​GÉANT CONNECT: Issue 24 Growing the Community 


Welcome to the latest issue of CONNECT! 

Our community is one of the biggest strengths of GÉANT and we are proud that this community continues to grow. Issue 24 reflects this growth, packed full of articles that we hope you find as interesting to read as we did to create! Below is a taster of what you can find in the magazine: 

We have interviews with: 

  • Andreas Dudler, Managing Director of SWITCH and GÉANT Board Member 
  • Klaas Wierenga, GÉANT Chief Community Support Officer 
  • Deirdre Carabine, Professor at the Virtual University of Uganda

We preview events our community is getting ready for: 

  • TNC17, Europe’s largest research networking conference
  • GÉANT’s involvement in the upcoming Internet2 Global Summit 


  • Spotlight on the GÉANT Operations Centre 
  • The next steps in the GÉANT IaaS cloud initiative 
  • GÉANT Testbeds – bringing researchers and technology together 
  • Up2U – a new EU-funded project by GÉANT 
  • West & Central Africa gears up for AfricaConnect2 thanks to TANDEM-WACREN partnership 

As always, you can view online or download as a PDF​. Also, don’t forget past copies and article archives are at

We hope you enjoy the issue, and as always your feedback is welcomed!