaJune 15-18: Dale Smith presented for the NSRC at the TNC15 Conference to be held in Porto, Portugal. The presentation and panel covered "Developing Network Capacity and Expertise to Support International Collaboration" with fellow panelists including SudREN consultant Iman Abuel Maaly Abdelrahman and Douglas Kunda, the Director for the Centre for ICT Education at Mulungushi University in Kabwe, Zambia. Lucy Lynch moderated the panel discussion.

TunisiaJune 1: Patrick Okui of the NSRC presented at the 2015 annual Africa Research Education Network (AfREN) meeting held during the 2015 African Internet Summit (AIS) in Tunis, Tunisia.


TunisiaMay 24-June 5: NSRC trainer Brian Candler and NSRC volunteer Cleven Mmari co-taught an AfNOG workshop with Seun Ojedeji on Network Monitoring & Management at the Africa Internet Summit (AIS 2015). Cleven Mmari led the Unix Boot Camp on May 24.

GeorgiaMay 21-25: NSRC staff Hervey Allen, Hans Kuhn and Bob Rotsted led a workshop on Virtualization Security and Operations at the RIPE NCC Regional Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia. Bob Rotsted presented a talk on "Securing Your Virtual Data Center" in the RIPE NCC conference sessions.

BangladeshMay 18-23: The 3rd Bangladesh Operators Group, bdNOG3 conference and workshop took place at the BRAC Centre Inn in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Jon Brewer, NSRC Collaborator, led a workshop on Linux System Administration and Network Monitoring and Management and provided assistance during the bdNOG3 tutorial day.

RwandaMay 4-8: NSRC staff and collaborators taught workshops on Routing and Systems Administration at the first ever meeting of the Rwanda Network Operators Group (RWNOG) held in Kigali, Rwanda.


USAApril 26-30: Hervey Allen, Dale Smith and Steve Huter attended the Internet2 Annual Meeting Internet2 Global Summit in Washington, D.C.

USAApril 26: NSRC staff Steve Huter, Hervey Allen and Dale Smith attended the 2015 NSF IRNC awardees meeting with Kevin Thompson of the NSF. Steve Huter presented on Building Network Expertise and Capacity for International R&E Collaboration. The meeting was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.

United Arab EmiratesApril 26-29: NSRC trainers Andy Linton and Phil Regnauld (remote assist) alongside Steve Conte of ICANN taught a 4-day Train the Trainer to train network engineers to train other engineers. The workshop was hosted by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Dubai, UAE.

ThailandApril 20-23: NSRC collaborators Philip Smith and Andy Linton assisted in teaching a 4-day BGP/IXP workshop with network technicians from the Asian Institute of Technology's (AIT) intERLab at the Sivatel Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

KenyaApril 10: NSRC contractor Phil Regnauld presented on Continuity and Development Plans at the 1st annual Universities and University Colleges ICT Directors forum at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the forum was “Measuring and Communicating ICT Value to Senior Leadership”.

April 8-11: NSRC sponsored two network technicians from the the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) to attend the 28th Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly workshop (PREAGMA 28) held in Nara, Japan.

SwazilandApril 7-8: Philip Smith of the NSRC presented on topics OSPF to ISIS migration, Virtualization and gave an Internet Routing Table update at the 2nd Southern Africa Network Operators Group meeting (SAFNOG) held in Mbabene, Swaziland.


United Arab EmiratesMarch 28-31: NSRC collaborators Dr. Philip Smith and Anton Berezin led a workshop on Advanced Routing as part of the 15th Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG) and RIPE NCC Regional Meeting held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

New CaledoniaMarch 26-27: NSRC trainer Dean Pemberton participated in an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Workshop in Noumea, New Caledonia in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) at the request of the Office des Postes et Telecommunications of French Polynésie (OPT)

UgandaMarch 23-April 2: NSRC staff and collaborators Dale Smith, Patrick Okui, Brian Candler, Simon Balthazar and Anna Saine assisted the Research & Education Network for Uganda (RENU) during a 5-day workshop on Makere University in Kampala, Uganda.

United StatesMarch 22-27: Hans Kuhn of the NSRC attended, assisted with setup and worked in the NOC at the IETF 92 meeting held at the The Fairmont Dallas hotel in Dallas, Texas, United States.

ItalyMarch 16-27:The NSRC supported the 2015 International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) workshop on Scientific Applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) acting as a co-sponsor, providing training staff and supporting travel for multiple participants. The workshop took place at the ICTP campus in Trieste, Italy.

RwandaMarch 9-13: NSRC trainer Patrick Okui assisted with teaching a 5-day GNS3 and Campus Network Design workshop at the University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics in Kigali, Rwanda.

March 1-6: Steve Huter, Dale Smith and Hans Kuhn joined NSRC collaborators Andy Linton, Dean Pemberton, Jon Brewer, Nimal Ratnayake and Philip Smith in Fukuoka, Japan for an NSRC meeting as well as to take part in the APAN 39 and TEIN*CC Governors Meeting. All acitivites took place at the Fukuoka International Congress Center.


February 24-March 6: NSRC collaborators Andy Linton, Dean Pemberton, Jon Brewer, Nimal Ratnayake and Philip Smith led workshops on Network Monitoring and Management, BGP, and DNSSEC at the APRICOT 2015 event held in Fukuoka, Japan in conjunction with the APAN 39 meeting.

GhanaFebruary 11: NSRC contractor Steve Song taught a workshop on Infrastructure Sharing at the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) coalition and meeting in Ghana, West Africa.

ThailandFebruary 9: Steve Huter and Philip Smith of the NSRC joined Randy Bush and members of the Thai Research and Education network community for the launch of the Bangkok Neutral Internet Exchange Point (BKNIX), a project the NSRC supported with equipment purchase, configuration and shipping.


New ZealandJanuary 26-30: NSRC collaborators took part in the NZNOG 2015 conference, tutorials and meetings held in Rotorua, New Zealand.

USAJanuary 21-22: Dale Smith and Brian Candler of the NSRC attended a two-day perfSONAR Best Practices workshop as part of Internet2 hosted in Columbus, Ohio by the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet).

Sri LankaJanuary 16-24: NSRC collaborators and staff Hans Kuhn, Patrick Okui and Nimal Ratnayake taught and organized a workshop on Virtualization and Cloud Technologies as well as tutorila on Network Monitoring and Management as part of the 25th South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG 25) meeting and conference held in Kandy, Sri Lanka.