NORDUNET Technical Workshop

At NORDUnet we would like to further stimulate Nordic community building, discussion, and sharing of technical achievements. To this end we have introduced the NORDUnet Technical Workshop (NTW). The NTW will have a different scope and focus than the regular conference - smaller and focused on technology and collaboration.

From its initiation in 2013 the NORDUnet Technical Workshop has quickly developed into a centrepiece event for the Nordic NREN community. NREN technicians meet and talk shop, in a peer-to-peer environment with ample space to discuss network details, common challenges, new technologies and much more.  And participant profiles are still dominated by the technically savvy staff, with the content very much defined by the participants themselves, and with an atmosphere that encourages lengthy discussions and workshop-like activities, all with a grassroots approach to R&E networking. What has changed from the initial event is the number of participants. Since the start participation has tripled into what is now regarded the

You could say that in a way the NTW is a return to the beginning of the NORDUnet conference, back when Nordic NREN techies met to discuss among themselves how to make it all work. The NTW wants to promote that spirit and to strengthen the Nordic NREN communities.

The Nordics already collaborate within areas such as media, wireless , etc. . But more can be done, and there is still room for improving the collaboration and the exchange of services, or at least exchange of knowledge about the services we provide in each Nordic NREN. This is where initiatives like the Technical Workshop help promote and support the existing collaboration.

 

 

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