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NANOG 50 Surveys

 

NANOG 50 Survey Results

Atlanta, Georgia (October 3-6, 2010)

1. How did you attend NANOG50?

Response Percent (Response Total)

In person in Atlanta

98.1% (212)

Via webcast

1.9% (4) 

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2. How many NANOG meetings have you attended?

This is my first meeting

30.0% (65)

Less than 5

28.6% (62)

More than 5

15.2% (33)

More than 10

9.2% (20)

More than 15

4.6% (10)

More than 20

12.4% (27) 

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3. Has this NANOG meeting useful for you so far?

Very Useful

39.4% (85)

Useful

56.5% (122)

No Opinion

3.7% (8)

Not Very Useful

0.5% 1)

Useless

0.0% (0)

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QUESTIONS ABOUT SUNDAY'S EVENTS

1. Newcomers Tutorial - Mike Hughes, Program Committee

1. This was good. It was nice to know the format ahead of me.
2. good job - thx!
3. This was actually interesting & useful (even though I'm not a newcomer).
4. heard good things
5. Always good
6. N/A
7. Did not attend
8. didnt go
9. Very smart tutorial! Keep this for future meetings
10. Na
11. N/A
12. Good, informational.
13. did not attend
14. Heard it was very very useful from some newcomers - did not go myself
15. Did not attend
16. useful
17. Did not attend (got in late)
18. Very informative
19. Great introduction, although slightly more depth would be helpful.
20. did not attend
21. Mike did a great job giving an overview for the newcomers on what to expect, who to look out for, what the different meeting types are, etc. A nice sprinkle of humor as well.
22. Good overview of how NANOG is run
23. A nice touch
24. Very informative introduction to everything that would be happening.
25. Pretty Good!
26. Good introduction.
27. Very helpful introduction - set a nice, relaxed, comfortable tone for the event, and made people feel at ease.
28. Well paced, well done. Good way to introduce new people to NANOG and break the ice.
29. good info
30. Great.
31. n/a
32. Nice to see something in place to assist the newbies get acclimated and make sense of the plethora of information available.
33. very helpful
34. Veri informative.
35. Fairly useful, but didn't really have a lot of content that I didn't already know.

   

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2. IEEE 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging - Peter Ashwood-Smith, Huawei Technologies Canada

1. Good stuff. It was an enlightening review and a foundation for comparison to other solutions
2. N/A
3. Did not attend
4. Na
5. Very informative and well presented.
6. This was a great overview of aq. Would love to hear more on this and TRILL in future meetings.
7. Excellent. Looks exciting.
8. The basic slides were covered very fast and sometimes skipped under the assumption that the audience already knows that. I got the feeling most people actually didn't.
9. helpful. help me get to know about the technology and spec.
10. The graphs and traffic flows were nice to look at, and see how the "routing" was done.
11. Nice demos
12. did not attend
13. Excellent presentation with in-depth tutorial. The tutorial was balanced between overview, technical explanation, and examples.
14. excellent
15. Did not attend (got in late)
16. A fantastic and informative presentation, looking forward to the 802.1aq vs TRILL debate
17. Very informative and interesting. I think this is a great, current, hot topic in the networking community.
18. did not attend
19. Good presentation, liked getting to see some lab examples.
20. Great mixture of high-level and in-depth. Very informative.
21. Decent presentation, the demonstration was a little slow though useful in the end. The presentation did clearly explain the topic into detail and seemed to attract a decent crowd.
22. Very interested in this vs TRILL so this was good background
23. Very helpful
24. Very informative, well presented
25. I loved it; now, can we get Cisco/Juniper to support and demo their products running it too?
26. Very good. Nice to have to opportunity to compare/listen to 802.1aq and TRILL
27. very cool plans. Looking forward to having this available in on multiple vendors in the future. Spanning tree can be a pain and this would seam to be a reliable way to replace it.
28. Good intro, a bit hard to follow, screen print too small to make out.
29. interesting but very dense material. i felt it needed to be distilled a bit more to grab the audience and garner interest. More details could be garnered later at the expense of the interested party. Sun, Oct 3, 2010 10:32 PM Find... 30. Interesting topic and discussion. Contained some good information however the lab and demo aspects were hard to follow; didn't add any value to the presentation.

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3. DNSSEC Implementation Using Bind 9.7 - Alan Clegg, Internet Systems Consortium

1. N/A
2. Did not attend
3. Interesting, thanks to Alan Clegg for introducing us to Bind 9.7
4. Na
5. N/A
6. Good talk mostly. Format and flow of the talk was confusing for DNSSEC early adopters to follow. He got to most of the points in the end but the flow of the talk wasn't easy to follow.
7. Good
8. did not attend
9. did not attend
10. good presentation on the whole kind of a fast jump from theory to implementation though; adding in a more clear explanation of the various RR types and syntax would have made the bind examples more relevant.
11. I really enjoyed Alan's talk
12. did not attend
13. good information, sparked a good amount of interest in deploying this sooner rather then later
14. Didn't attend
15. Awesome! Very helpful.
16. very good talk. I am looking a starting to work on DNSSEC in our networks now!!
17. Skip the build up about ISC's great work and your role there. We came to learn about about DNSSEC; dive straight in. No need to pitch your credentials; you wouldn't be here if you weren't well qualified to tell us about it. If you have time left over (as you did) then offer a separate short presentation at the end, prefaced with "We have some time left over, so for anyone interested I'll give a short presentation about the rest of what ISC does for you." By that time we're feeling enlightened and have patience for a broader topic.
18. Answered several questions I had about DNSSEC in general.

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4. BGP Techniques for Service Providers - Part 1 -Philip Smith, Cisco Systems

1. More basic than I expected.
2. Very helpful
3. phil is good.
4. N/A
5. Did not attend
6. Na
7. N/A
8. Learn new ways to control advertisements out my tier1 peers using communities. Great session.
9. Good.
10. Very good and the presenter is really the subject matter of expert
11. It is good.
12. Philip's presentation was enjoyable and informative.
13. Too basic for me.
14. did not attend
15. Very Good session - I love to here Philip present and this session continued that. He's enthusiastic and well organized.
16. did not attend
17. Great as a BGP primer. Philip did a most excellent job.
18. Very good
19. very good one
20. Good
21. Very informative - specifically the "here's what i've learned operationally over the last 15 years"
22. did not attend
23. Very good intro for non-vendor BGP
24. good presentation, gave great info on what BGP is
25. Great. Informative.
26. I was looking forward to this. I've only really used BGP during the past year, and only in one implementation. Getting to see a more generalized view of how different service providers use BGP and apply best practices was very helpful to me.
27. Didn't attend
28. attended this was well attended.
29. something I knew already
30. A bit too intro-ish. I was hoping for something slightly more involved, but the presentation was good.
31. A fantastic refresher course on the basics
32. Would be great if a bit of IPv6 was covered.
33. Very informative.
34. very good presentation, learned a few things, but mostly review
35. AWESOME! This was by far the most day-to-day relevant tutorial for me.
36. Nice intro int BGP.
37. attended
38. As a person who is very familiar with BGP I found this tutorials be informative and useful.
39. From the title it did not sound like a beginners session on BGP. A bit of a refresher on the fundamentals with one or two new points.
40. For an entry level tutorial on BGP I was quite happy with the take-away from these sessions. Looking forward to attending Phil's Multihoming/Troubleshooting sessions at future NANOGs.

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5. RBridges and the IETF TRILL Protocol - Donald Eastlake, Stellar Switches

1. Good stuff. It was an enlightening review and a foundation for comparison to other solutions
2. N/A
3. Did not attend
4. Na
5. Awesome
6. N/A
7. Good presentation, looking forward to seeing an actual implementation
8. Excellent. Want to try.
9. Very clear and nice presentation
10. helpful
11. The presenter's slides were very well done and explained a lot about TRILL for someone new to the technology. It does seem that some things were glossed over, such as preventing bridging loops.
12. Liked it.
13. Informative, but dry.
14. did not attend
15. Good presentation with detailed discussion. Speaker had high level of understanding of the topic. Presentation could have used a few "hands on" examples.
16. excellent
17. very well done
18. A fantastic and informative presentation, looking forward to the 802.1aq vs TRILL debate
19. Very informative and interesting. I think this is a great, current, hot topic in the networking community.
20. did not attend
21. Good presentation by a skilled speaker. Not much to add, a demonstration could have been useful to better display the protocol.
22. Same comments as .aq only TRILL
23. Great. I get it.
24. Very good
25. Good to know the protocol...
26. Nice overview of the RBridge problem space and how they go about solving these.
27. Interesting update on a new topic

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6. BGP Techniques for Service Providers - Part 2 - Philip Smith, Cisco Systems

1. Very helpful
2. was fine
3. N/A
4. Did not attend
5. interesting, even though i missed the first part since i was attending the bind 9.7 tutorial
6. Session was very good and covered relevant topics
7. Great stuff.
8. N/A
9. Very good beginner BGP tutorial. Very good speaker.
10. OK, I think I need to read more before I come.
11. did not attend
12. Very Good session - I love to here Philip present and this session continued that. He's enthusiastic and well organized.
13. did not attend
14. Rounded out the great primer and tied into real-life implications. Philip did a great job.
15. Good
16. Same as above; the session was really run as 1 and was excellent.
17. did not attend
18. Good detail on BGP techniques
19. great presentation gave a great indeep look at BGP
20. Very useful, from both fundamentals and the details that you get only from experience. Speaker was well prepared and gave an engaging talk.
21. I was looking forward to this. I've only really used BGP during the past year, and only in one implementation. Getting to see a more generalized view of how different service providers use BGP and apply best practices was very helpful to me.
22. Should be updated with IPv6.
23. Didn't attend
24. Interesting take on security involving BGP. I'm not sure I'd change the default AD of any protocol, but I'm impressed with the scale and forethought of the design concepts presented.
25. Interesting, but more basic than I had expected.
26. attended this, again well attended, good audience participation
27. Well presented (though to be honest the information was not new to me)
28. Good to see this come back; I would have loved to cover more policy bits, but as it was, it ran right against the start of the community meeting. ^_^;
29. Much better than part 1. In fact, I wish this had been part 1, and part 2 could have been case studies or something.
30. A fantastic needed refresher course
31. Very informative.
32. good presentation, interesting aggregation statistics
33. Excellent session. Clear, concise, and relevant.
34. AWESOME! This was by far the most day-to-day relevant tutorial for me.
35. Learned some new things about BGP thanks.
36. Good points. De-aggregation is bad :-)...
37. attended
38. As a person who is very familiar with BGP I found this tutorials be informative and useful. I even learned a few things
39. Good talk on the importance of aggregation and some downfalls of dampening. Nice to hear some overall advise on BGP and trends regarding the internet routing table. I think there was value in the part 2 I attended. I do not know how useful the first part would be since it is just basic BGP operations. I would assume most people attending NANOG would have configured BGP and would know how it operates. Sun, Oct 3, 2010 10:27 PM Find... 40. For an entry level tutorial on BGP I was quite happy with the take-away from these sessions. Looking forward to attending Phil's Multihoming/Troubleshooting sessions at future NANOGs.

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7. The Community Meeting (5:45-7:00 p.m.)

1. ran over.
2. Great community meeting, lively debate on charter amendments and tranisition bylaws. The meeting has been running long for the last few meetings, I'd like to see the scheduled time frame extended.
3. N/A
4. Even though I'm not active in nanog-future, etc., I appreciate having the community meeting and being able to see the reports and interactions. It's always interesting to find out what others in the community think of what's going on.
5. Well run. The talk about NewNOG was informative and very respectful of Merit staff.
6. since i haven't been to a nanog meeting before, i didn't get too much out of this; i haven't read the proposed bylaws etc.
7. need to get the information out sooner how can we understand and provide feedback
8. Very useful since I somehow missed the import of NewNOG on the main mailing list.
9. Very useful to ensure the community has the opportunity to feedback and participate.
10. Not sure how I feel about this stuff. You haven't made it clear what's going on or why. Why?
11. N/A
12. of course.
13. Interesting, looking forward to newNOG
14. exciting as always
15. Liked it. Very interesting
16. It is very good. Bus runs slow.
17. Interesting
18. did not attend. But social at Aquarium was top notch!
19. Good session - Interesting, important developments.
20. good meeting this time
21. did not attend
22. much as I hate politics, it was nice to catch up on the state of the newnog stuff
23. ..very interested and informative. The format was easy to follow for a NANOG neophyte such as myself..
24. Informative
25. There was the sensitive issue of the new bylaws. Hence I guess it was a special meeting.
26. great to see that the turnout. think this is very important with newnog
27. did not attend
28. Useful
29. went a little too long due to all the NewNOG discussions but otherwise was a very productive meeting.
30. Informative and interesting
31. Very interested in what is going on with the formation of newnog. this was a good meeting
32. na
33. Good meeting, interesting to see where it goes
34. Too Long and One sided
35. Very interesting discussion of the future of NANOG. As I view NANOG as very important, I am interested in the future process and in maintaining a broad spectrum of participation.
36. Good opportunity to familiarize myself with the business of the organization, though a lot of it I couldn't quite process too well after too long a day.
37. More discussion is needed
38. Didn't attend
39. There was a lot of grandstanding by the same group of individuals over and over again. It makes it a bit intimidating to come in new and express any ideas.
40. Good
41. Useful interactions.
42. It was very good discussion on the newnog - nanog items.
43. missed the first part of this. lots of good questions from the audience. The NewNog presentors should be careful they came acrossed as very defensive and not very professional. making comments about throwing tomatoes doesn't make me want to support the effort, it also says they are not quite sure of what they are doing and don't really care what others think.
44. Nice to know the development of NewNOG establishment process
45. Always a key fixture of NANOG. Needed to allocate a bit more time for it, as we ran long, and ended up late for the bus to the social. I don't know if we could trim anything out of it, it was all useful...it just took more time than we had. :(
46. Informative update, great to hear on the transition efforts from NANOG -> NewNog
47. OutStanding!
48. The Sunday schedule was difficult for folks who didn't get in to the host hotel. We needed an hour or so midafternoon to go get checked in.
49. Looking forward to becoming more involved and hope to contribute to the community as a whole.
50. I think that the board should listen to the concerns of the body more. If a board can unilaterally make changes that don't get ratified till the next meeting then that can be abused. It might not be, but that depends onthe board and can be abused if the wrong people get ellected.
51. Very informative and open
52. good meeting, even if everyone got stuck on the one point of memberships. However I would have liked to have seen it end on time.
53. remarkably little information on current happenings, a large amount of focus on newNog, as expected I suppose.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT MONDAY'S EVENTS

1. The Monday morning Newcomers' Breakfast

1. I wish there were less "here are committee members" and more "get to know your neighbor" activities.
2. Most Excellent!
3. Wow! Excellent
4. Great introduction to the various groups within NANOG managing events and programs. This meeting's host did a great job.
5. Needed more meat!!
6. Good new format, though the PA provided was awful because of the acoustics of the room. It was hard to hear what folks were saying.
7. this was valuable as I was able to learn how to learn.
8. Nice breakfast ...food was good
9. good
10. Very well run - Cat did a great job.
11. Good job, Cat!
12. figure out how can you make newcomers feel more welcome
13. Everything was fine except I'd prefer a basic breakfast tea with caffeine. Nothing fancy... just plain black tea. Not a big deal, but since you asked...
14. Na
15. Great newcomers breifing.
16. Good food.
17. No musli!
18. good
19. Great opportunity to see who made the event happen
20. Very good

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2. Monday's General Session presentations

1. good sessions
2. Good content.
3. Very good
4. the trill guy needs to grow up
5. Generally very good, although much of the same from these folks lately.
6. Good presentations and interesting. Everyone did an excellent job
7. Highlights: Presentations by John Curran, Geoff Huston, Richard Steenbergen Lowlights: Tom Scholl (v v disappointing - look at NZNOG WAND's presentation on same subject - light years ahead in quality and content) Puzzling: TRILL vs SPB - billed as debate, but sleep inducing.
8. good
9. pretty good. Nice keynote though a little short.
10. most interesting topic routing table, but preso could have been better debate a waste of time
11. Very much enjoyed om Scholl's presentation on a cheap, more dense peering router.
12. Very good--Loved the mix of topics!
13. ARIN update: useful. ILNP tour: failed to differentiate itself from "the same old 8+8 that was proposed 15 years ago" Cheaper Peering Router: interesting technique. I took notes to bring back to figure out if we can implement this technique on our hardware. Open-Source MPLS LSR: interesting idea, glad to hear about it, but may not be that relevant: who wants to spend thousands of $ on a 4-port switch? Inconvenient Prefix: entertaining TRILL/SPB: not well structured. The presentations came across as "SPB uses IS-IS and an encapsulation allowing you to use shortest paths", and "TRILL uses IS-IS and an encapsulation allowing you to use shortest paths". The bickering at the end about who came first was not entertaining or particularly useful.
14. Good stuff.
15. Overall of vlauea. Some dicussions were not related to my job (TRILL) but the IPV6 and BGP prefix pollution was directly on target.
16. As this is my first NANOG, I was not sure what to expect. I was very impressed with the quality and depth of the presentations. Compared to other conferences I have been to, the material was more relevant to the work that I do on a day-to-day basis.
17. Very interesting. Had never heard of openflow.
18. i only attended open source mpls and an inconvenient prefix, but they were interesting.
19. Liked the keynote and Geoff talk Elise Gerich was a really good speaker
20. The keynote while amusing was not very informative. The introductions for the debate went so long that there was not any real time for the questions. The most interesting part was the list of question topics the moderator prepared, but there was almost no time left to investigate them. The IEEE 802.1 group took a full 30 minutes or half of the allotted time.
21. Good variety of presentations
22. Well done
23. The sessions were very good. The compare between TRILL and 803.2aq was very useful as was the dense, scalable, cheaper peering router.
24. Good selection of topics and talks.
25. Very Informative.
26. The TRILL vs 802.1aq debate devolved into a political tussle more than a technical discussion. Most of the comparison questions were dropped for time and there was no time left to ask any questions from the audience. I understand and can appreciate that NANOG likes to be ungoverned and unfiltered but it would be nice if there was a moderator actively trying to keep these sessions flowing.
27. Liked the NANOG History
28. Good stuff as usual
29. Excellent information.
30. I was a bit disappointed about the debate between 802.1aq and Trill. The first 45minutes was a abstract of the presentations that had been given the day before. The discussing was more like: I'm better and you are bad.
31. key notes is interesting
32. Really enjoyed the morning sessions, especially the keynote, ARIN update, and the great debate, although the debate was more humorous than informative with so much passive aggression in the commentaries.
33. Informative

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3. Monday Track Session: Research Forum - Moderated by Lixia Zhang, UCLA

1. Very good
2. Boring,
3. Interesting, and useful but so few people in the main ballroom?? A great shame.
4. Liked it a lot. These guys need some industry exposure.
5. The research fora were very interesting; it is nice to see a nice balance of complete research sets on existing technology and hypothetical future technology. The presentations, likely out of necessity from the writing of their corresponding papers, seem to be in general more complete and thorough.
6. good info
7. my first nanog, but it is my understanding that you have this track everytime. i think it's good, letting researchers present their findings and experiments to the networking community.
8. Session was reasonably informative.
9. Good presentations
10. good
11. I enjoyed the first presentation about the BGP transit proxy - very novel approach to essentially allow anyone to use BGP restricted by access rules as defined by the network provider. The second presentation was also interesting, but I had to step out before it finished and I missed the third one too.
12. I like it very much. It gave us some idea what the research community were doing

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4. Monday Track Session: BNSP Security - Moderated by Barry Raveendran Greene, Juniper

1. Great discussion.
2. good information
3. Very weak this time.
4. topic list was a bit shallow all time used however.
5. This is OK I think this is less a tutorial rather then a discussion of mutual interest.
6. Interesting topic...well presented
7. Go Barry!
8. Less security focus than previous events
9. ok - interesting discussion
10. I enojyed the ability to speak directly with other net ops about issues they were having.
11. Interesting discussion, though it seemed really heavy on political and business topics rather than technical options.
12. OK
13. I didn't go

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5. Monday Track Session: OpenFlow - Nick McKeown, Stanford University; Matt Davy, Indiana University; Chris Tracy, ESnet

1. Very interesting.
2. quite interesting.
3. great session
4. Excellent program--we're looking at deploying openflow in our datacenters in the next few years.
5. Good to get the overview of OpenFlow, both in the sense of "what is it?" that Nick gave, and "how do we use it?" that Matt and Chris gave.
6. Really interesting. Research project today, but why not in production networking gear tomorrow? Loads of potential for this technology.
7. informative discussion on OpenFlow
8. This was very good, I like seeing more upcoming standards
9. Being one of the presenters in this track, I thought it went well. :-) We were hoping for a bit larger audience (and more questions), but were pleased with the response from the audience.
10. Very cool. Looking forward to seeing what comes of this. May start to tinker with it too.
11. This was pretty good!
12. Interesting but not particularly relevant to our network. I don't see us having any drive to implement this technology.
13. Really good research.
14. Very interesting, would like to hear more about developments in this area in the future.
15. I wanted to go to this one as well but it was at the same time as security
16. Matt Davy should speak more on Openflow with this crew. This technology could be very usefull for us all and the more we can hear about it the better.
17. I didn't go

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6. Beer 'n Gear!

1. Good space and meet was great
2. Fun.
3. Awesome! More vendors would be a welcome addition.
4. Enjoyed this as i came away from it with another reseller to try and maybe a new software to try for monitoring
5. always nice to meet some sponsors.
6. Room size good... seemed poor lighting.
7. I really liked this B-n-G. It had better food, more room, and was generally nicer, even though the room looked like it was still under construction. The only thing that was not as good as past years was the toys from vendors - but that's not NANOG's fault.
8. wonderful
9. Very good, best environment so far.
10. well done, good mix of vendors and nice room
11. Not alot of gear this year. But that's okay.
12. Excellent, as ever. Food nibbles provided v poor though. Pity the displays are mostly static though. Bring back the powered up routers/switches as I remember from the old days.
13. spacious venue was nice, less crowded than regular beer and geer.
14. Less gear :(
15. hard to see if people were around the corners
16. Nice
17. Great food, great sponsor tables. Has any thought gone into finding ways to incentivize folks into visiting more vendor table beyond handing out cheap flashlights and usb drives?
18. best food yet!! :)
19. For some reason, I wasn't very attracted to any of the vendors at Beer 'n Gear - I had a beer or two and hung out with my friends, but nobody was saying "You should go see what ___ have this time", and things that I could see looked uninteresting (e.g., Cisco seemed to have brought a plexiglass-encased linecard - doesn't make me want to learn more).
20. Quite good.
21. bling and connecting with others in the industry. diverse industry product coverage, great food, and great company
22. Good food some technical disucssions with Cisco and Spirent was of real value.
23. Great networking event. Food was good too.
24. The food was absolutely spectacular. In addition, there was a healthy amount of seating, enough that it was relatively easy to find a seat, but small enough that it highly promoted networking and meeting other people.
25. very good vendors!!
26. Better food than usual.
27. Great time.
28. Very nice that the room was large enough that I didn't have to do a lot of pushing to be able to get around the room. The food was better than any recent B&Gs.
29. Well done. Big round of applause to the vendors; you had very interesting things to say.
30. Beery as always. Did like the larger room than we typically get.
31. Great :)
32. Always the best part of NANOG
33. Met some useful contacts and good food besides.
34. The room format worked very well. Could have used more spaces to sit.
35. Nice facility and very nice layout
36. Always fun
37. Good food... good number of vendors.
38. food was pretty good. vendor participation and interaction was good and on topic.
39. Great opportunity to catch up with people and fun as always.
40. Very well done. the event was large enough to provide a good variety of products but small enough to allow me to speak with all vendors I wanted to.
41. Good times. The vendors were very open to discussion, and it was nice to have a chance to engage them about what they offer and what they could do for my organization.
42. Food is excellent
43. love that MX80
44. Great time to meet other newtworkers
45. Good beer but need more vendors.
46. Excellent environment.
47. The Sushi was great and the meat that I forgot the name of as well
48. food is good
49. Great time here! Lots of good food and lots of space. Got to meet lots of folks and service providers and vendors we work with, or are looking to work with.
50. Great Beer 'n Gear! session, good food!

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QUESTIONS ABOUT TUESDAY'S EVENTS

1. Tuesday's General Session presentations

1. Good talks.
2. Session was good and had great content

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2. Tuesday Track Session: DNS - Duane Wessels, VeriSign; Wes Hardaker, SPARTA/Cobham

1. Excellent points of view...good to see the diversity.
2. NA

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3. Tuesday Track Session: BCP - Aaron Hughes, Bind

1. NA

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4. Tuesday Track Session: Tools - Moderator: Mohit Lad, Thousand Eyes

1. NA

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5. Tuesday Track Session: Peering - Moderator: Matt Peterson

1. Liked the format. Good to hear from lots of people.
2. Great job by Matt. He overcame the haters and delivered a good track.
3. Session was good, but the changes in format I am not sure had value in the way it was done. Could be changed more to a panel and controlled and better.

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GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MEETING

1. Did you visit the Vendor Collaboration Room on any day?

Yes

30.4% (59)

No

69.6% (135)

1. I saw no ardent need to have the equipment setup, as I saw no real live demonstration of its abilities.
2. would have liked to see some of the open source toys in there! Always good to see the vendor gear with lights on. Maybe with a specific presentaion tie in?
3. Great opportunity.
4. "Politically correct" name? And stuck away in a corner too.
5. cmts sitting is middle of room was loud
6. should be integrated into B&G
7. I think its a good concept.
8. it kept being closed when I stopped by. ^_^;
9. It was nice to see a lot of activity on Monday afternoon.
10. At the moment just dropped in. Not sure what it is for.
11. Not really sure what's going on in there. When I ducked my head in Sunday, everybody was off in their own corner poking at their equipment.
12. room to small
13. Good idea but no new or useful information gleaned.
14. Could live with or without it.
15. Rather disorganized. I met with the vendors, but it seemed unclear what they were attempting to do, and why it was relevant to have the equipment functional. The room would have worked just as well without the equipment ready.
16. More vendors,
17. Not big enough. Need more space.
18. Ehhh... has some neato factor, but not really that impressive a setup.
19. Stopped by early on Sunday - it was not setup yet, unprepared for visitors.
20. Comcast is doing a great job with IPv6 and getting other providers to think about it too.
21. I found 1 vendor only. I expected more.
22. thank you for doing this
23. seen it all before
24. hope to get there.
25. I would like to have seen more vendors, and demos that combined more of the equipment together to show off their technology. Maybe multiple pre-planned demos of different things, IPv6, DOCSIS3, NAT-444, whatever that run at different times with a presentation or slides for them.
26. Too small
27. havent visited yet
28. great mix of vendors, would like to see more in the future
29. Interesting. Nice to see IPv6 support.
30. Will be going there today,
31. I visited too early, so they were not ready.
32. when I stopped by, it wasn't done being set up yet, so I'll swing by again today and see if it's more complete. ^_^;
33. when i popped in at 1pm sunday they were still setting up.
34. Good idea.
35. Interesting.
36. Kinda empty when I popped my head in just after noon.
37. Cool stuff. Going to go back in today

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2. A few questions about social media:

Have you tweeted about this NANOG meeting?

Yes

9.9% (20)

No

90.1% (183)

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Have you commented about this NANOG meeting at any other social media site?

Yes

29.3% (60)

No

70.7% (145)

205 Responses 

Have you searched for comments about this NANOG meeting at a social media site?

Yes

19.5% (39)

No

80.5% (161)

200 Responses 

Are you a member of the NANOG Facebook group?

Yes

31.3% (62)

No

68.7% (136)

198 Responses 

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3. Do you subscribe to the mailing list [email protected]?

Yes

88.8% (183)

No

11.2% (23)

1. Too much garbage, easier to view via the website.
2. Just have not thought to.
3. I'm on too many lists, and I'm reading the archives as alerted.
4. S/N ratio.
5. no time and it is too hostile
6. Good question, I need to.
7. didn't know will subscribe
8. Most of the threads are just noise...very little meaningful content
9. Find most social networking a waste of bits and brain cells.
10. I don't read it often however, because there's too much info I don't care about, even in digest form.
11. About to do that
12. I have too many mailing lists to not be able to keep up with already. I prefer very topic focused mailing lists rather than broad scope these days.
13. too much mail to keep up with.
14. too much mail
15. very limited areas of interest, already on too many mailing lists!
16. Overlaid. But might try it.
17. I am not a network operator. Most of the content is not directly relevant to me.
18. Not sure if it will contain useful content ... will try it out when I have more time.
19. I plan to.
20. I read it online. no need to clog our mail servers.

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4. Please provide your feedback about the NANOG wireless network. If you had problems, please be specific about what they were and how you resolved them, or about suggestions for future improvements.

1. Good. No problems.
2. Network has been great. Some interference issues from other networks.
3. No problem
4. excellent
5. no problems.
6. Network works very well
7. NP. Worked well.
8. It is more stable, but slower, then many in the past. (Well, the last several NANOGs have all been stable - go TKAP!)
9. Very good.
10. no issues
11. I keep getting security alerts on my Norton using the wireless, but its not a big deal.
12. Was great, good job.
13. was fine
14. ipv6 worked
15. wireless worked great. Room acoustics were nice. Good hotel.
16. No problems
17. Seems solid so far.
18. love it--working great so far. :)
19. Connectivity worked very well. We really seem to have got this sorted now, and it just works. The hotel supplied connectivity in the rooms is very high quality as well.
20. Wireless has been fine. I tried to use it on the breakfast patio outside and I didn't get any signal, but that's been no biggie.
21. Wireless network was great, no problems at all. Well done!
22. Works great.
23. No problems this time so far on Tue morning. Thank you! (tkap isn't even here!)
24. No problem
25. Need power in the subsidiary rooms.
26. Pretty good, however was not working at newcomer's breakfast.
27. Works wonderfully and is fast!
28. Wireless network is working well, although the same slowdown noted in the past on the WPA network still exists. I suspect the APs can't handle key management for a lot of concurrent users. (It's usable, but noticably slower than the open SSID.)
29. No issues. Worked fine.
30. Works great. Thanks!
31. Worked great.
32. More hotel rooms in block and not against other conf.
33. Like the WPA2
34. No issues, was able to do a VoIP call during the general session time successfully in the hall just outside (enough available bandwidth, well done).
35. Working great
36. works well for me. straight up nanog-arin SSID only though. i didn't try the WPA2 and my radio isn't A. it would be nice to start supporting N radios now.
37. Couldn't connect to the WPA2 network. Its probably me...
38. Works great
39. The wireless network worked flawlessly for me during this meeting, this was a relief.
40. Used hotel wifi.
41. good, and please say thanks to the people who negotiate to provide Internet service in room for free
42. Great wireless connectivity. Good job!
43. Wireless does not work out on the balcony - would be nice as it has been beautiful outside.
44. The hotel wireless is half-broken, very flaky and of course captive portal. Fun detail: if it wasn't for the special arrangement with the NANOG-room-deal one would have to pay $9 US per day for connectivity, this while in the lobby the connectivity is complementary.... if they are going to charge the NANOG organization for that you might make them attentive to that point.
45. Good.
46. I m impressed how Nanog is truly ogranized, kudos the team
47. NANOG wifi worked great. wished in-room internet was comped
48. excellent
49. wireless network is very good. Thanks.
50. So far, it's awesome.
51. I experienced no problems
52. Worked well.
53. The wireless network worked great, no problems
54. Best I've experienced at any conference!
55. good
56. Works well
57. works great this time.
58. Wireless worked smoothly.
59. It worked, I used the nanog-arin SSID
60. Coverage was pretty good with no failures as of monday
61. Worked great
62. worked great
63. excellent
64. so far so great.
65. So far so good.
66. so far, solid
67. works great
68. Wireless is good this time.
69. I wish it was available on the terrace too
70. great so far / no problems
71. nanog-arin has been working great for me
72. Wish the A radio had WPA2.
73. Worked perfectly.
74. Very good - fast, available and completely rocked the IETF level of service. Thanks!
75. Wireless A-OK
76. The wireless network has been fantastic, would not change a thing.
77. It seems good so far
78. works fine
79. outstanding
80. good
81. No issues works great
82. Decent internet this time
83. It has been working great.
84. The NANOG wireless network is excellent and works fine, native ipv6 is appreciated as well. Next improvement would be PTR's for the native ipv6.
85. No problem
86. Worked great
87. Excellent
88. No issues
89. The network has worked well for me, but I did initially have problems with the WPA encrypted network. I ended up using the nanog-arin SSID.
90. Excellent coverage once again. Than you Merit.
91. so far so good.
92. Is working flawlessly.
93. Connectivity is a bit rough where the newcomer's breakfast was.
94. so far so good!
95. Wireless network is okay....
96. seems to work
97. Working great - thanks!
98. It is pretty good. Very smooth
99. network has been great
100. Seems to work
101. Works great!
102. don't know the id and password to use for the secure wireless. I just used the open wireless, worked fine.
103. It is good as expected... Good quality of network during the meeting.
104. All working well so far. :)
105. haven't used it, only the hotel's network
106. worked great
107. Rock Solid
108. Very good wifi, with IPv6!
109. NANOG Wireless network has been great. The Loews hotel wireless has not been very good.
110. very good
111. No problems thus far.
112. wireless is working great
113. Small issue with getting connected to the wpa2 but ended up getting connected.
114. Wireless was great. Only had a problem with the nanog-wpa2 connection and was forced to revert to nanog-arin open connection.
115. Need power in the subsidiary rooms. Wireless doesn't help when the batteries drain.
116. so far so good.
117. loved it
118. works fine
119. So far I have not had any issues with the event wireless network.
120. I connected to the WPA network but it seems not to work for me. NANOG-ARIN works fine.
121. no issue
122. did not work on the terrace
123. WPA on 5.4 would be nice to have.
124. wireless work very well
125. Couldn't get the WPA network to work on my blackberry. I ended up connecting to the open SSID instead.
126. No problems/complaints, worked great.

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5. What did you like/dislike about the meeting venue?

1. Nice new hotel. Good service.
2. Meeting locations was excellent, but not staying at this hotel because the rooms sold out.
3. Likr
4. the location is safe. Good food in the area. And there were other choices of hotel.
5. hate to pay for parking, all the rest was well done and liked.
6. Freshness and location.
7. I like the express elevator between "C" and "L". But finding the BnG & newcommers was difficult since it was a very far long way away
8. The survey did not change same one for the last 2 days.
9. Very nice venue, well done
10. Nice hotel. Thought the tables were too close together. Hard to navigate behind people while they are sitting. The tablecloths also caught on peoples shoes and pulled stuff off tables. Nothing serious though. The tables are just a nag.
11. Ballroom too cold (as usual). Hotel had no rooms for Tuesday night.
12. hotel was hard t obook into after room block expired, downtown atlanta was basically full.
13. poor location for external dining : area sold out
14. Needed some small rooms for meetings. But outside meeting area was great ! Nice sunshine. There are no hotels in this vicinity that have vacancies for Tuesday night !
15. Very nice venue and Atlanta is a good location
16. Wish the newcomers breakfast and BnG weren't so far from the rest of the mtg rooms, but hey thats a minor quibble.
17. accoustics in beer and gear hall weren't great; newcomer breakfast was really hard to hear.
18. Very well organized.
19. It's a good venue - thanks to it being a modern build. Hotel rooms are of a great standard. The ballroom maitained a good comfortable temperature, so often a source of complaints. The lifts were a bit slow, that's about all. Good to have an outside area that was easy to access and get some fresh air. Really nice park nearby too, though I heard some folks moan there was no shopping nearby.
20. It's fine. The oddest thing is the super-heavy paper towels in the restrooms which make me feel like I should take it with me and use it a few more times before throwing it out :-)
21. The conference hotel filled up, had to stay at another place a bit further away. Other than that, everything was very nice.
22. The conference center is beautiful. Atlanta is also a wonderful city; it's a pleasure.
23. Nice location. Thank you.
24. Great location - Atlanta mid town is a great place to be. It is a nice looking hotel as well and spacious areas that are easy to connect.
25. Open friendly and low key
26. Not enough hotel rooms reserved by a long shot.
27. Couldn't get rooms.
28. good location
29. Very nice hotel.
30. Like the hotel, wish there were more rooms available, many of us are scattered around Midtown.
31. Hotel sold out too quickly.
32. Everything on one floor; the elevator didn't have a floor 14 though; information that you could have announced, but it wasn't too hard to understand.
33. For those of us staying off site, parking was very convenient and affordable. Also this hotel was easy to locate.
34. Everything located in one area
35. Meeting rooms were very close to rooms. Hotel layout was a bit confusing.
36. layout of the room for general sessions was good. good distribution of power and seating.
37. Great venue!
38. I like being able to ride the train from the airport, there isn't much open late around the hotel, the hotel is nice and not too overpriced
39. Nice hotel/venue, very comfortable and convenient.
40. Hotel rooms sold out to fast and everyone is spread all over the city. Need bigger hotels (Vegas? :)
41. Nicest hotel stay I have ever had.
42. I like it very much
43. Great location. Don't mind coming to Atlanta again
44. It is a very nice conference center - modern and well kept. The staff is very friendly and attentive.
45. Atlanta was an awesome choice, then on peachtree where it was really close to midtown and downtown, I think it is great.
46. The hotel staff is annoyingly polite: they go stand against the wall while one is walking through the corridors. Of course that is a politeness factor, but there is a limit to that.
47. Good.
48. None so far
49. In general the meeting venue is okay. It'd be good if it has had enough guest rooms.
50. Liked it
51. Need power plug for the meeting room.
52. Nice venue. Poor availability of nearby rooms.
53. The venue was very nice
54. Nice facilities, spacious, comfortable.
55. I think the venue is great, no complaints
56. Lack of rooms Tue night due to other conference, apparently.
57. hotel sold out fast
58. Nice hotel. Meeting spaces are fine. Noticed the PA was really clear during the Community meeting. (they've been fine all the rest of the time too)
59. it a little cold. The hotel is great, very great
60. The meeting venue is great.
61. Venue is very nice.
62. some things in the hotel are expensive
63. The hotel is very nice, hidef feed for the conference is nice.
64. Nice facility
65. would like coffee in the afternoon
66. One of the best hotels I've stayed in, including all other meetings (e.g. IETF).
67. Very good so far.
68. no complaints
69. I liked the venue
70. Liked everything. Disliked nothing.
71. limited hotel space at the venue
72. the venue is very classy and I was told the building is new as of April I believe, so that explains the fantastic condition of the accommodations
73. Hotel was very nice. Room pricing was terrific.
74. lack of parking in the hotel caused an issue originally (arrived at night and didn't see the lot across the street) but the venue itself was beautiful and the hotel was much better than the one i stayed in.
75. good venue. hotel is good.
76. Great venue. Only disappointment was the power distributed using cheap power bars and sometimes difficult to reach. Also, power and tables not in all meeting rooms.
77. It's a nice location
78. awesome
79. Not enough hotel rooms reserved under the group rate. Too many attendees had to go to other hotels
80. top rate meeting venue
81. nice venue
82. could use more desks
83. Venue is very nice
84. The hotel wireless is utter shit. Otherwise the venue/hotel and location are great, nothing to complain.
85. No complaints, actually very good
86. Just no room in host hotel
87. Good hotel!
88. Good site
89. Nice hotel, decent city.
90. Great location
91. Lack of space at the venue hotel - had to stay many blocks away. Not NANOG's fault.
92. The venue is a great location, lots of room, good food, etc.
93. so far it's been great
94. Nice hotel, good location (close to marta stop).
95. lots of table space in meeting room
96. Lack of rooms has people pretty scattered, thankfully there's enough in the area, but it's nice when we can keep most people in the conference hotel.
97. hotel got full!
98. Real trouble getting rooms! Need the block to extend to much closer to the meeting.
99. Nice place!
100. nice having everything on one floor.
101. Maintaining network connection while meeting is going on...
102. Too cold!!! I'm shivering in the room. I guess I needed warmer blood or something. :/ accoustics for newcomer breakfast sucked. Need speakers closer to the people, not at far end of long hall like that. Move them to the middle of the room.
103. very nice hotel
104. Room block seemed to fill up faster than normal, but the walk is probably good for me
105. Well organised.
106. Weird at that "C" is so high up, but I kinda like it. Hard to find all the rooms though.
107. Dislike the airconditioning - I'm freezing.
108. no problems
109. Like - Spacious and well laid-out; The hotel staff was excellent. Dislike - The 14th floor button is actually labeled as "C", briefly confusing.
110. Not enough reserved rooms, especially for folks staying for both meetings. Same problem last time I came.
111. Very good. Spacious, well distributed
112. not enough hotel rooms
113. Loved it
114. just ok
115. Very Minor issue, I am not used to have conference rooms in the middle of the building.
116. the breakfast was great, they remembered to put out instant hot chocolate for those of us who don't drink coffee or tea.
117. Great Hotel
118. not enough rooms at the hotel.
119. Parking is expensive.
120. venue excellent so far
121. this hotel is very nice Sun, Oct 3, 2010 10:34 PM Find... 122. Really nice venue, especially the fact that there is a view; an outdoor area to get air between sessions and that everything is on the same floor. Sun, Oct 3, 2010 10:30 PM Find... 123. Having all events on one floor seems to work out well, signage is probably a little on the low side (took a few minute to figure out from the map how to get back to the Mercer suites). A "you are here" style map printed at poster size near the registration desk would probably be useful to alleviate this.

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6. What worked well at this meeting?

1. Internet, program, socials.
2. Everything
3. food and drink
4. First time @ nanog. In general I would say the whole meeting worked well.
5. The tables were not so tight as to keep me from walking behind people. MUCH nicer than some other NANOGs.
6. Excellent Venue...
7. everything
8. The projectors were nicely situated. PA system worked well. Refreshments were on time and good.
9. Pretty much everything.
10. good choice of hotel.
11. Well scheduled and inclusive
12. Agenda was kept on schedule for the most part, kudos to the moderaters
13. Almost everything.
14. Breakfast with protein (e.g., Monday) is very much appreciated. Breakfast with all carbs (e.g., Tuesday) less so. Adding yogurt to a continental breakfast can help with this problem if you don't want to go to hot / eggs / ..
15. Presentations moved right along and did not drag on. Followed the agenda quite closely, even had some extra time in the agenda on Monday for an extra talk. I liked the quick pace of the meeting. There was enough room in the lobby area for everybody to socialize during the breaks.
16. A nice balance and structure overall. Very high quality food and interesting presentations.
17. Thank you for the evening socials that allowed us to talk to many folks each night instead of yelling over loud music or splitting off into smaller groups for whole evenings. And the lanyards mostly didn't flip over this time! :)
18. good coffee :)
19. interaction and the networking events
20. Accessible city, venue accessible by subway.
21. awesome breakfasts and breaks.
22. The badges lanyards were *PERFECT* - specifically the dual clip, eliminating flip-around. Thanks for that.
23. The conference floor at the hotel is actually quite nice, it's nice not to be split across multiple levels.
24. Timing was well organized
25. i've missed a few meetings in the last year+ so not sure when this may have started. the time shift starting a little later and lunch later worked very well so it didn't flood on the local lunch crowd time.
26. Everything. Nothing negative.
27. everything
28. Great atmosphere and good food
29. Like TRILL vs 802.1aq debate.
30. Up to now, more or less everything.
31. 30 mins is an appropriate length for a session.
32. wireless, Coffee, water :)
33. the food seems particularly good
34. The monday afternoon debate seems attractive but did not have enough time.
35. Acustics were great
36. haven't seen any problems
37. Organized, moved right along
38. Nice meeting room. Power outlets and wifi. Aquarium social
39. The Telx party @ the Aquarium was a good choice. Nice to see the fish in between lively discussions. The hotel bar is fine too!
40. technical talks, hotel accomodations
41. Logistics, took the train from the airport and it was very simple for me even though I am a first timer with trains in the US
42. In the 7 or so years since I last attended, NANOG has become very polished. I can't think of specific things but everything overall was very well put together and executed.
43. Layout of site
44. convenient transportation from airport to hotel great fitness room! (best I have seen).
45. Everything.
46. Great agenda format, presentations available on website..
47. Sound lighting
48. Everything seems extremely laid back.
49. the tshirts are nicely designed. That's all I got so far being that it's a few hours in
50. The network, the breaks and the availability of seating outside of the meeting rooms. Carol is amazing! All of the staff were kind and helpful to a newbie.
51. overall it seemed well done.
52. Too early to judge
53. venue
54. no complains
55. wireless is very good
56. everything so far
57. I have not encountered anything that did not work well.
58. Content right to the point
59. network, a/v
60. Internet ;)
61. so far so good
62. Food area is well laid out - lots of conversation space, room for movement around food/beverage tables.
63. Seems very well organized, with power strips always available, at least one of the wireless networks is usually giving a pretty strong signal, bandwidth has been fine, etc.
64. Proximity to transit is nice.
65. Geoff Husotn talk was great
66. Table layout in main room is good; lots of power, network is running smoothly.
67. Meeting people at evening social event.
68. Everything. It was well orchestrated.
69. conference rooms and meeting areas
70. Everything so far. Would have been nice for the hotel to not run out of rooms. I had to stay at a hole a few miles away.
71. Everyone is helping me feel comfortable here at my first NANOG.
72. Meeting rooms are close and spacious.

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7. What should be improved for the next meeting?

1. There needs to be a moderator for every session. I saw, in each session, the same handful of people monopolize the limited time devoted to questions to redirect to their own agenda. I was disheartened that every possibility for a technical discussion or debate became personal or political grandstanding, and that no new information could be shared. These same people would literally hover around the microphone in each session, taking multiple turns to say nothing of technical relevance.
2. maybe vendor collaboration tie in to a formal preso? nothing too big, and definetly focused on a technologoical issue as opposede to a vendor "solution".
3. Visible timer for speakers
4. Two many concurrent sessions with security, research track, etc..
5. Tables can be situated farther apart with clips keeping the drapes of the tableclothes up.
6. Break snacks. Breakfast could have been better. Sandwich bar for lunches (trekking out onto street with 400 other people is not good).
7. always align with ARIN so policy and operations are better aligned
8. Provide speaker laptops for all rooms, not just the ballroom. Remove the need for laptop and memory-stick shuffles, and juggling incompatible display configuratoons.
9. Since I have not been to another NANOG meeting, I have not seen the worst of the worst. :-) I thought that this meeting went quite well -- good presentations, nice venue, etc. It was nice to have the option of using nearby MARTA stations to get around as opposed to using a car, this was a big plus in my opinion.
10. While delaying lunch makes sense and seems practical, it results in a bit of a front-loaded meeting. The last few presenters in the morning begin to become a bit long. The schedule today, for instance: BREAKFAST TALK TALK TALK BREAK LUNCH Moving the 15-minute break between talks instead of lunch would help.
11. no suggestions
12. Other than that small concern about the number of rooms available at the venue, I think we're doing okay.
13. This NANOG seemed even more forward-looking than other NANOG meetings I have attended. Would have liked to see more best-practices presentations.
14. Please standardize the format of the presentations. Name/Topic/et al.
15. provide more accommodation at the hotel for conference, it is inconvenient to stay in other hotels.
16. Have the vendor collaboration setup tied to something viewable on the Wifi network, or even make it operate some useful tool or localized social netorking tools for attendees.
17. Better t-shirt ;-)
18. The main meeting room has very long tables, as people occupy the ends of that, the middles are hard to get to without annoying all those people and thus the middles are empty. Having a small entry point there would help in resolving that.
19. I'll suggest posting the agenda like a month ahead so that I can get myself familiar with the topics I am interested in. If I don't have the basic about the topics, it's very diffcult for me to follow as a newbie.
20. Keep up the good work
21. Make sure there are no competing big conferences in-town. Lots of us could not stay at the Loews
22. Bigger projector screens
23. multicast feeds for the secondary talks would be nice
24. Training options
25. have a more focused theme for the presentations, and have general presentations
26. pick a hotel as convenient as this one. Ideally, pick a city that is a major airline hub (ATL is some airlines hub, but not for all major airlines).
27. Socials which facilitate meeting people better would be preferred; something with some interactivity that initiates discussion with other attendees. i.e. organized games/activities rather than just "show up, grab a drink, stand around".
28. Free beer all day.
29. Connectivity in the Hotel Rooms for everyone.
30. more lightening talks / BOFs, more panels
31. Space out the tutorials so that attendees have a chance to attend them all. Too many good discussion are occurring at the same time which is frustrating to have to pick one over another.
32. NA
33. I would recommend socials to be within walking distance... ie no buses
34. pretty much everything is fine at this point
35. Perhaps get a lunch system in place which people can use to group up with others for lunch. Then people don't have to head out for lunch alone or with the same people all the time.
36. Nothing
37. Why not also cater lunch?
38. Nothing that I can think of
39. nanog is very organized
40. Being my first time here, I really don't have any input for this yet.
41. I'm a big fan of interactive presentations, as opposed to having someone read slides to me.
42. Use a more standardized format for video presentation archives please. WMA is fairly lame for non-windows users.
43. Put survey and announcement linked to Agenda page, so we can look at from single page.
44. Need more protein at breakfast! ^_^;
45. Would really like to see howto tutorials.
46. I have not attended enough to recommend knowledgeably.
47. More rooms at the host hotel
48. more rooms, more wifi coverage.

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8. Do you have suggestions for topics and/or speakers for future NANOG presentations?

1. Lorenzo is the new Alain Durand. A one-trick-pony keeps rehashing the same material about IPv6 over and over and over and over. Move on.
2. I'd like to see real data on v6 performance. Also, what %-age of users ask for quad-A and can't get to it. Etc.
3. Why have not businesses and enterprises not adopted IPv6 yet? Net neutrality trends (or lack of them now) by large companies. Net neutrality in wireless? Is Google a utility yet - and would/will they get regulated (I can hear the protests now)?
4. Not sure if this applies, but it seems to me that if I break down the topics they fall into three broad catagories (a potential for seperate tracks), Transport, Technology and Security. Filling as seperate tracks may be a challenge
5. More in-depth presentations on the recent changes in Ethernet. G.8031 Ethernet protection, Ethernet OAM, etc.
6. The research fora are a wonderful extension to the academic community. Bringing the research presentations out of the tracks and into the mainline talks would help engagement with the academic community and overall synergy (buzzword!)
7. Equinix!
8. additional focus on security topics
9. I would like to hear "war stories" about the new L2 technologies from providers that have deployed them.
10. Build in more time for discussion. Spend less time arguing politics in debate venues.
11. Openflow, Trill, GENI, NetFPGA, aq
12. the debate part is very interesting topic, help people to get clear on the technology from both sides. suggest to have more debate topics.
13. Current update on IPv6 deployments and traffic trends, future predictions - also for various transition technologies.
14. An "IETF Update" would possibly be a good thing to have. There where a couple of speakers on monday who where touching on research topics and that was good to hear, also they received quite some feedback. Having a better interface to the IETF would thus most likely help a lot, especially as the IETF wants to have operator feedback/input; they are afterall trying to fix the problems that the operators have. There are several people who are attending NANOGs who are in the IETF at various places, thus it should not be too difficult for one of them to discuss a few of those subjects, at least hilighting them would be a good thing to get a possibly eye from the various operators.
15. Maybe have different levels of depth indicates(level 1 for novice, level 3 for expert, etc).
16. I would love to see more technology related on IP,and more Telecom experience
17. More wireless and fixed to mobile convergence, IPv6
18. .
19. Other Data Center topics - ARP for Data Center.
20. The future of BGP
21. Discussions geared to more of audience and not so specifically targeted
22. Paul Mockapetris as keynote, to talk about what he things DNS is and is not for. Van Jaconson.
23. None.
24. NA
25. How to reachout to the network operators that are not present at NANOG/NewNOG . For example, we know from ras that there are serious problems with /24 pollution. Lets get together and help them fix it if they are willing to accept the community's help.
26. more security topics please
27. IPv6 operations / implementation issues and experiences.
28. Perhaps a bit more focus on future development, get a vendor to come in and give a sneak peak on upcoming hardware and not just software/protocols. There seems to be a high focus on topics that immediately relate to operational issues.
29. more indeep talk about IPV6 in the different areas like BGP, OSPF, different softwares(IOS's) and how IPV6 will effect them
30. OAM, is anyone really doing it yet?
31. would love to see a deep dive into someone's network (within reason) architecture, lessons learned, etc.
32. Nope
33. I'm interested in routing security, so analysis of routing behavior - what people seem to be announcing and configuring would be useful.
34. Being my first time here, I really don't have any input for this yet.
35. It would be nice to have session variety in each time slot, with different tracks of concepts (i.e. service provider, routing, dns, et.al.) with several topics aligning for an interesting but directed course of review/study during the session.
36. Would like to see more participation from R&E networks (e.g. the research they are doing, projects that may make sense to adopt in the commercial world).
37. Anything that Geoff wants to talk about :-)
38. Not at this moment.
39. IPv6 peering experiences, IPv6 home gateway implementations.
40. Sharing data for analytics etc.
41. Why is it that when there are tutorial options, I want to attend ALL of them? So I'm forced to choose one and (hopefully) find time to watch the other ones at a later date?
42. IPv6 IPv6 and more IPv6
43. BGP Filtering and Policies. Network Security.
44. IPv6 Security Best Practices
45. best common practices
46. None so far.
47. v6 migration issues

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9. Suggestions and volunteers for future NANOG Hosts, who work to locate the venue, provide connectivity and staff the meeting.

1. A social at a planetarium would be nice, if avaiable.
2. We should get around to having a meeting in Boston some time - but not in the middle of winter, and not during the Atlantic storm season. Narrows it down a bit, doesn't it? Should get a good Euro contingent there as well as US... Paging Akamai. :-)
3. Somewhere warm :)
4. Equinix!
5. well planned...no suggestions
6. Reserve enough hotel rooms for the -whole- week, ARIN and NANOG. If you don't end up with at least a couple left over, you didn't reserve enough.
7. Minneapolis, Mr. Farmer
8. Vegas.
9. The aquirum is great in Atlanta, for the rest though there is not much too do if one wants to do a little bit of sightseeing before/after the meeting; not saying there isn't enough social networking happening, just that some people come from other parts of the country/world and would like to see a bit of a place too ;)
10. .
11. No issues
12. Get students from local schools to volunteer. This time it is close to George Tech, but I did not see any students as volunteers.
13. Equinix hasn't hosted a meeting in a while, but I noticed TelX and Terremark have / will be hosting soon. So I'd recommend getting Equinix to host again sometime in the near future.
14. None.
15. Certain locations seem to return more often then others and there have never been meetings in Alaska or Hawaii. Looking forward to the first NANOG in Honolulu!
16. Atlanta Airport is a nightmare!
17. N/A
18. Being my first time here, I really don't have any input for this yet.
19. Milwaukee or Chicago
20. If at least 20 reserved rooms for the full week block don't go empty at the next nanog/arin joint meeting then you haven't reserved enough hotel rooms.
21. Well done.

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10. Suggestions and volunteers for the NANOG Marketing Working Group and future NANOG sponsors. (Whom should we recruit for monetary support in exchange for exhibit area, corporate visibility, and community recognition?)

1. Cisco & Juniper, and some networks, send a ton of marketing people to NANOG. Recruit them!
2. Invite local students in the host city to help staff. It will bring in student involvement (our future) as well as increase staff / volunteer base
3. Equinix!
4. no suggestions
5. .
6. I try to mention it to my vendors sometimes. Maybe a suggestion that members ask their vendors when they're purchasing. Larger VARs like Fusionstorm are possibly worth being approached (guessing they may be already)
7. NA
8. N/A
9. Being my first time here, I really don't have any input for this yet.
10. akamai
11. Cisco, Juniper
12. 1102 Grand in Kansas City MO and Boulevard Brewery.

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11. Why do you attend NANOG?

1. Meet with colleagues, stay current with industry.
2. networks with others in industry and learning opportunities.
3. To learn more. To hear what other engineers are doing.
4. I was hoping to take part in an open forum, vendor neutral peer discussion of technology and implementation. This did not occur on any level.
5. to hear what is new or what results others got from testing something i would like to try and see if it is viable.
6. Look at what others are up to on a broad scale.
7. Meet people, see presentations - in that order.
8. Network with peers, some learning...
9. keep up with new technology; networking
10. Like most people - networking, trends, interesting talks, and reconnecting with good friends and making new ones.
11. program people business not in any particular order.
12. side conversations with attendees
13. networking
14. Industry networking and review of new or near new technology used in large networks. As a Security Professional, I am always game to learn more about the underlying technology and types of events.mitigations that other carriers use
15. excellent opportunity for networking among peers, meeting with my customers, and listening to great presentation content. And yay free beer.
16. Love meeting the people!
17. I find the topics, discussions and panels interesting.
18. To meet colleagues, network and learn about what's going on in the industry first-hand. There is no other conference quite like NANOG in terms of attendee participation and engagement.
19. Three main reasons: - Attend the program, which usually has several topics of interest - Meet potential customers - Hang out with friends
20. I am attending NANOG50 with my co-workers from ESnet to establish relationships with other providers.
21. To give a talk / for work
22. Primarily to network with industry peers and customers.
23. to learn more about the industry and next steps for operators.
24. networking, meeting new people, learning
25. IN person I live in Atlanta
26. I came for ARIN but find more than enough value in NANOG to include it in the trip.
27. Meet with people from other companies.
28. presentations and to meet people
29. talk to peers and get info on ipv6/dnssec
30. Fulfill duties as member of PC, meet with industry peers, speak with ARIN about IP allocation issues.
31. for the info and to meet people
32. To present on the topic of DNSSEC
33. Information
34. personal technical knowledge enhancement
35. Value of the agenda content, as well as the opportunity to gather the community together.
36. Good opportunity to meet with other network operators and exchange ideas.
37. Interesting lectures and meeting the community face to fac.e
38. keep up with what people are doing
39. To meet with other operators and to find out what they're doing differently, what we can do better. Also to get ideas for new technologies that we should be researching/testing/implementing.
40. Learn about industry trends and network with others
41. Ability to network
42. Both content and social networking
43. technical and community interaction. current issue discussion along with time to interact with and discuss issues with peers and researchers.
44. To make connections and learn about cool stuff
45. Keep up on current developments & network with customers/potential customers, coworkers.
46. To learn how I can do my Job better.
47. For the information dumps and it is a great place to socialize.
48. All technical, no marketing fluff.
49. The discussion topics are always very good and its a good opportunity to meet up with other peers in this industry.
50. get to know good technology for service provider and exchange information and thoughts with other service providers
51. I have a presentation
52. to learn and meet others
53. I think its important for my research
54. First and foremost the social networking, meeting people and talking to them directly in person is much better than discussing things on the NANOG mailinglist or other electronic venues. Second of all the talks that are being given, feedback is then very important for me and the people giving them.
55. My company always attend; I am curious.
56. Catch up old friend, and learn few things here and there
57. for the t-shirt
58. A good venue to meet service providers and understand their issues
59. like to understnad any netowrk issue.
60. I attended the meeting by recommendation from my manager.
61. Fits my operational duties at as a providerr.
62. Network with industry colleagues and to learn
63. Invited talk. Catch up with other ops.
64. Keep in touch with ISP industry and uptake of emerging standards
65. I really enjoy both the Technical update/deep dives and the Business social aspects. Both are valuable to my company and me. The intellectual capital of fellow participants is impressive and great to be a part of. I think this is a really important group.
66. To network and gain technical exposure on what the industry is working/implementing.
67. to meet peers, providers, customers and to educated myself technicallly and on the personal side
68. Technical talks and listening to ISPs.
69. (Re-)connect with others in the community, discuss what's going on, hear same from presenters.
70. I was awarded the Jon Postel Scholarship
71. Seeing the talks is nice. Paying for it gives me (or my company) the motivation to actually pay attention. But I mostly enjoy meeting other operators and finding out about new ideas or different ways of doing things.
72. Directly relates to my job. Opportunity to network.
73. to hear the best in the internet area talk about the issues and solutions
74. To learn about the latest of what is going on among providers, and all other news.
75. It's back to back with ARIN, which I attend. :)
76. catch up with colleagues updates/tutorials on new tech/tools
77. Expanding role with my employer, increased community/industry involvement desired
78. To Meet people in the industry and keep up on new technologies.
79. I work in the industry
80. to keep abreast, meet new people, represent interests, catch up with colleagues, etc
81. I attend NANOG to contribue to the networking community in anyway I'm able to.
82. To network with people and learn something.
83. Customer input and thoughts
84. to get updated on what is going on.
85. meet n greet / in person discussions with industry peers.
86. To gain operational knowledge and BCP for current and upcoming technogies
87. for the interesting topics
88. I'm a graduate student in Networking. It's an opportunity for me to understand real problems.
89. to meet people
90. Community
91. learn of industry practices, meet folk, technical information
92. It was in conjunction with the ARIN meeting.
93. to get feedback on research projects
94. Social Networking
95. networking, knowledge.
96. Meeting (new) people, staying up to date with technological developments and operational complications.
97. get information on things that we are looking to employ or maybe another and better way to do things different then we are doing things now.
98. - Interest given the topics discussed - See practical ways of solving current Internet issues
99. Just to get ideas from outside my normal domain
100. To meet customers and peers
101. Find out whats going on in the real world
102. Keep up with latest technology tracks; networking
103. Presentations and face to face meetings.
104. Work for vendor host and I am locl to Atlanta area
105. meet customers
106. I attend NANOG for networking with other individuals and some of the presentations.
107. networking, arin meeting confluence, security track info.
108. To see what the community of operators is doing - what current practice is, what the problems are that they are seeing, etc.
109. Working with and scaling/managing larger networks is relatively new to me, so I'm trying to expand as much as possible into the community of network operators.
110. Vendor-neutral review of architecture, technology and design is always a good reality check. My co-worker attended the Detroit meeting last year and recommended that we attend this year.
111. Social meetings, business meetings.
112. Invited speaker.
113. attend sessions on DNSSEC
114. For the general session and the hallway conversations.
115. social networking
116. Peering
117. Get out of the office and keep up on the broader community.
118. To learn
119. great content and good brains.
120. Presenting and meeting industry colleagues.
121. To talk to peers
122. Meeting up with people I email often, so I can further interactions.
123. for networking and following latest trends
124. To support Merit
125. To stay abreast of operational service provider issues.
126. Networking and info sharing from other network engineers in other ISPs.
127. Love meeting people, reconnecting, getting peering agreements, laying foundations for future business.
128. hoping to understand our client base better - these are the people who we serve every day
129. Meeting up w people
130. I attend NANOG to keep myself informed on what service providers are thinking about, and to make business contacts.
131. info
132. To meet those that I correspond with day to day in person, Attend educational meetings and tutorials.
133. Improve peering. Get information about better practices, new technologies and ways to do things.
134. Invited to give a talk.
135. to network with fellow network operators, and learn about new tech and current practices.
136. meet people, see presentations (in that order)
137. Learn more about the operator community
138. For the tutorials and presentations
139. Learn and pickup information that I can bring back to work and share with other members of my networking team.
140. I am a Net Admin on NANOG list that wanted to meet my peers learn from them.
141. Make contacts with industry peers.
142. Meet industry contacts, learn from sessions.
143. Somehow related to my work but fundamentally to be in touch with other network operators and share information and experience
144. stay informed on the industry and meet my peers face to face.
145. Huge knowledge download. Lots of great conversation. Meeting people
146. to network with other network engineers and try to learn more about best common practives and peering
147. When I attended my first ARIN event, several people said that I should get involved in NANOG and I have found that to be very true.
148. to meet with other operators and learn about current issues
149. Trying it out because it is combined with ARIN,
150. peering and general discussions.
151. Relevant to my work.
152. I am a recent grad working in a network engineering role. One of my learning goals is to get real work experience and NANOG is a good opportunity to hear from industry experts.

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12. Is there something you would like to comment on that does not fit into a question above? Please leave your comments here.

1. Wow, this survey is sucking today - I've seen this page about 4 times so far, clicking "Next" takes me back to the start.
2. I will probably encourage my organization to forego any further visits to this conference, as it has the feel of an oligarchy rather than a free society. I'd rather not waste time listening to the debate of policy; I'd rather attend a technical conference.
3. The screens in the main room are very far from presenter. I find myself thinking I am in a tennis match, swiveling my head back & forth. Not sure how to solve the problem though - can't really get a big screen right behind the speaker.
4. Not really a big fan of NewNog? I'm new to NANOG, but I don't really get the point. It seems the point of NANOG is to present an interesting conference on relevant networking topics, with vendor interaction, networking opportunities, good food and good logistics. From what I have seen, Merit has succeeded at that. It seems odd to spin off a new dedicated group, where membership buys you nothing more than a vote? Maybe I just don't understand...
5. no
6. Why is there no "none" option in the SC ballot. What if we dont like any of the candidates.
7. What happened to BOFs? Things discussed in BOFs was one of the things needed within the community.
8. This is my first NANOG and I had no idea what to expect. I have really enjoyed the presentations and the general atmosphere and will likely attend in the future.
9. NANOG has made a nice turnaround. I'm impressed with the attendance and agenda. Nice that the agenda is not stocked with vendor presentations. Nice to put the research stuff in its own forum.
10. Thanks to everyone who's working to make things happen.
11. The meeting is very informative, very good content and a lot to learn
12. Hi Mom!
13. Please schedule parallel sessions with extra consideration; this time we have research/sec/openflow all paralleled up (and I want to attend all)
14. Nope
15. nope, thanks
16. I thought the presos were actually fairly good, better than I expected (although I didn't expect them to be bad) but far more open and honest than expected. Worth the trip.
17. Keep up the good work.
18. n/a
19. None
20. This was my fifth NANOG. The options were only "<5" and ">5". Not sure what would have been the correct answer :).

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