During the past UbuntuNet Connect 2018 conference, it was clear that more and more NRENs are becoming geared to host Software as a Service (SaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS). This can be services such as identity management, data management, cloud services, security certificates, repositories, and more. See the List of African NREN Partners to find the NREN in your country, and to inquire about services offered.
NRENs can and in some instances already play an important role in making open science and the sharing of research data (incl. Big Data) a success.
An NREN Capability Maturity Model/Duncan Greaves
The Internet Society is inviting applications for its Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The Fellowship programme allows technologists, engineers and researchers from emerging and developing economies to attend an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting.
The IETF is the Internet's premier standards-making body, responsible for the development of protocols used in IP-based networks. IETF participants represent an international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers involved in the technical operation of the Internet and the continuing evolution of Internet architecture.
Fellowships will be awarded through a competitive application process. The current selection round is for the following:
* IETF 102, July 14-20, 2018, Montreal, Canada
Information of the IETF fellowship programme (including expectations, selection criteria, etc.) can be found at: http://bit.ly/2xtyGSE
The application links for the Fellowship are as follows:
- First-Time Fellows (individuals who have never been awarded an Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF)
- Returning Fellows (individuals who have previously been awarded an Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF)
Before applying for the Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF 102 Meeting in Montreal, please read the self-assessment guide and ensure that you are able to satisfy the requirements of the checklist.
Applications will close on 1 April, 2018 and successful candidates will be notified on 20 April, 2018.
We encourage you to apply for this opportunity or pass this information about the programme to individuals in your network that have a keen interest in the open standards development activities of the IETF.
4-6 April 2018
Application deadline: 10 March
Apply here: Deep Learning Indaba𝕏Centrafrique 2018 (Cameroon).
Ecole National Supérieure Polytechnique de Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroun
List of Speakers:
Julien Nyambal (MSc)
Master’s Candidate, Machine Learning, University of the Witswatersrand. BSc (Hons) University of the Witswatersrand.
Topic: Introduction to Machine Learning and Deep Learning
Roy Henha Eyono (BSc(Hons))
Intern Software Development Engineer, Amazon Web Services. BSc (Hons) Computer Science, University of Cape Town.
Topic: Deep Feedforward Neural Networks
Call for Government ID Leaders
Next September 24-26 in Marseille, Government ID World will explore the latest Identity credential public programs and their related technologies.
The Program Committee is selecting 40 speakers from public and private sectors to deliver expert insights, share lessons learnt and debate key challenges: how to enhance identification systems, develop online services, drive countries digital transformation, foster emerging economies' development, strengthen cybersecurity cooperation...
Make your voice heard by submitting your speaking proposal(s):
Deadline: March 31, 2018