[Community-Discuss] ZANOG 20 Call For Presentations

Amreesh Phokeer amreesh.phokeer at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 19:32:50 UTC 2020

The ZANOG 20 plenary will take place on 24-27 August 2020 in
Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Programme Committee is seeking
content from the community for this meeting.

ZANOG is a group of individuals, who have a strong interest in
Internet related technologies.  Typically, we are people that work, or
have worked at ISPs, WISPS, hosting companies, or other businesses
that make significant use of the Internet. We are actually pretty open
minded about what the actual topic is - as long as it's relevant to
our community's broad area of interest, and the quality is good.

Along with the change of iWeek to localised events across the regions,
the technical operations community has followed a similar path of
local events with this 4-day conference in late August 2020. Two days
of which are tutorials, and two days are a full-technical plenary.

Talks are usually around 20(+10) minutes in length, (including
questions), and common subject areas are:

Network operations
Network architecture and design
Networking hardware and software architecture
Software-Defined Everything (SDN/NFV)
Peering and interconnection
Data centre design and operations
IPv6 deployment
Network monitoring and measurement
New innovations in networking technology
Open protocol standards
Domain Name System infrastructure
Network security and abuse prevention
Impact of public policy of network operations
Confessions/Stories from the field
Skills development for a changing technical landscape
Other - if it’s of interest to you, someone else in the melting pot
likely wants to hear it too

But, we're always on the lookout for something different, so don't
feel it has to fall into the areas above. We're also interested in
hearing proposals for panel discussions, as these are a great way of
presenting and discussing different views on the same subject.

Whilst we prefer submissions with slides we will consider proposals
that are a work in progress and work with the author to develop the
talk and slides.

Submissions are welcome at any time, but for ZANOG20 we would like to
have them no later than 30 April 2020 so we can get an agenda out well
in advance.

However, don't worry if you miss the deadline and have something
interesting to talk about, as we are often able to accept shorter (10
minute) "lightning talks" closer to the meeting. Please also get in
touch if you would like to suggest any topics, themes or speakers. Do
note that talks of an overtly marketing nature, are not welcome.

Please note that ZANOG is run on a non-profit basis, and is not in a
position to reimburse expenses or time for speakers at its meetings.

If you want to chat with the PC, we can be reached at:

pc at nog.net.za



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