The first APNIC Hackathon will be co-located with APRICOT 2018.
What are ‘Hackathons’?
Hackathons (hacking marathons) are events where a group of people work together on a pre-defined set of problems, intensively, for a period of a few days.
Mostly 'hacking' means coding, programming, software development - but there can be other creative activities involved. Although a Hackathon could be competitive, the APNIC Hackathon will be a cooperative/collaborative activity, creating free and open source products.
Hackathons bring together network operators, researchers, designers, students, developers, testers and maybe even experts in other areas (journalists, analysts, activists, lawyers, etc.) who could also contribute through their experience and background, despite of not having technical skills.
Attendance to the first APNIC Hackathon is free but will be limited to 25 participants.
Applications are necessary and open to all. A committee will select the participants based on their skills, diversity and geographic spread. Participants do not need to know a specific programming language or technology, but must bring their own computer to the hackathon.
|Wednesday, 6 December 2017
|Friday, 12 January 2018
|Monday, 15 - Friday, 19 January 2018
|Selected applicants announced
|Monday, 22 January 2018
At APRICOT 2018 Kathmandu
|Hackathon evening session
|19:00 (UTC +8) Friday, 23 February 2018
|Hackathon all-day session
|Saturday, 24 February 2018
|Hackathon morning wrap up
|Sunday, 25 February 2018
- Socialize with other professionals
- Exchange ideas and points of views about topics related to Internet measurements and Internet infrastructure
- Learn new skills
Participants will also receive an APNIC Hackathon T-shirt, a certificate of participation and a chance to win assorted prizes. Teams with the most interesting results can also submit their project to the APRICOT PC for a lightning Talk opportunity at the conference.
Who should apply
- Informatics professionals (Developers, testers, designers, etc.)
- Telecommunications professionals (Networks/Telecoms engineers, networks administrators/operators, etc.)
- Researchers working on Internet measurements, networking or similar projects
- Advanced students of technology degrees
Although it has been more than 20 years since the 'new' version of the Internet Protocol was introduced by the IETF, it has not been fully deployed yet. Different metrics show that many networks are already using IPv6 but still there is work to do.
Participants will identify and help resolve IPv6-related challenges. Some ideas are listed below, although other ideas of projects related to IPv6 are welcome to be considered for this hackathon:
- IPv6 Measurements (by country, by region, etc.)
- IPv6 allocations/assignments
- ASNs announcing IPv6 prefixes
- Visibility of IPv6 prefixes in the routing system
- Route objects in IRRs
- Proportion of RIPE Atlas probes with IPv6
- Reverse DNS delegations for IPv6 space
- Comparisons IPv4 vs IPv6
- Traceroute paths
- AS paths lengths
- AS adjacencies
- BGP stability
- Reachability of prefixes
- Different visualizations for metrics
- Add IPv6 support to libraries or tools
- Develop tools and software that could help IPv6 deployment
Participants must publish the source code they develop during the hackathon on GitHub under an OSI (Open Source Initiative) approved license. GitHub Terms of Service are available here.
In case participants do not have a GitHub account, their developed source code will be published by APNIC under a GPL license.
|Link3 Technologies Limited
|Protocol41 Technology Solutions
|Senior Advisor Community Development
|Dr. Sudha Bhuvaneswari
|Md Abdul Awal
* Offer declined
For more information, contact the Hackathon team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to the RIPE NCC and Worldlink for their support.