All Hands-on Future Tech
Under the banner ‘All Hands-on Future Tech’, this event for and by internet sector technicians looks ahead to the developments we can expect in the sector over the next few years. It promises to be an inspiring day exploring a variety of compelling topics. Patrick Savalle, founder of Mobbr, will kick the day off with a thought-provoking session entitled ‘Are you out of your mind?’, in which he turns the worldview of the visitor on its head. The programme features various other independent speakers, five hands-on labs and an information market. And, of course, the National Server Throwing Championship retains its traditional place on the schedule.
Secure the Internet
SIDN will be running a hands-on lab called ‘Secure the Internet’. Highlights will include a special DNSSEC tutorial for hosters by SIDN's Jelte Jansen and Arjen Zonneveld, during which the opportunities for DNSSEC are highlighted. Later in the afternoon, Maciej Korczynski of Delft University of Technology will present the findings of research into how cyber criminals exploit weaknesses in the network of registries, registrars, DNS providers and hosting service providers behind the internet. Marc Gauw of NLnet will be talking about the Trusted Networks Initiative, which is intended to provide emergency protection in the event of a large-scale DDoS attack on the Netherlands' vital infrastructure.
Skills for Future Tech
Alongside the fun elements, Techday will be addressing the urgent question of the Netherlands' impending technical skills shortage. Because of its excellent infrastructure, the Netherlands is an attractive location for data centres and the like. However, if the country is going to retain its lead in this field, it is vital to have technicians with appropriate knowledge and skills, which implies suitable education and training provision. At Techday, Astrid Oosenbrug, Paul Schnabel, Valerie Frissen, Michiel Leenaers and a hosting service provider will be leading a plenary debate on the future skills needed for the Dutch internet sector to flourish. The interactive debate will be chaired by Chris van ’t Hof.
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The full programme for the day is available on the website. To put your name down to attend, select Register now. For all the latest news, you can also follow the DHPA Techday on Twitter: @dhpatechday.