Hi Jason, Some great suggestions in this thread. There's plenty of volunteer work around the esports and gaming event area and you get to meet some amazing people in the process. They have special requirements that typically exceed the capabilities and flexibility of venue-provided equipment, are on a strict budget and you can get a bit creative with your solutions.
I can personally vouch for the team at ESL Australia (who run IEM Sydney) and at Ruxcon and I'm also look after Respawn LAN, a Melbourne-gaming community very similar to RFLAN who'll be running some events later this year (and we'd love a hand with the network!). Plenty of familiar people on this list whom I've met at similar events over the years :) Cheers, Tristan > On 17 Apr 2018, at 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 > <mailto: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 > > <mailto: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 <mailto:AusNOG@lists.ausnog.net> > > http://lists.ausnog.net/mailman/listinfo/ausnog > > <http://lists.ausnog.net/mailman/listinfo/ausnog> > _______________________________________________ > AusNOG mailing list > AusNOG@lists.ausnog.net <mailto:AusNOG@lists.ausnog.net> > http://lists.ausnog.net/mailman/listinfo/ausnog > <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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