Summary of ngNOG 09, Covenant University, Otta: Nov 02nd -09th 2014
Seventy one (71) delegates from 22 Institutions and Organizations participated in the four parallel tracks of the 2014 ngNOG workshop in Canaan Land, Ota. This compares to the 97 delegates from 32 institutions at ngNOG 2012 in Kaduna and 62 delegates from 18 institutions in the five tracks of ngNOG 2013 in Benin.
Professor Charles Ayo, the Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University declared the workshop open while welcoming participants and expressing his appreciation to the Forum for according CU the honor of being the first private Institution to host the ngNOG event.
The Vice Chancellor also expressed his enthusiasm towards the event for being organized and hosted by Nigerians in order to build internal capacity. This is said is in line with Covenant University’s’ vision of being “1 of 10 in 10”.
Participants were also taken on a tour of CU where they had a feel of Canaan land and its environs. They also visited the neighboring Bells University which is a few kilometers from Covenant University.
The distribution of the 71 delegates to the 2014 workshop tracks is given below:
- 17 System Administration (SA)
- 20 Internet Infrastructure (II)
- 16 Internet Services (IS)
- 18 Applications and Content Development (ACD)
We are grateful to the various Institutions and Firms, who contributed instructors and presenters: University of Jos ; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria ; University of Benin ; University of Abuja ; Yaba College of Technology ; Ondo State University of Science & Technology ; Bayero University Kano ; Eko-Konnect ;NISTech Ltd ; and The Bandwidth Consortium .
At 16%, the participation rate for women is an improvement to the 7% at Benin, it is also noteworthy to state that the best participants in all four tracks were female. The ngNOG admin looks forward to an increased no of female participants in the 2015 edition.
Tutorials presented at ngNOG IX were: on Bonding-Managing Multiple Networks by Emmanuel Onowojo , Data Back-Up by Benjamin Ben, Virtualization by Cletus Okolie and a presentation on the The Bandwidth Consortium by Adewole Ajao
We remain deeply grateful to all our supporters and those who inspire us, including the very many who were not mentioned from inception to date as we look forward to celebrating ngNOG @ 10 in the year 2015.
Pictures from the ngNOG 2014 event available here