2021.02.10 community meeting unofficial notes

Mehmet Akcin mehmet at akcin.net
Wed Feb 10 18:06:35 UTC 2021


Thank you for this!

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 10:00 Matthew Petach <mpetach at netflight.com> wrote:

>
> It was mentioned in the chat this morning that
> there was no link to slides or anything on the agenda
> for the community meeting that happened this morning,
> so I offered to share the notes I was jotting down during
> the meeting, to give an idea of what was covered for those
> in timelines not as friendly to the meeting time, or to those
> with conflicts.  ^_^;
>
> Thanks so much to the staff, Elizabeth, Steve, and Ed
> for the great presentations this morning!
>
> Matt
>
>
>
> 2021.02.10 NANOG81 community meeting
>
>
> Speaker Edward McNair, NANOG
>
> Steve Feldman, ViacomCBS
>
> Elizabeth Culley, Comcast
>
>
> NOTES:
>
> Michael Voity kicks off the meeting at 0901 hours Pacific time
>
> to go over the agenda for the day.
>
>
> special announcements:
>
> fill out surveys!  The PC reads all of them!
>
> And if you're a lucky winner, you'll get a
>
> $100 gift card!
>
>
> Looking for presentation proposals for NANOG82!
>
>
> check out sponsors at virtual expo both;
>
> sponsors have stepped up to the challenge
>
> with interesting offerings.
>
>
> first talk today is hosted by edward mcnair,
>
> with Elizabeth Culley and Steve Feldman.
>
>
> Ed Mcnair has been with nanog since 2005, and
>
> has been ED since 2018;
>
>
> Steve has been contributing to nanog since its
>
> inception since 1994, and has been involved with
>
> PC for the last 20 years.
>
>
> Elizabeth Culley is peering coordinator with
>
> comcast, and is completing her first year on
>
> the PC; this is her first time presenting to
>
> NANOG.
>
>
> welcome edward, steve and elizabeth, it's
>
> great to have you here.
>
>
> Edward takes a few moments to give some updates
>
> on the organization;
>
> strategic plan narrowed to 3 areas;
>
> education,
>
> meeting experience,
>
> online collaboration,
>
>
> another piece built out is the strategic
>
> timeline;
>
> encompasses from NANOG73 to NANOG 85.
>
> purpose is to see what we are aiming to
>
> achieve and what we will put forward.
>
> we always like to hear your comments,
>
> there is a feedback button that goes to
>
> NANOG staff, and he reads them all.
>
>
> Take a moment to honor the nanog staff;
>
> counting himself, there are 6.5 staff
>
> members, as Claudia works with them
>
> halftime.
>
> Claudia, Leigh, Valerie, Shawn, Darrieux (Dee), and Brandi
>
> all work very hard to ensure that we can have
>
> a quality program.
>
>
> Our 2020 annual report will be coming out
>
> soon; to give a linear record of what we've
>
> accompished over the course of 2020;
>
>
> we'll do polls at the end of the section;
>
>
> log into the polls at pollEV.com/nanog
>
>
> Over to Steve feldman;
>
> at end of every NANOG, there is a Program commitee
>
> get together; after SF, decided to have retreat in 2020;
>
> planned to do it in Boston or Seattle; but then
>
> things changed, and they couldn't get together in person;
>
> so they had a virtual retreat, 2 days, dec 16 2020,
>
> and jan 13 2021 to go over various items.
>
>
> some of the items covered:
>
> PC structure
>
> new member onboarding
>
>  PC handbook update
>
>  mentorship
>
> leadership
>
>  review roles, responsibliities
>
>   need to document them better
>
> subcommittees
>
>  are we optiimizing our effort?
>
>  some don't seem to do much.
>
>  will add some new ones.
>
> diversity of skills and perspectives
>
>  need to get people who have different
>
>  industry perspectives.
>
>
> other topics at virutal retreat
>
> meeting format
>
>  how to do hybrid meetings
>
>  we optimize time for training and tutorial
>
>  we focus on human interaction; need to accomodate people
>
>   in different timezones.
>
> talk solicitation and selection
>
>  attracting new speakers
>
>  expanding the audience
>
>  standardize voting
>
>  content review
>
> PC's strategic vision.
>
>
> Liz, chairing our data analysis effort;
>
> for past 20 years, we've been building a
>
> repository of tracks, tutorials, keynote speeches,
>
> lightning talks;
>
> we have a long history of hosting the voices of
>
> those building the internet.
>
> what comes up in NANOG is often in the leading edge
>
> of technology trends;
>
> this effort will be to mine the repository,
>
> to help us keep up with the onslaught of demand.
>
>
> cataloging NANOG;
>
> we are recording the details of every presentation,
>
> tutoria and keynote;
>
> tagging each record with relevant metadata
>
>  provide intuitive web page of popular topics
>
>  porovide data to potential speakers on history of any topic
>
>   which topics are asked for most often
>
>   which videos are most viewed.
>
>
> use surveys and data on view counts to project
>
> topics that will be of most interest.
>
>
> looking at last 5 years of NANOG data;
>
> how many times this topic
>
> 44 topics on DNS
>
> 40 requests for automation, but 26 talks on automation
>
> Geoff Huston comes up a lot
>
> look at how many times talks are viewed on youtube;
>
> 27K views of 44 DNS talks on youtube;
>
> 26 automation videos got 77K views.
>
>
> A lot of people would say they're experts in a field;
>
> how can they talk about their job when it's 100%
>
> proprietary, and they can't talk about their day
>
> job;
>
> take a look at the request counts, how many presentations
>
> we get, so even doing a 101 intro class is a great way to
>
> get your feet wet.
>
>
> 66% of presentations are on top 20 subjects.
>
> 115 categoreis in presentations and requests match
>
> the survey requests.
>
>
> if we watched all the talks and presentations, 8 hours
>
> a day, it woud take 8 weeks to watch the all
>
> 550 prsentations, 357 speakers, 218 organizations.
>
> 90% of speakers present 1 or 2 times.
>
>
> looking forward; want to give huge thanks to
>
> Jeff Bartig, Anna Valsami, and Valerie Wittkop
>
> for doing the work to move it forwrd;
>
> and thank you to PC for creating the new data
>
> analysis committee, and providing the sunlight
>
> and support to make this a reality.
>
> we have 1300 recorded and tagged;
>
> we expect 2100 items; easy part is done, now we're
>
> getting into the hard part.
>
> Jeff Bartig wrote scripts to download from youtube;
>
> there's a lot of stuff in agendas that have to be gone
>
> through one at a time.
>
> in midst of the project; would love to hear from you;
>
> what else would you like to see?
>
>
> now, for polls--what topic would you like to see?
>
> and you can always put feedback in the web feedback
>
> form.
>
> Seems that Geoff Huston, IPv6, Automation, Cloud,
>
> Virtualization are hot topics!
>
>
> are you planning to attend minnapolis nanog82 in
>
> person?
>
> most are undecided or will attend virtually.
>
>
> most seem to lean to attending virtually.
>
>
> likewise for toronto, nanog83
>
>
> it looks like most people are waiting for vaccines to
>
> be available before they will come.  So far, most
>
> have not yet taken the vaccine, but also most are
>
> planning to take the vaccine once they are able to.
>
>
> Over to you, Michael;
>
>
> Thank you to Edward, Steve and Elizabeth for their time.
>
>
> Network Automation treasure hunt without a map is up next.
>
>
>
> --
Mehmet
+1-424-298-1903
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