TNC2012 in Reykjavik - Wednesday 23/5-2012
|Pictures from the other days|
The wednesday morning plenary is chaired the none other than the
president of the programme committee, David Kelsey from STFC
The first item is a Gartner-guy: Jan-Martin Lowendahl...
...who presents the Gartner hype-curve as a tsunami
A more provoking talk was given by Jacob Appelbaum about the Tor project
He shows some of the pop-ups that meet users on countries with internet censorship
And he gave a very good overview of the arms-race between Tor and the various
technologies used by oppressive regimes around the world
A new initiative is to use the Tor statistics as a metric to measure the
freedom of information in various countries around the world.
From Cisco - one of the participants in the arms-race Jacob Appelbaum spoke about - we recognize
Klaas Wierenga. In my opinion one of the good guys!
For the next session, I chose high resolution video. First from PSNC: Piotr Ostapowicz
In PSNC, they built hardware to convert a 4K camera to do streaming instead
of putting data on a storage device.
However, this was not without problems.
In the end, they managed to come up with a solution. The good news is that
the camera producers are beginning to incorporate streaming capability into
the new 4K camers.
Frédéric Noël from Université de Grenoble spoke about a big project to unite
a lot of visualization resouces: Visionair
At the TERENA booth, people are signing the get-well card for Karel Vietsch. We miss you, Karel!
A new NREN colleague is this gentleman: Dr. Arjan Xhelaj, who is leader of the
emerging Albanian NREN, ANA (Academic Network og Albania).
The soft chairs are popular
Working effectively behind the scene: Jørgen Qvist, the CTO of Norudunet
A very important feature of the TNC is the various side-meetings.
I don't know
what the meeting is about, but judging from the participants,
it surely must be the federation mafia plotting new advances.
The session that featured me as a speaker was chaired by
Zenon Mousmoulas from GRNET
Leandro Marcos de Oliveira Guimarães and Antônio Carlos Fernandes Nunes
from RNP, the Brazilian NREN...
...presented how they started using ITIL
People swarming about the Nordunet stand
Here is an elevator door...
...and here is another where an insistent user would not take no for an answer
On the way to the gala dinner, this classic car catches the eye
The gala dinner takes place at the Harpa concert hall. In the front, we have my two good
colleagues: Gitte Kudsk and Tangui Coulouarn from DeIC.
The head of the Icelandic NREN, RHnet, Mr. Sæþór L. Jónsson (with the tie) who is ultimately the
responsible local organized of the TNC. Thank you.
A few words by the acting president of TERENA, Valentino Cavalli. Short and to the point.6~
TNC has turned into quite a crowd
Me at the francophone table with Sabine Jaume and Robert Ferret from RENATER.
When someone at a dinner table is behaving oddly, you can be sure
the finnish people
My guess is that this gala event was the largest in the history of TERENA conferences, but it still had a
good and cosy atmosphere to it.
Martin Bech, DeIC/UNI-C, email@example.com