Wires, Routers, Switches and Way BeyondMerit Network hosted an inspiring summit for networking professionals on December 5, 2012, in Ypsilanti. The summit followed the tradition of the memorable inaugural gathering of over 100 networkers in 2011. This year's event also had over 100 attendees, including individuals from Merit Members and Internet2 Member organizations.
The summit enabled networking mavens to focus on the current state of networking technologies, find out what other organizations are doing within their infrastructures, and get together to share stories about the realities of network-building.
Keynote Speaker & AgendaWe are pleased to welcome as keynote speaker Michael Sinatra, network engineer at Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), a computer network serving Department of Energy scientists and their collaborators worldwide. At ESnet, located in Berkeley, California, he currently works on deploying one of the first nationwide 100G Ethernet networks. Michael came to ESnet from the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked as principal network engineer for eleven years. He is involved in several professional networking organizations, including the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), Internet2 and the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN).
The agenda for the Networkers Summit is full of informative presentations and panel discussions.
Program and Call for PresentationsThe program committee is developing the day's agenda, which will include presentations on current technologies and implementations, panels on common issues for network operators, lightning-round discussions among attendees, and tech demos. The summit will also be an opportunity to learn from select sponsoring vendors, who will be available throughout the day and during technical presentations.
You can expect to learn about and discuss topics of high current interest in your life as a networking professional, including:
- Real-life IPv6 implementation
- Wireless LAN technologies and the growth in the number of wireless clients
- Network monitoring and statistical tools
- Diagnosing and dealing with network events
- Techniques for maximizing infrastructure
Program CommitteeWe are grateful to the members of the program committee:
Fawn Callen, Western Michigan University
David Gilbertson, Merit Network
Jeff Goeke-Smith, Michigan State University
Rob McSwain, Merit Network
Michael Milliken, Merit Network
Brett Nelson, Merit Network
Rick Reinecke, Merit Network
Mark Strandskov, Central Michigan University
Erik Taipalus, University of Michigan
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