[lca-announce] Everything Open 2024: Registrations now open and 1st Keynote Announcement

linux.conf.au Announcements lca-announce at lists.linux.org.au
Thu Dec 28 21:57:42 AEDT 2023

Everything Open 2024 is delighted to announce our first keynote speaker 
and that registrations for Everything Open 2024 is now available!

## About Geoff Huston

Geoff Huston AM is the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network 
Information Centre (APNIC), where he undertakes research on topics  
associated with Internet infrastructure, internet protocol (IP) 
technologies, and address distribution policies.

Geoff will be presenting a keynote exploring how the Internet has 
changed in the five decades since its inception. It’s bigger, faster, 
cheaper - but oh so different to what we imagined!

Geoff Huston played a critical role in bringing the Internet to 
Australia in the 1980s and 1990s. While the Internet was still in its 
infancy in the US, he was able to complete the construction of a new and 
rapidly growing network within a few months. In 1989 Geoff began work at 
the Australian Vice Chancellor’s Committee with the direction to build a 
national academic and research network. In just over one year, every 
Australian university and major research institution was connected to 
the country’s first ISP, the Australian Academic and Research Network.

The project quickly expanded to support the entire national Internet 
sector, and within five years this network became Australia’s largest 
private data network.

He has worked for the largest Australian communications service provider 
(Telstra) in senior engineering, architecture and research roles 
assisting with the large-scale deployment of the Internet across 
Australia and as a transit service provider in the Asia Pacific region.

He is author of a number of Internet-related books, and was a member of 
the Internet Architecture Board from 1999 until 2005, as well as 
chairing a number of Working Groups in the Internet Engineering Task 
Force. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society from 
1992 until 2001, and served as the chair of the Board in 1998 – 1999.

Geoff was inducted as an inaugural member of The Internet Hall of Fame 
for his crucial work to get Australia online in the late 1980s, and in 
2020 was made a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia 
(AM) for his role as an Internet pioneer in Australia.

## About the Keynote

Today’s Internet is so different from what we had imagined it would be 
some forty years ago. It connects billions of devices, moves petabytes 
of data, it operates trunk circuits at terabits per second and the cost 
per delivered byte continues to drop. If this was the ultimate promise 
of Moore’s Law and the silicon revolution, then the Internet is living 
that dream.

But it’s not what we thought it would be. The rise of content 
distribution networks and the model of content and service replication 
has brought about massive changes to the Internet’s architecture. By 
bringing service and content close to users, the network is bigger, 
faster and cheaper, but it’s also completely different to the Internet 
we started with.

This presentation will explore these differences and what they mean to 
the future evolution of the Internet.

## Register now for Everything Open 2024!

Register now to attend Everything Open 2024, in beautiful Gladstone, 
tropical north Queensland. We have a range of ticket prices suitable for 
most budgets, and have compiled information on travel to, and 
accommodation in Gladstone, as well as information on what you can do 
while you’re here. We’re looking forward to seeing you in April 2024!

If you have questions please contact the Organising Team via email at 
contact at everythingopen.au.

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