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iNOG::15v 2020.05.29

Is your head in the clouds? Transform and abstract?

Well, this one has been more than a while in the making... and we were super stoked to hear from the below:

We've been either tracking or talking to each speaker on and off for well over a year or more, so we were delighted to pull off an online event with these great speakers. Each presenter lent us their diverse and deep experience to enlighten us further about the future of networking. We were treated to, and entertained by, the past, present, and future of everything networking from vendor relations to protocol personas, and even a comparison of cloud geometries. Is not an API served via IPv6 across BGP the true 'multicloud'? Thanks to all our attendees and presenters whom without which, none of this would happen :) Stay safe and be good!

Cloud natives brewing a storm ☁️

You can watch the recordings of the talks above via youtube.

iNOG::14v 2020.04.17

Maiden voyage into Virtual Meeting space at a time of #COVID-19!

Another iNOG, another new venue, but with a difference - our homes! A new departure saw us run our meeting entirely remotely.
Our three great talks were:

Special thanks this time around must go to all our attendees who embraced the virtual meeting with us. We had a large number of our usual attendees but because we ran our meeting entirely online we also had a big number of new attendees from all over the world which was fantastic to see. Our "virtual" social took place following the talks as is in keeping with our usual format but this time using Jitsi Meet. Watch this space for a similar format for iNOG::15v next month.

You want Salt with your Sproxy popcorn?

You can watch the recordings of the talks above via youtube.

iNOG::13 2019.06.06

Aviate, navigate and stay productive!

For the first time in the brand new Indeed HQ, we had a wonderful evening of knowledge sharing and talking about Open System Firmware, RPKI, productivity and time management.
Our eternal gratitude goes to our speakers:

A major shout out to Sean O'Shaughnessy, Katie Byrne, Josh O'Connor and the whole Indeed gang for hosting us! Special thanks to Arzhel Younsi, who changed his schedule and traveled from California to give the presentation and also to our volunteer phorographer Anant.

Your flight starts here

You can watch the recordings of the talks above via youtube. For more photos check out Anant's iNOG album from the event. Our evening events wouldn't be such fun and friendly affairs without the help of all our volunteers; thank you, thank you, thank you Brian, Josh H., Olga, Felipe, and Lorcan!

iNOG::12 2019.02.27

Do the right thing but faster!

A historic meet at DogPatch coworking and event space hosted by Cisco!

  • George Ryan (FIT) An introduction to FIT(Fast Track into IT) programs SLIDES
  • Jason Edelman(NetworkToCode) A New Look at Enterprise Network Operations SLIDES
  • Laura Nolan (Independent) On the ethical crisis in technology SLIDES
  • Oliver Herms (EXARING AG) Probing your network - and only your network - with MPLS and GRE SLIDES
  • Jose Liste (Cisco Systems) Unleashing Segment Routing Traffic Engineering capabilities with SR Flexible Algorithms SLIDES

Much gratitude to Mick, Niall, Ryan and Jose from Cisco! Huge thanks also go to our new volunteers on the night Olga who played a stormer! You rock! Special thanks also to Felipe for all your hard work!

Mentor and make things better

You can watch the recordings of the talks above via youtube. For more photos check out Yohei's iNOG album from the event. Our evening events wouldn't be such fun and friendly affairs without the help of all our volunteers; thank you, thank you, thank you Brian, Mark, Mick, Olga, Felipe, and Lorcan !

iNOG::11 2018.11.29

The power of community, dragons, and monitoring!

Back for a second time at the gorgeous Riot Games Dublin offices! Our minds were educated and entertained with stories of dragons eating datacentres, community-powered career changes to network engineering, and musings about monitoring challenges and the growth of containers. Thank you dear speakers!

Massive thanks also goes to all the Rioters who made this happen! Bonus karma points to Edel, Keith, and Tom who drove it, you rock! Special thanks also to Dominik for all your hard work on the AV side, the happy speakers and video recordings speak for themselves!

Here be dragons

You can watch the recordings of the talks above via youtube. For a bunch of photos check out Cristian's album from the event here. Our evening events wouldn't be such fun and friendly affairs without the help of our volunteers; thank you, thank you, thank you John, Mick, Brian, and Lorcan !

iNOG::10 2018.06.21

Ethics, reliability, BGP data and free monitoring!

Enjoying the fabulous view on the longest day of the year, we met once again at the Workday offices in central Dublin for an evening of great talks and (social) networking! Many many many thanks to our good friends Victor, Amanda and Eric for supporting our community and making this happen! And of course our eternal gratitude goes to our speakers who shared with us their knowledge:

Big thanks also go to Aidan, John, Mick, Brian, Jason, Kemal, Silviu for lending us a hand and volunteering to help with lots of stuff on the night! On AV, without which there would be nothing to share with you all afterwards, we are very grateful for Tim, Lorcan and Donal's masterful handling of the (graciously provided) HEAnet camera.

The June Double Feature!

You can watch the recordings of the talks above via youtube and for a bunch of photos, check out Cristian's album from both events here.

Only two days after the iNOG::10 meeting, another fantastic event took place (hosted by Graham in DoSpace); the RIPE NCC Network Operator Tools hackathon, organized together with the iNOG community right here in Dublin. There are many more fantastic photos available taken by Graham over here and the media coverage for the two events was humblingly amazing! Read about it on David's blog, Ronny's write-up on the OpenNMS blog, not one but two articles by Sofia on the APNIC blog and the Irish Tech News piece by John!

iNOG::F 2018.03.22

Telemetry, code, #noL2inmyDC and many, many tunnels!

With a slight delay as we valiantly fought The Beast from the East, our second visit to our friends in Arista was looking like it would only have snowball fights on the menu, but eventually succeeded to feed the hungry minds of the iNOG community with plenty of technical content! Thank you to our awesome speakers and to Arista for such a warm welcome!

Major thanks to David, Vlad, Sergey, Gary and the rest of the Arista gang for hosting us once again - it was great to be back with double the numbers in a shiny new event space! And our lovely iNOG stickers made a comeback thanks to Brian's generous donation, thank you!

The truth is out there!

The video recordings of the talks are online just above via youtube, thanks to the very thorough work of David and Donal (with special mention to HEAnet who provided us with their camera for the night). For photos, check out Cristian's album over here! And, as always, we very much appreciate the contribution of all of our volunteers and program committee members!

iNOG::E 2017.11.15

Myths, nerdy honeymoons, and open source goodness!

A fantastic evening talking about student networks, the first cables across the Atlantic, a spot of automation myth busting and (the creative naming of) open source troubleshooting tools. Hosting us were none other than Facebook's NetEng team, so 👍 👍 👍 for such a great event!

A mountain of thanks to Conor, David, Jose, Daniel, John, Brendan, Peter, Rian, Mohit, Lucy and the whole Facebook gang for hosting us once again! And Colin gets a bonus cookie for bringing a bunch of gorgeous posters with the worldwide submarine cable infrastructure!

Back to the future!

What makes our events so great is the contribution of our community, we wouldn't be able to do it without our dear volunteers, program committee members, and everyone else involved! We've got some amazing pictures taken by none other than our master photographer Jose Leitao - check out the full album over here!

iNOG::D 2017.09.20

Monitoring, DevOps, and psychological safety!

Back to Workday for round 2.0 ... with a team we love where it already feels like home! Massive thanks to our speakers who shared their knowledge and experience with everyone. It was a great evening filled with stories, fun quizzes and a very awesome "Get your IPFIX" limited edition IPA!

A major shoutout to Amanda, Victor, Eric, Shaun and the whole Workday gang for hosting us once again! Extra credit to Jon of DogPawBrewing who created a wonderful limited run of a very tasty Irish Pale Ale just for this event!

On cloud nine.

As always, events wouldn't be anywhere near as fantastic without volunteers, program committee members, and all those who contribute! Super special thanks go to Lorcan for operating the camera from our wonderful friends in HEAnet without whom we could not share such great videos with the wider online community! For additional photos, check out Cristian's album over here!

iNOG::C 2017.06.08

All about design and scale at Amazon

After many moons planning, we finally trekked our way deep in to Amazon where we had a wonderful evening of knowledge sharing and talking about design, high-availability, ephemerality, and counter-factuals.

The whole evening was amazing and a major shout out to our friends in Amazon who made it happen! Special thanks to Agata for reaching out in the first place and driving the whole thing, but also to Alan, Sarah, Ron, Christopher and everyone else who supported the event on the night!

Alexa, execute order 66.

Thanks to our volunteers, program committee, and everyone involved! Thank you Lorcan, John, and Mick for setting the tone with the welcome! Our master photographer Jose Leitao has done it again - check out the fantastic full album from the night over here!

iNOG::B 2017.03.07

Googlicious garage style networking

For our second visit to Google we were privy to double demos, new BGP extensions, and the SRE(Site Reliability Engineer) mindset exposed. An evening of learning and sharing from the garage with new stickers for all thanks to the wonderful work of Mr. Keegan!

Special mention to Shane who drove the whole shebang! Also to Darren and Phil who helped orchestrate and intro the night. Thank you dear Googlers! For full size versions of the photos below (and more) check out the view through the lens of a smartphone over here.

The demo gods were smiling...

Super thanks as always to greeters @John, @Mark and @Ivan for setting the early vibe + also to @Brian , @Oliver , and @Philip for setting up the space!

iNOG::A 2016.11.24

An all night IPv6 extravaganza

Our good friends in SIG hosted us in their awesome offices for a night of pure IPv6 goodness. With talks both local and remote, with speakers from all over the globe, and a longer (but oh-so-enjoyable) social session at the end, it was a fitting last iNOG for such an amazing year!

Great effort organizing this evening from Rommel (wouldn't have been there without you mate!), Tom, Peter, Chris, Sinead, Mark, John, Richard and the extended SIG network team, all excellent people and solid supporters of iNOG! Photos below, awesome as always, from our master shooter Jose!

A fairytale with dual-stack turkeys!

Massive thanks to everyone that helped us on the night, the place was buzzing with activity. Special mentions go out to Brian and Lorcan, our most excellent greeters, and Kev, Richard and Ian our AV gurus!

iNOG::9 2016.09.28

A league all of its own with double XP for all attendees

Legendary evening at Riot Games EU HQ who raised the bar once again on venue, preparation, and especially AV capture and share!

Rioters Rodrigo, Ivo, John and extended team really out did themselves on the evening and couldn't have supported the community more. What can we say except we're a lucky bunch o' neteng! Thank you! Riot Games really is one place oozing both cool and culture! As always, a knowing nod and hat tip to presenter and photographer Jose for braving the first slot and official photography!

A pointer made of pure awesome!

A mountain of thanks to everyone that helped us on the night, with special mentions for Brian + John who greeted all of our guests for the evening and Mark + Keith for getting us in touch with Rodrigo and making the whole thing possible!

iNOG::8 2016.07.19

No mention of Pokémon but eclectic nonetheless!

What a mix of topics! We were welcomed to Arista Networks' new space in the docklands on a super sunny July evening (but still managed to fill the presentation room)!

Much love to Alan, Emer, David and Colin in Arista for their space, energy, munchies and welcome! Extra thanks to Lorcan from HEAnet / Redbrick DCU for being the AV guy on the night! Thanks also to Victor for set up and of course Jose for photography!

A buffer full of NetEng!

We thought no one would show up due to the weather but Amanda and Dylan braved the sun outside to meet, greet, and be the shining faces of iNOG for the evening! Thanks a mil!

iNOG::7 2016.05.12

With blue skies and green fields we met!

We think this was one of the most social, mellow, and giggletastic' events kindly kneaded, baked, and recorded in Zendesk's new event space!

Super special thanks to Vicente and best of luck in SF, we're gonna miss you man and especially your energy! Extra thanks to Cassiano and Vinicius for all your ongoing support and orchestration in the wings and to Zendesk for hosting us!

More than a baker's dozen!

What a great evening that also saw Nathalie from RIPE NCC and NLNOG not just visit and attend, but get stuck in welcoming and greeting people from the outset! Thanks a lot!

iNOG::6 2016.03.09

A storm of a time with Lightning and Thunder galore!

We think this was one of the funnest and biggest (almost 100 people) meetups yet!

Many thanks to Jose for kicking it all off (and taking photos) and Jennifer + Facebook for hosting us in the new event space (with *all* the Irish craft beers, drinks, and food). Hat tip also to Richard and gang for the cocktails and giggles in the engine room! We hope you connected and met both old and new friends alike... as donkey would say, crackalackin!

And now with moving pictures!

Special thanks to Darragh and Mike who did an amazing job on the AV and Video Production to make us all look a lot better than we were!

iNOG::5 2016.01.26

Babel-networks and navigating internally conscious darkwebs!

150mins and ~45 (or so) netengs @ Workday for live demos and super important mental health topics! With a slight format change this time we socialised, drank, and snacked first, and then were treated to:

  • Amanda Galligan (Workday) On Network As Code (with 2 live demos!) - SLIDES
  • Keith Humphreys (BT) Check Your Head (No slides, epic story, with dark subject matter balanced by wonderful wit!) - NO SLIDES

Special thanks to Amanda and Workday for hosting us in such an awesome space, with lovely drinks, and lots of pizza. Hope you all had a great time learning, sharing, and connecting! Y'all come back now ye' hear!

iNOG::4 01.12.2015

Open DDOS, CWN(Community Wireless Networks), and Jupiter Rising!

2.5 hours and 53 netengs @ a festive Google HQ in Dublin!
Presenting we had:

  • Vicente (Zendesk) On open source recipe for DDOS mitigation. - SLIDES
  • Oliver Herms (Google) Freifunk - Introduction to free and open wireless community networks - SLIDES
  • Phil Sykes (Google) Jupiter rising: A decade of Clos topologies and centralized control in Google’s datacenter networks - SLIDES

Much gratitude to Googlers: Shane, Darren, and Costi for hosting us in such an lovely space with awesome Dublin views (not forgetting the pizza and drinks on Level1 too)!

iNOG::3 2015.10.06

Sharks and Pythons on-board the USS Complexity!

Two hours and 24 netengs in attendance! Woohoo, we're growing and we love it!

The whole thing was recorded and can be found on Youtube here. (Many thanks to Jamie for the awesome setup!). Presenting we had:

  • Jose from Facebook (Dr. NMS or: How Facebook learned to stop worrying and love the network) - SLIDES
  • Darren from Google (Starting to code as a NetEng and side projects) - SLIDES
  • Cristian from Redbit Networks (Sink or Swim - Cisco IWAN) - SLIDES

Massive thanks to Airbnb and Donal for hosting us, in a fantastic location and with as many drinks, snacks and pizza as we could possibly want!

iNOG::2 2015.09.08


What a great evening! We were hosted by the wonderful Intercom (thanks Brian, Niamh, and Bob) and had double the numbers of iNOG::1 with 12 people attending.

Introductions, a spot of admin and two great lightning talks: first one about Open Network Design presented by Donal and the second was an excellent technical and historical journey around the Internet in Ireland with Barry O'Donovan from INEX i.e. the Irish Internet EXchange (IX).

We had amateurs and professionals alike in attendance and afterwards we went for a quick drink in O'Donoghues nearby. We'd love to see you at iNOG::3 on Oct 6th 7pm at Airbnb :)

iNOG::1 2015.08.11

A meet'n'greet, with beer, a boat and engineers.

Graciously hosted by DoSpace.ie