NANOG College Immersion Program
cmcintosh33 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 21:41:27 UTC 2014
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?
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
> Please see below for the full program description.
> -Dave Temkin, for the NANOG Board of Directors
> NANOG College Immersion Program
> 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.
> 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.
> 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: 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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