Jun 11 – 12, 2018
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The Czech and Slovak network operator communities to meet at the CSNOG conference

22. 03. 2018

Major Czech and Slovak Internet network organizations are preparing the first annual CSNOG (Czech and Slovak Network Operators Group) community meeting, which will be held on June 11 and 12, 2018, in Brno. The aim of this two-day event is primarily 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 Call for Abstracts (valid until April 20) will be found on the website published today. 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.

“NOG meetings usually have a community feel, which makes them significantly different from other conventionally held conferences. It is often said that NOG events are held for network operators. However, these include not only ISPs, but also CDN operators, hosting companies, domain name administrators and registrars, operating system developers, and many others. I believe that CSNOG will also deal with telecommunication regulations, global networks, new technologies, Internet interconnections at peering node level and, of course, security,” said Sergey Myasoedov, Program Director of the Czech-Slovak CSNOG.

“NOG events take place in a number of countries and regions. Their goal is to connect Internet network specialists and enable them to get to know each other and share their experience. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, no such event has yet been held, and because the network operator communities of these two countries are very close, we have decided to organize a NOG-type event together,” said Ondřej Filip, CEO of CZ.NIC.

“These meetings are quite popular and have a long tradition in the network operator community. We want CSNOG to become a regular event, serving every year as a place for meeting and discussion for representatives of ISPs, network operators, registrars, network engineers and Internet and network technology enthusiasts. The purpose of the meeting is also to bring together and develop communities of these experts from both countries,” added Martin Semrád, director of the Czech neutral peering node NIX.CZ, which since 2015 has operated the Slovak peering node NIX.SK.

The founding members of CSNOG are non-profit associations CZ.NIC and NIX.CZ. At the moment, the Slovak Republic is represented in the organizing committee by skHosting.eu and VNET. Because it is a community event, it should also include other entities from both countries. The organizers therefore invite the broad professional public to engage in this event. Contact details through which you can apply are available at www.csnog.eu

People who want to give a presentation at the event can submit their contributions by April 20th. Abstracts in Czech, Slovak and English will be accepted.
Additional information on the CSNOG conference will be posted on the event’s website and on the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook.