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.
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