NZNOG 2020

28-31 Jan 2020

Rydges Latimer Christchurch, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand Map

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"The Nog" is our annual conference which provides both an opportunity to exchange technical information, and a high-value opportunity for NZ’s networking staff to ‘network’ amongst themselves. This is New Zealand’s primary technical networking conference. The event is unique in New Zealand and attracts technical, skilled individuals with a genuine interest in Internet operations and Internet working technologies.

Booking details

What’s this booking for?

28 Jan 2020, 9:00am-5:30pm


Red Hat is pleased to offer the following introduction and hands-on workshop to netops engineers on the next generation of infrastructure and application technologies. The topics we propose to cover during the morning seminar include:
- Understanding containers, Kubernetes and OpenShift architecture
- Managing containers on Openshift Platform
- Introducing the service mesh and serverless architecture
- Developing microservices

The afternoon hands-on lab will teach participants the basics of the OpenShift platform, such as application provisioning, network route creation, scaling the environment, and looking into over the air updates. The lab session will involve logging into an individual instance of OpenShift sandbox and navigating the interface as well as trying basic operations.

At the end of this workshop we hope that netops engineers will be more familiar with the new technologies and approaches available in the market and so will know how each piece can fit into your existing network and operations to improve efficiency and effectiveness and cut costs.

- Bring your own laptop - Windows, Mac or Linus OS
- Ensure your laptop has internet access (Chrome/Firefox browser) that can connect to remote lab Linux machines.

28 Jan 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm



29 Jan 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm


Ansible is the simplest way to automate. Ansible is the simple yet powerful technology engine thousands of companies are using to simplify their network and IT infrastructure and accelerate Devops initiatives.

Ansible's automation language can be used across different teams and is a telco-ready solution that can automate your entire equipment and application lifecycle from servers to cloud to containers and everything in-between.

Organisations adopting devops, devsecops and infrastructure-as-code will require the repeatability and predictability that automation requires.

Skills Gained Ansible Engine:
- Basic understanding of what Ansible is and how it works with networking devices
- Running ad-hoc Ansible commands from a command line
- Building and execution of playbooks to accomplish basic router connectivity
- Use Case: Backing up network configurations
- Use Case: Create a GRE tunnel
- Use Case: Additional router configurations
- Introduction to Roles: Making playbooks reusable and platform agnostic

Skills Gained Ansible Tower
- Installing Ansible Tower
- Configuring Ansible Tower
- Use Case: Creating and running a job template

Who Can Benefit:
- Network operators, network engineers, cloud administrators, DevOps engineers, security professionals and anyone interested in network automation

Attendees should have working knowledge of using network device CLI as well as a conceptual understanding of network concepts (Cisco, Juniper, Arista etc), DevOps and distribute application architecture.
Attendees should have working knowledge of using SSH and command line shell (BASH).
Attendees must come with a laptop with admin rights and the ability to connect to a lab environment hosted in a public cloud.

29 Jan 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm



29 Jan 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm


  • Why passive DNS? How can it help me?
    • Where does passive DNS data come from?
    • Passive DNS quickstart: API keys & clients
    • The I-Beam process model
    • Finding initial clues and making a first search; understanding your initial results
    • Pivoting: the key skill
    • Advanced queries
    • Output formats and using jq to process JSON Lines format output
    • Time fencing
    • An example
    • Summary and next steps

29 Jan 2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm


This event will be free with your speaker/sponsor discount code. For speakers and sponsors only.


Welcome event for Sponsors and Speakers. Please only choose this option if you are sponsoring the conference or presenting at the conference or one of the workshops or tutorials.

To be held at Rydges Latimer Christchurch.

30 Jan 9:00am - 31 Jan 4:00pm 2020


The price includes the conference dinner if you wish to attend.

More details can be found on the NZNOG website.

30 Jan 2020, 6:00pm-11:00pm


Free with conference registration but please do register your intention on attending so that we can be sure on numbers

Please pick this option if you are attending the conference dinner at Blue Smoke at The Tannery.

The dinner is free to all conference proper delegates but if you would like your partner to attend, please register them separately. The cost is $50 for non conference attendees.

30 Jan 2020, 6:00pm-11:00pm


(for non conference attendees)

30 Jan 2020, 6:00pm-6:30pm


Optional activity. Numbers limited to 120

Tour is 20 minutes long and each group will be limited to 40 people. Your tour start time will be confirmed in January.

30 Jan 2020, 6:00pm-6:30pm


Only available to those who register.

Prices are in NZD and include GST.

Who’s this ticket for?

e.g. dietary (gluten intolerant, vegetarian, etc) or other requirements


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