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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Download Burst Size Calculator for QOS rate limiting calculations (metering and policing)


For ISP network engineers implementing QOS policy for rate limiting. That is metering and policing.
This will help you in determining the proper burst size; Normal burst (in bytes) or Extended Burst (in bytes). The higher the burst size, the better the quality of experience for your subscribers when the configured bandwidth is over-utilized.

This calculation is based on a formula provided by CISCO.

Credits: Brian

Problem or Goal:

Burst-size limit is very important while implementing QOS policy

A policer burst-size limit controls the number of bytes of traffic that can pass unrestricted through a policed interface when a burst of traffic pushes the average transmit or receive rate above the configured bandwidth limit. The actual number of bytes of bursty traffic allowed to pass through a policed interface can vary from zero to the configured burst-size limit, depending on the overall traffic load.


Setting burst size helps to alleviate the aggressive bandwidth shaping caused by rate limiting configurations.


Download Burst Size Calculator here

Download from my dropbox here

Problem Solved?


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017 Call for Innovations - Deadline 25th Jan 2018

The UDB i-Growth Accelerator 2017 will focus on supporting commercialization of local start-ups and stimulating a culture of innovation in Uganda so as to contribute to the country’s social economic development. The i-Growth Accelerator Program is an annual initiative that will support individuals to grow and expand their start-up enterprises in all sectors. For 2017, the Accelerator will focus on the Agriculture and Manufacturing sectors

Sub Themes;

1. Production

2. Post-harvest handling and Transportation

3. Value addition standardization & Branding

4. Access to Market & Capital Opportunities

5. Manufacturing & Agro – Processing
Are you working on an innovative idea or approach that has potential to Accelerate communities in the above areas?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Healthy Villages Summer Internship 2018 - Uganda Village Project

We are now accepting applications!


1 January 2018.

Summer Internship

The Healthy Villages Summer Internship brings together undergraduate, graduate, international development, public health, and medical students from across the globe to work alongside rural communities as they are empowered to lead healthier lives. The 2018 internship dates are:

  • June 13 – August 12, 2018 for team members (8 weeks)
  • June 10 – August 12, 2018 for team leaders (8.5 weeks)

If you have questions please contact our Internship Chairperson, Chelsea Powell at:

About the Internship

The Healthy Villages Internship provides a broad exposure to UVP’s diverse community health programs where interns engage with theories and practices of public health and international development in a grassroots context. Intern teams spend 8 weeks during the summer establishing, sustaining, and monitoring UVP’s public health and advocacy programs in rural communities throughout Iganga District. Ultimately, interns focus on grassroots health promotion strategies in order to improve public health in partnered villages.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Uganda - The and Challenge

iamtheCODE is organizing a hackathon. 
Please read the agenda in the download link below to get the full details of the event.

We are looking for some of the best developers we have in Uganda who are open to working with us during the hackathon and may eventually
be offered employment by either iamtheCODE or