The 6th KZNNOG was by far the most looked forward to meeting for me for KZN. Well known speakers from all over the country coming to the sunny port of Durban to share their knowledge and have drinks with the locals. KNNOG6 was the first multi day event the ZANOG has had, starting on the 4th of April and ending on the following day. We had a whole host of sponsors for the event that covered everything from the lanyards around our necks to the food in our stomachs.
The first day we had a full house with visitors from other regions and countries. Live streaming the event was a great idea and allowed people to join online who could not make it to the venue. The hottest topic of the morning must have been the panel discussion about network performance testing (Speedtest.net) The afternoon we got our hands really dirty with RPKI and how it really works. The social was a hit and good food was enjoyed by all. Day two was just as exciting, but with a smaller crowd. Network automation is a thing! Together with how you monitor your network and what it actually means for you. The final hours lasted longer than expected. Conversations kept going and connections were made.
The two day event was a great success and we had achieved our objectives. We had a good turnout and great speakers. KZNNOG6 will be remembered by all those who attended. Much excitement was left in everyone for the next events. Speakers approached us to share their insights and skills.