Registration for Peering Days 2019 is now open
You can now register for the seventh annual Peering Days event by visiting peeringdays.eu. The conference will take place on 12th and 13th March 2019 in Zagreb and is again jointly organised by the neutral peering nodes NIX.CZ, BIX.hu and VIX.at.
The two-day conference will be open to visitors from around the world to share knowledge and experience in the fields of internet peering, data centres or network security. In addition to the main program, the event will also include workshops led by our colleagues from RIPE NCC, as well as bilateral meetings.
Ondřej Filip from NIX.CZ has been re-elected into the board of Euro-IX
Ondřej Filip, the Chairman of the Board of NIX.CZ, the Czech neutral peering node, was re-elected last week into the Board of the European Internet Exchange Association (EURO-IX). His mandate in this important position will last for two years.
The mission of EURO-IX is to support, develop, strengthen and improve the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) community. This involves the coordination of technical standards, development of common procedures, sharing and publishing of statistics and other useful information.
The organizers of CSNOG, the first meeting of Czechoslovak networkers, published the presentations and videos
Today, the organizers of CSNOG (Czech and Slovak Network Operators Group), the first meeting of Czechoslovak network administrators, made the presentations and video footage available on their website. In the Programme section there are presentations of all participants, including representatives of CESNET, ČTÚ, CZ.NIC, Facebook, ISC, NIX.CZ or RIPE NCC.
“We are happy for the opportunity to be present at the launching of something extraordinary, an event that brings together network administrators and IT specialists, who engage in discussions, give lecturers and exchange their experience. The meeting of network administrators not only from the Czech Republic and Slovakia was successful and I dare say that we have something to build on in the future. I can confirm for the NIX.CZ Association that we will keep participating in CSNOG in the future as well as our traditional Peering Days conference. Such community events are very important and one of our goals is to support them and participate actively in them,” said Adam Golecký, director of the NIX.CZ Association.
The aim of this two-day event, which took place on June 11 and 12 in Brno, was to enable mutual exchange of experience, discussion of topical issues and sharing solutions leading to the development of Internet networks in the Czech and Slovak Republics.
CZ.NIC, the administrator of the Czech national domain, and NIX.CZ, the neutral peering node for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, participated in the organization of this first meeting.
Martin Semrád steps down as CEO of NIX.CZ
Martin Semrád, the current Director of the Czech neutral peering point NIX.CZ, has agreed today with the Board of Trustees of the organisation to leave his position. Leadership of the Association has been entrusted to the current Technical Director Adam Golecký, while his position goes to Petr Jirán. Martin Semrád has been involved in the Association in various roles (Member, Member of the Supervisory Board, Director of NIX.CZ) since 2005.
“The Director of NIX.CZ Martin Semrád has asked the Supervisory Board to release him from his function. Martin has served as our Director for nearly seven years and would now like to spend some time focusing on his private business activities. The Board has thanked Martin for his years of hard work and has wished him much success in his future projects,” Ondřej Filip, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, said.
For over 20 years, NIX.CZ Association has been bringing together Czech and foreign internet service providers for the purposes of interconnecting their networks. Other activities of the Association include the FENIX internet security project, which was launched following a number of significant DoS attacks targeting Czech banks, operators or key internet media; the NIX.SK neutral peering node, one of the two main Slovak peering nodes, or the annual international CEE Peering Days conference.
The organizer of the CSNOG community event have published first abstract and launched registration
The website of the CSNOG (Czech and Slovak Network Operators Group), Czech and Slovak community conference of network operators, now holds first abstracts and a registration form for those interested in the event. The aim of the conference, which will take place on June 11 and 12 in Brno, is to enable mutual exchange of experience, discussion of current issues and sharing of solutions leading to the development of Internet networks in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The main organizers of the first year of the event are CZ.NIC, administrator of the Czech national domain, and NIX.CZ, a neutral peering node for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
“The program committee is now going through the abstracts sent, assessing their eligibility. Currently we have published the first 15, which are soon to be joined by others. We are very happy that contributions were sent also by representatives from such organizations as the Czech Technical University or CESNET. We believe that the finalized program will be attractive, offering every participant something of interest. I would like to emphasize again that CSNOG is a community event for network experts, meaning everyone can join – with a presentation or by becoming a partner of the event,” said Sergey Myasoedov, chairman of the CSNOG program committee.