That’s right, the whole team is here in Djibouti, Djibouti for the 2014 edition of the Africa Internet Summit!
And what a summit. There is so much going on you really need to check out the agenda and make some tough choices. Today we’re enjoying the opening ceremonies, an ISOC spam workshop, and ION Djibouti.
Tomorrow (Tuesday, 3 June) AIS will include AfNOG sessions where Jan Zorz and I will be speaking.
Jan is up first, along with Douglas Onyango, to talk about Best Current Operating Practices (BCOP) in Africa and around the world. They are scheduled to be on stage at 10:00 local Djibouti time (UTC+3). FYI: Douglas is leading the African BCOP efforts, but needs a co-chair – if you are interested in taking a leadership role in this new and exciting effort, please do contact us!
An hour later (11:00 local) it’s my turn to give my IPv6 security myth-busting talk “Security in an IPv6 World” for what may be the last time, now that I’ve taken it around the world over the past year.
At the end of the AfNOG sessions tomorrow there is a BoF scheduled on Operators and the IETF, where we will likely also discuss BCOP. Tuesday night you can find us at the ISOC @ AIS reception.
Then on Wednesday (4 June) there is an IPv6 session scheduled from 11:00 to 12:30 in which Jan will be providing an update on the IPv6 Helpdesk BCOP, after talks from Andrew Alston and Martin J. Levy.
Other highlights this week include a Wednesday morning panel session on the “Resiliency and stability of IANA functions” and Mark McFadden’s talk on “Carrier Grade NAT Impacts on Users, Markets and Cybercrime” after lunch on Tuesday.
As always, the four of us are most excited to talk to YOU! Find me, Dan, Jan, or Megan and bend our ear about any of the Deploy360 topics, the IETF, BCOP, or anything else Deployment and Operationalization related. I look forward to it!
For those unable to be here in person, it looks like there will be both an audio and a video stream as well: http://www.internetsummitafrica.org/en/participate-online/public-sessions.
Cheers from Djibouti!