Economic sanctions have a very clear but complicated impact on people's access to the global Internet. In this episode, I talk to Dr Farzaneh Badiei from Digital Medusa about how sanctions obstruct access to the Internet.
Community and Events
It all started with a message on IRC asking, why doesn’t Croatia have its own NOG? Good question, we thought! In this article, we look at the steps we took last year to launch NOG.HR and hold our first NOG event.
Massimo Candela - Senior Software Engineer for NTT’s Global IP Network (GIN) - has been busy sharing his experience of deploying RPKI with the community. In this guest post, Dan Fidler takes a closer look at the message Massimo has been getting across.
Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alastair Strachan is Community Development Officer at the RIPE NCC. In this role, he works to strengthen the RIPE NCC's engagement with the RIPE NCC membership, the RIPE community, government, law enforcement and other Internet stakeholders. Alastair also coordinates the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund which gives funding to non-commercial projects that benefit the RIPE community.
Network Operator Groups (NOGs) are an essential part of the Internet community, carrying out a similar function to the RIPE community on a national or local level. We look at the results of a recent survey we carried out to learn more about how NOGs are keeping local Internet communities connected.
Based in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Leo Vegoda is developing PeeringDB’s product roadmap. He was previously responsible for organizational planning and improvement in ICANN’s Office of the COO, and Internet Number Resources in the IANA department, as well as running Registration Services at the RIPE NCC.
Data quality and search were ranked most important by respondents to our last three user surveys. This update looks at improvements we have made to keep data quality high by improving automation, giving users better tools, and making it easier to find and export data in PeeringDB.
In our final report for 2022, here's an update on various RIPE activities that are still very much in full swing as we come to the end of the year. And as RIPE Chair, I report back on several of the diverse and interesting events I participated in over the past month.
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.
Here is an urgent plea from network operators, academic researchers and activists: we must decrease energy consumption and materials usage in Internet operations, governance, and standardisation. This is our only hope if we're to adapt to the current climate crisis and prevent catastrophic conseque…
While not a major calendar event for many in the Internet technical community, the OECD’s 2022 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting nonetheless provided a timely and compelling platform for dissecting the challenges, concerns and opportunities of our information society.
Based in Amsterdam
Anastasiya Pak is the Marketing & Communications officer at RIPE NCC. Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, Anastasiya led the communications department at an international NGO. She started her career as a TV journalist in Uzbekistan, where she authored several programmes and documentaries, including “Women’s success”, a series which aimed at promoting gender equality and women empowerment in Uzbekistan.
On 1-2 December 2022, together with the partners, the RIPE NCC organised a Quantum Internet Hackathon in Amsterdam, Dublin, Padua, Poznan, Sarajevo and online! It was great fun to work on the challenges and explore the mysteries of the Quantum Internet.
I attended RIPE 85 as one of a group of people who participated in order to represent Ukraine. After so many pleasant and constructive encounters through the course of the week, and having left the meeting inspired by the good will of the RIPE community, I wanted to share my impressions of the even…