Recently QuadraNet sent representatives to the San Diego NANOG 66 event. NANOG is an event that takes place three times a year and is a community of tech industry experts that work together for the common good of the Internet. The NANOG community is often considered to be the heart and soul of the Internet. NANOG events are an opportunity to discuss all issues, large and small, as they relate to the performance, accessibility and evolution of the Internet.
At this year’s San Diego event, both Kate Gerry from QuadraNet and Joshua Noll from Xlitt attended in hopes to learn and network with the community. Some of the topics of interest to QuadraNet were NetOps Coding 101 & 201 as well as several networking best practices presentations.
In addition to learning from some excellent speakers, NANOG 66 provided an excellent opportunity for QuadraNet to meet with existing clients and build closer relationships with many of their existing network carriers that were in attendance. “NANOG was a great opportunity to meet with representatives of our carriers and to be able to put a face to a name.” said Kate Gerry, QuadraNet’s Network and Facilities Director.
The highlight of the event was David Swafford’s talk on #NetEngCode. You can see some of David’s talks from the event on YouTube here and here. David Swafford is a Network Engineer, who focuses on automation & tooling for Facebook’s production network. His presentations gave some great insight into automating the detection and resolution of network related issues.
The next NANOG 67 event will be held June 13-15, 2016 in Chicago, IL; the same location as QuadraNet’s latest data center expansion. QuadraNet will surely be attending once again.