4 - 6 April, 2018 - Austin, TX
Stan has founded the Texas IPv6 Task Force to promote the deployment of IPv6 in the Lone Star State.
Stan is currently working for Google, having started as one of the first fifty staffers working on the deployment of the Google Fiber project in 2011. Known primarily as a Network Operations Expert having created or updated Network Operations Centers for NTT America, Google Fiber and a hosting company (The Planet, which merged with SoftLayer, now part of IBM), Stan has always had an interest in learning how things work and how to keep them working. He got is BA from Rice University in Houston in 1978 and was able to be exposed to computers and networking during the time that BSD UNIX was being worked on by the folks at Berkeley and TCP/IP was becoming the lingua franca of what is know today as the Internet. He was part of one of the first projects promoting network-based collaborative work at Baylor College of Medicine. It was a precursor of the World Wide Web called the Virtual Notebook System. He was the chief engineer of SESQUNET, the NSFNET Regional network serving Texas, between 1994 and 1998. The assets were sold to Verio during its startup period. Stan was also hired by Verio at that time and subsequently transferred to NTT America after NTT acquired Verio in 2000.
In 2009, Stephen Langerholm and Stan founded the Texas IPv6 Task Force to promote the deployment of IPv6 in the Lone Star State. Stan has been chairman of the IRS 501c3 non-profit since then, hosting six multi-day education events in the state and co-sponsoring others around the country. Stan also led the IPv6 planning efforts at Cox Communications just prior to joining Google in 2011. He has also been active in the Internet Engineering Task Force and a member of NANOG (North American Network Operators Group) since it was founded. He as recognized as an ACM Senior Member in 2011.