New networks and friendships were made during the APNIC 40 Workshops, which came to a close yesterday in Jakarta.
88 people participated in one of 4 workshops run across 5-days. A large majority of participants were local Indonesians although many others traveled from Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Philippines, Timor Leste and Tonga to attend.
Nurul Islam, APNIC’s Senior Training Specialist, was impressed by participant’s enthusiasm right throughout the course.
“Participants have been really engaged and asked lots of great questions right up to the final afternoon. Many stayed to learn more even after we had finished each day, so much was their enthusiasm.
“I think it’s testament to the trainers and the way we run our workshops. We are combining presentations with hands on lab activities. We teach them the theory first, then give them instructions to complete an exercise with our lab and then afterwards we review the outcomes of their configurations.”
The exercises and expertise provided by the trainers were a highlight for many participants.
The four workshops offered were:
- Advanced BGP with Philip Smith (APNIC), Sumon Ahmed Sabir (Fiber@Home) and Kittinan Sriprasert (BKNIX)
- MPLS Deployment with Nurul Islam (APNIC) and Muhammad Moinur Rahman (1Asia Alliance Communication Ltd)
- Network Security with Sheryl Hermoso (APNIC), Adli Wahid (APNIC), Champika Wijayatunga (ICANN).
- Routing workshop presented in Bahasa by Valens Riyadi (Mikrotik Indonesia) and Novan Chris (Mikrotik Indonesia)
Check out the APNIC 40 Workshop week photo album.
And be sure to check back to see what participants had to say.
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