Can I also suggest events like the Commonwealth Games etc. There is a large technical component behind these events with lots of opportunities to work next to a whole range of experts.
On Tue., 17 Apr. 2018, 7:56 am Jay Dixon, <jayb...@gmail.com> wrote: > I can second events like this, even if you're not directly on the hardware > itself you get a lot of good experience with layer 1 - running cables and > generally getting to troubleshoot networks (a lot of event attendees need > assistance, volunteer for the helpdesk!) > Many volunteers are industry professionals and can be excellent guides. > It's how I got started some 18(?!) years ago, a lot of the people I ran > helped run events with I still see on a day to day basis through work. > > Worst case scenario you get to play some games and make some friends! > > On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 1:29 AM, Tim Raphael <raphael.timo...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> Hey Jason, >> >> You'd want to be looking at NFP orgs that run events as a good place to >> start for volunteering. >> >> I, with a group of passionate gamers run Red Flag Lanfest (RFLAN) in >> Perth a few times a year. In 18 hours we build a wired and wireless network >> for ~ 900 gamers for 24 hours of tournaments ans casual eSports. >> >> You might also want to check out Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Sydney >> (Sponsored CS:GO competition), I've assisted with that network build in the >> past and they're currently taking volunteers again for this year - maybe >> check their FB page I think for that link. >> >> Cheers, >> >> Tim Raphael >> >> > On 15 Apr 2018, at 6:52 pm, Jason Leschnik <ja...@leschnik.me> wrote: >> > >> > Hi Noggers, >> > >> > While listening to a back episode of the Packet Pushers I noticed one >> of the guests mentioned he volunteered every year for SC (Super Computer >> Conference) with helping building the temporary network and found it a >> great way to gain experience. Do we have any events in Australia that >> afford the same opportunity for experience or are most contracted out if >> they require a temporary network. >> > >> > Regards, >> > Jason. >> > _______________________________________________ >> > AusNOG mailing list >> > AusNOG@lists.ausnog.net >> > http://lists.ausnog.net/mailman/listinfo/ausnog >> _______________________________________________ >> AusNOG mailing list >> AusNOG@lists.ausnog.net >> http://lists.ausnog.net/mailman/listinfo/ausnog >> > > _______________________________________________ > AusNOG mailing list > AusNOG@lists.ausnog.net > http://lists.ausnog.net/mailman/listinfo/ausnog >
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