NSRC Staff and Volunteer Activities Around the World

Upcoming and Current Activities

  • Jul 28-Aug 1:: Philip Smith of the NSRC and Kurtis Lindqvist of netnod will be teaching a workshop on BGP and IXPs in conjunction with the Mongolian NREN (erdemNet) in Ulaanbaatar.
  • Jul 29-Aug 1:Marco Zennaro and Ermanno Pietrosemoli (ictp), Emmanuel Togo (University of Ghana, Legon) and Phil Regnauld of the NSRC will assist Khoudia Gueye SY and team members of the Université Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) with deployment of a wireless link to support the Senegal NREN snRER.
  • Aug 3-23: NSRC staff and collaborators Phil Regnauld, Amanda Thomsen and Khoudia Gueye SY along with Fanta Bouba will be assisting during the 2014 African School of Physics (ASP 2014) to be held at Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar University, Senegal. The NSRC will be sponsoring travel for two US Scientists from the University of Texas and the University of Kansas to attend this event. The NSRC will lead sessions on Linux / UNIX basics.
  • Aug 10-20: Philip Smith of the NSRC and Patch Lee of TEIN will assist network engineers in Bhutan with design and implementation of the Bhutan REN DrukREN.
  • Aug 12-16: NSRC collaborators Carlos Armas, Alain Aina and Joe Abley from Dyn will teach a workshop on Network Monitoring and Management (Gestion et de Supervision des Réseaux) at the 2014 AYitic event in conjunction with LACNIC to be held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • Aug 18-22: Dale Smith, Dean Pemberton and Phil Regnauld are coordinating and teaching in the Cyberinfrastrucure and Water Resources in the Lower Mekong Region workshop and meeting to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Aug 25-29: The NSRC, AIT intERLab and TEIN are teaming up to teach a workshop on Software Defined Networking, Network Monitoring and Management and perfSONAR in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Sep 15-19: The NSRC in conjunction with WACREN will be teaching a workshop on Virtualization and Cloud computing in West Africa - final location To Be Determined shortly.
  • Oct 1-8: In conjunction with CAREN and DANTE NSRC staff and collaborators Hervey Allen, Anton Berezin and Phil Regnauld will teach a Network Monitoring and Management as well as DNS Operations workshop as part of the 1st CAREN Regional Networking Conference (CRNC 2014) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The workshop will be held in English and Russian.
  • Oct 12-16: NSRC staff will attend the ICANN 51 meeting to be held in Los Angeles, CA, United States.
  • Oct 27-31: NSRC staff and collaborators Carlos Armas, Hervey Allen and José Domínguez will coordinate, organize and teach a workshop on Network Monitoring and Bandwidth Optimization at the WALC 2014 workshops to be held in Manta, Ecuador. All workshops and materials will be taught and provided in Spanish.
  • Nov 17-21: Philip Smith from the NSRC will take part in the Bhutan Network Operators Group (BTNOG) first meeting and workshops. Philip will lead a workshop on routing / BGP. Additional NSRC staff and workshops may be planned.
  • Feb 24-Mar 6, 2015: NSRC collaborators Hervey Allen and Phil Regnauld will lead workshops on Network Monitoring and Management and DNSSEC at the APRICOT 2015 event to be held in Fukuoka, Japan in conjunction with the APAN 39 meeting.

Activities Over the Past Year

  • Jul 14-Jul 18: Jon Brewer, Dean Pemberton and Philip Smith of the NSRC taught a workshop on Network Security and BGP Routing as well as organized and participated in the PacNOG 15 Meeting, Conference and Educational Workshop that took place in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
  • Jul 8-9: NSRC staff and collaborators attended the 2-day U of Oregon OIN Workshop on the perfSONAR toolkit as well as discussion and hands-on of OpenFlow and the Open Daylight SDN controller software that took place in Eugene, Oregon.
  • Jul 7 and 10: NSRC staff and collaborators met with staff from the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) at the Knight Library, University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon to collaborate on future trainings surrounding the perfSONAR network performance tool set.
  • Jun 21-26: Dale Smith attended the European Open Science Grid Forum meeting (ESOF 2014 that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Jun 2: Dale Smith of the NSRC took part in the 2014 Africa Research Education Network meeting (AfREN) that was part of the 2014 African Internet Summit event that took place in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
  • May 25-June 6: NSRC staff and collaborators Hervey Allen and Phil Regnauld as well as multiple NSRC colleagues and volunteers took part in workshops on Network Monitoring and Management (English / French), Scalable Network Infrastructure (English / French), Scalable Internet Services (English / French) and Advanced Routing at the 2014 Africa Internet Summit these workshops, except Advanced Routing, were be taught in both French and English. In addition NSRC lead a 1/2-day Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Networking. Additional information about the workshop can be found on the African Network Operator's Group web pages here.
  • AIS 2014 will take place in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
  • May 21-24: Brian Candler of the NSRC taught and organized a workshop on virtualization and security at the inaugural Bangladesh Network Operators Group conference, bdNOG 1 held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • May 19-22: Steve Huter, Director NSRC, attended the 2014 TERENA Network Conference (TNC2014 and met with NREN directors and engineers as well as partner organizations. TNC2014 took place in Dublin, Ireland.
  • May 13-14: Steve Huter, Director NSRC and Steve Song from the NSRC, attended the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit held in Accra, Ghana.
  • May 12-15: Phil Regnauld of the NSRC worked with Rick Lamb of (ICANN) to teach a 5-day ccTLD DNS and DNSSEC workshop at the nic.tr at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
  • May 8-9: Hervey Allen of the NSRC attended an NSF meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • April 28-May 5: NSRC staff and collaborators Brian Candler, Patrick Okui, Dale Smith, Andy Linton and Philip Smith assisted and taught in a Campus Network Design workshop held at Uganda Christian University (UCU) as well as providing direct engineering assistance to both UCU and Nkumba University. In addition University of Oregon employee and NSRC volunteer Andy Kirkpatrick was present to record the event. The workshop was organized and largely coordinated by Matisiko Perez of the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) to assist with the rollout of RENU with assistance from Damas Makweba of the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) and Maureen Wanja Njue of the Kenya Education Network (KENET).
  • April 22-23: Philip Smith of the NSRC attended and presented at the inaugural Southern Africa Operators Group (SAFNOG) meeting, SAFNOG-1 held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • April 21-25: Dean Pemberton, Dale Smith and Philip Smith of the NSRC assisted Kenya Education Network (KENET) staff Maureen Wanja Njue and Hezron Mwangi during the KENET Scalable Campus Network & Wireless LAN design workshop held at the University of Nairobi, in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition the NSRC donated multiple routers and switches to KENET to build a remote switching and routing teaching lab. Dean, Dale and Philip assisted KENET engineers with the initial build and configuration of the remote lab.
  • April 21-25: Phil Regnauld of NSRC was in San José, Costa Rica with Richard Lamb of ICANN, to run a 5-day DNS Operations and DNSSEC workshop, in collaboration with ICANN. The event, hosted by NIC CR was followed by two days of hands-on Direct Engineering Assistance.
  • April 6-10: Hervey Allen and Dale Smith attended the 2014 Internet2 Global Summit in Denver, Colorado, USA to support NSRC-supported network engineers Eric Sifuna of KENET (Kenya), Stein Mkandawire of ZAMREN (Zambia), Boubakar Barry (CEO of WACREN, Senegal) and Khoudia Gueye SY of UCAD (Senegal) as they presented in the Special Projects in Support of Global NREN Development session. In additional Dale and Hervey met with staff from NSF, DANTE and numerous other organizations.
  • March 23-27: Phil Regnauld of NSRC was in Dubai, UAE with Richard Lamb of ICANN and Christian Teuschel of RIPE NCC, to run a 5-day DNS operations and DNSSEC workshop, during the 14th MENOG workshop and conference.
  • March 23-26: Hervey Allen gave the keynote speach for the GALA 2014 conference session Interpreting + Translation + Technology: The New Language Services Paradigm held at the Istanbul Hilton in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • March 19-21: Phil Regnauld of NSRC was in Singapore with Richard Lamb of ICANN to run a 3 day DNSSEC deployment workshop, in collaboration with SGNIC and ICANN. The workshop took place before the ICANN 49 conference.
  • March 13-14: Steven Huter and Phil Regnauld of NSRC presented at the 2014 WACREN Conference and annual general meeting in Lomé, Togo. The NSRC presented a tutorial on virtualization for capacity building in Research and Education in developing regions.
  • March 6: Steve Huter and Hervey Allen presented in the inaugural IETF IRTF Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA) meeting held during the IETF 89 meeting in London, England.
  • March 4-7NSRC staff and collaborators Hervey Allen, Phil Regnauld and Brian Candler worked on multiple NSRC projects in a planned retreat in London, England as part of the IETF 80 event.
  • March 3-14: NSRC staff and collaborators Steve Huter, Steve Song, Jon Brewer and Sebastian Buettrich worked in conjunction with staff from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) teaching in the 2-week ICTP School on Applications of Open Spectrum and White Spaces Technologies in Trieste, Italy. The NSRC sponsored several network engineers from Africa to attend the school.
  • February 24-28: NSRC collaborator Patrick Okui assisted in a Campus Network Design workshop that was coordinated and run by Damas Makweba of the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) with assistance from Matisiko Perez of the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) held in Arusha, Tanzania.
  • February 18-25: NSRC Staff and collaborators Hervey Allen, Andy Linton, Dean Pemberton, Phil Regnauld and Khoudia Gueye SY taught workshops on Network Monitoring and Management , Security and Routing as well as teaching a tutorial on DNSSEC at the APRICOT 2014 workshops and conference held in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
  • January 29: NSRC instructors Dean Pemberton and Andy Linton presented a full-day tutorial on Software Definited Networking (SDN) including performing an Openflow installation as part of the 2014 New Zealand Network Operators Group meeting held in Nelson, New Zealand from January 27-31.
  • January 20-24: Dale Smith attended the APAN 37 Meeting held in Bandung, Indonesia to discuss regional and national research education network issues in the Asia Pacific region.
  • January 13-21: The NSRC taught a workshop on Virtualization Technologies, and supported a workshop on Security at the SANOG 23 workshop and conference held in Thimphu, Bhutan. In addition NSRC staff provided direct engineering assistance to local universities before and after the workshops.
  • December 9-11: The NSRC lead a 3-day workshop on Network Management Tools for NREN NOCs as part of the ASREN 2013 e-AGE conference held in Tunis, Tunisia.
  • December 2-6: The NSRC taught workshops on Security and Campus Network Design and coordinated engineering assistance during the PacNOG 14 event held in Suva, Fiji.
  • November 25-29: NSRC Staff taught a workshop on Network Monitoring and Management at the Asia Institute of Technology (AIT) as well as provided direct engineering assistance on network management and wireless to AIT staff. This event took place in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • November 19-20: Steve Song of the NSRC visited the Tak region of Thailand with colleagues from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and support of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC) to study possible TV White Spaces deployments in the region.
  • November 18: Steve Song of the NSRC spoke at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) Global Summit held on the 18th of November in Bangkok, Thailand at the IMPACT Exhibition Center.
  • November 9-15: NSRC staff presented, coordinated and taught a five day Train the Trainers workshop before and during the UbuntuNet-Connect 2013 event that took place in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • October 30-Nov 1: NSRC Staff Dale Smith and Dean Pemberton attended the TEIN4 Myanmar workshop and NREN Discussion that took place in Nay Phi Tawon, Myanmar.
  • October 29-30: Steve Song of the NSRC attended and spoke about TV White Spaces at the 2013 FTTH Council Africa meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • October 28-31: NSRC staff taught a 4-day workshop on Advanced Routing, BGP and IXPs in French and English in Agadir, Morocco in conjuntion with the Moroccon Research and Education Network MARWAN.
  • October 24: NSRC staff were present during the public roundtable discussion and debut of a new documentary and translation of a book on the National Historic Police Archives of Guatemala held as part of the University of Oregon Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries Distinguished Speaker Series held in the Knight Library, Eugene, Oregon.
  • October 23-25: NSRC staff and contractors traveled to the UCSD campus in San Diego, CA to hold a discussion on Wireless Sensor Networks with Tony Fountain Director of the Cyberinfrastructure Lab for Environmental Observing Systems at the University of Califorinia San Diego.
  • October 21-25: The NSRC supported and documented the 2013 AfNOG Chix Senegal workshops held in Dakar, Senegal.
  • October 20-23: NSRC member Sebastian Buettrich and ICTP staff members Marco Zennaro and Ermanno Pietrosemoli presented a tutorial on Building Afordable Community Networks at the 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) held in San Jose, CA, USA.
  • October 14-18: NSRC staff and instructors from Nicaragua and Colombia coordinated and taught in workshops on Network Monitoring and Management and Campus Network Design as well as speaking about network connectivity in the least connected regions of the world during the WALC 2013 workshops and conference held in Managua, Nicaragua at the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería.
  • October 1-5: NSRC member Phil Regnauld and Alain Aina taught a workshop on DNS Operations and Security in French for the African Top Level Domain (AfTLD) assocation and in conjuncion with ICANN in Tana, Madagascar.
  • September 11-19: The NSRC helped sponsor a TV White Spaces deployment with the Telecommunications regulator in Malawi and with staff from the Internaional Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. The deployment successfully provided wireless network access for sensors that are part of the AfricaArray project.
  • September 3-6: Steve Song of the NSRC spoke about TV White Spaces at the 14th Forum on Telecom/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa (FTRA 2013) event held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
  • August 19-23: Dale Smith of the NSRC attended the APAN 36 meeting which was held in Daejeon, Korea.
  • August 12-16: NSRC members Carlos Armas, Joe Abley and Alain Aina worked with Max Henry Larson of l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti to teach a Network Monitoring and Management workshop in both French and English as part of a LACNIC sponsored event in Port au Prince, Haiti.
  • August 5-13: Phil Regnauld of the NSRC and Alvaro Vives, NSRC Volunteer, taught a 5-day workshop on DNS Operations, DNS Security and Network Monitoring at the SANOG 22 held in Mumbai, India.
  • July 27-Aug 2: The NSRC assisted with coordination, monetary support and instructors at the inaugural Tanzanian Network Operators Group meeting held in Arusha, Tanzania. Topics included a 1/2 day Introduction to Linux, a 5-day Network Monitoring and Management workshop and a 5-day Network and Systems Security workshop. NSRC staff and volunteers were Brian Candler, Patrick Okui, Merike Kaeo, Dean Pemberton and Cleven Mmari of the University of Oregon.
  • July 26-August 3: Hans Kuhn of the NSRC attended the IETF 87 meeting in Berlin, Germany to assist with network setup and provided support during the event.