Kevin and I, Karl, will be headed to Dearborn, MI tomorrow to attend the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) and American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) meetings/conferences. The NANOG event goes from Sunday the 18th through Wednesday the 21st and ARIN picks up on the 21st and continues through Friday the 23rd. The NANOG events will allow us increase our knowledge in new technologies and trends, with various presentations and discussions on BGP policies, networking hardware advancements, new/evolving security threats, etc. At ARIN, we will be able to participate in discussions regarding allocation and management of IP space as well as the overall transition to IPv6. Due to the high number of industry professionals at these events, we will also be able to develop relationships with many other networks and be able to meet face-to-face with many of our current peers.
I am expecting these events to be informative and beneficial for expanding relationships with other network operators, but I doubt they'll be all that exciting. If there is anything we feel is especially interesting, or even exciting, we will be sure to tell you here on the blog. If you are attending NANOG and/or ARIN, feel free to come and introduce yourself to Kevin Stange or I, Karl Zimmerman, the more the merrier.