I'm an internet engineer in the broadest sense of the term. I started in 1995 with a small ISP in Apeldoorn (NL), and in those days you had to do everything yourself: from configuring the router (singular) to compiling the kernel and software for your webserver and email server.
I studied computer science at the University of Twente and have been a self-employed consultant since 2010, doing projects for enterprise and ISP customers. Since 2021 I have been working for 6connect, a company that makes enterprise DDI (DNS & DHCP & IPAM) software.
In March 2022 the Global NOG Alliance (GNA) started the Keep Ukraine Connected task force to help network operators in Ukraine during and after the invasion. These are our experiences. A simple idea turned into an interesting logistics puzzle with a steep learning curve into customs rules.