First off, I just want to say that if you can at all manage to get to APRICOT then you
should go - it’s a fantastic opportunity to get to an international conference without the
cost of International travel.
Now on to some good news. We’ve turned the tin upside down and given it a shake, and a
few more dollars have magically appeared. InternetNZ have also very kindly offered to
support us to help even more NZNOG regulars to get to APRICOT - they're going to go
dollar for dollar in assistance. This will allow us to help even more of you to get to
In addition to the fellowships, which cover the full registration cost, we will commit to
giving partial assistance to some more people - the number of people will be determined by
how many come through the fellowship system as qualifying with the requirements outlined
below and who don’t get a fellowship (no double dipping, sorry). Essentially we’ll then
split the bucket of money that many ways and issue everyone with a discount coupon to use
So if you haven’t already registered for APRICOT, and you haven’t applied for a
fellowship, and you want to go to APRICOT, apply for a fellowship now:
On 14/12/2015, at 8:49 AM, Jamie Baddeley
NZNOG <http://www.nznog.org/> is the New
Zealand Network Operators’ Group – an online community of network operators, predominantly
in the Internet and Online Services area.
NZNOG has no king, president, or formal membership. It consists of the subscribers to the
NZNOG mailing list. The group is intended to facilitate discussion among operators of
networks in New Zealand on matters relevant to network operators.
Our annual conference provides both an opportunity to exchange technical information, and
a high-value opportunity for NZ’s networking staff to ‘network’ amongst themselves. This
is New Zealand’s only locally run technical networking conference. In 2016 we decided to
work with our friends at APRICOT to help NZ Networking folks gain more skills and
experience in operating internet technology so we've provided a modest grant to enable
this fellowship. We look forward to you applying.
We intend to resume the NZNOG conference in 2017. We hope to see you there.
Please see here:
You should be a NZ passport holder or at least
hold a NZ work visa.
You are requested to post a summary of your experience or what you learnt at Apricot back
to the NZNOG list so the NOG can gain benefit of their experiences.
Sections on travel and accomodation will be ignored. We'll pay for the entry fee and
that's it. Everything else is up to you.
This fellowship is intended for regular NZNOG attendees. If you've not attended an
NZNOG conference in the past, then it is unlikely you will be selected.
The fellowship covers conference entry only. Workshops are not included.
Application entry lasts for only a few short days. Sorry about that.
Jamie (on behalf of NZNOG Trustees)
On 7 December 2015 at 22:06, Patrick Jordan-Smith <patrick(a)jordan-smith.org
Glad you guys are on it.
@AJ - My intention was for those in the community who are students or are lower in the
ranks of one of the larger guys where getting the OK for the ticket may prove challenging.
Given the person is probably already taking paid or unpaid leave to attend.
On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 8:12 PM, Jamie Baddeley <jamie.baddeley(a)vpc.co.nz
Following on from our email in August
<http://list.waikato.ac.nz/pipermail/nznog/2015-August/021864.html>) , in somewhat
typical fashion the trustees (and friends) are pulling something together at the last
freaking minute. We hope in a few short days that we'll be able to confirm
I went to APRICOT in Hong Kong and Singapore. They were amazing. Almost as amazing as
Steve K's dancing in Hong Kong.
On a more serious note, these are the peak conferences for our technical community in
this part of the world. Don't regret not going to one when it's been in your
backyard. And it's not a corporate crowd. It's our crowd.
Jamie (on behalf of NZNOG trustees).
On 7 December 2015 at 19:08, Alastair Johnson <aj(a)sneep.net
On 12/6/15 2:45 PM, Liam Farr wrote:
I don’t recall this being communicated, I know a few people who attend
NZNOG (some APNIC members some not) but work in the general ISP / Telco
Community and associated fields, that would like to attend if the price
was reasonable…. (People who have attended past NZNOG’s).
Seems a real shame that NZNOG is in Auckland for once, and actually half
the people won’t go because $$$$…. fail.
Also I found that NZNOG has a really good social / networking element to
it, (as well as good content), you get to meet other people who you
otherwise wouldn’t, I suspect with the pricing its going to attract a
different more corporate crowd which is a shame :(
While APRICOT might be more expensive than NZNOG, I assure you that you will find the
social networking aspect, the excellent content, and many new people to talk to.
The fact that one of the biggest networking conferences in the region is coming to AKL
should be a really strong reason for people in NZ to attend APRICOT, hear international
perspectives as well as local, and see the wider community.
I know it's costly, but it's a much, much bigger event, and frankly, reasonably
priced for a 1 week conference (on an international scale).
I do hope that the Trustees announce something to reduce the financial burden, but
honestly, this should be an easy sell to your financial management - NZNOG /and/ APRICOT
A decade of attending APRICOT, including at my own cost
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