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.
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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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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.
The lower the layer on the pyramid of needs is, the more important it is for person’s resilience; however, all layers of the networking stack are equally important for the resilient Internet. In this instalment of the series, Vesna Manojlovic connects the Layer 4 and the need for esteem.
The lower the layer on the pyramid of needs is, the more important it is for person’s physical and mental health; however, all layers of the networking stack are equally important for the resilient Internet. In this instalment of the series, Vesna Manojlovic goes to the third layer - network connec…
In this third article on community resilience I move on to the "Link Layer" according to TCP/IP stack and how it relates to meeting the need for safety: economic security, avoidance of risks and absence of harm.
To have a healthy Internet, RIPE community members need to maintain healthy bodies and healthy minds. The additional stress of COVID-19 makes it even more important to take care of the Physical Layer of a network(er)!
The continued resilience of the RIPE community during the COVID-19 pandemic has helped the Internet keep running. This hasn't been easy, but we're in it together! Vesna Manojlovic draws a parallel between universal human needs and OSI model networking abstraction layers.
For International Women’s Day, Vesna Manojlovic has been looking into data justice from an intersectional feminism perspective. Read how the RIPE community can benefit from involving users in the design processes for collecting, storing and visualising data.
FOSDEM is the largest European Free and Open Source Software developers conference. During the first weekend of February, thousands of volunteers flock to Brussels... but in 2021, as any other event, it has gone virtual. I am participating and want to share my impressions with the RIPE community in…