The 2008 Nigerian Network Operators Group Workshops and Meetings, University of Lagos, 16-26 November, 2008

The Convenors of the Nigerian Network Operators Group are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the ngNOG Workshops and Meetings scheduled to take place as follows;

Workshop Venue:
Center for Information Technology and Systems,
University of Lagos

Time: 9:00am Daily
Date: 17 - 21 November, 2008

Conference Venue:
Afe Babalola Hall, University of Lagos

Time: 9:00am Daily
Date: 24- 25 November, 2008

Event Timetable:
Arrival & Registration: 16 November, 2008 (Sunday)
ngNOG Workshop: 17 - 21 November, 2008 (Monday - Friday)
ngNOG Tutorials: 22 - 23 November, 2008 (Saturday -Sunday)
ngNOG Meetings: 24 - 25 November, 2008 (Monday - Tuesday)
Departure: 26 November, 2008 (Wednesday)

This 10 day event is a domestication of the annual AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (www.afnog.org) and will include two days for meetings and the Annual Conference on ICTs and Education.

About ngNOG
ngNOG is a forum for cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected networks in Nigeria. For more information please visit http://forum.org.ng/ngnog/about

ngNOG Workshop on Network Technology
ngNOG Workshop on Network Technology offers training in Five Parallel Tracks to those who are in the process of developing and enhancing an Internet-connected network with local and international connectivity. The target audience includes mid-level and senior technical staff of research and education networks, public and private networks, commercial Internet Service Providers (ISPs), NGOs and other stakeholders.

System Administration: focused on using a Unix-like operating system as a platform for delivery of Internet services.

Internet Services: focused on the design and operation of email, web, and other Internet services, in ways that can scale to handle large numbers of end users.

Internet Infrastructure: focused on the design and operation of networks using routers and switches, in ways that can scale to handle large numbers of interconnected sites.

Energy Planning and Appropriate Power Technology: focused on Energy Planning for Networks, backups, and alternative power technologies for networks in energy-challenged environments.

ICT Strategy and Management: focused on Strategies for managing departments and units that provide ICT Services in an organization

Further information about the workshop can be found at http://forum.org.ng/ngnog/workshop/2008structure. Application forms can be filled on line at http://forum.org.ng/ngnog/apply.

Interested applicants should kindly note that applications will be closed on Saturday, 4th October, 2008.

ngNOG Tutorials
Tutorials will be held on 22-23 November, 2008 at the Center for Information Technology and Systems of the University of Lagos.

Tutorials are technical workshops which focus on a particular subject in-depth and are generally non-commercial in nature. Tutorials take place in a classroom-style environment, and may include a hands-on practical component. They are intended to offer advanced training relating to technology and best practices already deployed or soon to be deployed on networking and related services provisioning for ISP operations.

For more information about how to apply to teach or present a tutorial please visit http://forum.org.ng/ngnog/tutorials.

3rd ngNOG Meeting and Conference on ICTs & Education

The 3rd ngNOG Conference and Meeting will be held at the Afe Babalola Hall of the University of Lagos on 24-25 November, 2008.

The conference is modeled after AfNOG (African Network Operators Group www.afnog.org) conferences and the ICTs and Education Conferences that was initiated by the University of Jos in 2003. The meetings consist of engineering staff from network service providers, managers from IT enterprises, policy makers, regulatory bodies, and senior members and administrators of the research and education community.
Presentations or panel discussions may range in length from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Those interested in making a presentation or chairing a panel discussion at the ngNOG meetings are invited to submit a proposal, following the instructions at http://forum.org.ng/ngnog/conference

Please note that the closing date for receipt of expressions interest is Saturday, 4th October, 2008.