Vesna Manojlovic

Save the Date: RIPE NCC Hackathon Version 6

Vesna Manojlovic
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How appropriate - the topic of our upcoming sixth hackathon is IPv6! The event will happen on 4 and 5 November 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Applications will open later in the summer - for now, please mark your calendars if you are interested, and start thinking about possible projects.


RIPE NCC hackathons are always a good opportunity to work together with network operators, designers, local community, RIPE Atlas developers and other enthusiastic coders and hackers in developing new and creative tools, meeting others in your field, and exchanging knowledge and experience with people very different from your everyday colleagues. 

Together with Comcast, the RIPE NCC is organising our sixth hackathon, the topic of which will be IPv6! Our goals are to promote IPv6 in Denmark, come up with new and creative ways to visualise IPv6 measurements, and hack together the tools helpful for IPv6 deployment. 


Date: 4 and 5 November 2017 
Time: Saturday 9:00-19:00, Sunday: 9:00-21:00 (including social event) 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


During the event, participants will be grouped into small teams, with each team focusing on a given project. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the event. All source code developed during the hackathon will be publicly licensed and available on GitHub, and available for the entire community to use. As well as receiving a variety of goodies for participating, including credits for RIPE Atlas, the most interesting results will be promoted during the IPv6 working group session at RIPE 76. Since we want to focus on collaboration and not on competition, there will be no winner and no single prize. We will celebrate the achievements during the closing party on Sunday evening. 

Prior to the event, selected applicants can use the discussion mailing list, EtherPad and IRC in order to coordinate the collaboration beforehand. The RIPE NCC will also provide a webinar for the participants, where we will give a basic introduction to the available data sets, tools and proposed projects, a week or two before the event. 


Here is a list of important dates leading up to and including that of the hackathon:

  • July 2017: Open applications 
  • September 2017: Applications deadline
  • 4 and 5 November 2017: Hackathon 

Potential Projects



Comcast Cable, our hackathon sponsor,  is one of the U.S.'s largest high-speed Internet, video, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. Comcast's Innovation Fund provides grants for novel technical research as well as development of open source software, and in 2016 is focusing more investment in Internet measurement. Comcast has supported the distribution of hundreds of RIPE Atlas probes in a wide range of networks in North America and hosts two U.S.-based RIPE Atlas anchors. Comcast also sponsors other events that are run "for the good of the Internet", such as IETF meetings and the North America Operators' Group (NANOG). The RIPE NCC is grateful for their generous support of the RIPE Atlas hackathon. 

About the Organisers

DKNOG (Danish Network Operators Group) was founded in 2009 with the goal of providing a social platform to further the exchange of knowledge within the Danish networking industry. The association organises an annual conference, runs an IRC channel and holds various other informal social events. The RIPE NCC is grateful for their support of the RIPE NCC hackathon. 

The RIPE NCC is one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) that support the global operation of the Internet. The RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation responsible for distributing and administering Internet number resources for more than 13,000 members in Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Central Asia. We support the global Internet community by providing data, expertise and a neutral platform for the exchange of ideas. 


Looking for Your Support! 

Although the applications for participants will only open later in the summer, if you are enthusiastic about this event you can join us already: 

  • We are always looking for more sponsors, so please let us know if you want to support us financially! We will spend your money on providing food, drinks and good coffee to the participants 
  • Send your ideas for potential projects
  • Share your IPv6-related datasets 
  • If you are an expert on IPv6
  • Did you write a FLOSS tool that needs some additional hands to add more features?  

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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.

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