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NANOG 53 Survey Results

 

NANOG 53 Survey Results
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 9-12, 2011)
1. How did you attend NANOG53
Response % (Response Total: 86)
In person in Philadelphia   90.70% (78)  
Via webcast   8.14% (7)  
       
2. How many NANOG meetings have you attended?
This is my first meeting 18.60% (16)  
Five or fewer 31.40% (27)  
More than five 11.63% (10)  
More than 10 12.79% (11)  
More than 15 9.30% (8)  
More than 20 15.12% (13)  
       
3. What was (were) your most important reason(s) for attending NANOG 53? (Please select all that apply)
Agenda quality and content   63.95% (55)  
NOGLab Exhibit quality 4.65% (4)  
Tutorials    25.58% (22)  
Keynotes 37.21% (32)  
Network with colleagues 72.09% (62)  
Purchase products 1.16% (1)  
Sell products 5.81% (5)  
Social functions 44.19% (38)  
Location 22.09% (19)  
Conference dates 8.14% (7)  
Registration cost 9.30% (8)  
Travel/lodging 5.81% (5)  
Rotation/turn to attend 10.47% (9)  
Speaker 11.63% (10)  
       
4. How did you hear about NANOG 53?      
Previously attended 68.60% (59)  
Coworkers suggestion 10.47% (9)  
Word of mouth 4.65% (4)  
Mailing-list announcement  10.47% (9)  
Other 3.49% (3)  
       
Comments:      
  1. Host
  2. ARIN
  3. Good meeting.  More of the people I know were here.   Have attendee list allow comments from participant, and maybe list number of Nanogs attended.
 
       
5. How did you find the OVERALL quality of NANOG 53?      
a. Quality of speakers      

Excellent

20.93% (18)  

Good

62.79% (54)  

Average

13.95% (12)  

Poor

0.00% (0)  

Very Poor

0.00% (0)  

N/A

0.00% (0)  
b. Qualify of information      

Excellent

32.56% (28)  

Good

48.84% (42)  

Average

12.79% (11)  

Poor

1.16% (1)  

Very Poor

0.00% (0)  

N/A

0.00% (0)  
c. Quality of topics      

Excellent

26.74% (23)  

Good

52.33% (45)  

Average

16.28% (14)  

Poor

1.16% (1)  

Very Poor

0.00% (0)  

N/A

0.00% (0)  
       
6. Have you tweeted about this NANOG meeting?      
Yes 17.44% (15)  
No 80.23% (69)  
       
7. Have you commented about this NANOG meeting at any other social media site?      
Yes 17.44% (15)  
No 80.23% (69)  
       
8. Have you searched for comments about this NANOG meeting at a social media site?
Yes 23.26% (20)  
No 74.42% (64)  
       
9. Are you a member of the NANOG Facebook group?      
Yes 50.00% (43)  
No 45.35% (39)  
       
10. Do you subscribe to the mailing list [email protected]?      
Yes 89.53% (77)  
No 8.14% (7)  
       
11. 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. worked well for me
  2. Had some problems getting an ip address, network quality has been better in the past. Hotel network is absolutely horrible. Now you have AMS onboard, you should really have them arrange for NANOG taking over the hotel network like they do for IETF meetings.
  3. Been great downstairs - hotel wifi in room doesn't work.
  4. was a little sketchy monday morning, good so far since then.
  5. My network seemed to lag during the outage connecting over ipv6
  6. Flakey DHCP etc.
  7. Faster.. and better hotel internet. Understood that 600 network engineers overwhelm any network, but we could at least give them a heads up?
  8. Could not connect to the NANOG secure networks.
  9. The Nanog[-a]-secure networks just didn't work (on Monday); likely 802.1X misconfig.  Very annoying, but insecure ssid fine.  Regardless, it was better than the hotel wireless.
  10. so far its below par.
  11. Wireless was kind of hosed early on but was fixed, so overall good.
  12. number of issues with the connectivity, though resolved semi quickly, under tkap's masterful command.  tkap 1, verilan 0?
  13. nanog-a-secure didn't work -- associated but no dhcp lease (and possibly no reachability). I didn't troubleshoot further and used nanog-a instead, which has worked well.
  14. It doesn't reach to Europe;(
  15. This stuff should just work. We'd reached a point where Tony Kapela and Merit had worked well together, and we had excellent wifi at the meeting after a period of problems, lessons had been learned and configurations tweaked.
  16. No problems.  Good.
  17. Not applicable
  18. no comment
  19. NANOG-a working great for me, and I really appreciate the NANOG-Guest setup for the rest of the hotel.
  20. pretty slow and dhcp seemed broken a lot hotel network is poor as well
  21. works great for the conference, the hotel room internet however is very lacking (excessively slow)
  22. Roaming doesn't work, and we won't even go to the known standing issues here.
  23. having the AS network helped much, i think.
  24. lots of disconnects on the wireless.  Very troublesome.
  25. Verilan should spend some more time with Tony, mistakes from meetings long past were repeated. There needs to be a proper out of band contact method for wireless issues, saying "here, email this guy" didn't work so well when I couldn't get online.
  26. Good!
  27. Multiple issues on 10/10 which were quickly resolved
  28. ok so far
  29. Couldn't connect to NANOG-secure. Are there extra instructions on protocols to be configured?
  30. a-secure never worked for me.  no IP address provided. the APs were all on the same frequencies and that sucked.  and then tkap fixed it.  and that was better.
  31. Intermittent trouble on the secure network, and guest network seems slow but significant improvement over hotel network
  32. I had no issues with the wireless network
  33. Works great, no issues.
  34. I never got -secure to work so that kinda sucks
  35. I have not had any issues
  36. Hotel wireless terrible.  Conf wireless good.
  37. The NANOG wireless network worked fine.  The problems I had were with the hotel's network which I believe is a known issue already.
  38. Initially not too good. Dropped out a few times. Now (Tuesday afternoon) seems much better.
  39. None.
  40. Worked great so far. Hotel network, not so much.
  41. Very solid. The wireless has been good for the past several events.
  42. I was unable to get the nanog-a-secure network to work properly. I switched to the unsecure network to get working connectivity.
  43. Only a few intermittent problems on 1st day.
  44. nanog-a-secure - unable to work. nanog-a - generally reliable, but sometimes unable to use due to not getting an ipv4 address. nanog - usable when nanog-a was non-functional. please set up the AP infrastructure better.
  45. Connectivity during on Monday and Sunday were a little spotty.  I wasn't in great need of access at the time, so I did not look into the cause of the problem.
  46. it worked well
  47. Network worked great.
  48. worked fine for me.  I used insecure and then VPNed.
  49. n/a
  50. Meeting room wireless was excellent. Even after switching the room wireless to the nanog network the quality was very poor (45 second RTT to first hop).
  51. Had poor performance from time to time.  Never could get "secure" wireless networks to work.  IPv6 on wireless was hit and miss.
  52. Eh.
  53. could not connect to the secure network in the main room. could not connect to any of the nanog network in the hotel room.
  54. I think enough has been said already.
       
12. What did you like/dislike about the meeting venue?      
  1. all good so far
  2. Not impressed with the Loews chain, same as Atlanta. Have overall better experiences with Hilton or Sheraton. Sticking to a single chain would be very much appreciated (similar to IETF).
  3. The elevators were annoying.  That is the hotel's fault though. ;-)
  4. "break/breakfast area was very small and tough to move through.  Maybe the registration desks should have been moved back to make more space? Insufficient coffee supply."
  5. The hotel is nice. The quarters at time seemed cramped when meeting in the corridors.
  6. The hotel keeps taking away the coffee! Table layout in Millennium hall doesn't seem optimal - full sessions were *very* full!
  7. "sunday tutorials.  unfortunately,  wanted to go to both at same time./ need to spread them out"
  8. Need more fruit options for breakfasts and soda at breakfast as well. in the past we have always had great fruit options, not so much this NANOG. The venue seemed very small and cramped this time. hard to maneuver during breaks, and the rooms filled and it was standing room only in places.
  9. In downtown Philadelphia. Close to a lot of attractions and good food. Nice hotels
  10. It was far too small for the number of attendees.  Both the hallways and meeting rooms were very cramped.  Especially the hallways.
  11. loved the topics. disliked the network.
  12. Hotel network is crappy, they aren't able to support the number of people/devices, but the hotel was beautiful (one of the nicer ones we've had a meeting at). The content/topics Monday afternoon were kind of weak/uninteresting.
  13. The lack of seating outside of the main room has been horrible. This needs to be fixed.
  14. great location and hotel, would do business with again
  15. The millennium hall is a bit wide -- a room with a better aspect ratio would be preferable :).
  16. From the video meeting rooms looked small.
  17. WiFi in room was bad Monday morning
  18. "Nowhere to sit in hallways. Hallway discussions are a massive part of NANOG, yet the Loews provides nowhere to have them, and there were no seats provided in the conference area hallways.
  19. There was nowhere to go and sit quietly if you had to do a little work or take a telephone call. The Open Seating area would have been useful at this meeting - I know it doesn't always get used, but that's usually because there's plenty of seated space in the hotel hallways.
  20. Loads of stuff broken in the hotel room (lights, phones, power outlets), and the hotel guest room wifi couldn't cope with the load of a NANOG meeting. I get the impression the hotel is badly run, and feel free to pass this observation on to the Loews management should you have a debrief with them."
  21. Rooms were close together was positive feature.
  22. Somewhat limited in space, especially in lobby for breaks
  23. Not applicable
  24. Main hall could use more tables.
  25. I think it was a little small for our group
  26. No complaints here.
  27. There are several tracks of interest, unfortunately it is impossible to see them all.
  28. food was much better then last time need to keep coffee going throughout the day and not just during breaks and breakfast venue is not as good as the last few
  29. the general session meeting room felt a bit small
  30. Rooms are a bit small/oddly laid out for us.
  31. meeting room is too small for my taste.  this hotel fell down on the job in several areas; i suggest not coming back.
  32. the common hallways for breaks/breakfasts were very small and therefore over-crowded. Dedicating one of the meeting rooms for the breaks would have alleviated some of the space concerns.
  33. The Loews definitely seems to want to work with us, this particular hotel is a bit oddly laid out for us, but seems like it is working okay.
  34. Cost
  35. Very small at times
  36. Break areas were a little small. In-room wifi wasn't working most of the time. They ran out of IP addresses to allocate and their IT staff were not helpful.
  37. location.  tons of nearby restaurants.  hotel is great.
  38. Good layout for socializing and networking.  Not too many choke points, and sufficient space for 500+ attendies
  39. For a first timer I was satisfied with the venue
  40. The only problem I have is the wireless in the room has been pretty poor.
  41. venue is great
  42. The hallways are narrow and more table space would be useful, but hotel is well located and very convenient for lunch on your own.  Also being located on the mid East Coast attendance appears higher than other recent NANOGs.  So I think the convenience factors outweigh the limitations of the actual hotel itself.
  43. main ballroom is freezing otherwise no issues
  44. Philly good.  Group rate much higher than GSA $143 rate.
  45. The layout of the meeting area was too narrow.  It made it difficult to move through the crowd, especially when there were tables in the middle of the atrium area.  The layout of the room also made it difficult to view the speaker if you were on either side of the hall.
  46. Room too small, not enough seating with tables and power. Too little room for mingling.
  47. None
  48. I really like the hotel and it's proximity to things around Philly.
  49. this hotel has been mediocre -- several issues with my room, the failure to provide seating for breakfast on Tuesday morning, poor in-room net.  and high rates to go with it.  I'm disappointed in your venue selection.  I prefer having a larger main meeting room, and I prefer having more tables (classroom seating).
  50. Almost no seating area outside the main meeting room makes it somewhat difficult to find people in passing. Room felt cramped and there was not a terrible amount of power.
  51. The hotel was in a great location with modern rooms. Frustrated by the non-functional hotel internet access. Hallway outside of main conference hall was too narrow. Suggest moving registration booths to the other side to open up the extra space for casual conversations and snacks/drinks.
  52. Sunday and Monday - meeting rooms were way way too cold. The A/C appears to have been turned down substantially on Tuesday so it's much better.
  53. Not enough room for laptop users needing power outlets and tables.
  54. not enough soft seating. not enough relaxed areas to do discussions. even the nog lab, which had tables, was locked up too often and unusable. Meeting room was small. not enough open seats/rows of tables.
  55. Plenty of room in the meeting rooms.  They also seemed to be well equipped.  It would have been nice to have extra power outlets in the rooms (aside from those at the tables in the first three rows in the main room). The hallways got pretty crowded during the breaks.  It might be beneficial to utilize one of the rooms to get the buffet lines out of the way.
  56. the main room was too small.
  57. The either need to clean the hot water urns better or only use them for hot water. The hot water for tea tasted like coffee.
  58. Not enough tables.
  59. The hotel wireless was worthless.
  60. Lack of tables in main meeting hall.
  61. n/a
  62. Great location near good lunch places; very nice meeting rooms, especially the main plenary session room. Poor in-room access, even after the upgrade.
  63. Site was good -- centrally located location with good public transit, lunch options, etc.  Temperature was very cold on Sunday, better the rest of the week.  Main room was generally too wide -- could have been better oriented the other direction.  Elevators were generally problematic -- not enough capacity to deal with surges as sessions started/ended, etc.
  64. the main room was way too small. I've often walked in to find it standing room only. With previous attendance numbers it was odd to find the planning wasn't fitting. there was not enough space to sit outside of the conference. Vijay Gill obviously didn't teach M$ to scale the social event. Food was very poor and often gone in the first half of the socials.
  65. Great location and happy to go back for the second time. Good hotel. Good area with things to do in walking distance. The meeting room was a little too wide and not deep enough.
  66. More privacy for conversations would have been nice.
       
13. What worked well at this meeting?      
  1. The food! A warm breakfast and proper coffee is very much appreciated. Also the social was really great, props for those that made this possible.
  2. The NANOG wireless was great.  I enjoyed the newcomers breakfast as well.
  3. The tables at the front and the registration tables moved quite well.
  4. hotel, location. nice comcast social!
  5. Good topics, excellent slides, good socials where I had a chance to meet likeminded people.
  6. Everything other than the network.
  7. I've been attending off and on since '95, but this meeting I've seen lots of new people. Good to see new blood in this industry.
  8. NOGlab is awesome.
  9. The online chat. The video (to most extend).The audio was very well.
  10. There were very good presentations - more data based than before.  Thanx!
  11. Slightly different selections of break food - not all junk food - were welcome.
  12. Pacing of the day; general session went past lunch before breakouts happened.
  13. The streaming setup made it very easy to "attend" remotely.
  14. Food is definitely an improvement over past events, better healthy choices, and better overall quality too.  The agenda timeline has been running pretty smoothly too.
  15. great spacious room for B&G
  16. main conference hall fit everybody, although it would have been nice to have more tablespace..
  17. Program was pretty good this time around, not perfect, but generally high quality.
  18. Most everything was good
  19. logistics mostly fantastic.  venues worked well.  breakout rooms nearby worked well.
  20. Some presentations, Beer & Gear, Newcomer events
  21. Speaker and QA
  22. The agenda topics are good in comparison to some of the previous meetings I've attended.
  23. main meeting room is good and generally well insulated from outside sound, but the other meeting rooms allow too much noise to bleed in from adjacent rooms.
  24. more power strips even is chair only areas
  25. Nothing especially good.
  26. None
  27. Fried breakfast! Awesome!
  28. Fried breakfast! Awesome!
  29. The presentations seemed well thought out <cough>Alcalu in Denver</>.
  30. Talk selection was quite good. Breakfast was better than expected (agenda said "continental"). Beer & Gear worked pretty well. Looking forward to the Franklin Institute social.
  31. breakfasts and breaks were well appointed.
  32. The speakers all seemed well prepared.  The snacks and beverages provided at the breaks were nice.  The social events were well organized as well.
  33. Room temps was very good.
  34. Lightning talks
  35. Peering session
  36. Program committee did a good job of selecting presentations.
  37. AV generally worked well -- microphones, projectors, etc. Presentation slides were generally posted before the start of the talk.
  38. location was very centrally located.
  39. well organized and meeting kept to agenda timing
       
14. What should be improved for the next meeting?      
  1. Different hotel chain. Have NANOG take over Hotel wireless and make sure the conference wireless works flawless.
  2. more coffee.
  3. During registration possibly move the lines to be equal in terms of people with last names.
  4. More coffee!
  5. NOGLab had 2 or 3 vendors and not much of anything really.
  6. Improve speaker quality - make engaging speeches to attract audience's attention
  7. Network quality.
  8. The streaming audio had some lag and drop issues.
  9. Streaming video.
  10. More focus on IPv6. It's ugly, there are lots of problems to overcome, and will keep us all employed for the next 20 years, so I think more focus on v6 content would be immensely useful for just about all of the attendees.
  11. keynote was clearly not keynote material, and was too far from being rooted in reality
  12. "Streaming; official, performing vlc support again.
  13. Website be more accurate/detailed on streaming and talks."
  14. Room was cramped
  15. More than one coffee station at break times. Trying to pump 400+ thirsty geeks through one coffee station does not scale. I also noticed the skim milk always ran out first at coffee breaks! It seems NANOG is becoming a health-conscious community! Big up on the skim milk please. ARO is weird to get used to, and full of blind alleys, from a users' perspective. Breakfasts were very poor. Very little fresh fruit compared to past meetings.
  16. I would like to see more interactivity with the people who are remote. Some way of asking questions of the presenters remotely, etc.
  17. I'd love to see a facebook of sorts to help with name/face recognition.  I check the attendee list on a regular basis, because after meeting someone, I find it very helpful to _see_ their name on the attendee list, see the company name, etc.  Adding the ability for some people to add pictures of their face to that would be huge for me, just because it would strengthen those memories a lot more for me.
  18. All seating should have tables.
  19. hotel network this really needs to function as folks need to work before/after talk and socials no more non-native english speakers it is very hard to understand and follow asians and indians this makes mosts of those talks useless
  20. Do not swap talks, or at least made clean announcements of swaps: Curran's talk on Monday was moved without comment.
  21. hopefully the network connectivity....
  22. Seating situation in the main hall is a bit ugly.  Not many power strips, not nearly enough tables.
  23. Start on Monday instead of Sunday.
  24. Cut sessions to 1 hour max, with breaks of 15 minutes. Smokers unite!
  25. leave coffee out all the time. 
  26. Internet access, especially for the times not in the convention area.  Ensure offsite social events have transportation and sufficient space for number of attendies.
  27. Scheduling of evening activities, there were a few overlaps this time.
  28. better secure wifi, better noise insulation from adjacent meeting rooms
  29. Coffee was not available after lunch and it would be nice to have coffee all day. NANOG was essentially back to back with LACNOG/LACNIC.  In my case this forced me to choose between attending one or the other.  Although there are innumerous Internet oriented meetings making it difficult to schedule around everything, it would be good to coordinate with other operator forums in this hemisphere.
  30. more time for questions on keynote talks
  31. Badges: print first name LARGE, and rest larger so people don't have to peer at reach other meeting.
  32. In the general area have small table with chairs available for people to sit at while eating or working.
  33. Do something about the size of the room.
  34. I would like to see the ability to setup meetings with different people using an online 'opt-in' tool.
  35. Larger informal meeting area outside the meeting room
  36. wifi,  soft seating, meeting room size. expand a wifi infrastructure to the guest rooms!
  37. It would be nice to avoid scheduling conflicts between tutorials and the Track/BoF sessions.
  38. Are there plans to transcribe the community meeting?
  39. Bottle water would have been nice.
  40. "Don't cut off the audio stream on the webcast between presentations; it's what we use to make sure our connection is still working.
  41. Don't be so quick to throw up the ""intermission"" slide; leave the room camera active between presenters, it lets us see who is coming up next, and prepare for them.  Again, it also lets us make sure our stream is working properly if we're just tuning in."
  42. Maybe more on line comment sections on webpage.  Better voting (I never negotiated the fact that my old login didn't work for voting.)
  43. streaming - having one low-quality and unstable webcast embedded in a webpage is rather amateur.  the vlc stream was added only after numerous complaints/requests and didn't work very well.  please drop kikaua and bring back the previous options for streaming.
  44. "Power for laptops in the smaller rooms would be nice.
  45. Be clear if attendees should expect heavy appetizers or light at a social -- i.e. should they make separate dinner plans.  The ""Pie in the Sky"" was billed as a pizza party, which implied significant food availability, but I arrived at 7:15 and was unable to get any pizza and very little salad and no non-alcoholic beverage.
  46. Spread tutorials out more -- I was interested in attending all 5 tutorials on Sunday, and the 5 tutorials were about half of the total agenda items I was strongly interested in attending."
  47. scale the food, social events and room sizes to fit the number of people
  48. Beer 'n Gear ran out of good beer early again. So did the ARIN social.
  49. A meeting tool to organize meetings ahead of time would be a great benefit for members. Some way to contact people I haven't met or provide my e-mail to people who might want to talk to me. Pictures to associate a name with a face.
       
15. Do you have suggestions for topics and/or speakers for future meeting presentations?
  1. Datacenter networks and network designs along with multi home configuartion best practices
  2. More BGP and MPLS tutorials, a better scripting tutorial that is not an introduction to Perl but actually dives in to tricks and scripts.
  3. Have simultaneous meetings so that people have more choice Assign mentors to newbies for introducing existing members
  4. IPv6, DNSSEC
  5. (more) fiber stuff. (more) 5-years from now things.
  6. Attacks.  Some networks have gone down recently due to attacks.  I know there is a security track, but more generally how are DDoS / other attacks handled
  7. nothing comes to mind
  8. more mpls and traffic engineering perhaps some talks on managing very large networks in terms of configuration management and documentation
  9. 4g/hsdpa/lte network growth/management/deployment of IPv6 from handset to core
  10. Not offhand.
  11. OSS, NOC Tools , Network Tools, Fault Management  and Preventive Managment tools
  12. I'd like to see more operational topics and have the research topics in tracks rather than full attendee group presentations.
  13. I would say that some of the presentations in the break out rooms would be better for the general group, for example the IPv6 talk.  On the other hand discussions like the Openflow talk seem to be more targeted for a limited group so it should be moved to a break out, imo.
  14. more current operational and best practices types of presentations for enterprises and service providers
  15. Vendor round table on FIB scalability
  16. more data center networking content
  17. No
  18. I had been looking forward to the iLNP/LISP/RFC6296 discussion which was on the agenda at one point.
  19. It would be good to see a slant to a more operational focus, but I understand that a number of larger operators are reluctant to present their current practices.
  20. Routing security (RPKI, secure BGP etc), Application uses of DNSSEC (eg. storing cryptographic keys/certs etc in the DNS). Real world production IPv6 deployment case studies. IPv6 address plans.
  21. More tutorials - possibly on MPLS, TE methods, overviews of service offerings (VPLS, L3VPN, etc.).  It'd also be nice to have a few more network security oriented talks (best practices or responses to attacks).
  22. Carrier NAT
  23. IPv6 week preparation discussion would be excellent.  If Igor doesn't want to talk about it, I can.
  24. More statistics - what protocols are rolled out where.
  25. Case studies on actual completed implementations of new/interesting technologies/features (IPv6, DNSSEC, LISP, etc.).  Things like at previous NANOG's with Comcast talking about IPv6 to their customers, etc.
  26. more updates from major providers such as GBLX/Level3. Almost no representation from them.
       
16. Do you have suggestions and volunteers for future meeting Hosts, who work to locate the venue, provide connectivity and staff the meeting?
  1. Registration seemed very slow and disorganized this meeting.
  2. I've got lots of NANOG t-shirts.  Any change of a hoodie handout or something? Otherwise, the event is exactly what I'd expect.
  3. there seems to be a trend in returning to the same locations/areas all the time it would be good to keep new locations in the rotation
  4. Equinix should host
  5. n/a
  6. None
  7. no
  8. no
  9. I like the tours to the local museums.  It was nice to have someone tell us about the things around the city.
  10. If you need more people in development, contact me   [email protected]
  11. Torrey Point folks supported Interop for connectivity and they did a great job.
       
17. What are your suggestions for the NANOG Development Committee? (What features would make meetings increasingly valuable for sponsoring organizations? Whom should we recruit for monetary support in exchange for exhibit area, corporate visibility, and community recognition?)
  1. Possible large telco hotel providers
  2. Sell NANOG stuff - stickers, T-Shirts (other than the conference ones), mugs, etc.
  3. Perhaps identify higher-ed entities which may have students who will enter our field and see if there are promotional possibilities there.
  4. n/a
  5. No comments
  6. none
  7. Although NANOG membership has more closely followed the ISOC model, I think there would be some value in allowing Network Operator memberships ala ARIN, MEF, etc.  This would bring in revenue for NANOG, increase the membership for community participation and voting (like ARIN identified responsible members), and operators are already paying to send individuals to NANOG plus are used to the MEF type model.
  8. Reach out to operators in Fortune 500 organizations.  While they tend to be walled gardens, they often have shared interests and a wealth of insight that can inform the NANOG community.
  9. None
  10. See above.
       
18. Why do you participate in NANOG?
  1. hear what is going on around the country
  2. Meet up with folks at a general convenient conference.
  3. I wanted to see what it would be like and learn about current and new technologies.
  4. It is a great resource for knowledge and information about the network as a whole picture.
  5. The concentration of industry experts.
  6. networking technologies/  like minded folks facing same challenges.
  7. Learning and networking with other like minded folks and colleagues.
  8. Keeping in touch with colleagues Understand pain points for network operators Exposure to best practices
  9. get feedbacks from operator's community.
  10. The quality of presenters and attendees
  11. To hear and be part of the Network Operators community.
  12. primarily networking with colleagues and content/presentations a close second.
  13. The shared knowledge and networking. Good place to meet up with multiple customers.
  14. Content.
  15. Network with other network professionals, learn new things, meet lots of peers, customers, and vendors in one place.
  16. To meet with my industry peers, do business, and network. Interesting talks are merely the icing on the cake.
  17. Exchange information and lessons-learned with colleagues about cutting-edge topics for which there's no other way to get such information.
  18. The networking.
  19. Networking/socializing with people, learning about the technologies and research that may soon be helping us run our network, hearing the experiences of others who've tried things we're trying or considering trying as well.
  20. I work for a MSO, and find the topics interesting, I attend all ARIN meetings and I am therefore able to justify the meetings that are co-located with ARIN only.
  21. knowledge exchange and meeting folks
  22. to make the internet better yes, really
  23. Networking utility.
  24. first year as a member, so... we'll see!
  25. For the general session, and of course the excellent community.
  26. Gain Knowledge
  27. Community.
  28. It's a good way to share information with other network operators
  29. Keep in touch with the community.
  30. learning and social networking
  31. Its relevant to my responsibilities, its good to meet with former co-workers and colleagues from other organizations.
  32. learning what others are doing in the industry
  33. Networking and to help our company's presence at these type of events.
  34. Mainly because it is co-located with ARIN.
  35. For Todds sense of humor.
  36. Largely networking within the community and keeping up with current best practices
  37. Keep plugged in to the operational networking community.
  38. Proximity to ARIN meeting.
  39. I'm very interested in networking and networking technologies.  I don't get to apply a lot of the knowledge at my current position, but the topics are generally interesting enough to draw my attention.
  40. I operate a network and it is a vector for good intel.
  41. I learn so much from the conversations.
  42. I like the people.  :)
  43. General interest and career advancement
  44. Like the connecting with peers
  45. AS a vendor, I can learn more about what is going on than in several customer visits.
  46. Learn about how others are doing things; learn about new things coming down the road; meet others.
  47. Contacts in the industry. Topics in the Agenda. Valuable insight into the direction of the industry
       
19. Is there something you would like to comment on that does not fit into a question above? Please leave your comments here.
  1. Really appreciate an east coast location. It would be great if you could keep rotating between east/mid/west, as the next two meetings are currently planned again for west coast locations. Also sticking to locations that have a local major airport hub would be greatly appreciated. (EWR/IAD/SFO/SEA etc.)
  2. Keep going!!! :)
  3. I don't support moving the meetings, because then it would no longer allow ARIN participants to fully engage on the "final day" -- which typically overlaps with the first day of the ARIN meetings, on dates where they are concurrent.
  4. Please don't take away Sunday -- it's a valuable travel justification, and the Saturday stay over (as opposed to what amounts to an extra night in some cases) tends to be cheaper, and certainly result in much cheaper flights. Oh, one other suggestion, on the registration table, I do have a suggestion for a new colored dot: "I'm hiring." could be very useful.
  5. no
  6. no
  7. Mon am presentations strong Mon pm very weak Tues am strong
  8. Some type of Industry sector BoF session would be good.
  9. Geoff Huston's excellent Weds talk should have been first not on last day, so that tone and issues could be discussed.
  10. Name tags had names and affiliations too small -- were very hard to read without being very close, hurt identifying others.
  11. The program needs continued work. What is the value of BGP presentations these days over the tutorials? Most importantly, qualifying speakers is very key; the presentation related to IPv4 Economics was extremely poorly formatter and presented. There were lots of references that had no basis provided for and almost every single conclusion was unsupported. This talk should probably have not been accepted. For example, how are we going to have v4 prices different in each of the regions? Wouldn't supply and demand come into play and the highest bidder would win thereby eliminating any regional distinction? Thanks for the hard work.
       
20. How much time did you spend in the NOGLab?      
 Less than 30 min   40.70% (35)  
30-60 min 12.79% (11)  
More than 1 hour 2.33% (2)  
Did no visit 36.05% (31)  
       
21. How did you find the quality of the exhibiting sponsors in the NOGLab?      
Excellent   6.98% (6)  
Good 30.23% (26)  
Average 13.95% (12)  
Poor 5.81% (5)  
N/A 32.56% (28)  
       
22. We need your help to plan our future events. Understanding that this is not a commitment on your part, would you attend these future conferences and could you let us know why.
a. Nanog 54 in San Diego - February 5, 2012 - February 8, 2012      
Yes 50.00% (43)  
No 18.60% (16)  
Uncertain - Why? 25.58% (22)  
       
Comments:      
  1. Not sure of situation
  2. can afford one NANOG per year.
  3. Same reason I attend all the other NANOG's
  4. travel conflict with another conference
  5. Love San Diego
  6. close to home (phoenix) and fantastic city.
  7. I need a good reason to go as I'm not a network operator.
  8. Scheduling conflict.
  9. Not got confirmed funding in place.
  10. Depends on employer.
  11. Funding
  12. Never been to San Diego and I try to make all events anyway.
  13. have other obligations
  14. Not sure if I'll be given approval to go from my company.
  15. NDSS is at the exact same time.  i'll likely be in san diego, but it's not clear if I'll be at NANOG.
  16. Cost and lack of corporate support
  17. Warm place in February.
  18. I will if I can get budget approved to join
  19. More exposure to group members and updates on new ideas
  20. I will not but someone from my company will.
  21. i will now go to all nanogs as part of my employment
  22. Will be overseas, not certain if I will be back in time.
  23. work funding
  24. location good
  25. Not collocated with ARIN
  26. I'm going to Disney World.
  27. will likely attend one NANOG/year - don't know which one in 2012 yet.
  28. Limited travel budget
  29. Very close to corporate HQ.
  30. Since my workplace is not networking-centric, my ability to attend such conferences is limited.
  31. West coast and I can probably get away
  32. It's in my time zone.  I hate jet lag.  ^_^;;
  33. not close to area - rotate with other engineers
  34. Always in motion, the future is...
  35. employer approval is doubtful
  36. Work will only sponsor me for 1 or 2 a year.
  37. depends on schedule w/ work
  38. It will depend on my schedule.
       
b. NANOG 55 in Vancouver - June 3, 2012 - June 6, 2012      
Yes 47.67% (41)  
No 18.60% (16)  
Uncertain - Why? 25.58% (22)  
       
Comments:      
  1. Would prefer not to have two west coast locations in a row. Otherwise having a meeting in Canada again is really great. Having one meeting every 5 or so outside the contiguous US is very positive.
  2. Family plans
  3. Not sure of situation
  4. out of country,  company budget won't allow it.
  5. Same reason I attend all the other NANOG's
  6. I need a good reason to go as I'm not a network operator. This is a good location and I may have work to present by this point, so it is possible
  7. schedule;  sounds like a great location!
  8. Not got confirmed funding in place.
  9. Location.  Believe also it's a co-meeting with ARIN?
  10. Funding
  11. Never been to Vancouver either.
  12. yes, out of the US location is good more of those
  13. Not sure if I'll be given approval to go from my company.
  14. cost.
  15. Travel
  16. Wish there were more NANOG's in Canada.
  17. More exposure to group members and updates on new ideas
  18. I will not but someone from my company will.
  19. i will now go to all nanogs as part of my employment
  20. Am tentatively planning to attend.
  21. work funding
  22. location good
  23. Not collocated with ARIN
  24. Too far out to plan, depends on content and who else is planning to attend
  25. Attending ARIN
  26. will most likely attend, but unsure.
  27. Same as above.
  28. close to where i live
  29. It's still in my time zone.  :)
  30. not close to area - rotate with other engineers
  31. Always in motion, the future is...
  32. employer approval is doubtful
  33. Fits nicely into existing vacation/travel plans.
  34. too far out to tell...
  35. same
       
c. NANOG 56 in Dallas - October 21, 2012 - October 24, 2012      
Yes 54.65% (47)  
No 6.98% (6)  
Uncertain - Why? 30.23% (26)  
       
Comments:      
  1. Yes, will attend. Would have preferred for the meeting to be in Houston as it's much better served flight wise.
  2. Not sure of situation
  3. maybe.   Likely will not be able to attend another until it's on the U.S. west coast
  4. Same reason I attend all the other NANOG's
  5. Travel getting trimmed
  6. close to home.
  7. I live in Dallas and hate going downtown.
  8. Too far in future.
  9. Different continent.
  10. Not got confirmed funding in place.
  11. Depends on employer
  12. Funding
  13. Likely
  14. I'll probably try to go, despite not really being that interested in Dallas.
  15. This is co-located with ARIN so I will definitely be there.
  16. don't like Texas
  17. Not sure if I'll be given approval to go from my company.
  18. collocation with ARIN
  19. If time and budget permits
  20. Maybe, depending on the schedule and agenda.
  21. i will now go to all nanogs as part of my employment
  22. Hope to attend, convenient because of local coworkers.  My organization will probably send more individuals than usual because of reduced travel costs.
  23. work funding
  24. Collocated with ARIN
  25. Too far out to plan, depends on content and who else is planning to attend
  26. long way to travel.
  27. It's a year away, so this one is a possibility!
  28. joint ARIN/NANOG session which I try hard not to miss.
  29. I usually just attend the joint meeting in person.
  30. My boss works in Dallas, and has a planning meeting every year around that time anyhow.
  31. Depends on work commitments and finances.
  32. not close to area - rotate with other engineers
  33. Always in motion, the future is...
  34. employer approval is doubtful
  35. Work will only sponsor me to attend once or twice a year.
  36. too far out
  37. same
     
       
d. NANOG 57 in Orlando (tentative) February 3, 2013 February 6, 2013      
Yes 41.86% (36)  
No 15.12% (13)  
Uncertain - Why? 32.56% (28)  
       
Comments:      
  1. Will definitely attend.
  2. Not sure of situation
  3. Orlando.  No.
  4. Same reason I attend all the other NANOG's
  5. travel conflict with another conference
  6. Too far in future.
  7. Different continent.
  8. Don't like Mickey Mouse. Please confirm it's not in a Disney venue.
  9. Depends on employer again.
  10. Funding
  11. Orlando is a functional place to hold a conference, but never really a good destination for me to visit.  It's cheap at least.
  12. This is one of our main markets.  In fact we would likely be interested in a large sponsorship for this meeting if it is confirmed for Orlando (BrightHouse Networks)
  13. Florida in February is a good thing
  14. Not sure if I'll be given approval to go from my company.
  15. Travel costs
  16. If time and budget permits
  17. Who doesn't like Florida in FEB?
  18. Maybe, depending on the schedule and agenda.
  19. i will now go to all nanogs as part of my employment
  20. Hope to attend, but too early to tell.
  21. work funding
  22. Not a big Orlando fan and 6 hours each way on a plane filled with kids going to see the mouse is not very attractive. Unsure if the cost of reaching Orlando at that point in the year will discourage attendance.
  23. Too far out to plan, depends on content and who else is planning to attend
  24. very long distance to travel.
  25. wrong coast in the winter
  26. too far out of my time zone.  I'd watch the webcast, though.
  27. Depends on work commitments and finances.
  28. I know Orlando well.  cheap to get to.
  29. long way out.   Long haul for me
  30. Always in motion, the future is...
  31. employer approval is doubtful
  32. too far out to tell
       
Would you support moving the NANOG meeting time to start on Monday morning with Tutorials, and then the main NANOG program beginning with a keynote at 2PM on that same day. The NANOG program would continue through Wednesday afternoon, concluding at 5PM 
Yes 41.86% (36)  
No 18.60% (16)

 

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