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But Wait, There's More

This year, there are a variety of non-programmatic activities open to registrants! Be sure not to miss:

  • SUNDAY: Open Office Hours, ARIN Help Desk
  • MONDAY: Newcomer Breakfast, San Francisco JAZZ Performance, Demonstrations, ARIN Help Desk
  • TUESDAY: Capture the Flag, Sponsor Happy Hour, Demonstrations, ARIN Help Desk

Open Office Hours

When: Sunday, October 15 -- 5:00pm-6:30pm

What do YOU look for in a technical meeting? What elements of the current Technology Exchange format are working for you? What would you recommend we change? These and other questions are open for direct feedback during this "come-whenever-available" session. We will post both open-ended and direct questions around the room, provide participants with pen and stickie notes, and engage in discussion with individuals about the future designs for this event. Come by, grab a snack and a beverage, and let us know what YOU want out of this event!
 

Capture the Flag Computer Security Competition

When: Tuesday, October 17 -- 7:30am-5:30pm

On Tuesday, thanks to Merit and the Michigan Cyber Range for facilitating and sponsoring this event, we are offering up to 35 attendees the opportunity to participate in a Capture the Flag computer security competition. Capture the Flag (CTF) is a challenge designed to cover the spectrum of cybersecurity. From Python scripting and web application hijacking to penetrating SCADA networks, reverse engineering and database hacking, the exercise challenges participants’ technical skills. Attendees also learn to become better defenders by using open source tools.  Participants use open source tools to fire off live attacks on networked systems in real time. A self-paced exercise, the CTF is a means to assess individual skills across a broad range of systems. 

For more information -- and to register for this activity -- please visit our Capture the Flag page.
 

San Francisco JAZZ Performance Demonstration

When: Monday, October 17 -- 5:45pm-6:30pm

Don’t miss the San Francisco JAZZ Demonstration, immediately following the Keynote. Enjoy a drink in the lobby and mingle with fellow attendees while CENIC and JAZZ engineers quickly re-set the room for this demonstration and brief presentation about the technical challenges faced when coordinating multi-site, concurrent data streams in hi-res/lo-loss environments.
 

Newcomer Breakfast

When: Monday, October 16 -- 7:00am-8:30am

If this is your first time attending TechEX (or you just feel like it is!), join us for breakfast and conversation. We will reserve tables in the breakfast area and members of the program committee, Internet2 staff, and interested community members will be on hand to greet you, give you some "tips" on how to get the most out of the meeting, and introduce you to others in your primary area of interest. We'd like everyone who attends TechEX to have a few friendly faces in their corner!

 

Film Screening

When: Sunday, October 15 -- 4:00-5:30 pm

 

ARIN@TechEx -- IPv4, IPv6, ASN, and Whois Help Desk

When: Sunday, October 15, 2:00-5:00 pm, Monday, October 16, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and Tuesday, October 17, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

ARIN@TechEx is your one-stop source for information about the IPv4 transfer market, IPv6 deployment, and keeping your Whois data accurate. Jon Worley, ARIN’s Technical Services Manager, will be onsite to answer all of your questions and can provide assistance with any requests you’re currently working on with us as well as any you’ll be submitting in the near future.
 
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is the nonprofit, member-based organization that supports the operation of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources - IPv4, IPv6, and Autonomous System numbers - in its service region, which includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States.  ARIN coordinates the development of policies by the community for the management of Internet protocol number resources and advances the Internet through information and educational outreach. More information about ARIN is available at https://www.arin.net. 
 

Demonstrations

 

When: Monday, October 16 to Wednesday, October 18 -- various times

A full list of the Demonstrations can be found HERE.  We highly recommend visiting these demos during the following non-programmatic times:

  • Monday: 9:50-10:20AM (AM Break), 12:10-1:30PM (Lunch), 3:20-3:50PM (PM Break), 6:30-8:00PM (Welcome Reception)
  • Tuesday: 7:00-8:30AM (Breakfast), 9:50-10:20AM (AM Break), 12:10-1:30PM (Lunch), 3:20-3:50PM (PM Break)
  • Wednesday: 7:00-8:30AM (Breakfast), 9:50-10:20AM (AM Break), 12:10-1:30PM (Lunch)
     

Ad Hoc Meeting Space

When: Monday, October 16 to Wednesday, October 18 -- various times

To ensure attendees have an opportunity to schedule some ad hoc meeting space for continuing discussions that crop up at TechEX, we have reserved space for on-site booking. A list of room(s) and times will be available at the Registration Desk; attendees will be limited to 2-hour blocks of time to ensure maximum use of the space.

ESnet Facility Tours

When: Date & Time TBD

We will be offering a tour of the ESnet facility in at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the Technology Exchange. These tours will be ESnet staff lead, offered on a first come, first serve basis during the scheduled programming.

The site consists of 76 buildings located on 183 acres, which overlook both the campus and the San Francisco Bay. The Energy Science Network (ESnet), is one of five major National User Facilities for the DOE Office of Science and provides connectivity for all major DOE sites and facilities, and the network transports roughly 35 petabytes of traffic each month.