TNC18 in Trondheim - Tuesday 12/6-2018
|Pictures from the other days|
I take a hotel bike to the conference venue. I park it, and just where I
park it, ...
...they have put a sign, saying: "Great that you cycle - are you up to
the challenge of finding the bicycle parking?". How could they know, I
would put my bicycle precisely there?
Well - I find the authorised parking, but it is placed the furthest away
from the entrance as possible. No wonder it is not popular.
At a conference like TNC, the staff is essential for making everything
work. Here, in the middle, we see Bo Sixten Ståhle from NORDUnet.
The first session in the morning is about data transfer nodes and
science DMZ and things you think you have heard before. However, there
are always new aspects and angles to learn about, and as long the
overall problem is not solved, this topic has a relevance indeed.
How long does it take to move a PetaByte in your network? A day? A week?
Globus File Transfer. Maybe we should implement it at home?
A group photo for the identity mafia
Hindrik Bruining, AARNet
A more well-known AARNet colleague in the community is David Wilde
...introducing one of the platinum sponsors: Rodney Wilson from Ciena
One of the coolest and warmest edges of the network is introduced
in this very inspiring and funny talk about research networking in
Kenya and surrounding countries...
...by the director of KENET, Meoli Kashorda
One of the most extreme places where our networks go, is
Ny Ålesund in Spitsbergen, told by Helge Stranden from UNINETT
...whois wearing his playsuit. Inside it, the temperature is
probably far from arctic
Another platinum sponsor
The next platinum sponsor, Rene Buch from NORDUnet is preparing his
Introducing the lightning talks, batch 2, we have Nicole Harris
Rob Evans (Jisc)
Siju Mammen (CSIR) from South Africa
Mercy John from Nigeria is making the point that even though Africa is
well connected judging by the number of sea cables, it is still
not the experience of ordinary people, and therefore, she argues for
solar powered mobile communications base stations
The speaker with the longest name ever. To be user freindly, she says
can just call her Hari.
Hari comes from the Madagascar NREN: i RENALA
A very good talk about statistics by Renato Furter from SWITCH
...who also talks about the pet food packaging problem: The NRENs make
services for the end users (aka pets), but the marketing has to be done
towards the central IT department (aka the keepers of the pets), and
therefore, the marketing has to be directed to someone else than the
actual end user
For her talk, Sigita Jurkynaite (GÉANT)...
...has invented "Securitinder" as a means of activating the
audience while doing marketing for the various groupd in the
security field, for which she is part of the organization.
Guy Halse from TENET (South Africa) has a very interesting talk about
how you could take eduroam authenticaten completely into the cloud. At
least for smller organizations.
The very professional and important leader of the team that
provides video and wifi is Erik Kikkenborg from NORDUnet. Normally, he
makes everything work smoothly, ...
...but at this conference this does not completely apply to the WiFi
network. Meet Erik and get the long explanataion as to why this is the
The very important session about the future GÉANT network...
...is chaired by Bram Peeters from GÉANT
In the regional network of South Eastern Europe, you should expect that
NORDUnet has no role.
However, it seems Rene Buch has his own node
Cloud services reception - a good way to round off a busy conference day
In the middle of the reception, we see George Konnis, manager of CYNET,
...he sees the photographer...
...and of course we need a proper pictures of George.
In the city, you see a lot of conference participants: Tangui Coulouarn
from DeiC and Paulo Pamplona from NORDUnet. A fun fact: They both speak
CEO dinner at Kvilhaugen Gård
with a nice view
The sun sets (slowly) in over the fiord after another very good
Martin Bech, DeiC, email@example.com