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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Engineer Versus Complexity
Meeting: NANOG66
Date / Time: 2016-02-10 5:00pm - 5:30pm
This item is webcast
Room: Grande Ballroom
Presenters: Speakers:

Russ White, LinkedIn

Russ White has more than twenty years' experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large scale networks. Across that time, he has co-authored more than forty software patents, has spoken at venues throughout the world, has participated in the development of several internet standards, has helped develop the CCDE and the CCAr, and has worked in Internet governance with the ISOC. Russ is currently a member of the Artchitecture Team at LinkedIn, where he works on next generation data center designs, complexity, security, and privacy. His most recent books are The Art of Network Architecture and Navigating Network Complexity. Degrees and certifications: MSIT Capella University, MACM Shepherds Theological Seminary, PhD in progress from Southeastern Theological Seminary, CCIE #2635, CCDE 2007:001, CCAr
Abstract: Network engineers are awash in complexity -- but what can we do about it? One approach is to reduce complexity, but often the complexity we face is just a matter of solving hard problems. This talk represents another approach: developing a set of mental models and methods to manage the complexity we need to deal with anyway. This session will discuss a modified (simplified) version of the complexity model published recently in Navigating Network Complexity, and then consider a process engineers can use to manage complexity as it's encountered.

Note: the last material is not discussed in the book, but is complimentary to the book.
Files: pdfEngineer Versus Complexity(PDF)
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Sponsors: None.

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NANOG66 Abstracts

  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Greg Dendy, Equinix; Raj Khurana.
    Al Burgio, IIX;
  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Greg Dendy, Equinix; Raj Khurana.
    Al Burgio, IIX;
  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Greg Dendy, Equinix; Raj Khurana.
    Al Burgio, IIX;
  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Greg Dendy, Equinix; Raj Khurana.
    Al Burgio, IIX;
  • Coding BOF
    Speakers:
    Matt Griswold, United Internet Exchange; Job Snijders, NTT Communications; Jesse Sowell, MIT; Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Manish Karir, QuadMetrics; Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University; Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego; Luca Sani, IIT-CNR; Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University; Vicente De Luca, Zendesk;
  • Coding BOF
    Speakers:
    Matt Griswold, United Internet Exchange; Job Snijders, NTT Communications; Jesse Sowell, MIT; Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Coding BOF
    Speakers:
    Matt Griswold, United Internet Exchange; Job Snijders, NTT Communications; Jesse Sowell, MIT; Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Coding BOF
    Speakers:
    Matt Griswold, United Internet Exchange; Job Snijders, NTT Communications; Jesse Sowell, MIT; Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Brad Raymo, Microsoft; Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Ciprian Marginean, AMS-IX; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Brad Raymo, Microsoft; Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Ciprian Marginean, AMS-IX; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Brad Raymo, Microsoft; Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Ciprian Marginean, AMS-IX; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Brad Raymo, Microsoft; Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Ciprian Marginean, AMS-IX; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .

 

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