The first WCNOG was finally held after about 6 months worth of planning. We were hosted at the Hyde hotel in Seapoint. As always we were very thankful to our sponsors, Rocking Connect and Netsale for Covering the costs of the event, as well as Rocking connect for dealing with all the event logistics.
Once everyone arrived (We quickly learnt why CPT is called slaapstad 🙂 ) Nishal Goburdhan started the evening off with a discussion on the recent DNS exploits that occurred affecting some large organisations and did a quick tutorial on DNSSEC. This drew the crowds interest as many people had admitted that they do not sign their domains at the moment. Some providers left the event committing to at the very least, sign their own internal domains.
This was followed by an interesting talks about open stack networking, and some uses and issues had with it and some of the providers providing hardware out in the field.
As always, the most important part of the event was the socialising and networking that happened after the talks were had. We look forward to seeing people at the next event in October!