Stories by Elizabeth Drolet

June 6, 2024 • News

NANOG 91: Q+A w/ Keynote Corey Quinn
The DuckBill Group's “Snarky”, Chief Cloud Economist + Writer of “Last Week at AWS,” Discusses Talk + Why Humor is the Key to a Good Keynote

Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn, will join the NANOG 91 stage as a Keynote Speaker on Monday, June 10. Attendees may be familiar with Corey from…

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May 29, 2024 • News

NANOG 91: Q+A w/ Keynote Kireeti Kompella
Juniper Networks' Kompella Discusses Upcoming Talk: "Network Digital Twin"

Chief Engineer, AWAN BU at Juniper Networks' Kireeti Kompella will join the NANOG 91 stage as a Keynote Speaker on Tuesday, June 11. For Kompella, this talk will be an …

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May 21, 2024 • NANOG TV

VIDEO | "Community Deep Dive" w/ Chief Scientist, APNIC - Geoff Huston
A Deeper Look at the Remarkable Tech Leaders that Call NANOG Home

 

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May 15, 2024 • NANOG TV

VIDEO | Meet NANOG’s New Executive Director
An interview with Jonathan Black

Meet NANOG's New Executive Director

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April 18, 2024 • Stories

Career Stories: “With Great Risk Comes Great Reward”
A (Tech) Road Less Traveled with ISC's CEO Jeff Osborn

"When you're a kid working with venture capitalists, everybody talks about taking their money and running to a tropical island…and nobody ever does. But I did," Jeff Osb…

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April 11, 2024 • News

NANOG 91: Things To Do + See in Kansas City
Check Out Landmark Attractions While Attending Our Next Meeting

Kick off the summer season with some mouthwatering BBQ and all that jazz.  NANOG invites you to join us for our upcoming virtual and in-person meeting, NANOG 91, in Kans…

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March 15, 2024 • NANOG TV

WATCH NOW - Experience a NANOG Meeting
Our last meeting may have come and gone— but the memories will last forever! Check out some familiar faces + learn what makes a NANOG meeting special.

 

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March 15, 2024 • Interviews

What’s it Like to Sponsor NANOG?
Q + A with Sponsor IPv4.Global's Lee Howard

Imagine you're attending a premier technology conference with a long-standing reputation for hosting the most cutting-edge talks with the most influential Internet leade…

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February 22, 2024 • Interviews

PC Picks: NANOG 90 Favorite Talks
Programming Committee Shares Their Favorite Talks at N90

NANOG 90 may be over, but the incredible presentations live on in the digital universe! Check out our YouTube channel to see the full playlist.

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February 1, 2024 • News

NANOG 90 Keynote: Abstract Ponderings
A Ten-Year Retrospective with Google's Rob Shakir

Rob Shakir, a senior staff software engineer for Google, will be a keynote speaker at NANOG's upcoming 90th community-wide conference. He will present Abstract Pondering…

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January 18, 2024 • Stories

NANOG 90 Keynote: Exploring the Internet History of Meeting Location
Mark Johnson Presents “Exploring the Internet History of North Carolina”

When contemplating the vibrant history of the Internet, California, home to the prestigious UCLA and the iconic "Birth of the Internet," may first come to mind. North Ca…

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December 7, 2023 • News

Fun Facts About our Next Meeting Location: Charlotte, NC
NANOG 90 Will Occur 12 - 14 Feb. 2024

This Carolina city has been called a "crown jewel of the South." Charlotte, nicknamed the Queen City, is just a few hours from North Carolina's awe-inspiring cotton cand…

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November 30, 2023 • Stories

From an African Refugee to an American Techie
A (Tech) Road Less Traveled with AWS's Les Williams

Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

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November 21, 2023 • NANOG TV

VIDEO | Highlight Reel of NANOG 89
Watch the recap video of NANOG 89 San Diego. Experience what makes our community special + what it is like to attend a conference.

 

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November 2, 2023 • Interviews

“My Favorite NANOG 89 Moment”
NANOG PC Shares the Memories that Made NANOG 89

Keynote: The Expanding Landscape of Internet Governance:​ Why Network Operators Need a Global View with President + CEO of ARIN, John Curran. This talk focused on the ex…

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October 4, 2023 • Stories

Taste the Best of San Diego Without Ever Leaving Conference
N89 Venue Offers Award-Winning Dining, Activities, + Beaches On-Site

In less than two weeks, top-tier networking engineers worldwide will come together to expand horizons, trailblaze new frontiers, connect with peers + build the Internet …

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September 19, 2023 • Interviews

Pro Tips for Speaking at NANOG
Q & A with NANOG 89 Speaker ISOC's Aftab Siddiqui

Every meeting, the NANOG Program Committee (P.C.) works diligently to select the leading minds in information technology to educate and present the most pertinent + cutt…

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August 29, 2023 • NANOG TV

VIDEO - NCI Enables Students to Experience NANOG
NANOG College Immersion (NCI) Program Enables Students to Attend NANOG

 

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August 24, 2023 • Stories

A (Tech) Road Less Traveled
Cohen Shares His Unconventional Path to a Career in Tech

As a 20-something American playing pro tennis in Europe during the late 1980s, a career in tech was not what Cohen saw in his future. Principal Program Manager for Micro…

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August 8, 2023 • NANOG TV

VIDEO - NANOG Talks to SCN about Connecting the Underserved Locally
Making a Difference: People in the Community - Discussion with Seattle Community Network

According to their website, SCN is a community of passionate volunteers and is a cellular (4G LTE) Internet access network that works to provide fair access to underserv…

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August 1, 2023 • News

NANOG 89 to Take Place in Historic + Iconic Coronado
Fun Facts About Your Next NANOG Meeting Destination

NANOG's 89th community-wide meeting will occur at the "secluded waterfront oasis" of Loews Coronado Bay Resort, located off the coast of San Diego, CA, on 16 - 18 Oct.

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July 25, 2023 • NANOG TV

VIDEO - Experience NANOG
Watch a highlight reel of our most recent meeting, NANOG 88 + experience what makes our conferences special.

Check out this highlight reel of our meeting in Seattle to get a taste of what a NANOG experience is all about.

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July 20, 2023 • Stories

A (Tech) Road Less Taken
Pignotti Shares Her Detoured Path into a Career in Tech

When the road ahead becomes grossly unknown, Regional Director for DE-CIX, Kendra Pignotti, welcomes and embraces the curve, making all the difference. Pignotti has a lo…

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July 5, 2023 • Stories

"My Favorite NANOG 88 Moment"
PC Shares the Memories that Made NANOG 88

Another conference has come and gone, but the memories will last forever! The NANOG Programming Committee (PC) shared their favorite moments from NANOG 88. Tell us your …

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June 22, 2023 • Interviews

Internet Innovators - Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf sits down with NANOG's story producer Elizabeth Drolet in a candid and casual interview.

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf sits down with NANOG's Producer Elizabeth Drolet for a candid conversation about his legendary influence over the evolution of the Internet an…

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June 3, 2023 • Stories

Beyond NANOG 88: The Engineer Approved List of Sightseeing in Seattle
A Technologist's Fool-Proof Guide to Having a Good Time

When not listening to  groundbreaking talks or connecting with industry heroes at NANOG 88, why not try to find your own pot of gold in this Emerald City?  Whether you’…

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May 31, 2023 • Stories

NANOG 88 Panel: "How to Survive NANOG as an Introvert"
Louie Lee Will Moderate Panel Discussing Coping Strategies for Introverted Attendees

A NANOG conference can be arduous for the introverted community as making new friends is not a strength nor a desire and/or socializing can be exhausting.  "This is a pr…

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May 24, 2023 • Events

ABQNOG First Meeting a Success
“Every NOG Has Left Me with New Info, New Business Contacts, and New Friends”

We caught up with John Osmon, a seasoned industry pro and organizer of ABQNOG to talk about the new regional NOG meeting.“May the Fourth” is a date most tech people know…

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April 11, 2023 • Stories

Creating Global Connectivity by Connecting Globally
CaribNOG 25 Empowers Underserved Students + Inspires Community

Underserved students were not the only lives changed by the recent CaribNOG conference. The event was part of Grenada ICT Week (1 - 3 Mar.) in the island country of Gr…

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April 6, 2023 • Stories

Start Your Seattle Coffee Tour Here
Your Guide to the "Coffee Capital" of the U.S.

a curated list of excellence in Seattle Coffee to get any coffee fan on the right track

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March 27, 2023 • Stories

The (Tech) Road Less Taken
Marlin Martes Shares How to Make the Impossible Possible

"What I've found most surprising is that most people don't have a straightforward path to tech either. Everybody has different backgrounds. If you can get over the shame…

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March 16, 2023 • Stories

Meet NANOG's New Board Chair
Q + A with Leslie Daigle

Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Global Cyber Alliance and former Chief Internet Technology Officer (CITO) of Internet Society (ISOC), Leslie Daigle, helms the NANOG Boa…

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March 8, 2023 • Stories

What's Your Favorite N87 Moment?
PC Shares their Memories that Made NANOG 87

The NANOG Programming Committee (PC) shares personal stories that made our most recent meeting memorable.My Favorite NANOG 87 Memory Was… 

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February 8, 2023 • Stories

Road Less Traveled: Alex Latzko
"Behind the Scenes" Look at a Career Before Tech

Principal Network Architect at Deft, Alex Latzko, first attended a NANOG meeting in 2013. For the last four years, he has served as a member of the NANOG PC (Programming…

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January 19, 2023 • News

‘NANOG Jeopardy’ Takes the N87 Stage
A NANOG Presentation Hosted by Charles Rumford

NANOG meetings guarantee hours of ground-breaking + fascinating industry talks by tech giants. However, amid three days of jam-packed information, the brain may need an …

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December 14, 2022 • Stories

Road Less Traveled: Unusual Career Paths from our Community
Ron Grant Dishes on a Detour to a Career in Tech

It could be said, Ron Grant is a pioneer in the tech industry. His interest began in the early 70s, around the same time the first message had been sent over the ARPANET…

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December 7, 2022 • Stories

Light up Your Immune System this Season
Healthy for the Holidays

The joy of the season welcomes delicious food and spirited get-togethers with loved ones. Unfortunately, the jolliness of the season can also bring abnormally high level…

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November 29, 2022 • Stories

Hired: A NANOG Success Story
Pro Tips from a Newcomer

It was almost a professional blind date. "I remember being at the airport and asking him, so what exactly will this be like? What are we doing? And he didn't want to t…

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November 9, 2022 • Interviews

NANOG 86 "PC Picks"
PC Member Cat Gurinsky Shares her Favorite Talks at Our Most Recent Meeting

NANOG 86 may be over, but the incredible presentations live on in the digital universe! Check out NANOG TV to see the full playlist.Don't know where to start watchi…

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November 1, 2022 • NANOG U

NANOG U Fall 2022 Tour
The City of Montgomery Hosted the Two-Day Edu. Event

NANOG U Fall 2022 Tour Montgomery

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October 11, 2022 • Women in Tech

NANOG 86 Women in Tech Speaker: "Embrace Your Edge"
Black Discussed "Addressing Diversity by Creating Access" at NANOG 86

VP of Revenue Enablement at Juniper Networks, Hang Black tends to stand out in a room.  Sure, there are obvious reasons. Her vivid, royal purple-colored hair can liven u…

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October 6, 2022 • Events

The Engineer Approved List of Sightseeing in Hollywood
A Technologist's Fool-Proof Guide to Having a Good Time

When not watching groundbreaking talks or connecting with industry heroes at NANOG 86, why not do some California dreamin’ of your own at this meeting’s Hollywood locati…

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September 12, 2022 • Mentorship

The Power of Mentorship in Tech
Q + A with Matt Petach on How Mentorship Changed His Career

Very few industries move at the speed + impact that technology does. Keeping your head on straight as you covet the latest tech trends while also maintaining your daily …

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August 30, 2022 • Staff

Meet NANOG's Newest Team Member
A Conversation w/ Software "Craftsman" Greg Newman

Tell me about your professional background. How did you get into software development? I never actually finished college. I began college pursuing medical illustration b…

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August 4, 2022 • Industry News

Proposals at ITU-T for Internet Evolution Raise Serious Concerns; According to ISOC
Huawei, Chinese Carriers, and China want to Redesign a Prominent Part of the Internet, via a set of "New IP" proposals

Why are you concerned with the “New IP” set of proposals? Badran: Recent contributions to the ITU-T, particularly to SG13, have included proposals for new architectures…

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August 3, 2022

2022 – The State of IPv6 Ten Years After World IPv6 Launch
*Guest Blog | by John Jason Brzozowski + Leslie Daigle (ThinkingCat)

The Beginning

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July 7, 2022

Health Tips for Desk Junkies
10 Ways to Get Healthy While Working at Your Desk

For technologists working remotely or spending a majority of time at their desks, it can be challenging to squeeze in healthy habits during the busy work day. Improving …

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June 28, 2022 • Stories

P.C. Picks: NANOG 85
Programming Committees' Favorite Talks at N85

Hours of ground-breaking industry talks, right at your fingertips!Not sure where to start in watching your recap of NANOG 85? Don't fret. We saved you the time and …

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June 20, 2022 • News

Leslie Daigle Joins NANOG’s Board
Daigle Fills Position After Departure of Patrick Gilmore

Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Global Cyber Alliance and former Chief Internet Technology Officer (CITO) of Internet Society (ISOC), Leslie Daigle, has joined NANOG’s …

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June 20, 2022 • News

Leslie Daigle Joins NANOG’s Board
Daigle Fills Position After Departure of Patrick Gilmore

Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Global Cyber Alliance and former Chief Internet Technology Officer (CITO) of Internet Society (ISOC), Leslie Daigle, has joined NANOG’s …

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June 1, 2022 • Stories

Ombuds Reflect our Commitment to Diversity + Inclusion
NANOG Ombuds Discuss Building a Culture of Inclusion

One critical thing is that we are neutral in discovery, but we're passionate in execution.

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May 3, 2022

10 Do's + Don'ts for Visiting Québec
Join Us for our Next Community-Wide Meeting NANOG 85 in Montréal

Do say "Bonjour," But Don't Assume you Have to Know French

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April 27, 2022 • Stories

European NANOGers "Keep Ukraine Connected"
NOG Global Alliance Initiates Project to Keep Ukraine Connected to the Internet

René Fichtmüller is based outside of Berlin, Germany in Panketal. He is the aspirant Optician at FlexOptix and a co-founder of a project that is changing the lives of Uk…

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April 12, 2022

A Look Back in Time + to the Future with Leonard Kleinrock
"Internet Innovators" ft. the Pioneer of the Mathematical Theory of Packet Networks

"I had to look at the reality of a situation and not pretend things were better or worse than they were, and that applied not only to my social life but also to my resea…

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March 14, 2022

Latest from ICANN: Quantum Computers are "Interesting"… But Don't Lose your Head
An Interview with ICANN, Paul Hoffman

In a recent publication, written by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), distinguished technologist Paul Hoffman discussed the hot topic of Quant…

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March 2, 2022 • Stories

P.C. Picks: Best of NANOG 84
Programming Committees' Favorite Talks at N84

Want to catch up on all NANOG 84 talks but don't know where to start? The NANOG Programming Committee (PC) has your back. We've consulted with our very own pan…

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January 19, 2022

10 Things To Do + See in Austin
Check Out These Favorites at our Upcoming Meeting Location

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January 12, 2022 • News

“Hackathon” Solves Real-World Tech Issue
Code Developed during NANOG Hackathon Goes Live

Hackathons are an essential part of NANOG conferences. They are designed as a “fail forward” space where mistakes can be made as learning, having fun + building communit…

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December 15, 2021 • Interviews

5 Career Game-Changers for 2022
NANOG PC Member Shares Moves that Made his Career

As we edge towards a New Year, whispers of resolutions may be hitting your eardrums. Refining your vision for your engineering career in 2022 is no easy task.

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November 30, 2021

Top Takeaways from NANOG 83 by Geoff Huston
Internet Pioneer + Chief Scientist at APNIC Recaps NANOG 83

Internet Pioneer + Chief Scientist at APNIC Geoff Huston Recaps NANOG 83

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September 29, 2021 • Policies

NANOG Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Internet Society + ICANN
Collaboration of Resources will Better Serve Communities

These partnerships will help realize common objectives, promote collaboration, and strengthen the outreach efforts of all the organizations involved.

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September 21, 2021 • Stories

Future Engineers: Stay Ahead of This Curve
What might surprise you about Network Engineering

Universities are sometimes “ahead” of industry in teaching new ideas and theoretical concepts, but many of these theories will never work in the real world.

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September 1, 2021

NANOG Embraces Hybrid Meetings
NANOG will now be an in-person + virtual platform

NANOG Embraces Hybrid MeetingsMeetings will now be offered in-person + virtually — NANOG has made a permanent shift to becoming an hybrid event platform. We have capture…

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August 17, 2021 • Interviews

Meet our 2021 Scholarship Recipients
Congrats to the future builders of the Internet

Meet our 2021 Scholarship Recipients

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June 30, 2021

So, What is it Actually Like to Participate in a Hackathon?
Q + A with a NANOG Hackathon Alumni

Before the hackathon, we knew that this would be a splendid opportunity to work on one of the problems which Facebook might have encountered in their production environm…

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May 24, 2021 • Stories

NANOG Hackathon: Creative Outlet for the Passionate Engineer

Hackathons are not only a key part of the NANOG conferences, but a unique opportunity to engage in the sheer “joy of creation,” collaboration and learning within the net…

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May 21, 2021 • Stories

Creative Outlet for the Passionate Engineer
NANOG Hackathon

Hackathons are not only a key part of NANOG conferences, but a unique opportunity to engage in the sheer “joy of creation,” collaboration, and learning within the networ…

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