NANOG College Immersion Program

Dave Temkin dave at temk.in
Fri Sep 26 21:44:27 UTC 2014


Yes, the professor will need to apply on behalf of the students that they
wish to send, as NANOG will not be directly involved in their coursework.

Regards,
-Dave

On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:41 PM, Colin McIntosh <cmcintosh33 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I think this is a great idea! Will a student's school/professor be
> required to participate or can students apply by on their own?
>
> -Colin
> On Sep 26, 2014 10:26 AM, "Dave Temkin" <dave at temk.in> wrote:
>
>> I'm excited to announce that for NANOG 63 in San Antonio that we will
>> begin
>> the NANOG College Immersion Program. This program aims to provide the next
>> generation of Network Operators with an edge in today's highly competitive
>> market and allows us a conduit of highly capable operators, engineers, and
>> architects.
>>
>> Please see below for the full program description.
>>
>> Regards,
>> -Dave Temkin, for the NANOG Board of Directors
>>
>>
>> NANOG College Immersion Program
>>
>> Summary:
>>
>> NANOG is committed to ensuring next generation of networking professionals
>> have an opportunity become part of the operational community that makes
>> the
>> internet run. Companies such as Google, Level 3, Microsoft, NTT, Netflix,
>> Yahoo, and Amazon rely on NANOG to discuss key architectural and
>> operational topics relevant to Internet infrastructure. NANOG believes by
>> introducing undergraduates to our vibrant community before entering the
>> job
>> marketplace, they will have a better understanding of how the
>> infrastructure of the Internet works and how they might participate after
>> graduation. Further, students may be able to find internship opportunities
>> they may have not otherwise found.
>>
>> Offering:
>>
>> NANOG will provide an expenses-paid trip to the current meeting for up to
>> 25 students per meeting. The paid expenses will include:
>>
>>    -
>>
>>    Airfare (up to $500)
>>    -
>>
>>    Four nights of hotel (must be booked by NANOG staff)
>>    -
>>
>>    Ground transportation (reasonable cost)
>>    -
>>
>>    Meal stipend (adjusted for meeting location)
>>
>>
>>
>> NANOG will also, space permitting, allow free admission for students to
>> the
>> NANOG Education Series (https://www.nanog.org/meetings/education/home)
>> class prior to the meeting they are attending.
>>
>> NANOG will provide guidance to students as to what they may and may not
>> attend. Of note, alcohol is served at some NANOG events and there is the
>> expectation that those not legally entitled to consume alcohol will
>> refrain
>> from doing so. NANOG takes no responsibility for those that break the law
>> during their meetings and reserves the right to refuse admission to those
>> that violate our Attendance Charter.
>>
>>
>> Expectation:
>>
>> NANOG will not be involved in any syllabus or coursework for the students.
>> The NANOG organization will provide an agenda and slideware for the
>> materials that the students will be viewing and expects their professor to
>> determine the best way their students can extract educational value from
>> the NANOG program. NANOG asks, in return, that all students complete our
>> surveys in full and that their teaching staff provide us with a summary of
>> how they used our program in the classroom and/or in coursework. A few
>> paragraphs from each student explaining the value that they got from the
>> program and social interactions would also be a good idea.
>>
>>
>> Q&A:
>>
>> Q: What is NANOG and what is the value proposition for sending a student
>> to
>> this conference?
>>
>> A: The North American Network Operators Group or NANOG, is the
>> professional
>> association for Internet engineering and architecture. Our core focus is
>> on
>> the technologies and systems that make the Internet function: core routing
>> and switching; Internet inter-domain routing; the domain name system;
>> peering and interconnection; and Internet core security. We also cover
>> associated areas with a direct impact on Internet architecture such as
>> data
>> centers and optical networking.  The value proposition for the student is
>> exposure to all of these subjects and technical material but more
>> importantly to the organizations and individuals.  The opportunity for
>> students to make industry contacts is invaluable.
>>
>> Q: How do we select students for this sponsorship?
>>
>> A: Send your best and brightest, highlight that the value is the density
>> of
>> industry representatives in a common location.
>>
>> Q: What do the students owe back to NANOG?
>>
>> A: In addition to the anonymous surveys that all attendees are asked to
>> complete, the NANOG Board would request that all sponsorship recipients
>> provide feedback on their experiences.  Lastly, we would like to encourage
>> the students join the mailing list (nanog at nanog.org), attend more
>> conferences and get involved in the industry.
>>
>> Q: How do we evaluate our students participation?
>>
>> A: Students could provide a variety of deliverables back to the
>> institution.  These could include a writeup of selected presentations from
>> the agenda, an overview of the conference as a whole, or even a list of
>> the
>> individuals they met during the conference.
>>
>> Q: What will be covered in the sponsorship?
>>
>> A: Hotel, conference fee, airfare, and a reasonable stipend for
>> incidentals
>> such as meals.
>>
>> Q: Why are you sponsoring our students for this conference?
>>
>> A: The NANOG organization is keen to encourage the future technology
>> leaders and innovators to get interested and involved in this segment of
>> the industry.
>>
>


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