Have you ever wondered what the Internet looks like? For real. Where does it start? Where does it end? How does it work? Inspired by Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs, we’re opening WiscNet’s doors to our members to get a “behind the scenes” look at what it takes to build and manage a research & education network. It’s a bit like a zoo. You’ll encounter network engineers in their native habitat. Not to worry, there are no foul smells and no animal husbandry on this tour. The worst we might do is burn your eyes with lasers.

Who is this for?

WiscNet’s membership is made up of all sorts of characters. Basically, we’re looking to teach and learn along folks who are curious. I can guarantee that parts of this tour may bore you to death while others will be snapping pictures furiously. If the lasers don’t excite you, take a look at how perfectly our engineers wire the closets. Whatever.


We have a number of dates scheduled throughout summer 2016. Our tour runs from 10:00am to around 12:00pm. Use the "Register Here" dingus below to let us know which date you’d like to attend. We cap registration at 10 people per tour to keep things manageable. Hands and feet inside the tram at all times.

Monday,  June 20, 2016 - Register
Thursday,  July 7, 2016 - Register
Monday,  July 18, 2016 - Register
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - Register
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 - Register

Questions? Contact Sarah Miller at sarahmiller@wiscnet.net.