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Workshop participants at the Network Monitoring and Management workshop held in Ekiti, NigeriaLinux System Administration workshop group picture from SANOG 33 held in Thimphu, BhutanStudents working on a lab in the Linux System Administration workshop at SANOG 33 held in Thimphu, BhutanGroup picture of the NSRC-GARNET Campus Network Design and Operations workshop held on the GIMPA campus in Accra, Ghana
Ekiti Connectivity Workshop
September 2020: Ekiti, Nigeria

NSRC trainer and Mozilla OIE Fellow Seun Ojedeji conducted a 3-day workshop for the Ekiti State connectivity initiative in Nigeria. The workshop covered Network Monitoring & Management with 16 participants. The State of Ekiti drastically reduced the Right-of-Way cost for laying fibre optic in May 2020 in order to spur broadband adoption, education, as well as technical innovation and business creation.

mnNOG 1 Workshops
September 17-21, 2019: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

NSRC trainers co-taught Network Management and Monitoring workshop, as well as Routing Infrastructure and Security Operations workshop at the first Mongolian Network Operators Group (mnNOG). Hervey Allen spoke about the experience in this video.

LRREN-USAID-DLEG Campus Network Design & Operations Workshop
March 25-29, 2019: Monrovia, Liberia

NSRC trainers Patrick Okui and Dale Smith co-taught a Campus Network Design & Operations workshop for participating network professionals of the Liberia Research and Education Network (LRREN). Emmanuel Togo, University of Ghana, and Ato Yawson, Asheshi University also provided teaching and technical assistance. The Liberian Daily Observer covered the formation of the NREN.


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Assistant Director, Network Startup Resource Center

Hervey Allen works for the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC). The NSRC provides technical information, engineering assistance, training, equipment, and educational materials to network operators at research and education institutions and Internet Service Providers in emerging regions. Over the past few years Hervey has done extensive organizing, coordinating and teaching in network workshops and tutorials covering topics such as network monitoring and management, Unix system administration, security best practices, DNSSEC, scalable network services, virtualization and campus network design. These workshops have been held in over 40 countries around the world and have been part of events such as APRICOT, APNIC, SANOG, AfNOG, PacNOG, WALC and multiple ccTLD trainings.

Before joining the NSRC Hervey graduated from the University of Oregon in Computer Science, and Pomona College in Los Angeles, California in History of Science. He has run and built help desks at Pomona College and the University of Oregon, was a Systems Engineer with Turbolinux, Inc. and worked with several non-profit organizations building their technical infrastructure. Hervey is a member of several coordinating and planning committees for larger Network Operator Group events, such as AfNOG, APRICOT PAcNOG and SANOG and is a Team Chair for the Supercomputing Help Desk group


Matt Rantanen speaks of the partnership between the Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet) and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC).




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