At Interop this past May, I was able to meet Matthew Norwood (@MatthewNorwood) in person and we attended many of the same sessions. He’s done several TFD events in the past. During some downtime, Matt recommended I try and sit in on TFD roundtables that were happening with NEC and Juniper since he knew of my interest in Software Defined Networking (SDN). He said first go to talk to Stephen Foskett (@SFoskett) and see what he says. Of course I already knew who Stephen was from following TFD on Twitter. I couldn’t believe I was possibly going to have a chance to actually participate in a live roundtable. Sure enough, Stephen was nice enough to allow me to participate in the NEC and Juniper sessions.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of getting an email from Stephen and the Tech Field Day team inviting me to be an official Delegate for Network Field Day 6 beginning on September 11, where I’ll have the pleasure of getting deep dives over a 3 day period from this year’s sponsors. They include Big Switch, Plexxi, Nuage, Aruba, SolarWinds, Spirent, ThousdandEyes, and WildPackets. The opportunity is extremely humbling and I am grateful for the opportunity. Thank you to the Tech Field Day team.
Check out the event details for NFD6 and information on other event delegates here.
Software Defined Data Center
It turns out, the day before NFD6 starts, there will be a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Symposium that is being organized by Tech Field Day, SDNCentral, and Packet Pushers. And I get to attend this event as well – how cool is that? The SDDC event, on September 10, is sponsored by Embrane, NEC, Nuage, Nutanix, and Plexxi. You can purchase tickets for the event (yes, it’s open to the public) and view the full agenda on the official EventBrite TFD site. If you want to save $5 on your registration, feel free to use the following promotional code when buying your ticket: JEdelman
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