TNC19 in Tallinn - Monday 17/6-2019
|Pictures from the other days|
Morning at 08:00 - the graveyard shift - starts with an eduVPN session,
which 2 minutes before start looks a bit empty.
The projector is not connected. This is really monday morning.
A situation like that is solved so much better, the more people you
throw at the problem.
Tangui Coulouarn from DeiC is leading the session and he starts without
...while the projector is being adjusted...
Rogier Spoor from SURFnet continues
...and at some point even the slides show up!
François Kooman (since recently from DeiC) talks about the
development work and status of the server software.
The few technical issues at the start of the talk delayed the whole
thing for a quarter or so, the side effect of which was that
most participants ended up being on time.
The nice and stylish venue also has spaces for relaxing and meeting in
Usually at NORDUnet, they don't let their contract manager
Thomas Hyllested out much, but this year they made an exception. Take a
moment to meet this nice fellow.
Warming up for the opening session...
...featuring an artistic performance with some of the coir singing and
more modern music, both of
which is a trademark of Estonia
The opening session take place in two rooms, with Erik and Christian on
thw two different stages and teleported to the other
The opening session is a dual feature of two Estonian entrepreneurs,
Linnar Viik and Siim Sikkut, that
have made the national identity card, online voting and much more.
The robots are coming
Walking the dog can also be automated
Valter Nordh gives the GÉANT community award to Anna Wilson from
John Dyer is here to hand out the Vietsch medal
Claudio Allocchio really deserves this award for a lifetime of
achievements, not least for LOLA and all the other
work in the field of multimedia and online real-time collaboration
The two main figures of GÉANT management: Erik Huizer and
Christian Grimm. There seems to be a size difference.
Kristina Lillemets is more relaxed after having discharged her
opening speech. We are grateful to her and her team for accepting to
host the conference. Here, she is talking to Tangui Coulouarn from DeiC
and Jakub (Kuba) Moscicki from CERN.
Kuba is looking happy
One of the many freindly Estonians, Maria Ristkok from EEnet.
Claudia Battista (GARR), Vasilis Maglaris (from Greece, somehow) and
Claudia Battista (again) and Ana Pinto (FCCN)
Ieva Muraskiene from LITNET
Next session is the first wave of lightning talks
Esward moynihan from Indiana University suggests that the
NREN community should get together and do something about
connecting the researchers in Antarctica.
There are no cables down there. There should be!
Explaining to a stranger what we are doing and what research
networking is all about often proves to be a bit diffcult. Maja Vreca
from ARNES helps us explain this in a simple way.
Sigita Jurkynaite from GÉANT is singing a song. Or so it looks.
...but the talk is really about getting more women into cybersecurity
Renato Furter from SWITCH turns his talk...
...into a real rap song. Really impresive. I guess he aims for winning
the award for the best lightning talk.
Olamma Iheanetu from Nigeria starts her talk, but she is given ...
...some slides that are not her own.
Anna Wilson promises her, she can come back tomorrow
The slides really belong to the nex speaker
Marcos Felipe Schwarz from RNP
The session "Opening data silos is chaired by Maciej Brzezniak
Jonathan Homa from ECI and his wife Anne
Leif Johansson from SUNET and Sarah Rudolph from NIH
Look who is on the telly: Me!
Let us see the Vietsch medal, please, Claudio
People at the conference: Rosanna Norman from GÉNT and John Dyer
Bram Peeters (GÉANT) and Raimundas Tuminauskas (suddenly now from
The CEO dinner - squeezed in between the opening reception and the
Andreas Veispak from the EC gives a speech
Steffie Bosman and Jessie Brockhoff from GÉANT
Erik Huizer makes a speech in the honour of David West for his
many achievements in making conection projects outside Europe
The opening party is a new feature at TNC. It is set in a part of
town where the abandoned factory buildings gives the whole place a kind
of crative/hipster atmosphere
Pavle Vuletic (AMRES) and Sonja Filiposka from Macedonia
David Kelsey (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory), Hannah Short (CERN) and
Mischa Sallé (NIKHEF)
Freindly guys from RENATER: Franck Commanay and Anass Chabli
A Baltic car, although not Estonian: The Latvia minibus.
Once more, the sun sets on this beautiful city of Tallinn, after a
truly eventful day
Martin Bech, DeiC, email@example.com