Monday, August 18, 2014

Upcoming IPv6 events

There are several opportunities to get some IPv6 education outside of taking a formal training course. In September the North American IPv6 Summit hosted by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force will happen in Denver, CO. This is the primer IPv6 event that happens in North America, hands down with a great line up of speakers and some incredible pre-conference tutorials that you can attend. If you can make the time (it is a super cost effective event so don't complain about the cost! - especially compared to things like Cisco Live, TechEd, VMworld, OracleWorld, etc.) I can assure you the speakers and content will be worth the time investment.

If you are in New York in October, I will be presenting at Interop doing an IPv6 bootcamp. I will cover a variety of IPv6 topics to help you get up to speed quickly using the protocol. You can get more details about me session here. Interop is always a great show, I hope they expand the IPv6 training and education but I am grateful they at least have my session for folks to attend if they are interested.

In November, the California IPv6 Task Force and gogo6 jointly run the gogoNET Live IPv6 conference in Silicon Valley. This will be the 5th year of the event and the best part is that it is principally going to be an online broadcast event again this year. It is a super cost effective event to participate in, regardless of where you are located in the world. The topics will focus on SDN, NFV, IOT and how IPv6 is leveraged in all of those technologies. IPv6 really is the underpinning for a lot of innovation happening in other fields, it just isn't talked about as much.

So, there you have it, a few in person IPv6 events you can attend. Obviously you can get online education and resources from a bunch of places. ARIN has a wonderful wiki you can use, RIPE has a great IPv6 resource page too.
- Ed