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Andrew Alston

Andrew Alston is CTO of Liquid Labs, the research and development arm of Liquid Telecommunications.

Originally from South Africa, Andrew started working full time in the industry at age 16 as a software consultant on AIX systems. From here, Andrew moved into the academic sector. Working first at the University of Cape Town as a network engineer, he then moved onwards to the position of Chief Technology Officer for TENET(the South African Research And Education Network). Here he was responsible for the design and roll out of what was at that point, Africa's largest and fastest network.

Andrew then relocated to Kenya, and joined Liquid as Group Head of IP Strategy, and has since taken the role of CTO of the R&D division.

Aside from the heavy focus on routing technologies, Andrew writes code (primarily in C, Golang and Assembler), primarily revolving around the testing and implementation of routing technologies as part of the R&D efforts into the latest technologies.

Outside of his professional life, Andrew enjoys spending time with family, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and spending time in the national parks trying to spot some of the more elusive wildlife.

Roles

Role Group Email
Area Director Multiprotocol Label Switching (mpls) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Area Director Routing Area Open Meeting (rtgarea) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Area Director Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Area Director Service Function Chaining (sfc) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Area Director Network Virtualization Overlays (nvo3) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Area Director Bit Indexed Explicit Replication (bier) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Area Director Babel routing protocol (babel) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Area Director Pseudowire And LDP-enabled Services (pals) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Area Director BGP Enabled ServiceS (bess) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Area Director Source Packet Routing in Networking (spring) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Area Director Routing Area (rtg) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech
Chair Routing Area Open Meeting (rtgarea) andrew-ietf@liquid.tech

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Andrew has no RFCs as of 2022-05-18.

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