NSRC Staff and Volunteer Activities Around the World

Calendar Year: 2012

  • December 3-7: NSRC staff Hervey Allen, Andy Linton, Dale Smith and Carlos Vicente taught a five-day workshop on Campus Network Design and Security in conjunction with Bhutan Telecom (DrukNet) and the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) campuses. In addition several days of direct engineering assistance at the Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC) at the Royal University of Bhutan in Thimpnu took place both before and after the workshop.
  • November 19-23: NSRC staff Patrick Okui and Merike Kao worked with Randy Bush (Research Fellow and Network Operator: Internet Initiative Japan) and Steven M. Bellovin (Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University) to teach a Network Security Workshop at the intERLab facility at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • November 14-16: NSRC staff attended and supported (as a sponsor) the UbuntuNet-Connect 2012 Annual Conference of UbuntuNet Alliance that focused on research and education networking activities in Africa. the conference was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The NSRC funded participation by Cleven Mmari of the Univesity of Oregon and Professor Fred Semazzi from North Carolina State University.
  • November 10-14: NSRC staff Carlos Vicente and Dale Smith as well as Kevin Chege from ISOC taught an Advanced Routing Workshop covering NREN Design and Peering as part of the UbuntuNet-Connect 2012 Conference of the UbuntuNet Alliance in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Cleven Mmari of the University of Oregon assisted as well..
  • November 5-9: Phil Regnauld and Carlos Armas of the NSRC taught a week-long Network Monitoring and Management workshop at the Asian Institue of Technology (AIT) as part of the 2012 Internet Education and Research Laboratory's (intERLab) workshop series.
  • October 21-24: NSRC and ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) staff worked together on a tutorial on Building Affordable Wireless Networks for Research, Education, Humanitarian at the 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) held in Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • October 15-19: NSRC staff Carlos Vicente and Hervey Allen as well as José Domínguez from the University of Oregon taught and organized at the WALC 2012 workshops and 20th year anniversary of the event held in Panama City, Panama. NSRC staff taught a Network Monitoring and Management workshop in Spanish.
  • October 3-6: The NSRC supported five women network engineers from Africa who attended the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference held at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The engineers included Dorcas Muthoni (Kenya), Lekoape Malebogo (Botswana), Dhlamini Nodumo (Zimbabwe), Tlali Mamothokoane (Lesotho) and Marie Paule Uwase (Rwanda).
  • October 2: Steve Huter attended a Meeting of Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy at the Department of State Truman Building in Washington D.C., USA.
  • September 30 - October 4: Dale Smith attended the Internet2 Fall Members Meeting. Dale Smith Chaired the Emerging NREN group and Steve Huter attended as well. The NSRC sponsored travel to the meeting for Youness Hamidi of the Morocco National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST) and Ama Dadson from the University of Ghana. The meeting took place in Philadelphia, Pennysylvania, USA.
  • September 30 - October 4: Phil Regnauld of the NSRC and Sean McAvoy from RIPE taught a Network Monitoring and Management workshop as part of the 11 Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG 11) meeting held in Amman, Jordan.
  • September 19-21: Carlos Vicente (NSRC) and Mehmet Akcin (ICANN) were in Lima, Peru to teach a hands-on workshop in Spanish on DNS and DNSSEC as part of a training in conjunction with ".pe".
  • September 17-21: Brian Candler and Patrick Okui from the NSRC were be at the Unversity of Ghana, Legon to provide direct engineering assistance and training to UG Legon engineers as part of the Google Apps Supporting Programs. While in Ghana Brian and Patrick also assisted the Central University College, Miotso Campus with direct engineering assistance.
  • September 6-7: Steve Huter worked in Boulder, Colorado with colleagues from the University of Colorado, Google, the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
  • August 29-31: The NSRC (Hervey Allen and Phil Regnauld), the Internet Society of Hong Kong (ISOC HK) organized a seminar and workshop on DNSSEC held in Hong Kong as part of the ISOC HK's DNSSEC.ASIA Summit. Richard Lamb of (ICANN) joined the event as well.
  • August 27: NSRC staff Hervey Allen and Phil Regnauld taught a Network Monitoring and Management tutorial at the APNIC 34 meeting held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • August 20-24: As part of the APNIC 34 meeting the NSRC taught a Campus Network Design and Management workshop with the Cambodia Research Education Network (CamREN) and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) at the Institut de Technologie du Cambodge (ITC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • August 6-10: The NSRC and University of Oregon Knight Library staff worked with colleagues from the Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) in Sénégal planning, implementing and learning about Digital Library collections as well as Linux System Administration to help with the creation of a Digital archive in Sengal during the NSRC-UofO-UCAD FASTEF Workshop on Digital Archives.
  • July 15-19: The NSRC sponsored Maureen Wanja Njue from the Kenya Education Network (KENET) and Emmanuel Togo from the University of Ghana, Legon to attend the Summer 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs meeting to be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA. NSRC staff Carlos Vicente and Steve Huter, also, attended the meeting.
  • July 9-11: Phil Regnauld and Philip Smith of APNIC traveled to Nauru to provide direct engineering assistance to the Nauru top-level-domain authority (.nr : CenpacNet Inc.) and the government of Nauru working on and providing new local servers, wireless equipment for new links to schools, routing support and multiple software service configurations.
  • July 2-7: NSRC staff Hervey Allen, Carlos Vicente and Phil Regnauld taught and organized at the PacNOG 11 Meeting, Conference and Educational Workshop held on Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji. Workshops on IPv4/IPv6 BGP and Network Monitoring and Management as well as a 1/2 day program on Linux and Networking Fundamentals were included in the program.
  • June 19-28: NSRC personnel Brian Candler, Sebastian Buettrich and Patrick Okui as well as Kenya Education Network (KENET) staff member Maureen Wanja Njue worked with Kabarak University in Kenya, Google and KENET to assist with network training and network buildout at the main Kabarak University campus near Nakuru, Kenya.
  • June 3-5: Steven Huter attended the NANOG 55 meeting held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • May 23-28: Dale Smith and Steve Huter attended and spoke at three TEIN3 workshops to held in Southeast Asia to promote advanced research and education networks for Asia-Pacific for stakeholders involved in research and education. The workshops, dates and locations were as follows:
  • May 21-23: The NSRC supported a workshop on Wireless Networks held at the Internet Education and Research Laboratory (intERLab) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • May 6-18: The NSRC taught, organized and attended the AfNOG 2012 Meeting and workshops held in Serrekunda, The Gambia, including workshops on Network Monitoring and Management in French and English.
  • May 6-11: José Domínguez attended and presented at the LACNIC XVII meeting held in Quito, Ecuador.
  • April 22-26: NSRC personnel taught and coordinated a DNS/DNSSEC Workshop at the 10th Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG 10) meeting that took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • April 22-25: NSRC personnel Steve Huter and Dale Smith participated in the Spring Internet2 Member Meeting held in Arlington, Virginia, USA. In addition the NSRC sponsored travel for Dr Ousmane MOUSSA TESSA (WACREN board member) to attend and present about progress towards an NREN in Niger.
  • April 16-20: The NSRC and the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) organized and taught workshops on Campus Network Design and Linux System Administration to TERNET members at the Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • March 26-30: The Moroccan Academic and Research Wide Area Network (MARWAN) and the NSRC held a workshop on Network Monitoring and Management and Security in Marrakech, Morocco.
  • March 20-23: An NSRC team consisting of Andy Linton, Ermanno Pietrosemoli, Phil Regnauld, and Dale Smith traveled to Fez Morocco and provided direct engineering assistance to the Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah improve their campus core network and to upgrade some point to point wireless links.
  • March 19-23: The NSRC supported travel and logistics to Guatemala City, Guatemala for University of Oregon faculty and staff Stephanie Wood (Director Wired Humanities Project), Carlos Aguirre (History Professor), Gabriela Martinez (Journalism and Communication Associate Professor) and Andy Kirkpatrick (UO Library Video Producer/Director) to continue work with the Historical Archives of the National Police of Guatemala including the making of a documentary and two days of workshops on digital content.
  • February 21-March 2: NSRC staff Hervey Allen, Phil Regnauld and Andy Linton taught a DNS/DNSSEC Workshop, a Network Management tutorial and attended the APRICOT 2012 meeting held in New Delhi, India.
  • February 16-19: Steve Huter attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) Annual Meeting held in Vancouver, Canada.
  • February 13-17: Dale Smith attended APAN 33 in Chiang Mai, Thailand and provided a presentation in the TEIN3 meeting. Dale also traveled to Bangkok to provide some direct engineering assistance to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) that was significantly damaged during the floods in fall of 2011.
  • February 6-24: The NSRC supported the attendance of 5 students to the ICTP-ITU/BDT School on Sustainable Wireless ICT Solutions for Environmental Monitoring in Trieste, Italy. The five students were Amilcar Molina (El Salvador), Juma Warioba (Tanzania), Baboucarr Saho (Gambia), Hortense Mireille Etounou (Cameroon) and Enoch Tagoe (Ghana).
  • January 25-27: NSRC staff Andy Linton and Phil Regnauld taught a DNSSEC Deployment Hands-On Workshop at the 2012 New Zealand Network Operators Group (NZNOG) meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • January 22-26: The NSRC sponsored the attendance of Stephen John Lukindo from Open University of Tanzania and TERNET to attend the Winter 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Carlos Vicente of the NSRC attended the event as well.
  • January 18-23: Dale Smith, Sebastian Büttrich from NSRC, Marco Zennaro from ICTP, and Antoine Bagula from the University of Cape Town completed a wireless site survey and workshop combined with a campus network audit at UCAD (Université Cheikh Anta Diop) in Dakar, Sénégal
  • January 13-17: Steven Huter participated in the Pacific Telecommunications Council meeting and worked with colleagues from o3bnetworks in Hawaii, USA.
  • January 9-13: Phil Regnauld, Alain Aina and Khoudia Gueye SY of the NSRC taught a Registry Operations workshop held in French in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso hosted by Autorité de régulation des communications éléctroniques (ARCE).