[afnog] Advanced Afnog

Chris Wilson chris+afnog at aptivate.org
Wed Jul 11 11:32:37 UTC 2012

Hi Anibe,

On Wed, 11 Jul 2012, Anibe Onuche wrote:

> Just going through Sanog papers and see good advanced stuff ( e.g 
> Deploying IPv4 Anycast etc , IXPs etc)  and i know some of us yearn for 
> such advance stuff.
> It should be the prerogative of Afnog  to determine the implementation 
> of A-AFNOG ( Advanced Afnog )
> What are our suggestions to Afnog?

Firstly, a "suggestion" is unlikely to work. AfNOG courses are led and 
organised by volunteers. It's possible but unlikely that an existing 
instructor will volunteer to take on more work by leading new courses in 
addition to what they're already doing. The chances of it happening are 
massively increased if the person with the itch (that's you) volunteers to 
do the work to scratch it.

Secondly, there is clearly still plenty of demand for more basic courses. 
AfNOG is taking a very sensible approach to meeting that demand 
in-country, through localisation. When the demand for basic learning is 
met in country, then AfNOG can be free to focus on more advanced topics.

This approach requires great patience, but it ensures that the majority 
are not left behind just to feed the hunger for knowledge of the few most 
advanced learners. So what can we all do to assist the development and 
advancement of localising AfNOG?

Cheers, Chris.
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