Environmental sustainability is a hugely worrisome topic for the Internet industry - and as a Community Builder for the RIPE community, I find it important to engage with the academics and activists who both share our concerns and can contribute in our governance processes. Here is a look back to t…
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Vesna Manojlovic is Community Builder at RIPE NCC. Vesna joined the RIPE NCC as a Trainer in 1999. In 2003, she took responsibility for developing and delivering advanced courses, such as RPSL, Routing Registry, DNSSEC and IPv6. In 2008, she lead efforts to establish IPv6 RIPEness as a measure of IPv6 deployment among LIRs. In 2011, she joined the Science Division as Manager of the Measurements Community Building team; in 2015 she moved to Communications Department as Senior Community Builder, with a focus on organising hackathons. Vesna gives presentations at many technical conferences and workshops, and enjoys visiting hackerspaces. Vesna received a Batchelor of Sciences Degree in Computer Science and Informatics from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. She has three children.
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The events season has started! This article is an invitation to people from across many communities, whatever your role or level of experience, to come and participate in workshops, conferences, camps, lectures, festivals, and more.
At the upcoming SEE 10 regional meeting in Ljubljana, a unique event will be taking place. A group of Internet pioneers from a country that is no more will be sitting together for the first time to talk about their memories of the early days of networking in Balkans! Consider this your invitation t…
Looking back at 2021, we can see a lot of much-welcome focus on Environmental Sustainability in RIPE-adjacent communities. Here we cover a select set of relevant publications along with recommendations on how to bring these topics closer to the RIPE community in 2022.
OSI Layer 9 is "political". Let's explore non-Westphalian views on society, and the impact of coronavirus pandemic on inequalities, justice and digital technologies. I am inviting you to work together on imagining and building utopian Internet of the future.
The need for community actualisation is equivalent to the financial Layer 8. The COVID-19 pandemic offers a path to alternatives to capitalism: ecofeminism, degrowth, unions, and the circular economy. Caring and maintenance are resistant to paradigms of unlimited growth and disruptive innovation.
Social media, apps, web... are only the tip of the iceberg that is the Internet. This article - on Layer 7 of both the networking stack and Maslow's motivational pyramid - explains how the personal need towards self-actualisation can contribute to the resilience of the communities and societies.
To address the topics of RIPE community health, the OSI Networking Model is mapped to the Maslow pyramid of needs. In this instalment of the series, Vesna Manojlovic connects Layer 6 and the aesthetic needs.
Cognitive needs - for understanding, curiosity, exploration, knowledge - are strong in the technical communities. We are also known for the high prevalence of diverse neurotypes. This article celebrates the inclusion and care of all our quirks.