Community and Events
With only days to go before RIPE 81, the RIPE Chair takes a look at what's happening, what's new, and what's not to be missed at our second ever virtual RIPE Meeting.
Oliver Gasser and his colleagues have been investigating the impact of COVID-19 on Internet traffic as seen from a variety of vantage points. Here's an overview of their findings.
RIPE has a new Vice Chair! Niall O'Reilly is a familiar face at RIPE Meetings, having first attended back at RIPE 3. We asked him a few questions to learn more about his long involvement in the RIPE community.
Based in Amsterdam, NL
I'm a system architect/research coordinator at the RIPE NCC, where I work in the science group. I'm a chemist by training, but have been working since 1998 on Internet related things, as a sysadmin, security consultant, web developer and researcher. I am interested in technology changes (like IPv6 deployment), Internet measurement, data analysis, data visualisation, sustainability and security. I'd like to bring research and operations closer together, ie. do research that is operationally relevant. When I'm not working I like to make music (electric guitar, bass and drums), do sports (swimming, (inline) skating, bouldering, soccer), and try to be a good parent.
Over the past months we've been looking at our Routing Information Service (RIS) and thinking about how to make it best fit for purpose. Ahead of our upcoming RIPE NCC Open House on RIS, this post raises a set of open questions to our community aimed at starting a conversation about how we can keep…
One month into their new roles, the RIPE Chair and Vice Chair have been busy working on a whole range of topics and tasks of importance to the RIPE community.
Gabriela Rodriguez is responsible for supporting all engineering projects at Tor. She coordinates roadmaps, tracks priorities, and ensures that Tor is always thinking “user first.” Gabriela has been developing software for over 20 years working for companies and nonprofits in Uruguay, California, and internationally. Prior to joining Tor, Gabriela coordinated a program on gender and technology at Tactical Tech Collective in Latin America and before that, she was a Software Engineer at Mozilla Foundation.
The Tor project received support from the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund 2019. In this article we summarise the work that the Tor project did this year to implement IPv6 support across the network.
Gergana Petrova is External Relations Officer at the RIPE NCC. As part of the External Relations team, she helps lead the RIPE NCC's engagement with a broad range of stakeholders, including the RIPE NCC membership, the RIPE community, government, law enforcement and other Internet stakeholders. Gergana also coordinates the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) – an initiative that connects researchers and academics with the RIPE community. Previously, Gergana worked as Conference Coordinator at the RIPE NCC, organising the biannual RIPE Meeting. The RIPE Meeting is the main event during which members of the RIPE community meet to discuss current technical and policy issues, share experiences and best practices and develop a network of peers. Gergana also organised the regional ENOG and SEE meetings and helped build the local communities there. Originally from Bulgaria, Gergana studied in Germany before relocating to the Netherlands. Gergana has a Masters in Business Research.
The 6th edition of SEEDIG, the Internet governance event for South East Europe, took place from 21 to 25 September 2020 online. Sessions covered governance challenges of the decentralised Internet, privacy and data protection, cybercrime and security of critical infrastructure, the interplay betwee…
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.
Vesna Manojlovic takes a look at the recently published RFC8890 and talks about why she's an advocate for technical communities working together with End Users on mutual empowerment.
Based in Belgrade, Serbia
Michael J. Oghia is a Belgrade-based consultant, editor, researcher, speaker, and ICT sustainability advocate working within the digital policy & infrastructure, Internet governance, and media development ecosystems. He is a third-culture kid (TCK) and a connector at heart with more than a decade of professional experience in conflict resolution, journalism & media, policy, and development across five countries: The United States, Lebanon, India, Turkey, and Serbia. Michael also loathes referring to himself in third person.
The RIPE community can contribute to a more sustainable Internet in multiple ways, but one of the most immediate and impactful among these involves decisions regarding buying hardware and sourcing services. We take a closer look at the issues surrounding procurement, the resources available, and ex…