Around 90 people met in Manchester at UKNOF51 on Monday and Tuesday 3rd and 4th April 2023. This was our first multi-day event. In 2023 we are running two, two-day UKNOF events instead of three one-day events. There were also around 30 remote participants using Zoom, submitting questions in Mattermost.
This was another hybrid event. Most speakers presented in Manchester with some joining over the Internet. 13 speakers presented on a variety of Internet operations topics. We also programmed plenty of time for people to speak with each other.
We will publish recordings of the talks from UKNOF51, so you can review the details of talks you enjoyed or catch up on a talk you missed.
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Keith Mitchell welcomed everyone to the first day of UKNOF51 and thanked our sponsors.
- Angela Dall’Ara kicked us off with an update on Policy development in the RIPE region
- Then, James Bensley spoke about Software Best Practices for Networkers
- After afternoon tea, Pierre-Yves Maunier explained how F5 Deployed its Backbone in APAC
- Steve Jones then discussed some Things to consider with 400G over DWDM
- OneWeb Network uses mVPN and Catalin Petrescu explained their architecture
- Josh Levett then gave a lightning talk about Secure Network Communication Across the Internet and asked for anyone interested in participating in a panel at UKNOF52 to contact him.
- Then, Steve Karmeinsky and Dave Wilson introduced the PC and CC, and explained why you might want to join them.
The first day ended with a social event. Pints n’ Packets was sponsored by Smartoptics.
- Rohit Saxena and Kamal Singh opened the second day’s business with a talk about 5G Security
- Then, Imran Saleem spoke about Weaponizing mobile infrastructure. He asked if politically motivated cyber attacks are a threat to democracy?
- Following a morning tea break, Lefteris Manassakis discussed BGP Security – Hijack and Route Leak Detection
- Then, RETN’s Olena Lutsenko and Andrey Gazizov spoke about what they have learned from operating during a long-term crisis
- After lunch, Vincentas Grinius gave an IPv4 Ecosystem Overview
- Colin Peckham then provided an update on LINX Manchester’s Expansion to Equinix MA5
- Dan Poltawski then spoke about Network Log Aggregation with Loki
- Following afternoon tea, Giles Winchester discussed the Temporal Behaviour of a Large-Scale Microservice Architecture
- He was followed by James Wilkinson, who gave an Introduction to Networks in Kubernetes
- Prof. Andy Sutton then gave the last formal talk of the day on the Integration of Terrestrial and Space Based Communications
- Finally, Keith Mitchell thanked all the volunteers who have served on the old Advisory Committee.
Thanks to Sponsors, Patrons, and Partners!
We are grateful to the sponsors and patrons who made UKNOF51 possible.