LACNIC 31 took place from 6 to 10 May at the Hotel Barceló Bávaro Beach Convention Center in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. More than 600 participants attended the event and 2,900 others joined them remotely. The following is a brief summary of the activities that were part of the event.
Technical Tutorials at LACNIC 31
One of the main goals of the event is to leverage the opportunity to strengthen the technical skills of the community. Six tutorials were organized within the framework of LACNIC 31: Advanced IPv6; Hands-On: Changing Internet Policies; Resource Management; BGP-RPKI; IPv6 for Decision Makers; and a Peering tutorial. Instead of concentrating the six tutorials on Monday, they were distributed throughout the week from 6 to 10 May.
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Tuesday 7 May
Tuesday 7 May began with the event’s opening ceremony, which was led by Ariel Graizer, President of LAC-IX; Ernesto Bojórquez, President of LACTLD; Nelson Guillén, President of INDOTEL, and Wardner Maia, President of LACNIC. During the ceremony, Ariel Graizer announced the creation of the new federation of ISP associations in the LAC region, which will be based at Casa de Internet for Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, Wardner Maia stressed the progress towards IPv6 deployment in the region and towards connecting the 33% of the citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean who have yet to access the Internet.
As part of the activities organized to mark the 50th anniversary of the first successful data packet ever sent from one computer to another, Radia Perlman, also known as the mother of the Internet, was invited to talk about the positive and negative transformations that the Internet has generated among society. She also explained the origins of the Internet and the creation of certain protocols such as STP (Spanning Tree Protocol).
The Public Policy Forum then kicked off at 11:30 with the participation of chairs Ariel Weher and Paola Pérez. Seven out of a total of eleven policy proposals were presented on Tuesday, among them the AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) for the Policy mailing list, inter-RIR transfers and BGP route hijacking.
The day ended with LACNIC's Annual Member Assembly.
Click here to watch Tuesday’s daily recap.
Wednesday 8 May
The Public Policy Forum continued on Wednesday with the presentation of the four remaining policy proposals. Highlights of this part of the Forum included the proposal on abuse contact registration and validation, which generated a great deal of discussion and comments among the participants.
This activity was followed by the second edition of the LACNIC Technical Forum with more than 24 presentations on topics such as cybersecurity, BGP peering, CDNs, DNS privacy, the IoT and IPv6 Deployment. The day came to a close with the presentation of the winners of the IPv6 Challenge: Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro and Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas / Red de Investigaciones de Tecnología Avanzada (RITA).
The FIRST Symposium -organized jointly with LACNIC and co-host CERT.br - started today, with activities that included the plenary session for discussing topics related to Security Incident Management. The second and third days were devoted to training activities
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Thursday 9 May
The LACNIC Technical Forum continued on Thursday with a variety of presentations on topics such as botnets, 464XLAT, routing security, route filtering and others.
After the Forum, the book titled The Development of the LACNIC Community was presented. The book is the result of the research conducted by Carolina Aguerre with the support of ICANN, the Internet Society and LACTLD and seeks to capture the work of the regional actors that allowed the creation of LACNIC and its subsequent consolidation.
The day concluded with the panel on Strengthening Regional Internet Infrastructure, where different organizations that participated in the programs led by LACNIC to promote the creation of technical infrastructure and capacity building throughout the region shared their experiences.
Click here to watch a recap of the activities that took place on Thursday.
Friday 10 May
The final day of activities at LACNIC 31 included two important panels.
The first of them addressed LACNIC initiatives for the development of digital and technical abilities among the community and allowed participants of the Ayitic Goes Global, the FRIDA Program, the LACNIC Campus, and LACNIC on the Move to share their success stories.
Another activity organized to mark the 50th anniversary of the first data packet sent over the Internet was the Internet Pioneers panel where Ida Holz, Lito Ibarra, Peter Harrison, Demi Getschko and Daniel Trujillo shared their experiences during the early days of the Internet.
This panel was followed by a series of presentations that were part of LACNOG, the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Forum, with whom LACNIC will organize its next event in Panama City.
Click here to watch a recap of the activities that took place on Friday.
The presentations and videos of the event are available here.