About the author
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.
“On Tuesday, 16. March 2021, there is an upcoming event "Resilience Skills You Need Right Now", by resilience expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, aka “Dr. G” works with families, organizations, and businesses to identify the mindset and strategies to turn stress to an advantage: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-live/events/276814472/ "Can you believe it’s been a year since we went into lockdown? The past 12 months have been filled with uncertainty, but one thing is for sure: stress levels are soaring. Let’s take the time to learn how to channel our stress, negative energy, and longing of the past into something more useful. Learn resilience skills for anything life throws your way."”
More events! On Tuesday 23. March there is EMEA InfoSecurity Magazine Summit, and on Wednesday 24. March the North America version: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/online-summits/spring-2021-emea-edition/ & https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/online-summits/mar-24-2021-north-america/ For met he most interesting talks are: "Diversity & Inclusion - Ensuring a Cyber Future that Works for All" & "Take A Deeper Look at Team Burnout & How the Industry Can Tackle Mental Health" . Take a look at the rest of the programme and register for free!
On Tuesday, 16. March 2021, there is an upcoming event "Resilience Skills You Need Right Now", by resilience expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, aka “Dr. G” works with families, organizations, and businesses to identify the mindset and strategies to turn stress to an advantage: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-live/events/276814472/ "Can you believe it’s been a year since we went into lockdown? The past 12 months have been filled with uncertainty, but one thing is for sure: stress levels are soaring. Let’s take the time to learn how to channel our stress, negative energy, and longing of the past into something more useful. Learn resilience skills for anything life throws your way."
There's an open online event coming up on 17th March: more info and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-feminism-tickets-143291800633 "a joint event organised by the Department of Informatics and the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH) at King's College London. DDH and Informatics are taking the Data Feminism book as an opportunity to explore broader collaborations between students and staff in our respective departments around how feminist perspectives can enrich our work with and about data."
Hi Alex, here's a blog post from Next Generation Internet about their instant messaging applications - it might be of interest to you & your readers: https://www.ngi.eu/news/2021/01/15/instant-messaging-the-ngi-way/
Here's an ISOC page that collects more information about this event: https://insights.internetsociety.org/shutdowns/4992
Cory Doctorow, digital rights activist and science-fiction writer, also wrote about this RFC: https://pluralistic.net/2020/10/05/florida-man/#user-agents
Pingback: This article was republished by Jaap van Till on his blog: https://theconnectivist.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/the-internet-is-for-the-empowerment-of-users/
A report "Automated decision-making (ADM) systems in the covid pandemic: a European perspective" was published on 1st September 2020: Article: https://algorithmwatch.org/en/project/automating-society-2020-covid19/ They point out to many other initiatives of several academic institutions and civil society organisation, of keeping track of the developments in contact-tracing apps; and they make a distinction between Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and ADM systems. Full report: https://algorithmwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ADM-systems-in-the-Covid-19-pandemic-Report-by-AW-BSt-Sept-2020.pdf
Hi, here is a lecture about Quantum Networking from summer 2020: "QSI Seminar: Prof. Rodney Van Meter, Keio University, Engineering the Quantum Internet, 30/06/2020" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZsEOhM4mIY Vesna
And here are more articles and opinions published, linked from the EDRI newsletter: EDRi-gram 18.7, 15 April 2020 Read online: https://edri.org/edri-gram/18-7/ Fundamental rights implications of COVID-19 (various dates) https://fra.europa.eu/en/themes/covid-1 Extraordinary powers need extraordinary protections (20/03/2020) https://privacyinternational.org/news-analysis/3461/extraordinary-powers-need-extraordinary-protections Use of smartphone data to manage COVID-19 must respect EU data protection rules (07.04.2020) https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200406IPR76604/use-of-smartphone-data-to-manage-covid-19-must-respect-eu-data-protection-rules Contract Tracing in the Real World (12.04.2020) https://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2020/04/12/contact-tracing-in-the-real-world/
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