Fellows Will be Selected to Attend NANOG 61, June 2-4, 2014 in Bellevue, WA
FREMONT, CA, February 18, 2014 – The North American Network Operator’s Group (NANOG) today announces it is now accepting applications for fellowships offered for NANOG 61, hosted by NTT Communications. NANOG 61 will take place June 2-4, 2014 in Bellevue, WA. The application process is open for NANOG 61 and those not accepted for NANOG 61 will remain in the candidate pool for consideration at a future NANOG meeting.
NANOG offers a minimum of two of each fellowship option listed: the Abha Ahuja and Operator of Tomorrow. The Abha Ahuja Fellowship provides financial support for one female individual (awardee) 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 one NANOG meeting. The Operator of Tomorrow Fellowship aims to broaden the NANOG educational outreach in the community and bring new ideas into the public discussions by awarding 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 one NANOG meeting. Priority will be given to applicants who will be attending their first NANOG meeting.
“The program awards fellowship winners with free registration to NANOG 61, including round-trip economy class airfare, hotel accommodations and a small stipend to cover meals and incidental travel expenses,” comments Betty Burke, Executive Director of NANOG. “Applicants must be in North America and have an understanding of the importance of NANOG through their educational or professional experience, among a number of other criteria.”
Applicants 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 intend to apply their NANOG experience when they return home.
For more information about NANOG’s Fellowship Program, visit www.nanog.org/resources/fellowships.
For more information about NANOG as well as membership, meetings and sponsorship opportunities, visit 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 Google and Netflix, as well as Gold Sponsor Comcast. To learn more, visit http://www.nanog.org.
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