First meeting is just around the corner

The first meeting is fast approaching and we have had to take a second look at the venue due to the now 40 people who have RSVPed! Hopefully we will see a good turn out but for those unable to attend we will be recording the talks for posting later on youtube. We currently have our resident sound engineer tweaking our setup…

The format of the evening will be

  • 7pm Introduction to NetMeetup Scotland
  • 7:15pm – How the intertubes really work – Charlie Boisseau
  • 8:00pm – GPON 101: An investigation into building an FTTH Network – James Sweet

Our first talk by Charlie Boisseau is an in depth look at the networking components required to deliver videos of cats to you device. From FTTC DSLAMs to BGP to Internet Exchange Points this talk will illustrate all that goes on to serve content to you.

The second talk details our investigations as part of a recent project into whats required to build a Fibre to the Home network. From OLTs to passive splitters to TDMA an overview of the components used in passive optical networks.

People will be around in bar the from around 6pm

Look forward to seeing your all there!


First Meeting Arranged!

After some delay we have now arranged our first meeting! It will be held at The Beehive Inn (menu) in the first floor function room at 7pm on Monday 25th September. The Beehive is located in the Grassmarket in central Edinburgh not far from trains and buses for those travelling (around a 12 minute walk from Waverly station).

The format of the night will be:

  • 7:00pm – Introduction to NetMeetup Scotland
  • 7:15pm – First Talk – How the intertubes really work – Charlie Boisseau
  • 8:00pm – Second Talk – To be confirmed…

We will be gathering from around 6pm in the Beehive either up on the first floor or at the bar downstairs.

The function room at the Beehive seats around 30 so please RSVP via our page so we can get an idea of the numbers.

NetMeetup Scotland

Welcome to the NetMeetup Scotland! We are a group of network engineers who currently meet in Edinburgh to chat about all thinks relating to networking – from building a DWDM transmission platform to tweaking the Linux networking stack.

We are in the process of arranging our inaugural  meeting in Edinburgh and are currently lining up speakers and are booking a venue.  Join our page and keep and eye out on our site and twitter for updates.