A Minimum of Two Fellows Will Be Selected to Attend NANOG 63, February 2-4, 2015, in San Antonio, TX
FREEMONT, CA, December 10, 2014 – The North American Network Operator’s Group (NANOG) today announces it is now accepting applications for two fellowships offered for NANOG 63, hosted by CyrusOne at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. Fellowship recipients will also be extended an opportunity to attend one of the NANOG education courses, ‘Routing Fundamentals’ or ‘IPv6 Routing Fundamentals’, held before NANOG 63 on Sunday February 1, 2014.
The NANOG Fellowship Program offers a minimum of two of each fellowship options listed: the Abha Ahuja and Operator of Tomorrow. The Abha Ahuja Fellowship provides financial support for one female awardee that is a high school graduate, or currently enrolled student in courses leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree at a college or university, or recently graduated student in North America, to attend NANOG 63. The Operator of Tomorrow Fellowship provides financial support for one individual who is a high school graduate, or currently enrolled student in courses leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree at a college or university, or recently graduated student in North America, to attend NANOG 63.
Fellowship recipient awardees are granted free meeting registration, round-trip economy class airfare to the meeting and hotel accommodations at the venue hotel booked directly by NANOG staff, a small stipend to cover meals and incidental travel expenses, and a NANOG Committee Member Mentor during the NANOG 63 meeting.
“NANOG fellowship grants provide individuals the opportunity to become a part of the NANOG community experience, grow their skill set, and network with some of the best and brightest in Internet engineering and architecture today,” remarks Betty Burke, Executive Director of NANOG. “Fellows will receive a firsthand view into the industry that we hope will aid them in their continued education as well as future professional endeavors.”
Applicants must be in North America and have an understanding of the importance of NANOG through their educational or professional experience. To be considered for fellowship, each applicant must present a case for attending a NANOG meeting that includes: what they intend to accomplish or get out of attending a meeting; how attending a meeting will help them in their work or study; and how they plan to apply their NANOG experience when they return home. Those not accepted for NANOG 63 will remain in the candidate pool for consideration at a future NANOG meeting.
For more information about NANOG’s Fellowship Program, visit www.nanog.org/resources/fellowships.
To learn more about NANOG and its regular meetings and events, visit http://www.nanog.org.
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NANOG is a community of industry experts that work together for the common good of the Internet. In many ways, the NANOG community serves as the heart and soul of the Internet. This close-knit group meets three times a year to discuss all issues, large and small, as they relate to the performance, accessibility and evolution of the Internet. NANOG is dedicated to improving the Internet for all major sectors (public, private, education, and consumer) in all corners of the world. NANOG is a non-profit organization and relies on sponsors to help with costs for its tri-annual conferences as well as managing ongoing communications. Annual sponsors include Diamond Sponsors NTT Communications and VeriSign, Platinum Sponsors ADDREX, Google and Netflix, as well as Gold Sponsor Comcast. To learn more, visit http://www.nanog.org.
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