Inaugural UF Internet2 (I2) Day Scheduled for April 5
Dr. Sue Legg, Director
On April 5, the University of Florida will sponsor the inaugural UF Internet2 (I2) Day. It will take place in the Brain Institute Auditorium from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a reception to be held afterwards in LG100. This is the first in a series of lectures on advanced technologies in instruction and research scheduled to be held throughout the coming year.
Internet2 Day will include presentations on the implementation of the second, non-commercial Internet from experts in the field. Speakers include Ted Hanss, Internet2 director of Application Development and Dr. Alan George, director of UF’s High-performance Computing and Simulation (HCS) Research Laboratory.
A scheduled highlight of the day’s events is an interactive videoconference via the I2. Bob Riddle, technologist with the Internet2 Applications Group, will discuss digital video with I2 Day attendees from his office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Riddle is currently working with a variety of I2 streaming media technologies.
Internet2 Day is designed with faculty and researchers in mind. “We want to make sure that faculty members know this is a resource available to them,” says Dr. Sue Legg, director of the Office of Instructional Resources. Dr. Legg says faculty members can use I2 for research and instruction, no matter what their field.
Dr. Legg is the University of Florida contact person for Internet2 applications. You may also refer to www.nerdc.ufl.edu/info-services/i2.