For a couple years now I have followed Tech Field Day and Network Field Day. Very recently, I was informed I was selected as a Network Field Day delegate to attend NFD15 in San Jose, CA, April 6-7th. The event will take place in the geographical home of the networking field – Silicon Valley. The companies calling this area home are some of the largest players in the networking game.
This years event will include presenters from:
- Gigamon (https://www.gigamon.com/)
- IPinfusion (https://www.ipinfusion.com/)
- TeloIP (http://www.teloip.com/)
- VMWare (http://www.vmware.com/)
This promises a little bit of everything as these companies each specialize in a few key areas. I am excited to see what new things I can learn from VMWare as I already use their server virtualization technologies in both my personal and professional settings. The other big thing jumping out at me from this list is the work that IPinfusion is doing in the field of white-box networking. We’ve been hearing about this for a while, and I can’t wait to hear how they put their own spin on it.
As mentioned, I will be there as a delegate to ask the questions as a “regular guy” and a network engineer from the field. My questions will probably be similar to the questions that a lot of users would probably have. Feel free to leave any questions below or tweet them to me (@TheRoutingTable). I will try to work them into the presentations. So how will you get your answers? That’s the best part of Network Field Day. Live streams will be available for everyone so you can follow the presentations in the moment and be a part of everything in real time.
To read more about the event and how you can participate, head over to the official website of NFD15 at http://techfieldday.com/event/nfd15/ for more information such as dates and time (when announced) as well as information about the live streams. I will be trying to put together some recordings as well along with my thoughts and reviews on the presentations.
Lastly, thank you to the Network Field Team for selecting me as a delegate for this year’s event. My goal is to learn as much as possible and help relay that out to everyone following the event remotely. It should be a good time for everyone watching the presentations!
Disclaimer: Gestalt IT, organizers of Network Field Day was responsible for my travel expenses to attend Network Field Day. I do not receive any cash compensation as a delegate from either Gestalt It or any of the mentioned vendors. All opinions are my own.