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INEX Meeting – 30th March 2023

Location: The Camden Court Hotel

The next INEX Member Meeting will take place on Thursday the 30th of March at 13:00 Irish time at the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin.

A light lunch will be served from 12:00 noon, so please come along a bit earlier to catch up with other community members while you enjoy a bite to eat.

Full schedule and speakers will be announced soon via the INEX members list and @comepeerwithme on Twitter and the INEX LinkedIn.

INEX Meeting – 15th December

Location: Camden Court Hotel

The next INEX Member Meeting will take place on Thursday the 15th of December at 13:00 Irish time at the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin.

A light lunch will be served from 12:00 noon, so please come along a bit earlier to catch up with other community members while you enjoy a bite to eat.

While the full schedule is yet to be finalised, our talks currently planned are:

  • Bulk cable interception law and intelligence oversight in Norway – Kjetil Otter Olsen, Oslo University
  • Evolution of network of subsea fibres between oil platforms – Carol Browne, Tampnet
  • Implementing automation on network deployments – Irene Lalioti, Restena/LUCIX
  • A national timing grid for Ireland – David Flemming, NSAI and Zdenek Chaloupka, Timing Solutions
  • CEO Update– Eileen Gallagher
  • Ops Update– Nick Hilliard
  • Update from the INEX Board – Annemette Broch, chairperson of the INEX Board

For the evening social we have booked the upstairs room at Against the Grain (11 Wexford St) for food, drinks and and live craic.

To register please email rsvp@inex.ie

INEX Meeting – 22nd September

Location: The Riu Plaza (The Gresham) O'Connell St

Our INEX September Meeting  will take place at the Hotel Riu Plaza/The Gresham Dublin (On O’Connell Street) on Thursday the 22nd of September from 10 am. The meeting will be followed by a very special social event at the  AXE Club in Dublin which is walking distance from the hotel and will include some pizza and drinks (but not while throwing axes).

We have booked a very spacious event room to provide adequate space for everyone and hope that you will come and join us.

Here’s a flavour of what to expect on the day:

10am – 15:00 – Join us for some great talks, networking and a light lunch

Annemette Broch (INEX Board Chairperson) – INEX Board update

Tom Strickx (Cloudflare) – Incident Management at scale

Deryck Fay (author of “Connecting a nation”) – The urban/rural connectivity divide

Jerry Sweeney (CloudCIX Limited) Data centres and energy

Nick Hilliard (INEX CTO) – Ops update

CEO Update – Eileen Gallagher

Solas Photo competition finale – Patricia Soria

15:00 – AXE throwing fun. Short walk to the AXE club where after a basic safety introduction you will have plenty of time to practice axe throwing with a coach. Naturally we will run a competition to see who the axe champ is! Your axe throwing efforts will be rewarded with some delicious wood fire pizza at the venue followed by drinks at Urban Brewing (CHQ).

Please note that there’s no dedicated parking at the club, street parking only.

To register please email me at rsvp@inex.ie before Monday the 12th of September as numbers at the AXE club are limited to ensure everybody’s safety.

BGP Operation and Security Training

Location: Camden Court Hotel

Following on the tremendous interest in our March BGP workshop, and with many of you expressing an interest in more training on this topic, we are now delighted to announce our next EOLAS workshop: “BGP Operation and Security Training” to take place in Dublin on the 8th and 9th of September.

This workshop will be delivered by two senior trainers from the RIPE NCC Learning and Development Department and will offer participants an in-depth look into BGP. It will cover the basics of how it works as well as advanced topics such as route reflectors, policy, filtering, route selection and the security aspect of the protocol. You will also learn about Bogon filtering, Internet Routing Registries and the Resource Certification (RPKI) framework.

This workshop will not only cover theory, but participants will also be practicing all the new learning with interactive exercises following each topic.

Full details:

Date: 8th – 9th September 2022

Time: 09:00-17:30 Irish time

Location: Camden Court Hotel

Lunch and training materials will be provided to members

Pre-requisites

  • Good knowledge of the TCP/IP and IP routing
  • Basic understanding of the Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Basic experience in creating and updating objects in the RIPE Database
  • Basic understanding of Cisco CLI

Full information on what will be covered and a tentative day schedule can be found here:

https://learning.ripe.net/w/courses/4-bgp-operation-and-security-training-course

Because of the practical nature of this workshop places are limited so if you are interested please let us know as soon as possible to apply for a spot.

In order to provide access to this course for as many member organisations as is possible, we will allocate places on a one attendee per member organisation basis. If additional spaces are available after those requests have been fulfilled, we will go to the second representative on the list until all spaces are full.

Introduction to IPv6 Webinar

Location: Online - Link to training webinar will be sent to those who register

Many thanks for taking part on our quick training needs survey last week. As you know, through the EOLAS program INEX will be facilitating and delivering a programme of training and skills development courses for existing members and for newcomers to the internet networking industry.

IPv6 came at the top of the wish list for our community and we are delighted to announce that in partnership with RIPE NCC we will be facilitating the delivery of the following online Webinar: Introduction to IPv6.

The course will be delivered by two very experienced members of the RIPE NCC Learning and Development team, Ondrej Caletka and Pedro da Silva Vaz.

Where – Online webinar.

When – Wednesday, April 6, 2022 between 10:00 and 12:00 Irish time.

Content – This webinar introduces the basics of IPv6 address notation, how to request IPv6 address space from the RIPE NCC and how to register inet6num objects in the RIPE Database depending on how the IPv6 space will be used.

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic understanding of IP addresses
  • Basic knowledge of addressing plans

Goals:

  • Explain what IPv6 addresses are
  • Write IPv6 addresses using the IPv6 address notation recommendations
  • Request IPv6 address space from the RIPE NCC
  • Register IPv6 address space usage in the RIPE Database

March 2022 INEX Meeting

Location: Camden Court Hotel

Good news – the next INEX Meeting will take place on Thursday the 31st of March at 13:00 Irish time and we are delighted to say that it will finally take place in person at the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin. We are currently working to deliver this as a hybrid meeting so those who are unable to join us in person can watch the presentations online. We have booked a very spacious event room to provide adequate space for everyone and hope that you will come and join us.

A light lunch will be served from 12:00 noon, so please come along a bit earlier to catch up with other community members while you enjoy a bite to eat.

While the full schedule is yet to be finalised, our talks currently planned are:

• Nina Bargisen, Kentik – Tools of the Peering Trade
• RIPE Training offerings and certifications – Alvaro Vives, RIPE L&D
• BGP Security Issues – Nick Hillard
• Route Server Filtering and operations update– Barry O’Donovan.
• CEO Update – Eileen Gallagher

For the evening social we have booked the upstairs room at Against the Grain (11 Wexford St) for food, drinks and some much missed live craic.

To register please email rsvp@inex.ie before Friday the 25th of March as we will need to confirm numbers for catering.

Finally, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, for those who have made a photography submission to Solas – Celebrating Light photo competition before the end of 18th of March, we will select one entry at random to win a fine art print of their entry. This will not impact your inclusion in the overall competition. This prize will be on top quality Giclée prints (up to 59x84cm depending on photo quality) and worth hanging in any art gallery!

To join us in this big photographic celebration of light and enter this competition please submit your photographs here.

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