A Message from the NYNOG Board of Directors

Attendees, Speakers, Sponsors, and Hosts, we would like to thank you for your continued support in helping make NYNOG events fun, educational, and successful addition to our community.

Without you, there would be no NYNOG and that is why it is important to continue to evolve with our community first in mind. We want NYNOG events to be inclusive and open to everyone; a place where you can share a beer with a colleague, learn from each other, find a mentor, and hear from top networking experts about the latest technologies and trends.  With this in mind, we knew we needed to make some changes to handle the increased interest in our community.

At the end of 2018, we got together to brainstorm and think about new ways to build upon the NYNOG  foundation to further benefit our growing community. As providing a high level of educational content is our number one priority, we knew we needed to advance our meetup architecture. As such, we're excited to share with you a new format for this year's events. This year we're announcing that we will focus on two types of event structures: Education and Community.

Education events will consist of presentations and panels, focusing on deep technical content. We will allocate more time for content, followed by networking with your peers and enjoying food and beverages.  

We are aiming to host these in environments with classroom seating to increase the focus on our speakers. We also will move to an approval based registration system for Education events. These events will have some restrictions, allowing those in technical roles, such as Network Engineers, Architects, Sales Engineers, and Operators to have the first opportunity to attend when seating is limited. Our first Education event is scheduled for March 14th.


Community is our second new event structure. These events will be similar to NYNOG events in the past, only a little larger in terms of audience.  We will have a single speaker or panel, and then a bit more time for networking. We aim to have a Community event in June and another in early December.

We hope you're with us for 2019 and we look forward to growing the community together. 

We welcome any and all feedback.  You can email us any time at hello@nynog.org. 
 

Save The Date

March 14th, 2019


NYNOG #11, Our first meetup of 2019, with the educational style, is coming up and will be hosted at Work-Bench. The program is TBA.

Registration will be open soon, so keep an eye out for another email with those details. 

 

Speaking Opportunities


Want to speak at NYNOG? Have an interesting story to share, or topic you want to discuss? We're still accepting proposals for talks for NYNOG #11, as well as future events. 

Please email cfp@nynog.org or visit https://www.nynog.org/cfp for more details. 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities remaining for 2019. If you or your organization is interested, please send us an email to request our prospectus. We can be reached at hello@nynog.org 

 

What Do You Want To Hear About? 


We're looking for feedback on topics you want to hear about most. Want to learn about the latest trends in cloud networking? Optical Networking? Do you want to hear about how others are using automation and software driven strategies to improve and evolve their networks? 

Email us and let us know what's interesting to you. Send all feedback to hello@nynog.org 


 

Together #WeAreNYNOG

More Cables Will Connect Brazil and the U.S. This Year. That's Actually a Big Deal.

This month we’ll see the first direct fiber optic route between São Paulo and New York—the Seabras-1. (The final splice was reported in July.)

So why does this matter? Lots of new cables are in the works. In fact, Latin America itself is going through a submarine cable boom.

It matters because cables like Seabras-1, the soon-to-be-completed Monet, and the forthcoming BRUSA are all adding needed route diversity between the U.S. and South America.

In a nutshell: connecting the U.S. and South America through a city that’s not Miami is significant.

Latin America remains heavily connected to the U.S. in international connectivity.

In the case of the Seabras-1, we see the promise of lower latency between the financial and commercial centers of Brazil and the U.S., as well as a shorter overall distance between Brazil and the Mid-Atlantic. Presumably, BRUSA will do the same next year.

The Seabras-1 is operated and maintained from the Seaborn Network offices in the United States and Brazil. The new cable has a current maximum design capacity of 72Tbps, and Seaborn intends to include multiple branching units. This will allow for future expansion in North and South America.

BRUSA, a private cable built and operated by Telxius, will be nearly 11,000 kilometers, linking Rio de Janeiro and Virginia Beach.

Monet is a 6-fiber pair cable system with a potential capacity of of 60 Tbps. It’s owned by Algar Telecom, Angola Cables, ANTEL, and Google.

PRESS RELEASE: NYNOG Announces 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status to Enhance Network Operator Education

NYNOG Announces 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status to Enhance Network Operator Education

New York Network Operators Group (NYNOG) Provides Educational Events and Programs

New York, NY, March 23, 2017    (Newswire.com) - NYNOG (New York Network Operators Group), is proud to announce it is now officially a nonprofit with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. NYNOG is also now eligible to apply for government and foundation grants, which will further broaden its access to resources and strengthen its ability to provide educational events and programs to the tri-state area.

“Obtaining 501(c)(3) status enables NYNOG to provide the New York metro area greater network operating education to the local tech community thereby benefiting local businesses, institutions, and students.” remarked Christian Koch, President of NYNOG.  “The granting of a nonprofit status to NYNOG is a major milestone for our growing organization, and we are excited to give network operators and tech enthusiasts alike the insights they need to understand the intricacies of network operating” he added.


Since its formation in May 2016, NYNOG has been providing a casual environment to share experiences, ideas, and discuss innovative solutions to the complex problems the networking world faces.  To help guide the organization and ensure fulfillment of its mission, a Board of Directors and supportive committees with a combined experience of over 125 years in networking and internet infrastructure was assembled.  


NYNOG holds its next event on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Work-Bench on 5th Avenue in New York City at 6pm ET.  Tickets to attend can be obtained through the NYNOG website, www.nynog.org. 


Join NYNOG & Participate:
Joining the NYNOG mailing list, learn about upcoming events, and become a community participant through the website, www.nynog.org. 


About NYNOG
NYNOG (New York Network Operators Group) is connecting New York network operators and technology professionals by providing educational events and programs. NYNOG is a community based organization and relies on industry participation for its events and educational programs as well as managing ongoing communications. Annual founding sponsors include Netflix and Digital Realty.


For Additional Information:
Web: www.nynog.org
Twitter: @wearenynog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nynog
LinkedIn Company Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nynog


News & Media Contact for NYNOG:
Andrew Baird
Tel: +1 732 213 2620
andrew@nynog.org

Related Links
https://www.nynog.org/blog/2017/2/5/press-release-announcing-nynog-board-election-appointments
 

Marketing & Events Committee - Call For Volunteers

In January 2017, during the first meeting of the NYNOG Board of Directors, a decision was made to develop a Marketing & Events Committee to support the growth and management of NYNOG's events and marketing activities.

I have agreed to and am thrilled to serve as Chair and am now seeking volunteers to continue with the important work of the committee.

If you are interested in getting involved with the NYNOG community, please consider volunteering your time and effort in support of these important NYNOG activities

To help guide you, please review the following committee expectations:

Events Logistics
Day of set-up and break down.
Research of local caterers, AV, and other services during the run of event.
Retrieval of supplies in advance of the event.
Registration desk support

Events Promotion
Digital marketing activities include updates to the NYNOG Website, Eventbrite, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (general updates, event run of show highlights, including speakers, and sponsor coverage).
Partnerships and advertisements with local tech organizations.

Sponsorship Coordinator
On-boarding of sponsors, feedback and ongoing support.

Lead Generation & Email Management
Manage new leads and contacts into the database and build out communication campaigns in line with NYNOG’s events and communication activity

Volunteers will be responsible for the execution of items that end up being assigned. Volunteers must also attend monthly Committee calls as agreed upon by the majority of the Committee. Volunteers are expected to support half of the events that take place through the year.
 
More information about the organization can be found on our website at www.nynog.org

 
If you are interested in participating, or learning more about NYNOG, please complete the form at https://www.nynog.org/call-for-volunteers or email me directly at jess@nynog.org

PRESS RELEASE: Announcing NYNOG and Board Appointments

Announcing NYNOG and Board Appointments

New York Network Operators Group (NYNOG) provides educational events and programs

NEW YORK, February 7, 2017 - NYNOG (New York Network Operators Group), a New York based organization connecting New York network operators and technology professionals by providing educational events and programs, announced its initial board members and results of its first election for officer positions.

NYNOG was founded by Christian Koch and David Temkin to provide networking professionals in the NYC metro area with a powerful networking community that is focused on people. NYNOG’s first event was held on May 25th 2016, and it’s next event is scheduled to take place on March 23rd 2017.  Through NYNOG’s events, the organization aims to provide a casual environment to discuss and share experiences, ideas, and discuss innovative solutions to the complex problems the networking world faces.  To help guide the organization and ensure fulfillment of its mission, a Board of Directors and supportive committees with a combined experience of over 125 years in networking and internet infrastructure was assembled.

NYNOG's Board of Directors:

Christian Koch of Pilot Fiber

David Temkin of Netflix

Andrew Baird of Digital Realty

Teresa Dietrich of Namely

Alex Latzko of ServerCentral

Neal Secher of BNY Mellon

Sagi Brody of Webair

Elected Officers & Positions:

President, Christian Koch
Vice President, Teresa Dietrich
Treasurer, Alex Latzko
Secretary, Sagi Brody

Elected Officers & Positions:

Chair for Marketing & Events, Jessica Smith

Newly appointed President, Christian Koch, reflected on the creation of the board, “We are, at heart an organization By Engineers, For Engineers. We're excited about the future and the possibilities we can help create.”  Koch further added his thoughts on the creation of NYNOG, "We started NYNOG as a way to bring networking and IT professionals in the New York City Metro area together through our small and intimate events that we host throughout the year. People get together and learn about new technologies, discuss problems and challenges they face with changing infrastructure, or just come to meet other like-minded professionals.” Indeed, NYNOG community participants are encouraged to attend events and ask questions about their careers, the industry, changes in network technology, and anything else the community can help with.  Information about the next NYNOG event on March 23rd 2017 can be found on www.nynog.org.  

How to Join & Participate:
Joining the NYNOG mailing list, learn about upcoming events, and become a community partcipant through the website,: www.nynog.org.