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October 20, 2009, NANOG PC Lunch Meeting Notes


  • Nina Bargisen
  • Larry Blunk
  • Betty Burke
  • Tom Daly
  • Brian Deardorff
  • Igor Gashinsky
  • Mike Hughes
  • Joel Jaeggli
  • Sylvie LaPerriere
  • Dave Meyer
  • Chris Morrow
  • Kevin Oberman
  • Lane Patterson
  • Tom Scholl
  • Josh Snowhorn
  • Richard Steenbergen
  • Gayle Terkheurst
  • Todd Underwood
  • Don Welch 


These are the meeting notes from the PC lunch for NANOG 47. The meeting started at approximately 13:00 Eastern.


First, a big think you to our terming out and standing down PC members for all of their hard work: Joel, Sylvie, Lane, Josh, Ren, Todd.


We reviewed the current status of the meeting thus far. Consensus was that the meeting was running smoothly and we are happy to have been able to fit in some extra lightning talks. We discussed the ARIN content level, and issues with having some talks repeated, which are updated from time to time.


Next, we discussed the reorganization of the PC upon election of the new PC members. PC elections will be completed by 10/22/09, and we'd like to have a telephone call with the returning and new PC members ASAP. We intend to have this call on the week of 10/26/09. Igor Gashinsky offered his conference bridge for NANOG 48.


Next, Dave and Tom gave an update regarding the breakfast meeting they had with Mark Kosters and Susan Hamlin from ARIN regarding joint programs for NANOG 50 in Atlanta. Dave and Tom explained more aspects of the logistics for joint meetings, and explained that earlier and more frequent interaction with ARIN in planning future meetings will resolve many of the difficulties experienced.


Following that, we discussed the NANOG surveys, and how the PC might be able to survey the attendees after each talk or session to garner more immediate feedback around presentations. It would allow us to survey the quality of the presentations, provide direct feedback to the speakers, and to poll whether attendees would want follow up regarding the topic.


Next, we discussed ideas around taking questions from remote attendees via Jabber/XMPP/IRC/something during the meeting, crowd sourcing/voting of lightning talks. We plan to talk to the Mailing List / Communications Committee about this.


Next, we discussed some of the heartburn caused by late submissions of slides. Generally speaking, the PC should set a deadline for slide submissions. We also discussed the idea of getting Merit staff onto IRC with the PC to ease coordination during the meeting. We also discussed the software load (quicktime) on the speakers laptop.


Finally, we discussed topic generation for NANOG 48. We came up with the following high level topics:

  • FCC Issues
  • Mobility
  • Impact of short term network use devices, such as kindle and back to my mac.
  • cloud / vmware migration security, 802.1aq
  • wan optimization
  • tracks - inside the dc, outside the datacenter
  • green datacenter, physical dc
  • tutorial: data center power basics 

And lastly, Betty reminded us that thanks to technology upgrades at Merit, we can now schedule two live streams at a time.


With that, and having 3 minutes to spare before the start of the next session, we adjourned.


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