Dale Smith

International Networking Coordinator | NSRC

Dale Smith is the International Networking Coordinator at the Network Startup Resource Center at theĀ University of Oregon. The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) is a non-profit activity that has worked since the late 1980s to help develop and deploy networking technology in various projects throughout Asia/Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Partially funded by theĀ National Science Foundation, the NSRC focuses on education and outreach capacity development in emerging regions. The NSRC provides technical and engineering assistance to international networking initiatives building access to the Internet, especially for academic/research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

10.40 - 11.00 AM Conference

Friday 28th of Oct

Keynote : Dale Smith (International Networking Coordinator @ NSRC)

09:00 - 17.30 Workshop

Sunday to Thursday 23-27th of Oct

Campus Network Design and Operations

This is a technical workshop, made up of lecture and hands-on lab work to teach the skills needed to design, build, operate and manage any organisational network infrastructure according to current best practices.

Participants in this course will learn about:


  • Core organisational infrastructure design best practices
    • Network design principles
    • Physical infrastructure (cabling and cabling installation)
    • Fibre optics
    • Switching (spanning tree, VLANs, L2 best practices)
    • Routing (static routing, IS-IS, and BGP)
    • IPv4, IPv6 and deploying dual stack infrastructure
    • Choosing routers and switches
  • Campus security implementation and best practices
    • Acceptable use policies
    • Monitoring
    • Firewall placement

These skills will in turn drive an increase in organisational network performance, security and reliability. In turn this will improve the day to day Internet experience of end users.

Workshop agenda: https://nsrc.org/workshops/2022/mnnog4-cndo/agenda.html