Re: The IPv6 Skills Crisis
Thanks for sharing this, Edward. The mixed response here in the comments already says a lot, I think, about IPv6 and what it means to IT people. It's an important piece of the modern puzzle, and from a "news" perspective it may already be a fixture - it may be old news, but that doesn't mean that that's the case for every professional or every organization. It might be the case where, as with many other technologies, people might be using 'just enough' of a new technology to get their jobs done, and might be a little of the loop. Who can blame them? The thing is, though, that what's needed for 'just enough' might be increasing out of their knowledge base.
To that end, I appreciate the idea of a concerted effort to pring professionals around the country up to speed. I had no idea that something like a national IPv6 board existed, but it's a good thing that it does. Kudos to you guys for all the hard work! It looks like you, personally, have put in a lot of mileage with the talks and the conferences - that's a lot of dedication to one topic! Maybe I'll see you at Interop New York. In the meantime, this is a great list of resources. I'm especially happy at the inclusion of such a comprehensive-looking Wiki.