UOG hosts regional education campus network design workshop

The University of Guam Office of Information Technology is hosting a regional Campus Network Design Workshop conducted by the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC). The hands-on, technical workshop will be from July 25 to 29 on the UOG campus.

The workshop will address how to design campus networks to meet the growing global research and connectivity needs of education institutions.

“The training is being conducted by some of the top professionals in information technology,“ said Rommel Hidalgo, UOG Chief Information Officer. “With UOG currently improving its network infrastructure to become an IT leader in education for our region, the workshop is a great opportunity to collaborate and work with regional education institutions on network design and IT operations.”

Representatives from educational institutions on-island and in the region will be participating including UOG, Guam Community College, Guam Department of Education, College of Micronesia, College of the Marshall Islands, Northern Marianas College, Palau Community College, and Palau Ministry of Education.

NSRC receives funding from the National Science Foundation, Google, and other organizations. NSRC’s goal is “to make it easier for local scientists, engineers and educators to collaborate via the Internet with their international colleagues by helping to connect communities of interest.”

NSRC works directly with the indigenous network engineers and operators who develop and maintain the Internet infrastructure in their respective countries and regions by providing technical information, engineering assistance, training, donations of networking books, equipment and other resources. The end goal in this work is to make it easier for local scientists, engineers and educators to collaborate via the Internet with their international colleagues by helping to connect communities of interest. By strategically working with universities, research institutes, Internet Service Providers, Regional Internet Registries, government agencies, supranational agencies, industry, private foundations and non-governmental organizations, the NSRC helps develop national and regional Internet infrastructure for collaborative research, education, and international partnerships.

For more information about NSRC, visit www.nsrc.org.

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