[AfrICANN-discuss] Block these dates on your calendars: AfNOG-11
and AfriNIC-12: Meetings 23 May-4 June, 2010
annerachel at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 16:37:21 SAST 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.
Unix Boot Camp
23 May 2010 (Sunday)
24 - 28 May 2010 (Monday - Friday)
AfriNIC IPv6 Workshop
29 - 30 May 2010 (Saturday - Sunday)
AfREN Meeting / AAF
29 - 30 May 2010 (Saturday - Sunday)
AfNOG Tutorials <http://www.afnog.org/afnog2010/tutorial/>
30 - 31 May 2010(Sunday - Monday)
AfriNIC LIR Workshop
31 May 2010 (Monday)
AfNOG-11 Meeting <http://www.afnog.org/afnog2010/conference/>
1 June 2010 (Tuesday)
AfriNIC-12 Meeting <http://www.afrinic.net/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.
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.
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
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*:
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 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: <
*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: <
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
Further information will be available at <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.
Citizens of certain countries require a visa to enter Rwanda. Please check
with the Rwandan embassies in your countries.
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