2017 Technology Exchange

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

  • SUNDAY: Open Office Hours, Screening "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap", ARIN Help Desk
  • MONDAY: Newcomer Breakfast, CryptoGame, 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 FREE activity -- please visit our Capture the Flag page.


SFJAZZ MasterClass Demonstration

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

SFJAZZ views REN as having a collective energy discriminately connecting the world.  Our focus is to bring communities together through the lens of jazz.  SFJAZZ’s participation on the network exists within a concept titled “Opening Portals to the World of Jazz.” We will demonstrate a three-site jazz master class, featuring artists – Robin Eubanks (SFJAZZ Collective) and Adam Theis (Jazz Mafia) as masters, a SFJAZZ Monday Night  Band ensemble, and a Stanford University student musician as participants. 
Using this technology, we will also speak to the subject matter experts of the two platform applications used in the demonstration – JackTrip and UltraGrid.  Chris Chafe (JackTrip), Director of Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, and, Milos Liska (UltraGrid), Senior Developer with CESNET and Masaryk University will join in the experience from Palo Alto and the Czech Republic, respectively.  Mount Allen, SFJAZZ Director of Operations and developer of the Portals Project, will moderate the experience.


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 of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, a documentary by Robin Hauser

When: Sunday, October 15 -- 5:30-7:15 pm

Join us for a screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, a provocative documentary film by Robin Hauser Reynolds, that exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

Following the screening, one of the contributors to the film, Avis Yates (NCWIT) will be available for questions and discussion on this important topic.


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.


Crypto Game

When: Starts on Monday, October 16 at 7am when the Sponsor Exhibits Open

Campus IT and security professionals don’t always get to play games at work, but they can at the Internet2 Technology Exchange this year! Internet2 has hidden clues in the Sponsor Salon at each sponsor booth. These clues can be assembled to find the ciphertext for a special message. Stretch your brain to decode the ciphertext to win a prize! Stop by the registration desk or email the answer to games@internet2.edu to be entered to win a prize.

This year's prizes are a $75 amazon gift card and a bluetooth wireless speaker.The puzzle was made more challenging for 2017, so be prepared to spend some time on it!



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.