Internet2 convenes workshops on a variety of topics, including network performance, various technical topics (i.e., network issues in life sciences research, etc.), security, and cloud computing, among others. Formats range from webinars to instructed classrooms to collaborative development of "best practices" based on the topics at hand.
Please note: Internet2 is no longer offering "hands-on" Workshops for any topic except Network Performance. We are directing interested parties to the topic-area working groups, such as Multicast and IPv6, where members of the community are potentially available to continue to teach the hands-on courses. As new workshop topics are developed, they will be posted here.
Focused Technical Workshops
Internet2 is collaborating with ESnet and others to offer a series of short, focused workshops on highly-specific subjects for discussion and community input. Akin to "mini-Joint Tec,s" these events will be scheduled as often as the community is able to support them; hosted on campuses, they are designed to bring together members of the community interested in very specific aspects of topics in a streamlined manner -- registration covers only very basic meeting support and breaks and does not include a negotiated hotel rate/contract, netcasting of sessions, conference meals, or local transportation. Keeping the meetings simple and easy-to-manage allows Internet2 and the community to offer as many per year as there are topics of interest and hosts willing to coordinate space.
These 1- to 2-day workshops feature a variety of topics; hosted at member campuses and government laboratories, the aim is to bring together between 50 and 100 experts to address cutting edge issues in newly emerging networking areas. Topics are announced via a subscribeable mailing list (email@example.com) and interested parties should follow the instructions for participation in each event that are provided via" announcements made to that list. In general, most workshops require potential participants to submit an abstract or explanation of their interest and why their participation would be valuable; a program committee reviews the submissions and sends invitations to potential speakers and participants, giving them a limited time in which to register. Some spaces at each workshop are made available to the general public. Fees for these workshops are generally held to $50-$75/person but do not cover any meals -- breaks are usually included, unless otherwise specified.
This 1.5-day workshop provides attendees with a working knowledge of how to quickly identify and solve common host configuration and network performance problems. The workshop provides hands-on experience of installing and using a variety of open-source performance tools, experience in interpreting the tool results, and introduction to methodologies for using a combination of tools to solve real-world problems. Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to: (1) differentiate between host configuration and network infrastructure problems, (2) set up and operate the various servers, (3) assist end-users in using these tools to effectively report problems, and (4) understand how to use these tools for long-term monitoring activities.