RIPE NCC surveyed the organisers of the Network Operator Groups (NOGs) in its service region to get a comprehensive overview of how these groups are run and the challenges they face in bringing together the technical communities in their countries and cities.
NOGs are an essential part of the internet community and they carry out a similar function to the RIPE community on a national or local level. They connect people with similar technical interests, either at meetings or online, and they give participants the chance to share ideas and make personal connections in their communities. There are over 25 active NOGs in RIPE’s service region, and it works closely with them to support their activities and help them grow their communities.
Submitted by Laura Durnford