Vesna Manojlovic




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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.

• On Ten Requirements for the Evaluation of Contact Tracing Apps by Vesna Manojlovic

And here are more articles and opinions published, linked from the EDRI newsletter: EDRi-gram 18.7, 15 April 2020 Read online: Fundamental rights implications of COVID-19 (various dates) Extraordinary powers need extraordinary protections (20/03/2020) Use of smartphone data to manage COVID-19 must respect EU data protection rules (07.04.2020) Contract Tracing in the Real World (12.04.2020)

• On Ten Requirements for the Evaluation of Contact Tracing Apps by Vesna Manojlovic

Dutch recommendations were published recently (no date) . These 10 statements were signed by many people known in RIPE Community :

• On Hackathons in the Time of Corona by Vesna Manojlovic

One more way to keep everyone updated! On 30 March 2020, during our second call, we had five participants, who reported on the progress of their projects (* Several articles were published on ) We informed each other on the plans for the next week: * Improving the documentation of the Magma Guide * Looking into delays due to lockdown, per country: Internet Health Report * Adding OONI data to the Internet Health Report If you would like to join: The next weekly video chat will take place on Monday, 6. April: 1PM UTC / 3PM CEST

• On Hackathons in the Time of Corona by Vesna Manojlovic

It's nice to receive praise :) From Jason Livingood on Twitter “SUPER COOL to see this come out of the RIPE Atlas Hackathon! This is the world's largest open Internet measurement platform with controlled endpoints (probes) in homes globally. They can't do speed tests but they can track stuff like LATENCY. Nice work!!👍👍 #COVID19 #RIPEAtlas

• On WFH Hackathons by Vesna Manojlovic

One more update: "In Germany, 42,000 programmers and software designers gathered online for a mass hackathon. #Wirvsvirus (we against the virus) came up with possible solutions to problems including virus tracking, improving inter-hospital communication, distributing food to the homeless, and helping farmers find people to bring in the harvest, and ended with a mass party on YouTube and Slack. A jury will decide which projects will be supported, with government funding guaranteed for the best. "

• Reply to Alexander on Hackathons in the Time of Corona by Vesna Manojlovic

“Could you create .ics calendar entry for calls?”

Hi Alexander! I'll try to create that - I am still learning all the features of Zoom... For now, here's the invite: is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Quarantine Hackathon: Internet Health Measurements Time: Mar 23, 2020 03:00 PM Amsterdam Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 262 815 014

• On Don't Terminate People's Internet Connections by Job Snijders

From the RSNOG list (via Sloba Markovic) : "All the major Spanish telcos have unveiled a joint statement to customers, asking for fair and reasonable use of the internet during over the foreseeable future: "

• On How NOG Communities Can Help During COVID-19 by Mirjam Kühne

I'd like to share the global coordination effort: listing of the engineering groups that are working on solving some aspect of the COVID-19 crisis: "List of Engineering COVID Groups": Examples: sharing of the Best Current Practices handbooks; discussion groups; maker-spaces for open-source 3D printing of ventilator hardware; hackathons; regional cross-connections... Please add your efforts or events to that list! And thanks, Emile Aben, for sharing this link with me. Credit where the credit is due...

• Reply to Bill Gonzalez on Results of the Pan-European Quantum Internet Hackathon by Vesna Manojlovic

“I would like to participate next year. Where can I get more info? I am in San Antonio, Texas, US and am currently taking the Quantum Computing Algorithms for Cybersecurity, Chemistry, and Optimization course through MIT xPRO and plan to enroll to purse my Master's Degree in Computer Science at the local university. (I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.) Please, advise. Thank you.”

Thanks for your interest. I'll get back to you by email. But you can also reach us at

• Reply to Tasos Bitsios on Join the IoT Hackathon Rotterdam 2019 by Vesna Manojlovic

“The project page notes the deadline as September 9th, however after the application is submitted, we are told that the deadline was September 1st and we are wait-listed. Which is the correct deadline? Thanks, Tasos Bitsios”

Thank you for pointing that out - we have fixed the text. (the original deadline was 1. September, we have extended it but there are many places where that was supposed to be fixed, and we missed one or two). Regards, Vesna

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