Networking Field Day 4

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Networking Field Day 4 October 10-12, 2012
Who: Networking
What: Field Day
When: Past
Where: Silicon Valley

Gestalt IT’s fourth datacenter networking-focused Field Day event will be held on October 10 through 12 in Silicon Valley! This unique event brings together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders, allowing them to get to know one another. It is a forum for engagement, education, hands-on experience, and feedback. This is Gestalt IT’s third year of Tech Field Day events – learn more at the Tech Field Day site!

NFD4 Introduction

Stephen Foskett and Friends Introduce Networking Field Day 4 from San Jose, CA. This video was recorded prior to NFD4 on October 10, 2012. This video features Stephen Foskett of Gestalt IT, Tom Hollingsworth, Greg Ferro, and Anthony Burke.

NFD4 Day One Wrap Up

The delegates and sponsors of Networking Field Day discuss the first two days of NFD4. Features Toby Smith of Opengear, Jeff Sejourne of Brocade, Doug Hanks from Juniper, delegates Michael McNamara and Colin McNamara and even a rap by Tom Hollingsworth!

Watch Recorded Video

Presenting Sponsors

Presenting sponsors are selected by the Field Day organizing committee. For information on becoming a Field Day presenter, please see our page about presenting at Tech Field Day.

Delegate Panel

Delegates are selected by the Field Day Delegate community. For more information on our selection process, please see our page about becoming a Field Day Delegate.

Anthony Burke


Engineering his way 'downunder' to the CCIE.

Bob Plankers


A hardcore IT generalist, virtualization expert, blogger, and vocal end user of technology.

Brent Salisbury


Brent Salisbury works as a Network Architect, CCIE #11972.

Chris Marget


Chris is an independent network consultant, recovering UNIX sysadmin and protocol aficionado

Colin McNamara


Colin McNamara is a seasoned professional with over 15 years experience with network and systems technologies.

Greg Ferro


Greg is a freelance Network Architect and Engineer, host of Packet Pushers Podcast and semi-professional writer.

Jeremy L. Gaddis


John Harrington


John Herbert


John has worked in the networking industry for 14 years, and obtained his CCIE Routing & Switching in early 2001.

Michael McNamara


Paul Stewart


Paul Stewart is a Network and Security Engineer, Trainer and Blogger who enjoys understanding how things really work.

Tom Hollingsworth


Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE #29213, is a Senior Solutions Architect for a small VAR focusing primarily on K-12 education.

Presentation Calendar

Most presentations are streamed live on this page, at, and at some delegate and presenter web sites. After the event, the following pages contain video recordings of these presentations.

Wednesday, Oct 10 13:30-15:30 Statseeker Presents at Networking Field Day 4
Wednesday, Oct 10 16:00-18:00 Opengear Presents at Networking Field Day 4
Thursday, Oct 11 08:00-10:00 Spirent Presents at Networking Field Day 4
Thursday, Oct 11 11:00-15:30 Brocade Presents at Networking Field Day 4
Friday, Oct 12 08:00-12:30 Cisco Presents at Networking Field Day 4
Friday, Oct 12 13:30-18:00 Juniper Presents at Networking Field Day 4

Event Staff

Claire Chaplais


Stephen Foskett


Links with Tag NFD4

More Information

If you would like to sponsor or attend these events as a delegate, please contact Stephen Foskett, Gestalt IT Community Organizer, at [email protected] or call +1(508)451-9532.

This is a Past Networking Field Day in Silicon Valley