Event Wrap: PhNOG 2019

By on 8 Aug 2019

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It was a full house at the second PhNOG meeting of 2019.

APNIC proudly supported and participated at the second Philippines Network Operators Group held in 2019 (PhNOG 2019) in Manila, Philippines, from 17 to 19 July 2019.

The event welcomed over 270 participants to hear from speakers on DNS, routing, RPKI and the Philippines Internet landscape. There was also an IP Peering Forum held during the conference, with several speakers sharing their IX and peering experiences. This was also the first time the conference included connectivity via eduroam.

APNIC activities:

  • APNIC EC Chair, Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, and Paul Wilson gave welcome addresses (via video).
  • Shane Hermoso conducted the Advanced BGP workshop to 30 participants.
  • Shane also conducted an RPKI tutorial and IPv6 101 session to 20 participants. Following the RPKI tutorial, Shane helped three APNIC Members create ROAs in MyAPNIC. The IPv6 session used the APNIC Academy IPv6 course, with the students able to use the lab options (Cisco/Juniper/Mikrotik) for the hands-on activities.
  • Anna Mulingbayan, with the help of Shane, organized a Youth Briefing as part of the NOG, to help develop the next generation of Internet leaders and recognize the efforts of student volunteers who supported the event. Professionals from Cisco, Globe and Google also participated to offer career advice and mentoring.
  • Anna and Shane also organized an informal meeting with female attendees in an effort to encourage more active female involvement in the Philippines ICT industry and PhNOG in future. The meeting ended with several actions, including establishing a mailing list and potentially formalizing a ‘Women in ICT’ session as part of the PhNOG agenda.
  • At the end of the conference, Anna gave the closing message and vote of thanks.
  • Anna, Shane and Helen Broadbridge had one-on-one meetings with several APNIC Members on IP address and membership issues, including billing, updating their ROAs and validating their contact information in MyAPNIC.
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