AfNOG 2010

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Tue Nov 10 07:48:07 CST 2009


AfNOG-11 and AfriNIC-12: Meetings 23 May-4 June, 2010

The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and the African Network
Information Centre (AfriNIC) are pleased to announce that the 11th AfNOG
Meeting and the AfriNIC-12 Meeting would be held in Kigali, Rwanda
during May & June 2010.

About the Entire Event

AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organizing a two-week event that includes
the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced training in
a week-long hands-on workshop), several full-day Advanced Tutorials, a
one-day AfNOG Meeting, and a two-day AfriNIC Meeting.

In addition, several side meetings and workshops will be hosted in
collaboration with other organizations.

Timetable


Unix Boot Camp

23 May 2010 (Sunday)


AfNOG Workshop

24 - 28 May 2010 (Monday - Friday) 


AfriNIC IPv6 Workshop

29 - 30 May 2010 (Saturday - Sunday)


AfREN Meeting / AAF

29 - 30 May 2010 (Saturday - Sunday)


 <http://www.afnog.org/afnog2010/tutorial/> AfNOG Tutorials

30 - 31 May 2010(Sunday - Monday)


AfriNIC LIR Workshop

31 May 2010 (Monday)


 <http://www.afnog.org/afnog2010/conference/> AfNOG-11 Meeting

1 June 2010 (Tuesday)


 <http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/> AfriNIC-12 Meeting

2- 3 June 2010 (Wednesday - Thursday)


Africa INET Day

4 June 2010 (Friday)

Venue & Hotel

Venue  & hotel for the event will be announced shortly. 

About AfNOG

AfNOG (See  <http://www.afnog.org/> <http://www.afnog.org/>) is a forum for
cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of
Internet-connected networks in Africa. AfNOG has organized an event like
this one every year since 2000.

About AfriNIC

AfriNIC (See  <http://www.afrinic.net/> <http://www.afrinic.net/>) is a
Regional Internet Registry (RIR), responsible for Internet Number resources
Management in the Africa region. AfriNIC organizes two Public Policy
meetings every year (see < <http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/>
http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/>).

AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology

The AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology aims to offer advanced training to
people who are in the process of developing and enhancing an
Internet-connected network with regional and international connectivity. The
target audience includes senior and mid-level technical staff of commercial
Internet service providers (ISPs), academic networks, government networks,
or NGO networks.

This workshop builds on the experience of previous AfNOG workshops held
annually from 2000 to 2009 in ten different African countries, and also the
Internet Society's INET workshops, held annually from 1993 to 2000 at eight
locations around the world. The workshop's instructors are an international
team with many years of experience operating large networks and teaching
about network operations.

The workshop is divided into four parallel tracks:

*	SA-E - Unix System Administration (in English), focused on using a
Unix-like operating system as a platform for delivery of Internet services. 
*	SS-E - Scalable Internet Services (in English), focused on the
design and operation of email, web, and other Internet services, in ways
that can scale to handle large numbers of end users. 
*	SI-E - Scalable Network Infrastructure (in English), focused on the
design and operation of networks using routers and switches, in ways that
can scale to handle large numbers of interconnected sites. 
*	SI-F - Infrastructure Reseaux IP (en francais), similar to track
SI-E, but given in French. 

Workshop application information is available here: 

 

http://www.afnog.org/afnog2010/workshop/online_application_en.html
http://www.afnog.org/afnog2010/workshop/online_application_fr.html  

  

AfREN Meeting

The Africa Research and Education Networking community will be holding a
two-day meeting on 29 - 30 May 2010. The meeting will discuss issues of
interest to the NREN community such as coordination on activites in the
region, advocacy, bandwidth consortia, regional RENs etc.

Additional information about AfREN 2010 will be provided shortly. 

AfNOG Tutorials

AfNOG will offer 1 to 2 full-day(s) tutorials on advanced topics. 

Tutorials take place in a classroom-style environment, and may include a
hands-on practical component. Tutorials are non-commercial in nature,
and most are technically oriented. They are intended to offer advanced
training on technology already deployed or soon to be deployed on
networking and related services provisioning for ISP operations.

Additional information about AfNOG 2010 Tutorials will be availabe here: <
<http://afnog.org/afnog2010/tutorial/>
http://www.afnog.org/afnog2010/tutorial/>

11th AfNOG Meeting

The 11th AfNOG meeting will be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 01 June
2010. AfNOG conferences provide a forum for the coordination and
dissemination of technical information related to backbone/enterprise
networking technologies and operational practices. The meetings are
informal, with an emphasis on relevance to current and future African
backbone engineering practices. The AfNOG 2009 conference in Cairo,
Egypt drew over 150 participants, mainly consisting of network
engineering staff from national service providers, and members of the
research and education community.

Additional information and the Conference schedule will be available
here: < <http://www.afnog.org/afnog2010/conference/>
http://www.afnog.org/afnog2010/conference/>

AfriNIC-12 Meeting

The AfriNIC-12 meeting will be held in Kigali, Rwanda for two days from
02-03 June, 2010. AfriNIC Meetings are open to everyone and provide an
excellent opportunity to take part in Internet policy discussions. These
policies, which describe how Internet Number Resources should be managed
and distributed, are developed by the community. The meeting will
include tutorials, presentations, update on the various working groups
and the AfriNIC Public Policy Meeting. The two day meeting will be
preceeded by a two-day IPv6 training. The meeting will focus on the IPv6
protocol and its deployment, especially in Africa and the issue of the
exhaustion of the IPv4 pool of address space. There will be an
opportunity to discuss the challenges which our region will be facing
with IPv4 address space exhaustion.

Further information will be available at <
<http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/> http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/>.

ISOC - INET Africa Conference

The Internet Society will be organizing an INET Africa Conference on 4th
June 2010 in conjunction with the AfriNIC 12 and AfNOG 11 meetings in
Kigali, Rwanda. The conference will discuss the situation of Internet
Interconnection in Africa, the challenges as well as the solutions,
including Internet Exchange Points.

The meeting agenda will be available shortly. 

Visa Requirements

Citizens of certain countries require a visa to enter Rwanda. Please
check with the Rwandan

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